Syrian refugees surpass 3 million, UN saysThree million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations said.
Pakistan army to mediate between PM, protestersPakistan’s powerful military returned to the political arena on Thursday, agreeing to mediate between the government and protesters who are demanding the resignation of Prime Minis...
Platini will not run against Blatter for FIFA presidencyUEFA president Michel Platini (pictured right) ruled himself out of the running for the FIFA presidency on Friday, the Frenchman opting not to oppose incumbent president Sepp Blatt...
US - GUN CONTROL
Uzi shooting by 9-year-old rekindles gun debateThe accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has intensified a debate over youngsters and guns, with many Americans wondering what so...
FRANCE - SIERRA LEONE
Air France suspends flights to Ebola-stricken Sierra LeoneThe three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.
French unemployment rises 0.8% in July to record highUnemployment in crisis-hit France hit a new high in July, official statistics published Wednesday showed, in another blow for the deeply unpopular President François Hollande.
Missouri governor appoints black public safety directorMissouri Governor Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member three weeks after the shooting of a b...
Liberia sacks ministers who left amid Ebola outbreakLiberia's leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbr...
Burger King to buy Canada's Tim Hortons for $11 billionBurger King on Tuesday announced plans to buy Canadian chain Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's third-largest fast-food company and allow the bur...
American journalist held captive in Syria arrives in USJournalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family s...
American 'Islamic State fighter' killed in SyriaAn American man suspected of fighting with Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria has been killed in the region, a US security official said on Monday.
Rebels 'shoot down' UN helicopter in South SudanA South Sudanese rebel commander who warned the United Nations not to fly over his territory shot down a UN helicopter Tuesday, charged a spokesman for a state governor.