Iran nuclear talks: Diplomats ponder extending deadline

Foreign ministers trying to reach an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme are considering extending negotiations, as Monday's deadline for a deal looms. The diplomats still report "serious gaps" at the talks in Vienna, and may...

Armenian church in Istanbul hit by storm awaits permission to get repaired

Kuzguncuk was a multicultural neighborhood in Istanbul’s Üsküdar up until the 1960s. The alleys are still full of old Rum houses and are home to two big Armenian churches, a GreekOrthodox church and several...

‘It is lawful and appropriate’ – Trump fights back after judge blocks travel ban

Martha Bellisle Donald Trump has hit back after a judge temporarily blocked his travel ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. US District Judge James Robart in Seattle acted after Washington state and Minnesota...

‘No need for aliens’: Iran says it doesn’t want foreign ships in Persian Gulf

The Iranian navy are “vigilantly controlling” the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz and there is no need for the naval presence of “alien” countries, Tehran’s new naval chief has declared. “We can ensure...

U.N. Security Council Pushes Talks to Defuse Burundi Crisis

The U.N. Security Council on Monday demanded that Burundi's government immediately reopen talks with the opposition to put a halt to a spiral of violence that is pushing the country to the brink. The 15-member...

HDP co-chair disputes former leader’s ‘vacation mode’ charge

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair and member of parliament Sezai Temelli on Tuesday responded to criticism directed by the party’s former co-chair, jailed politician Selahattin Demirtaş, stating that they disagree with the critique and...

Gorbachev says US was ‘rubbing its hands with glee’ after Soviet Union’s demise

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has expressed regret over the collapse of the Soviet Union that, according to him, was met by much exultation in Washington, which may be one of the reasons for...

Israel, Hamas Reportedly Agree to Ceasefire

 Israel will stop its military operation in the Gaza Strip after the Palestinian group Hamas stops its attacks on Israeli targets, a spokesman for the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told RIA Novosti on...

Lebanon to Witness Two-Month Presidential Vacuum

The country has entered the stage of vacuum at the helm of the country's top Christian post after the political arch-foes failed so far to agree on a consensual candidate as reports said that...

Fresh Clashes in Pakistan anti-PM Protests

Anti-government protesters armed with rocks and wooden clubs clashed with police in Islamabad Monday, hours after the powerful army called for a peaceful resolution to the political crisis rocking Pakistan. Opposition groups marched to the...

Uruguay plans to begin legal marijuana sales by year’s end

Uruguay plans to begin legal marijuana sales of pot grown under government control by year's end, using cloned plants, President Jose Mujica said Wednesday. Mujica, speaking to a local newspaper during a visit to Chile,...

Pope draws anger of Turkey over Armenian “genocide” comments

Yerevan (dpa) - Pope Francis has provoked the anger of the Turkish government with his denunciation of the mass killings of Armenians during the World War I as a "genocide," with Turkey blasting his "crusader...

‘I don’t feel bruised at all:’ The morning after the nightmare before, Nick Clegg...

Farage says Britain would never opt to join the European Union today Clegg insists if it sounds too good to be true, it is and Ukip peddle a 'con' But row has erupted after Farage said...

Snake Eats Cocodile in Australia

A huge snake has won a life and death battle against a crocodile in Australia, swallowing the animal whole after a lengthy struggle before amazed onlookers. Travis Corlis, who watched the fight at Queensland's Lake...

France’s Hollande bids for relaunch amid Trierweiler scandal

French President Francois Hollande is holding a news conference outlining plans for the economy. Mr Hollande said the economic crisis had been long and profound and that France must regain its former strength. However, he is...

Abbas proposes NATO mission in future Palestinian state

Palestinian president extends transition period for Israeli military withdrawal and settlement evacuation from 3 to 5 years. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an American-led NATO presence in a future Palestinian state, according to...

Tensions Soar after Night of Clashes in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police said Monday they had "no other choice" after unleashing pepper spray and baton charges at students who tried to storm government headquarters overnight, in some of the worst violence since the...

Pakistan’s incumbent party rejects ‘rigged’ election result as Imran Khan takes lead

Reuters Early projections from four local TV channels all put Khan’s party ahead A spokeswoman for Sharif’s party said there were already “serious reservations” about the vote count ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was locked in a close...

China to Conduct Live-Fire Drills near Myanmar Border

The Chinese military will hold a live-fire exercise near its border with Myanmar, state media reported Monday, as effects from an ethnic insurgency raging in the southeast Asian country spill over into China. The official...

Netherlands throws out 3 Secret Service agents from Obama’s escort over booze stunt

Three Secret Service agents, responsible for protecting the American President, have been sent home from the Netherlands ahead of Barack Obama’s official trip. According to the media, the team leader was found heavily intoxicated...