Saturday, 6th February 2016
International
  • 16 killed in twin bombings in Kurdish area in N. Syria
    31st December 2015
    At least 16 people were killed and 35 others wounded on Wednesday when twin bombings targeted a predominantly-Kurdish city in northern Syria, pro-government Sama TV reported. Twin bombings ripped through two restaurants in ...
  • Australian minister resigns over Hong Kong bar incident
    29th December 2015
    An Australian government minister resigned Tuesday after admitting to an "error of professional judgement" while at a Hong Kong bar with a female public servant. Jamie Briggs was forced to stand down as Minister for Cities ...
  • Britain`s Queen focuses on Christian faith after year of "dark moments"
    26th December 2015
    Britains Queen Elizabeth II focused on what she called the light of the Christian faith in her annual Christmas message on Friday, after a year marked by militant Islamist attacks across the world. Elizabeth, 89, the head ...
  • Breakaway rebels kill nine people in S. Philippines
    26th December 2015
    A breakaway Muslim rebel group killed nine civilians in the southern Philippines in a series of attacks on Christmas eve, officials said on Saturday, in a reminder that the region remains volatile despite recent gains in the ...
  • 37 injured as 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits pakistan
    26th December 2015
    At least 37 people were injured when an earthquake measuring 6.9 at the Richter Scale jolted Pakistani capital Islamabad and parts of east Punjab and northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces in the wee hours of Saturday morning, ...
  • Greek parliament urges government to recognise Palestine
    23rd December 2015
    Greeces parliament approved a resolution on Tuesday calling on the government to recognise the state of Palestine, but Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras said Athens will judge when the time is right to make the formal move. At ...
  • ISIS eyeing Indonesia for `distant caliphate`: Australia
    22nd December 2015
    The Islamic State (IS or ISIS) group is working to boost its presence in Indonesia with dreams of creating a "distant caliphate" in the worlds most populous Muslim-majority country, Australia warned on Tuesday. ...
  • Miss Philipines crowned Miss Universe in first post-trump era pageant
    21st December 2015
    A 26-year-old actress and model from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday after host Steve Harvey mistakenly first announced that Miss Colombia had won the 64th edition of the pageant broadcast live on the Fox ...
  • France demands assurances that Assad will leave power
    19th December 2015
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius demanded that talks on Syrias future yield assurances that President Bashar al-Assad will leave power. "There must be safeguards regarding the exit of Bashar al-Assad," Fabius told the ...
  • Mother Teresa of Calcutta to be made Saint
    18th December 2015
    Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the Nobel laureate known for dedicating her life to helping the poorest of the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican said on Friday. Pope Francis has cleared the way for ...