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Egypt’s government resigns

Egypt’s government resigns

Egypt’s interim has resigned en masse in a surprise move that could pave the way for army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to declare his candidacy for president. “Today the cabinet took…

Kidnappers free Czech doctor in Yemen

Aden, Yemen: A Czech doctor was freed several hours after being kidnapped by gunmen in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, security sources said. The doctor was walking to work at…

17 dead in bombings and shootings in Iraq

Tikrit, Iraq: At least 17 people were killed and dozens wounded in bombings and shootings in northern Iraq and Baghdad on Sunday, police and medical sources said. In the deadliest…

Afghan Taleban killed 21 soldiers

ASADABAD, Afghanistan: The Afghan Taleban killed 21 soldiers in an assault on Sunday in a remote mountainous region, the Afghan government said, and six soldiers were missing after the militants’…

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…

UN largest aid shipment for Syria ready to depart

The UN refugee agency says it plans to send its aid largest shipment yet to Syria. UNHCR Senior Logistics officer Soliman Daud says 43 shipping containers full of relief supplies…

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…

Attack by Boko Haram Nigeria town of Bama has killed 60

KANO, Nigeria: An attack by scores of Boko Haram in the northeast Nigeria town of Bama has killed 60 people and caused massive destruction to public buildings, police told AFP…

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…