IS group claims Japanese hostage executionThe Islamic State group said Sunday it executed one of two Japanese hostages it has been holding, in an apparent beheading branded "outrageous and unforgivable" by Japanese Prime…
DR Congo lawmakers ‘to drop’ part of election bill after unrestThe Democratic Republic of Congo's lower house of parliament on Saturday agreed to scrap a contested part of an electoral bill that would have enabled President Joseph…
Rebels launch deadly offensive in Ukraine's MariupolIndiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine’s southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said.
Edgar Lungu narrowly wins Zambia’s presidential voteZambia’s ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu secured a narrow victory in this week’s presidential poll, results showed on Saturday, defeating his closest rival who said the…
Just five Ebola cases left in Liberia, says UNThe United Nations said on Saturday Liberia was dealing with just five remaining cases of Ebola, in the clearest sign yet that the country is nearing the end of the outbreak.
Independent Greeks emerge as Syriza coalition optionThe anti-bailout Independent Greeks party has emerged as a potential coalition partner for Syriza should the leftists win Sunday’s election, as polls predict.
USA - SYRIA
First US troops head to Middle East to train Syrian oppositionDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the first group of about 100 U.S. troops to head to the Middle East in the next few days to establish training sites for Syrian…
Syrian air strike kills scores near Damascus, NGO saysA Syrian air strike killed more than 40 people in a rebel-held area near Damascus on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group and opposition activists said.
Saudi King Abdullah dies, brother Salman pronounced new monarchSaudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died early on Friday morning and has been replaced as monarch by his brother, Salman, state TV announced in a statement attributed to the crown prince.
Thai legislature votes to impeach former PM YingluckThailand’s military-appointed legislature has voted to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in overseeing a government rice subsidy program that lost…
USA - CUBA
US-Cuba talks shift to restoring diplomatic tiesThe United States and Cuba launch talks on Thursday on restoring diplomatic relations after a contentious session on immigration accentuated the difficulties in overcoming half a…
Houthi militias 'guard' presidential palace, deny coup attemptYemen’s Houthi fighters took up guard at President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s home on Wednesday but said they had not toppled him, after two days of fighting that have put the…