Israel announces new settlement plans in East Jerusalem
Israel has announced plans to build new homes in East Jerusalem, angering Palestinians.
Lebanese and Turkish hostages freed after rare Syrian co-operation
Two kidnapped Turkish pilots arrived in Istanbul after leaving Lebanon on Saturday and nine Lebanese hostages freed from Syria landed in Beirut, compl ...
Brahimi pushes for Syria peace talks on Cairo visit
The U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria is in Cairo as part of a regional tour aimed at garnering support for a peace conference in Geneva next month.
Ex Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi gets political ban
An Italian court has ruled that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, convicted of tax fraud, should be barred from holding public office for two y ...
Maldives police stop presidential election
Police in the Maldives have forced the postponement of the re-run of the presidential poll, declaring the vote illegal and blocking ballot papers from ...