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KSA, UAE, Bahrain withdraw envoys from Qatar

KSA, UAE, Bahrain withdraw envoys from Qatar

  Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have said they are withdrawing their ambassadors from Qatar because Doha had not implemented an agreement among Gulf Arab countries not to interfere…

Amnesty International says Australia’s refugee stance hurts its reputation

Amnesty International says Australia’s refugee stance hurts its reputation

Australia has been taken to task by Amnesty International for failing to take in more refugees fleeing crises around the world. In its review of 2013’s global humanitarian trends, Amnesty…

Morsi accused of leaking state secrets

Morsi accused of leaking state secrets

Egyptian state prosecutors have accused ousted President Mohamed Morsi of leaking state secrets in a plot to destabilise Egypt. At the second hearing of his trial for espionage on Sunday, Morsi, along…

Imposes sanctions on Ukrainian officials

Imposes sanctions on Ukrainian officials

The European Union has agreed to impose a travel ban and asset freeze on Ukrainian officials who are deemed responsible for the violence in the country, according to EU foreign…

Sold WhatsApp for $19 billion

Sold WhatsApp for $19 billion

A lot of things can happen in a few years’ time and it can even make you a billionaire. That is exactly what happened to WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton. He…

Iran nuclear talks ended on a positive note

Iran nuclear talks ended on a positive note

The opening round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers has ended on a positive note, with both sides saying they had agreed on a plan for further…

Ukraine President agrees truce with opponents

Ukraine President agrees truce with opponents

(Reuters) – Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said late on Wednesday that he had agreed a “truce” with opposition leaders after 26 people were killed in street clashes, ahead of meetings…

Suicide blasts in southern Beirut

Suicide blasts in southern Beirut

A twin suicide bombing hit the southern suburbs of Beirut during the morning rush hour, killing at least five people and wounding more than 100 in an attack targeting Iran’s…

Ukraine Deadliest Day

Ukraine Deadliest Day

KIEV, Ukraine: Ukraine’s festering political crisis has turned deadly, with at least twenty people reported killed and scores injured in violent clashes between anti-government demonstrators and police in Kiev. The…

Iran nuclear talks resume amid pessimism

Iran nuclear talks resume amid pessimism

Neither Iran nor the US is hopeful about talks intended to resolve a decade-old dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme.   Iran has repeatedly denied its nuclear activities have a military…

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