US looks to Facebook to battle extremism

The US government, acknowledging its limited success in combating Islamic extremist messaging, is recruiting tech companies, community organizations and educational groups to take the...

Syrian opposition supports ceasefire

Syria's opposition indicated on Wednesday it was ready for a two-week truce in Syria, saying it was a chance to test the seriousness of...

Zika outbreak will worsen warns WHO

The head of the World Health Organization warned Wednesday that the Zika outbreak would likely worsen before nations besieged by the mosquito-borne virus linked...

Nepal plane crash kills 23 passengers, crew

Rescue teams in Nepal on Wednesday found the burnt-out wreckage of a passenger plane that went missing in a remote mountainous area with 23...

Migrants and police clash in Greece

A decision by the Macedonian authorities to block thousands of Afghan asylum seekers from crossing into the country from Greece set off clashes between...

Reports of Zika transmission through sex

Health authorities in the United States said they were investigating 14 new reports of the Zika virus possibly being transmitted by sex, including to...

Obama seeks to close Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility after delivering his plan to Congress to achieve a...

India’s MEA asked to curb foreign travel

A cost-cutting exercise by the Indian Finance Ministry has sparked off a major inter-ministerial battle with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, with sources...

Korea sought then withdrew from talks

The White House said Monday that North Korea sought to discuss a peace treaty but bailed after the U.S. insisted denuclearization be part of...

Death toll from Fiji cyclone rises

Ten people have died on a single small island in Fiji as the total death toll from a powerful cyclone climbed to 29, officials...

Attempt to destabilise Modi Government

At a time when the NDA government is facing criticism on multiple fronts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said conspiracies were being hatched...

Nearly 130 people killed in Syria

Nearly 130 people were killed on Sunday in a series of bombings in Syria. The attacks hit neighborhoods in cities of Damascus and Homs --...

Uber driver suspected in Michigan shootings

A man arrested early on Sunday on suspicion of shooting dead six people in the northern US state of Michigan was an Uber driver...

Jeb Bush drops out of presidential campaign

Jeb Bush, who sought to join his father and brother in winning the White House, suspended his campaign for the presidency Saturday night after...

Fiji begins cleanup after ferocious cyclone

Residents of Fiji were beginning to clean up and assess the damage Sunday after a ferocious cyclone tore through the Pacific island chain overnight...

Syrian opposition says truce possible

Syria's opposition on Saturday said it had agreed to the "possibility" of a temporary truce, provided there were guarantees Damascus's allies including Russia would...

Pakistan hanged 324 people last year

Pakistan hanged 324 people last year to rank third worldwide in terms of executions, but the vast majority of those put to death had...

Air raid hits Islamic State in Libya, 43 dead

U.S. warplanes launched air strikes against a suspected Islamic State training camp in western Libya on Friday, killing more than 40 people, likely including...

Winds damage Chicago-area buildings

Powerful winds buffeted the Chicago area Friday damaging buildings, forcing flight delays, knocking out power and resulting in the shutdown of rapid transit service...

Pope backs contraceptives to fight Zika

Pope Francis suggested Thursday that contraceptives may be morally acceptable to avoid spreading the Zika virus, framing their use as “not an absolute evil”...