Sunday, February 2, 2014
More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in January, figures showed Friday, as the country grapples with a surge in attacks and battles militants holding territory on Baghdad's doorstep.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Fourteen-month-old Ghina Khalil is recovering with her family in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo after being buried in rubble.
Friday, January 31, 2014
The governor of Pakistan's central bank has resigned, finance ministry officials said Friday, on the eve of an International Monetary Fund review into a $6.7 billion bailout loan.
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.