EUROPE - MIGRANTS
UN backs EU military action against migrant smugglersThe UN Security Council on Friday gave its approval to a European military operation to seize and dispose of boats run by migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean off Libya's coast.
Tunisian national dialogue mediators win Nobel Peace PrizeA Tunisian democracy group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its contributions to the first and most successful Arab Spring movement.
Canada PM denies delaying resettlement of SyriansCanadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper rejected Thursday a report accusing his office of holding up the resettlement of Syrian refugees, less than two weeks before legislative…
FRANCE - SYRIA
France launches new strikes against IS group in SyriaFrance launched a new air strike overnight in Syria against an Islamic State training camp and further strikes will follow, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday.
Hadi dismisses Houthi peace concessions as 'manoeuvre'Yemen’s government dismissed as a “manoeuvre” on Thursday the Houthis’ acceptance of a U.N.-sponsored peace plan and demanded that the Iran-backed group hand back territory it…
UN proposes plan for unity govt to Libya's rival factionsThe United Nations proposed a national unity government to Libya’s warring factions on Thursday to end their conflict, but the deal faces resistance from Tripoli’s self-declared…
Volkswagen's US boss apologises before CongressVolkswagen's top U.S. executive offered deep apologies yet sought to distance himself Thursday from the emissions scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker.
EUROPE - MIGRANTS
EU to step up deportations after talks on migrant crisisEuropean Union nations agreed on Thursday to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers as they took a harder line toward tackling the bloc's worst migration crisis since…
Fresh wave of violence in Jerusalem and Tel AvivA Palestinian stabbed four Israelis with a screwdriver on Thursday before a soldier shot and killed him amid fresh violence that prompted Israel's premier to bar ministers and…
Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prizeBelarussian author Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel Prize for Literature for her portrayal of life in the former Soviet Union which the Swedish Academy said was “a monument…
Tunisian lawmaker escapes assassination attemptA lawmaker from Tunisia’s ruling secular party escaped an assassination attempt on Thursday when a gunman riddled his car with automatic rifle fire from a passing vehicle.
Volkswagen's US chief knew of 'possible' problem in 2014Volkswagen's top U.S. executive, Michael Horn, faces questions on Capitol Hill Thursday over the company's emissions-detection scandal amid revelations that he knew of a…