World News Archive

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    AMSTERDAM: A Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army commander accused of war crimes made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Monday, giving thanks to God as he took the stand after a decade on the run.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Auschwitz survivor Eva Fahidi chat as they attend the opening event for the international remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz in Berlin yesterday.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    Japan has sought help from Jordan and other countries in its race to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State (IS) group, with no signs of progress on securing his release.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    BORDEAUX: Ten people including a well-known French photographer have gone on trial, accused of swindling millions of euros in cash and artwork from France's richest woman.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    CAIRO: Two sons of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak have been released from prison, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, security officials have said.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes have found a casket bearing the initials "MC" with bones inside it in a crypt underneath a cloistered convent in Madrid.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    MOSCOW: Russia's foreign minister has struck a defiant note after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    WASHINGTON: A blizzard could deposit up to three feet (90 centimetres) of snow on a large part of the US Northeast, the National Weather Service has said.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    ROME: Prosecutors have asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015
  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared an era of "new trust" in the relationship between their nations as the US leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi.

  • Monday 26 January 2015

    ANTI-AUSTERITY party Syriza has secured victory in the Greek national elections, prompting fears of a fresh eurozone crisis.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    Pro-Russian rebels have launched new attacks against Ukrainian government positions, the Kiev army said, as Western countries threatened more sanctions against Moscow for backing a new separatist offensive.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have announced they had made progress on nuclear cooperation and climate change.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    Dozens of people have been killed and wounded in an attack by Islamic extremists on a city in north-east Nigeria, the military has said.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    Islamist fighters have struck the Syrian capital with at least 38 rockets, killing seven people in one of the heaviest attacks on Damascus in over a year, a monitoring group has said.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    At least 20 people were killed by shelling in the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol yesterday, as a rebel leader said separatists were launching an offensive on the city.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    Fifteen people were killed in shelling in the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol yesterday, Ukraine's interior ministry said, an attack Kiev blamed on separatist rebels and the Russian military.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    US President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predecessor Abdullah on Friday Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito will visit today to offer condolences.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    The head of a German serial killer known as the "Butcher of Hannover" has been cremated after lying in storage for 89 years.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    The United States and its coalition partners have launched another round of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, conducting 26 strikes since early Friday.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    Western diplomats met Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila yesterday in a bid to persuade him to drop plans for amending the country's electoral law, officials said, after the measure drew violent protests last week.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    Japan promised not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to rescue two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants, after a deadline passed with no word from the captors.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets yesterday in the biggest demonstration yet against the Houthi group that dominates Yemen, two days after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's resignation left the country in political limbo.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    Spanish police arrested four people yesterday in its North African enclave of Ceuta suspected of belonging to a militant Islamist network.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015
  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    THE United States and Cuba have vowed to bury their differences and work to restore diplomatic relations, but a recalcitrant Republican Congress may stand in their way.

  • Friday 23 January 2015

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed "criminal orders" by Ukrainian leaders for a surge in fighting in east Ukraine as defiant Russian-backed separatists ruled out seeking more peace talks.

  • Friday 23 January 2015
  • Friday 23 January 2015

    Yemen's US-backed president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has quit under pressure from rebels holding him captive in his home.