After Humvee, US Army to unleash latest beast

WASHINGTON, Sep 6: First there was the Jeep, then came the Humvee (HMMWV). Now the United States military (US) has a new all-purpose vehicle...

Pope sees ‘hope’ for Colombia-Venezuela border spat as bishops meet

ROME, Sep 6: Pope Francis said on Sunday a meeting between Colombian and Venezuelan bishops was a clear sign of hope in a border...

New Thai constitution shot down, spelling prolonged military rule

BANGKOK, Sep 6: Thailand's junta-appointed reform council on Sunday voted to reject a controversial new constitution, a result that will prolong military rule and...

Failure of Syria diplomacy exposes enduring divisions over Assad

BEIRUT/MOSCOW, Sep 6: While the desperate flight of Syrians from their country's war was dominating news bulletins this summer, yet another diplomatic push to...

Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary

  HEGYESHALOM, HUNGARY/VIENNA , Sep 5: Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the Hungarian border by...

Saudi Arabia satisfied with Obama’s assurances on Iran deal

WASHINGTON, Sep 5:  Saudi Arabia is satisfied with assurances from US President Barack Obama about the Iran nuclear deal and believes the agreement will contribute...

India announces major pensions overhaul for army veterans

NEW DELHI, Sep 5:  Three million Indian army veterans won a decades-long battle Saturday to change the way their pensions are calculated, as the...

Clinton says she didn’t ‘stop and think’ about email setup

WASHINGTON, Sep 5: Hillary Rodham Clinton says her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged...

China backs Putin’s idea of developing Russia’s Far East

VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA, Sep 5: Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Saturday that Russia's push to revamp its run-down Far East region coincided with...

Saudi-led planes hit Houthi-controlled government buildings

SANAA, Sep 5: Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck government buildings controlled by Houthi fighters in the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight and army units loyal to...