World News


Military protection of vital institutions ordered in Egypt

Al-Sisi's decision came hours after deadly blasts at two churches in northern Egypt left at least 45 dead and over 100 injured.

published : 10 Apr 2017

President Fattah al-Sisi declares three-month state of emergency in Egypt following church bombings

Sisi announced the "state of emergency for three months" in a defiant speech at the presidential palace after a meeting of the national defence council.

published : 10 Apr 2017

45 dead, 119 injured in ISIS blasts at Egypt's Coptic churches

Twin blasts targeted Coptic churches packed with worshippers who had gathered for Palm Sunday mass in Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria.     

published : 09 Apr 2017

Church bombing on Palm Sunday in north of Egypt's capital claims 26 lives

The attack took place on the Coptic Christian Palm Sunday, when the church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta was packed with worshippers.

published : 09 Apr 2017

US strikes in Syria aggression against sovereign state: Kremlin

Putin considers American strikes on Syria aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international norms, a spokesman said.

published : 07 Apr 2017

With Syria strike, Donald Trump crosses Obama's 'red line'

Obama's White House would never directly intervene militarily against the Assad regime

published : 07 Apr 2017

US strike on Syria air base leaves nine civilians, including four children, dead: Sources

Parts of the air base were on fire and some of the wounded were suffering from burns, the governor said.

published : 07 Apr 2017

What Donald Trump said on the Syria strike

Years of previous attempts at changing Assad's behavior have failed, the US president said.

published : 07 Apr 2017

Syrian state TV calls US strikes an act of aggression

Syrian state TV said Friday that a US military strike against a regime air base was an act of aggression.

published : 07 Apr 2017

US strikes Syrian air base with 60 cruise missiles in retaliation for chemical attack

The strikes hit a government-controlled air base where, US officials say, the Syrian military planes that dropped the chemicals had taken off

published : 07 Apr 2017

Uruguay to start selling marijuana in pharmacies

The most innovative -- and controversial -- aspect of the law, pharmacy sales, had been on hold, with no clear timeline for when it would begin.

published : 07 Apr 2017

Syria strike hit rebel toxic weapons depot, says Moscow

Syrian aviation struck a large terrorist warehouse near Khan Sheikhun, the Russia defence ministry said, adding that the warehouse contained "toxic substances".

published : 05 Apr 2017

Death toll from Syria chemical attack rises to 75

The death toll could rise further because there are people missing, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

published : 05 Apr 2017

Britain, France, US present UN draft resolution on Syria chemical attack

The draft resolution "condemns in the strongest terms the use of chemical weapons" in Syria.

published : 05 Apr 2017

White House condemns Syria chemical attack, blames Assad

The White House confirmed a "reprehensible" and "intolerable" chemical attack had taken place in Syria and pinned the blame on Bashar al-Assad's regime. 

published : 04 Apr 2017