10:34 am September 23, 2014 | No Comment
Washington. The United States and its “partners” early on Tuesday launched bombing raids against Islamic State militants in Syria, where tens of thousands of people have fled to neighboring Turkey as the jihadists advanced on a key border town. US media reported five Arab states took part in the air raids as part of a […]
4:11 pm September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Ankara. More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have fled across the border into Turkey, escaping an advance by Islamic State jihadists, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday. “The number of Syrians has passed 130,000,” he told reporters in Ankara, warning that the number would likely rise. IS extremists have seized dozens of villages […]
9:34 am September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan’s president-elect on Sunday after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilized the country as most foreign troops prepare to leave.
5:32 pm September 21, 2014 | No Comment
Pope Francis, in his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date, said on Sunday no religious group which used violence and oppression could claim to be “the armor of God.”
5:20 pm September 21, 2014 | No Comment
Alan Henning, a volunteer British aid worker being held by Islamic State (IS) militants, should be released unharmed, his wife said in a statement issued a week after his captors threatened to murder him.
1:47 pm September 21, 2014 | No Comment
Sierra Leone's 72-hour nationwide shutdown entered its final day on Sunday, as criticism grew that the extreme action aimed at containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus was no more than a poorly planned publicity stunt.
10:13 pm September 20, 2014 | No Comment
New Zealand's ruling National party stormed to a third term in government in the country's general election on Saturday with the center-right party securing an outright election night majority on a platform to continue tight economic policies.
3:30 am September 20, 2014 | No Comment
The Ebola virus raging through West Africa is mutating rapidly as it tears a deadly path through cities, towns and villages, but the genetic changes are for now not giving it the ability to spread more easily.
2:35 pm September 19, 2014 | No Comment
Contrary to some earlier projections, the world’s population will soar through the end of the 21st century thanks largely to sub-Saharan Africa’s higher-than-expected birth rates, United Nations and other population experts said on Thursday.