World News

  • 26 December 2014

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, naming NATO expansion among key external risks, the Kremlin has said, days after Ukraine made fresh steps to join the Atlantic military alliance.

  • 26 December 2014

    Beachside memorials and religious services have been held across Asia to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than 250,000 people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters.

  • 26 December 2014

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish high school student arrested on charges of insulting President Tayyip Erdogan was released on Friday pending trial but could still face up to four years in prison if convicted, local media reported.

  • 25 December 2014

    VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Thursday condemned the "brutal persecution" of minorities by Islamic State insurgents and said the joy of Christmas was marred by the suffering of children in the Middle East and around the world.

  • 25 December 2014

    AMMAN: The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State fighters after his plane crashed in Syria said he did not consider his son a hostage and called on his captors to treat him as a "guest".

  • 25 December 2014

    Pakistan's prime minister has announced the country will set up special trial courts under the supervision of military officers to prosecute terrorism cases in the wake of the Taliban school massacre.

  • 22 December 2014

    A Spanish judge has ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud.

  • 22 December 2014

    A boy of five and his seven-year-old brother are recovering in hospital after surviving with their father for 10 days in a remote Australian national park before being discovered by a farmer.

  • 22 December 2014

    An 88-year-old veteran of Tunisia's political establishment has won the country's presidency, according to official results, capping a four-year-long democratic transition.