UN more than doubles its count of besieged in Syria: 440,000

27 Mar 2015

The United Nations has more than doubled its estimate of Syrians who are living in besieged areas and risk death by starvation, dehydration ...

Canada orders two crew in cockpits always, after Alps crash

27 Mar 2015

Canada has ordered its airlines to post two people at all times in cockpits of passenger planes after it emerged that the co-pilot on a ...

Four policemen killed as militants attack checkpost in Pak

27 Mar 2015

Four policemen were killed when militants attacked a police checkpost in Pakistan's troubled Baluchistan province tonight. The attack took ...

US weighs tanker and radar planes for Saudi Yemen op

27 Mar 2015

The United States may provide refueling and early-warning radar aircraft support a Saudi Arabian-led operation in Yemen against Huthi ...

UN seeks settlement freeze from new Israeli government

27 Mar 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government must take steps to freeze Jewish settlements that are threatening to "kill the ...

Rouhani writes to Obama as Iran talks near deadline

27 Mar 2015

Iran's president today appealed to global leaders including Barack Obama as negotiators raced against the clock to agree the outlines of a ...

US drops graphic leaflet to possible Islamic State recruits

27 Mar 2015

The United States has dropped 60,000 copies of a graphic leaflet near the northern Syrian city of Raqqah that depict potential Islamic ...

Airlines to require 2 crew members in cockpit at all times

27 Mar 2015

Airlines around the world on Thursday began requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, after details emerged that the ...

Experimental Ebola vaccine effective in monkeys: study

27 Mar 2015

An experimental Ebola vaccine has been shown to effectively protect monkeys against the often-deadly virus, according to a study published ...

At least 71 dead as rebels advance on Syria's Idlib: monitor

27 Mar 2015

Islamist fighters have seized 17 checkpoints from Syrian forces in clashes around the city of Idlib that have cost at least 71 lives, a ...

Powerful explosions rock Yemen capital: AFP

27 Mar 2015

Powerful explosions rocked Sanaa today night as a Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes against Shiite rebels in control of the ...

Disputes emerge as Netanyahu starts work on new Israel govt

27 Mar 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began talks today to form a new Israeli government, which will have to mend shattered ties with key ally ...

Trains collide in Thailand, over 20 injured

27 Mar 2015

Two passenger trains collided north of Thailand's capital late today, injuring more than 20 people, authorities said. It was not ...

Macedonia PM accused of taking USD 22 million bribe

27 Mar 2015

Macedonian opposition leader Zoran Zaev today accused conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski of accepting a USD 22 million bribe from ...

Investigators search German homes of co-pilot

27 Mar 2015

Investigators carried out searches today at two homes of the German co-pilot who officials say appears to have deliberately crashed a plane ...

Thirty European cities pledge to slash emissions

27 Mar 2015

Thirty European cities pledged today to slash their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent as French President Francois Hollande called on ...

Nigeria's military pushes extremists ahead of elections

27 Mar 2015

Beefed up by new weapons from China, Russia and the Czech Republic, and strengthened by training from foreign advisers, Nigeria's military ...

Danish police arrest two over defence minister plot

27 Mar 2015

Danish police have arrested two men over planning an attack against the country's defence minister, Nicolai Wammen, local media reported on ...

EasyJet to change cockpit policy after French Alps crash

27 Mar 2015

British airline easyJet said today it would enforce a new policy for two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times from Friday, after ...

Arab foreign ministers agree on joint military force

27 Mar 2015

Arab foreign ministers meeting in Egypt agreed today on the formation of a joint military force, the Arab League's chief and the Egyptian ...

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