UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday told an international donors’ conference for Syria that four out of five Syrians now live in poverty, describing the situation as "the worst humanitarian crisis of our time".
A prosecutor was taken hostage at a courthouse in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Tuesday by suspected members of the country’s banned far-left Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front.
Air raids by a Saudi-led coalition again hit Houthi militia targets across Yemen on Monday night, striking the group’s northern stronghold of Saadeh, the capital Sanaa and the central town of Yarim, residents and media said.
Campaigning began this week in Britain for what is expected to be one of the closest general elections in decades, with neither of the main parties expect to gain an outright majority after the May 7 vote.
Small and medium-size Greek businesses are under threat as the country struggles with dwindling cash reserves and an uncertain economic climate.
An International Red Cross worker was killed and a local colleague wounded when the aid truck they were driving was attacked by gunmen in northern Mali on Monday, in an attack claimed by the MUJAO jihadist group.
Marathon talks aimed at stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons entered their final scheduled day Tuesday with global powers racing to agree a framework deal by a midnight deadline.
Early returns from Nigeria’s presidential election showed incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and the country’s former military leader Muhammadu Buhari almost even, with full results expected on Tuesday.
The French Senate, dominated by the opposition conservatives since September, has overturned a proposed law on prostitution that sought to penalise clients instead of sex workers.
CANADA - SYRIA
Canadian lawmakers voted Monday to extend a campaign of air strikes against the Islamic State group and, for the first time, strike at them in Syria as well as Iraq.
A senior Ugandan prosecutor was shot dead late on Monday evening, in what police said could be a targeted assassination linked to her prosecution of suspects in bombings in the capital Kampala claimed by the Somali Islamist rebel group al Shabaab.
The United States and Britain voiced fears over possible political interference in Nigeria's presidential poll on Monday, just as preliminary results showed the opposition challenger pulling ahead in the hotly contested election.
Jaish al-Fath – an alliance of Islamist groups led by al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al Qaeda – overran Idlib on Sunday in a lightning offensive, seizing the northeastern provincial capital from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
US security guards shot dead one man and seriously wounded a second after they tried to ram a vehicle into the entrance gate at the headquarters of the National Security Agency (NSA) on Monday, US media said.
France’s Senate opened a new debate Monday on the best approach to legislating on prostitution, posing the question of who should bear the brunt of the law - prostitutes or their clients.
A French court has banned the display of “obscene” cupcakes wrought in black chocolate from a pastry shop near Nice in southeastern France, after a watchdog described them as "racist".
The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies, German state prosecutors said on Monday, but noted it had been years since he demonstrated such behaviour.
France’s far right National Front party failed to take control of a single regional council in Sunday’s local elections – but this doesn’t mean they are altogether out of the picture.