Saturday, March 21, 2015
The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group claimed responsibility for an attack on foreign tourists at Tunisia's national museum that killed 21 people, as the security forces swooped on suspects.
Friday, March 20, 2015
One of the gunmen who killed tourists and others at a prominent Tunisian museum was known to intelligence services, but no formal links to a particular extremist group have been established, the prime minister said Thursday.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu swept to a stunning election victory on Wednesday, securing a third straight term for an Israeli leader who has deepened tensions with the Palestinians and infuriated key ally Washington.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif played down Wednesday the chances of reaching a nuclear agreement during talks under way this week in the Swiss city of Lausanne.
A Taliban truck bomb targeting senior provincial officials Wednesday killed at least seven civilians and wounded around 40 in southern Afghanistan, where the military has been battling insurgents since last month, officials said.
Victims of terror attacks in Israel more than a decade ago are not entitled to boost a US$654 million lawsuit award to more than a billion dollars by tacking on interest, lawyers for Palestinian authorities said.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party scored a resounding victory in the country's election, final results showed Wednesday, after a tight race that had put his lengthy rule in jeopardy.4 Comments
Israelis were voting Tuesday in a close-fought election pitting the center-left against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who ruled out a Palestinian state in a last-ditch appeal to the far-right.
Pakistan on Tuesday hanged 12 convicted murderers in prisons across the country, the highest number in a single day since the government lifted a six-year moratorium on capital punishment, officials said.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that only Syrians can decide his future - apparently dismissing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's remark that Washington would be willing to talk with Assad to help broker a political resolution to the country's civil war.1 Comment