Syrian Violence Spreads To Lebanon
The fighting, which first erupted on Saturday, is the worst violence in Lebanon since the uprising against Assad began over 14 months ago.
The Silent Killer: European Austerity's Poster Child, Ireland, May Sink Stiff Economic Measures
Athens and Paris have rebelled against Berlin-inspired austerity, but Dublin has taken the harsh medicine dutifully -- and, unlike its testy European peers, grimly borne budget cuts and tax hikes with minimal protest. That may be about to change.
Syria: Assad Regime Appeals For UN Aid To Fight 'Terrorists'
State media said the Bashar al-Assad regime had called on the UN Security Council and Ban Ki-moon for assistance in tackling the escalating crimes committed by terrorists receiving help from abroad.
Eighteen Headless Bodies Dumped Near Mexican Tourist Spot In Latest Drug Cartel Killing
The bodies, which are so badly mutilated forensic teams have been unable to determine their sex, were left by the side of a road in the western state of Jalisco.
Rescuers Recover Bodies From Russian SuperJet Crash In Indonesia
Rescuers have some recovered bodies of 50 people on board the brand new Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft, which crashed shortly after takeoff on Wednesday.
Egyptian Court Suspends Presidential Elections
The administrative court suspended the election after it emerged the date had been wrongly set by an independent electoral commission, and not by the military council who rule the country.
Syria: Twin Suicide Bombers Kill Over 55 In Damascus [VIDEO]
The first explosion occurred in the al-Qazzaz district in the south of the city, shortly before 8 a.m. local time.
Stick To Austerity Or Else: EU Ministers Threaten Greece With Euro Exit
In Athens, leftist Alexis Tsipras became the second political leader to try and form a government on Wednesday, after first placed New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras abandoned attempts on Monday.
Russian SuperJet Disappears During Indonesian Demo Flight
The Sukhoi SuperJet 100, the first new Russian passenger plane in over 20 years, was on a demonstration flight in the hope of selling to local airlines
Interpol Issues 'Red Notice' For Arrest Of Fugitive Iraqi VP
Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi and his bodyguards are being tried in Baghdad in absentia, charged with running a death squad that targeted senior officials, security forces and Shiite pilgrims.
Imprisoned Ukranian Yulia Tymoshenko To End Hunger Strike
The leading opposition figure went on hunger strike after accusing prison guards of beating her as they tried to move her to a hospital for treatment for a back injury.
'It's Civil War': Red Cross Chief 'Upgrades' Syria Crisis
Homs and Idlib have experienced such heavy fighting during the 14-month old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad that they qualified as localized civil wars, according to Jakob Kellenberger.
Spain Pledges To Step In To Bail Out Troubled Banks
Prime Minister Marian Rajoy said on Monday the government was ready to step in to save banks, starting with Spain's fourth largest, Bankia, which was first in line for state aid.
Centrist in Disguise: How Anti-Austerity Can France's Hollande Be?
While Nicolas Sarkozy has finally met his Waterloo -- and not before time according to a testy French electorate -- analysts are unconvinced Hollande can persuade the rest of Europe, let alone a resolute Germany, to abandon the austerity juggernaut.
UK Unemployment Will Rise For Five Years, Warns CEBR
According to the think-tank, a generally weaker economic outlook for a longer period in the UK, and revised jobless forecasts mean that only the affluent areas of London, the South East and East of England will escape the trend.
Putin Sworn In As Russian President Amidst Violent Demonstrations
The former KGB strongman is replacing his 'protégé' Dmitry Medvedev, who will almost certainly return to being Prime Minister in a job swap first agreed upon last year.
Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Five Clues To The Power And Influence Of The Haqqani Network In Afghanistan
Labeled the Sopranos of the Afghanistan war, the Haqqanis have built themselves from what was once a rebel force bent on removing the Russians in the 1980s into a Mafia-like organization dealing in smuggling, extortion, and assassination.
Strauss-Kahn Faces Possible Gang-Rape Charge
The disgraced former IMF chief already faces charges of aggravated pimping in an organized gang for allegedly organizing orgies in France and the U.S.
Suicide Bombers Kill 13 In Dagestan
The two car bombs exploded outside a police station in Makhachkala, one at an ID checkpoint and another 20 minutes later when the area was swarming with rescue workers, troops and firefighters.
Sudan Ceasefire Shattered After Surprise Air Raid
Only hours after the alleged raid, Sudan pledged to cease hostilities with the South, warning it retained the right to defend itself against aggression from the south.
Royal Bank Of Scotland Set To Pay Back £163 Taxpayer Billion Bailout
The part-nationalized bank is expected to make the announcement on Friday during its first-quarter update, where it will also announce pre-tax losses of under £50 million, down from losses of £106 million this time last year.
Syria: Assad Forces Kill Students In Raid On University
Security forces and pro-regime gunmen were called in to break up anti-government demonstrations in the city's main university complex after approximately 1,500 students began protesting in the main campus late on Wednesday.
U.S. Drone Strike Kills 13 'Militants' in Yemen
The strike in Abyan province is the latest in a series of attacks on al-Qaeda targets in the troubled Arabian state, which is battling Islamists Ansar al-Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law) who have won a string of humiliating victories over government troops.
Russia's Top General Threatens European Missile Defense Shield
Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said Thursday he would launch a pre-emptive strike against missile shield facilities, which are planned in Poland, Turkey and Romania.
Iran Oil Output Plummets To 20-Year Low As Sanctions Bite
Data from consultants JBC Energy showed Iran's output fell by 150,000 barrels per day over a two-month period, hitting a 20-year-low of 3.2 million barrels in April.
China And Russia Refuse U.S.-Backed Sanctions In Sudan Border Conflict
The U.S. tabled draft resolution, which seeks to apply economic sanctions on the two warring countries if they fail to de-escalate a growing border conflict, was presented to the five permanent members of the Security Council during a meeting in New York on Monday.
Syria: Human Rights Watch Accuses Regime Of 'War Crimes' In Idlib
Rebel forces reportedly killed 20 troops in a series of pre-dawn raids, including two colonels and 15 soldiers during an attack in the northern province of Aleppo.
Taliban Kill Seven, Just Hours After Obama's Afghan Visit
The announcement came after seven people were killed in an early morning suicide attack on a compound for international workers in Kabul on Wednesday, with the Taliban claiming the assault was a response to the president's visit.
Syria Violence Leaves At Least 43 Dead As UN Accelerates Deployment
UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous told reporters both sides were responsible for creating an atmosphere of appalling violence and that despite the bloodshed, the small UN presence was having a dampening effect.
Egypt Foiled Second Iranian Plot to Kill Saudi Ambassador: Reports
A diplomat from the Kingdom said Egyptian forces had detained three Iranian men after uncovering the plot to kill ambassador Ahmed Kattan, but that the Saudis had opted to keep quiet about the plot for fear of stoking anti Saudi-demonstrators in the country.