Friday, January 31, 2014
A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced 14 people to death, including the leader of the country's largest Islamist party, over a massive arms smuggling racket ten years ago.
The bitterness and rancor stirred by Syria's civil war were on full display this week at peace talks in Switzerland — and not just in the closed room where rival delegations are seeking a way to end the three-year conflict.
The Syrian militant group tied to al-Qaida, the al-Nusra Front, wants to attack the United States and is training a growing cadre of fighters from Europe, the Mideast and even the U.S., the top U.S. intelligence official told Congress on Wednesday.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Talks between Syria's warring sides entered their fifth day in Geneva on Wednesday with no signs of progress on a transfer of power or on providing desperately needed humanitarian relief.
The Turkish lira rallied on Wednesday after the central bank ramped up interest rates, defying the government and staging a pre-emptive move in case U.S. authorities tighten monetary policy.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
A hand grenade killed six children Sunday who found it while playing in a field in northwestern Pakistan, police said. The dead girl and five boys belong to two families displaced from a nearby tribal region, Orakzai, said Mian Iftikhar, the police chief of Hangu where the incident took place.
Monday, January 27, 2014
The US military launched a missile strike in Somalia on Sunday targeting a suspected Shebab militant leader, defense officials said.
Syrians on opposite sides of their country's civil war tried again Sunday to find common ground, with peace talks focusing on the release of prisoners and an aid convoy to a besieged city that once more came under mortar attacks from the government.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
The first face-to-face meeting between Syria's government and the opposition hoping to overthrow Bashar Assad started and ended after barely a half-hour Saturday, with the two sides facing each other silently as a U.N. mediator split the distance between them and laid groundwork for talks intended to lead Syria out of civil war.