World News

  • 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.

  • 29 March 2015

    Spanish authorities were yesterday investigating a package containing a suspicious substance received at Madrid's central post office, where workers were examined for possible harmful effects.

  • 29 March 2015

    Five Kenyan ministers vacated their posts yesterday to pave the way for investigations into corruption allegations, President Uhuru Kenyatta's office said, days after he asked those named in a confidential report to do so.

  • 29 March 2015

    Saudi Arabia, the leading country in the Sunni world, shares with Yemen a long and largely porous border which runs to some 1,800 kilometres.

  • 29 March 2015

    Somali troops yesterday took control of a hotel where extremist gunmen were holed up for more than 12 hours in an attack that has left at least 17 people dead.

  • 29 March 2015

    Japan will likely extend its sanctions against North Korea because of Pyongyang's delay in reporting into its abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, the Nikkei business daily reported yesterday without citing sources.

  • 27 March 2015

    Saudi Arabia has bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen's Shiite rebels and other key military installations as a coalition led by the Gulf kingdom carried out air strikes for a second day.

  • 26 March 2015

    The bombs that tore through the crowd at the Boston Marathon in a deadly 2013 attack were powered by flash powder used in fireworks, an FBI chemist has said as prosecutors move toward the end of their case.

  • 26 March 2015

    Coalition and Iraqi planes have struck a sprawling complex of palaces in the city of Tikrit where Islamic State (IS) militants have been holding out for more than three weeks.