UN Syria envoy meets rebels for first time

BEIRUT, Jul 14: The U.N. envoy for Syria met rebel leaders fighting in southern Syria for the first time on Tuesday, their spokesman said,...

Nigeria president appoints new military chiefs

ABUJA, Jul 14: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new military chiefs shortly following the dismissal of the nation’s top military commanders citing their...

Iran, major powers strike nuclear deal

VIENNA, Jul 14: Major powers and Iran struck a historic deal Tuesday aimed at ensuring Tehran does not acquire a nuclear bomb, in return...

Stampede at India’s Maha Pushkaralu religious festival kills 27

GODAVARI: The death toll from a stampede Tuesday on the banks of a holy river in southern India has risen to 27, the state...

Saudi-led air raids in Yemen kill 21 two days into truce

SANAA, Jul 13:  Saudi-led air raids killed 21 civilians in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Monday morning, relatives of the victims and medics told Reuters,...

Merkel presses G7 leaders to agree on tough climate goals

KRUEN, Jun 8:   German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Group of Seven (G7) leaders to commit to tough goals to cut greenhouse gases on the...

6,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in 48 hours

ROME, Jun 8:  Nearly 6,000 stranded refugees have been picked up across the Mediterranean Sea by naval vessels and rescue teams from a number...

Over 2,300 quarantined, 1,800 schools closed in S Korea over MERS

SEOUL, Jun 8:  More than 2,300 people are quarantined and over 1,800 schools closed amid fears of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak...