Iraqi Sunnis quit govt talks after mosque massacreSunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing...
Hamas publicly executes "informers"Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in response to Israel's deadly airst...
UKRAINE - RUSSIA
US demands Russia withdraw aid convoy from UkraineThe United States on Friday demanded Russia "immediately" withdraw an aid convoy of vehicles from Ukraine and warned of further international sanctions if Moscow did not...
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Central African Republic announces coalition cabinetThe prime minister of the Central African Republic unveiled his new government on Friday, a broad coalition which includes representatives from rival armed groups.
US says Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military l...
Reporter’s IS captors taunted family, asked for €100m ransomJournalist James Foley’s jihadist captors sent his family a taunting and rambling email threatening to kill him, just a week before making public a video of his execution, the Amer...
Turkey’s Erdogan names foreign minister Davutoglu as next PMTurkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his future prime minister on Thursday and vowed a power struggle against a US-based cleric he accus...
US reaches historic $16.7bn settlement with Bank of AmericaBank of America Corp has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities.
FRANCE - SYRIA
France delivered arms to Syrian rebels, Hollande confirmsPresident Francois Hollande said on Thursday that France had delivered weapons to rebels battling the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad “a few months ago.”
Brazil’s Silva launches bid after Campos plane crash deathBrazil’s Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva (pictured right) its presidential candidate Wednesday, reshaping the political landscape after her late running...
Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies at 81Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in advancing talks towards brokering peace in Northern Ireland, died on Thursday. He was 81.
Tensions high in Yemen as Shiite rebel deadline loomsThousands of armed Shiite rebels in Yemen strengthened their positions in the capital Sanaa this week as they pressed their campaign to force the government to resign.