SYRIA - IRAQ
Syria’s Kobane liberated from IS group, say KurdsKurdish militia drove the Islamic State group from the Syrian town of Kobane and raised their flags on Monday, dealing the jihadists an important blow after months of heavy…
New York on shutdown as crippling blizzard hits NortheastA massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the US Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not…
US charges three suspects in alleged Russian spy ringThe US government on Monday unveiled criminal charges against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City.
Greek singer Demis Roussos dies aged 68Greek singer Demis Roussos, best known for operatic pop ballads in the 1970s and 1980s, died in Athens at the weekend aged 68.
Ten go on trial for 'exploiting' L'Oréal heiress BettencourtTen people close to France's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt go on trial Monday charged with exploiting the frail L'Oréal heiress in an explosive drama that began…
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.