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.
Deadly street battles hit Ukrainian rebel strongholdHeavy shelling hit residential neighbourhoods in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to cru...
Thailand coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha voted prime ministerThailand’s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while t...
Iraqi army clashes with militants in Tikrit after retaking key damSkirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops - backed by US airstrikes - dislodged I...
Israel launches Gaza strikes after rocket fire, talks in jeopardyIsrael said militants fired rockets from Gaza on Tuesday in violation of a truce and that it struck back with attacks in the Palestinian enclave, fighting that put talks in Cairo o...
IRAQ - SYRIA
UN launches major aid operation in northern IraqThe United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was launching a major aid operation to get supplies to more than half a million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq.
Nicaraguan army deployed to guard sea turtle nestsSome 2,500 endangered sea turtles have made their annual descent on Nicaragua's Pacific coast to nest, protected by soldiers deployed to stop locals from stealing their eggs,...