Philippines takes ASEAN helm at summit

Philippines takes ASEAN helm at summit

16 January 2017 – Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered in the Philippines yesterday for the launch of the nation’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, as chairman of...

UK minister says early Northern Ireland elections likely

UK minister says early Northern Ireland elections likely

11 January 2017 – Britain’s minister for Northern Ireland told lawmakers today an early election in the U.K. territory “looks highly likely” after the sudden resignation of a key member...

Truck-bomb kills 9 policemen in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

Truck-bomb kills 9 policemen in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

10 January 2017 – At least nine Egyptian policemen were killed yesterday, and another ten injured when a massive truck bomb exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, according to...

Saudi King Salman reshuffles Shura Council

Saudi king swears in new Shura Council

14 December 2016 – Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz yesterday sworn in members of the country’s Shura Council, which advises the government on legislation. The council, which comprises 150 members,...

Syrian rebels retreat in Aleppo in terrifying collapse

Syrian rebels retreat in Aleppo in terrifying collapse

13 December 2016 – Syrian rebels retreated from former strongholds in eastern Aleppo in a “terrifying” collapse yesterday, holding onto a small sliver of territory packed with fighters and...

76 dead as Brazilian soccer team’s plane crashes in Colombia

76 Dead As Brazilian Soccer Team's Plane Crashes

29 November 2016 – A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division soccer team crashed near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 76...

Francois Fillon wins French conservative primary

Francois Fillon wins French conservative primary

28 November 2016 – Former Prime Minister Francois Fillon has taken a big lead in the primary race for becoming the French right’s presidential candidate, who later also declared himself...

Kerry says Obama’s climate change targets won’t be reversed

Obama's climate change targets won't be reversed

17 November 2016 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a stirring appeal  to all countries, including his own, to press ahead with the fight against climate change, saying...

Poland exhumes president killed in 2010 plane crash

Poland exhumes president killed in 2010 plane crash

15 November 2016 – The bodies of former Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife were being removed from their tomb in Krakow last night, the first of more than...

Cambodia resettlement deal still stands

Cambodia resettlement deal still stands

14 November 2016 – The nascent refugee resettlement agreement between Australia and the United States will not affect Cambodia’s own voluntary transfer deal for refugees detained on the Pacific island...