World News

  • 31 March 2015

    Nigeria's opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared an election victory for former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and said Africa's most populous nation was witnessing history with its first democratic transfer of power.

  • 31 March 2015

    A Singapore teenager who criticised Lee Kuan Yew on social media soon after the former leader's death has been arrested and will be charged with making "insensitive and disparaging" comments about Christians.

  • 31 March 2015

    Saudi-led coalition planes have pounded rebels in Yemen for a sixth day, for the first time using ships to bomb the rebel-held airport and outskirts of the port city Aden.

  • 31 March 2015

    The defence case has started in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as his lawyers tried to show his older brother masterminded the plan to detonate pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line.

  • 29 March 2015

    Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt have announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya, and as regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran engage in sectarian proxy wars.

  • 29 March 2015

    Tunisia forces killed have nine Islamist militants, including a top commander, just hours before world leaders were due to march in Tunis in solidarity after an attack on the Bardo museum this month.

  • 29 March 2015

    The people of Singapore have bid farewell to longstanding leader Lee Kuan Yew with an elaborate procession and three-hour state funeral.

  • 29 March 2015

    Boko Haram extremists have killed 41 people, including a politician, and scared hundreds from polling stations in the north east, but that did not stop millions voting across Nigeria in the most closely-contested presidential race in the nation's history.

  • 29 March 2015

    Nigerians have turned out in their millions to vote in a presidential election that experts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari.

  • 29 March 2015

    France's Pompidou Centre yesterday brought dozens of its 20th and 21st century artwork to one of Spain's most popular coastlines, opening in the Andalusian port of Malaga the first of several international outposts.

  • 29 March 2015
  • 29 March 2015

    Islamist groups including al-Qaeda's Nusra Front have seized the city of Idlib for the first time in Syria's civil war, fighters and a monitoring group said yesterday.

  • 29 March 2015

    Chinese President Xi Jinping said yesterday that turmoil at home or abroad were not in the country's interests as its bitter past has shown, pledging that Beijing will never stray from its proclaimed path of peaceful development.