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Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon claims Beirut bombing

Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon claims Beirut bombing Wed, 22 Jan, 2014

An al-Qaeda-linked group has said it carried out a suicide car-bomb attack killing at least four people in a Beirut suburb known to be a Hezbollah stronghold.
Ukraine president warns Kiev protesters amid clashes

Ukraine president warns Kiev protesters amid clashes Tue, 21 Jan, 2014

Clashes continue between police and protesters in the Ukrainian capital Kiev - prompting the president to warn of a threat to the whole country.
UN revokes Iran invite to Syria peace talks

UN revokes Iran invite to Syria peace talks Tue, 21 Jan, 2014

The UN secretary-general has withdrawn his invitation to Iran to join this week's Syria peace talks, saying he is "deeply disappointed" by Iran's statements on Monday.
Comet-bound probe Rosetta wakes up: 'Hello, world!

Comet-bound probe Rosetta wakes up: 'Hello, world!" Tue, 21 Jan, 2014

The European probe Rosetta woke up Monday after a 31-month hibernation in a nearly decade-old quest to explore a comet, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced.
CAR elects new president as EU promises more peacekeeping troops

CAR elects new president as EU promises more peacekeeping troops Tue, 21 Jan, 2014

The Central African Republic has appointed the mayor of Bangui to be interim president, as the European Union agreed to send 500 soldiers to help stabilise the country.
Iran suspends 20% uranium enrichment as historic deal implemented

Iran suspends 20% uranium enrichment as historic deal implemented Mon, 20 Jan, 2014

Iran has started halting uranium enrichment to 20 percent and has begun down-blending uranium enriched to higher levels, the state-run Fars news agency reports.
Cibulkova knocks Sharapova out of Australian Open

Cibulkova knocks Sharapova out of Australian Open Mon, 20 Jan, 2014

Third seed Maria Sharapova has been dumped out of the Australian Open with a 3-6 6-4 6-1 fourth round loss to Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova on Rod Laver Arena.
UN chief invites Iran to Geneva 2, Syria opposition threatens to withdraw

UN chief invites Iran to Geneva 2, Syria opposition threatens to withdraw Mon, 20 Jan, 2014

The UN chief has invited Iran, one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's main regional allies, to participate in the first phase of the Syria peace conference.
Egypt's Morsi to face trial on new charges

Egypt's Morsi to face trial on new charges Mon, 20 Jan, 2014

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, already on trial for allegedly inciting violence, also will be tried on charges of insulting the judiciary.
Syria's Assad says giving up power not up for discussion

Syria's Assad says giving up power not up for discussion Sun, 19 Jan, 2014

Syria's President Assad is quoted as saying he has no intention of quitting, and the issue is not up for discussion at peace talks in Switzerland.
Thousands protest in Ukraine, defying court ban

Thousands protest in Ukraine, defying court ban Sun, 19 Jan, 2014

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have massed in central Kyiv in defiance of Ukraine's new legislation that significantly limits their right to protest.
20 Pakistan soldiers killed as bomb hits military convoy

20 Pakistan soldiers killed as bomb hits military convoy Sun, 19 Jan, 2014

At least 20 soldiers have been killed in north-western Pakistan in a bomb blast that struck an army convoy, sources in the security forces say.
At least 30 killed in Baghdad bombings

At least 30 killed in Baghdad bombings Sun, 19 Jan, 2014

Violence in Iraq has left at least 30 people dead and 65 others wounded.
98% back new Egypt constitution

98% back new Egypt constitution Sun, 19 Jan, 2014

A proposed new Egyptian constitution has been backed by 98.1% of people who voted in a referendum, officials say.
Syrian opposition agrees to attend international peace talks

Syrian opposition agrees to attend international peace talks Sat, 18 Jan, 2014

Syria's main opposition group has agreed to attend internationally sponsored peace talks due to begin in Switzerland next week. 
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