Kerry, Lavrov push for Syria deal as first evacuees leave besieged DarayaUS Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's Sergei Lavrov sought on Friday to finalise an agreement on fighting Islamist militants in Syria as the first evacuees left a…
In pictures: Turkey gets another Bosphorus bridgeTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated Istanbul’s third bridge over the Bosphorus Strait dividing Europe and Asia, delivering on a controversial campaign…
On The Observers
Getting away with murder in DR CongoFor more than a year and a half, a series of massacres - which have never been claimed - have been committed in the Beni region in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.…
Deadly car bomb targets police station in TurkeyThe outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Friday claimed a suicide truck bombing on a police building in Turkey's southeast that killed 11 officers and wounded dozens more.
Islam’s place in France set to dominate right-wing presidential primaryThe contest to pick a presidential nominee among France’s right-wing camp is shaping up as a battle between former president Nicolas Sarkozy and Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppé, with…
Striking Bolivia miners kidnap and kill government ministerBolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes has been killed after being kidnapped by striking mineworkers, the government said late on Thursday.
Video: Aftershocks hamper Italian quake rescueAftershocks continue to rock central Italy, complicating rescuers efforts as they try to find survivors from a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that left approximately 250 people dead on…
UN, Gulf States, US agree plan to restart Yemen peace talksU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he had agreed in talks with Gulf Arab states and the United Nations in Saudi Arabia on a plan to restart Yemen peace talks…
Philippine ceasefire deal reached with Maoist rebelsThe Philippine government and Maoist-led rebels signed an indefinite ceasefire agreement on Friday as part of efforts to end a conflict that has lasted almost five decades and…
Al Shabaab claim deadly attack on Somali restaurantThe death toll from an attack by Islamic militants on a seaside restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu late on Thursday has risen to 10, police have reported.
USA - BRAZIL
US swimmer Lochte charged over false Rio robbery claimUS swimming star Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics, Brazilian police said Thursday.
French wine production to drop by 10 percent after spring freeze, hailstormsThe fierce storms and freezing temperatures that hit France in April will help push wine production down around 10 percent this year compared to last year's output, the ministry…
In pictures: The FARC’s 50-year insurgency in ColombiaA historic peace deal to end more than 50 years of civil war in Colombia may well signal the end of the Marxist-inspired Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels.…