UN: Syrian refugee crisis is reaching tipping point

2015-02-27 09:20

The Syrian refugee crisis is reaching a tipping point as humanitarian appeals remain under funded, and neighbouring countries are struggling to keep up with the flood of refugees, a UN official says.

CAR’s ex-rebels return to camps after day of protest

2014-11-14 16:04

Former Muslim rebels who held sway for 10 months in the Central African Republic have returned to two camps in the capital after a rowdy protest against plans to return them to distant homes.

Iraq jihadists seize another town from Kurdish forces

2014-08-04 10:38

Jihadists have raised their black flag in Iraq's northern town of Sinjar in a second straight day of advances against Kurdish forces, sparking mass displacement the UN called a humanitarian tragedy.

Like a boss!

2014-06-26 12:09

Forget work! Jurgen Klinsmann wants as many United States fans as possible watching today's game against Germany.

US 'easy marks' for Chinese hacking

2014-05-21 07:30

The hacking techniques the US government says China used against American companies turned out to be disappointingly mundane, tricking employees into opening e-mail attachments.

US welcomes end of DRC's M23 rebellion

2013-11-06 08:01

The US has hailed the surrender of rebels in the DRC’s powder keg east. The rebels ended their 18-month insurgency in a region that has seen some of Africa's deadliest conflicts.

Zimbabwe: 81 struck off EU sanctions

2013-03-26 07:57

The EU has suspended an assert freeze and visa ban against most Zimbabwean firms and people after a "credible" March referendum, but President Robert Mugabe remains blacklisted.

Anger at suicide of internet activist

2013-01-14 08:28

Angry activists poured scorn on prosecutors for leading an overzealous campaign against internet activist Aaron Swartz, with his family suggesting it contributed to his suicide.

Gaza violence spikes

2012-03-11 19:51

Three Palestinians have been killed in new Israeli air raids in Gaza, raising the death toll to 18, as militants fired more rockets into the Jewish state.

US unveils new terrorism alerts

2011-04-20 22:34

The Obama administration has unveiled a new warning system to alert Americans about specific terrorism threats, formally pushing the much-ridiculed colour-coded warnings into the bin.


UN condemns ‘heinous’ Japanese hostage murder

2015-02-02 05:37

The UN Security Council has condemned the ‘heinous and cowardly’ murder of a Japanese journalist, after Islamic State militants claimed his beheading.

US stocks march higher

2014-08-15 07:38

US stocks have advanced, extending the prior day's gains after jobless claims increased, but overall the data continued to suggest an improving labour market.

Growing concern about Islamist militancy

2014-07-03 05:00

Large majorities in Muslim countries are increasingly worried about Islamist militancy and oppose its best-known groups, such as al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and Hamas.

7 teams, 3 spots left

2014-06-26 10:39

On the last day of the group stages there are just three spots up for grab in the second round of the World Cup and seven teams pining for them.

Destruction hampers rescue efforts after Haiyan

2013-11-11 00:30

Rescue workers are struggling to reach ravaged towns and villages in the central Philippines to deliver aid to survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed an estimated 10 000 people.

Russia ready to replace Austria in Syria

2013-06-07 19:25

Russia is ready to replace peacekeepers from Austria in the Golan Heights, President Vladimir Putin says, after Vienna says it would recall its troops from a UN monitoring force.

Mali: French enter last Islamist stronghold

2013-01-31 10:35

France has called for peace talks between Mali's government and "legitimate representatives" from the north, after French troops took up positions at Kidal, the last city held by Islamic forces.

Obama warns of cyber threats to US

2012-07-20 14:06

US President Barack Obama has warned of cyber threats to critical US infrastructure and called on Congress to take action.

Lawmakers warn of crisis at Iranian camp

2011-10-31 20:19

European parliamentarians have issued a fresh warning of a looming "humanitarian catastrophe" at an Iranian exiles' camp in Iraq and urged the UN to provide protection.

Key diplomats disown Gaddafi’s regime

2011-02-22 08:02

Key Libyan diplomats have disowned Muammar Gaddafi’s regime and the country’s deputy UN ambassador has called on the longtime ruler to step down.

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