US raises pressure on Russia over separatists in Ukraine
2014-04-19 06:26:35 UTC
The US has threatened tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international agreement to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
The Kremlin responded by accusing the White House of treating Moscow like a "guilty schoolboy"...
Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies aged 87
2014-04-18 06:10:50 UTC
<h3>Colombian Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87. Best-known for his masterpiece 'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' he is credited with putting magic realism on the literary map.</h3>Sources close to his fam...
IRAN: Execution Stopped at Last Minute by Victim's Parents
2014-04-17 07:13:59 UTC
<h3>Convict had noose around his neck when victim's mother approached, slapped him in the face and spared his life</h3>When he felt the noose around his neck, Balal must have thought he was about to take his last breath. Minutes earlier, crowds ha...
Nato to bolster forces in eastern Europe
2014-04-16 16:33:21 UTC
Nato has announced it has decided on a series of immediate steps to bolster its forces in eastern European as pro-Russian militia rolled into towns across eastern Ukraine in armoured vehicles.
"You will see deployments at sea, in the air, on la...
Ukrainian troops clash with armed pro-Russian gunmen
2014-04-16 00:05:45 UTC
Ukrainian government forces launched their first significant military action in the east of the country on Tuesday, clashing with about 30 pro-Russian gunmen at a provincial airfield and heightening fears that the standoff could escalate into a ma...
Ukraine Crisis: Russia isolated in UN Security Council
2014-04-14 05:48:27 UTC
The United Nations security council held an emergency session on Sunday night to discuss the escalating crisis in Ukraine as the war of words between its western allies and Russia continued.
Just hours before a deadline by Ukraine for pro-Russi...
US refuses visa for Iran's UN envoy choice Hamid Aboutalebi
2014-04-12 00:05:54 UTC
<h3>The White House has refused to issue a US visa to Iran's nomination for UN ambassador, who was involved in seizure of the US embassy in 1979.</h3>The decision in effect bars Hamid Aboutalebi from taking up the role at the UN, which is based in...
Oscar Pistorius, selfish, reckless and a liar
2014-04-10 16:27:49 UTC
<h3>Oscar Pistorius has faced a second day of intense cross-examination at his trial in which he was accused of being selfish, reckless and a liar.</h3>Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel focused on the athlete's character, enthusiasm for firearms and ver...
Iran nuclear talks ready to 'move to the next phase'
2014-04-09 18:43:58 UTC
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said in a joint statement from Vienna on Wednesday that talks between world powers and Iran will reach an intensive phase when the country's envoys next meet.
"We will now move to the next phase in the neg...
Israel cancels Palestinian prisoner release
2014-04-03 16:44:09 UTC
Israel has cancelled the release of a fourth group of Palestinian prisoners over the Palestinian leadership's pursuit of further UN recognition.
Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said Palestinian actions violated the terms for the release, w...
Ukraine's deposed President says Russia's annexation of Crimea is 'a tragedy'
2014-04-02 16:11:47 UTC
Ukraine's deposed President Viktor Yanukovych says Russia's annexation of Crimea is "a tragedy" and he hopes it will become part of Ukraine again.
In an interview with the Associated Press and Russian channel NTV, he also said he gave no orders...
Tsunami alert after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile
2014-04-02 07:26:49 UTC
An earthquake of magnitude 8.2 has jolted northern Chile, triggering a tsunami alert and the evacuation of thousands of people from coastal areas. At least five people were killed and more than 300 women escaped from a coastal prison.
Climate change a threat to security, food and humankind before it is too late
2014-03-31 15:44:40 UTC
A United Nations report raised the threat of climate change to a whole new level on Monday, warning of sweeping consequences to life and livelihood.
The report from the UN's intergovernmental panel on climate change concluded that climate chang...
Top NATO commander general Philip Breedlove back to europe
2014-03-31 05:06:37 UTC
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has sent America’s top general in Europe back early from a trip to Washington in what a spokesman on Sunday called a prudent step given Russia’s “lack of transparency” about troop movements across the border with...
Turkey Election: Erdogan has claimed victory
2014-03-31 04:07:06 UTC
<h3>Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory for his party in local elections, and vowed that his enemies would "pay the price"</h3>
Mr Erdogan's government has been accused of authoritarianism and corruption after a str...
MH370: Fresh objects found in new Indian Ocean search area
2014-03-29 06:58:59 UTC
Fresh objects spotted by planes searching for a missing Malaysian passenger jet in a new area of the southern Indian Ocean have again raised hopes of unravelling the three-week-old mystery.
Australian authorities coordinating the operation dram...
MH370: 10 questions that are still unresolved
2014-03-29 19:45:29 UTC
<h3>As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues in the southern Indian Ocean, some key questions remain unanswered.</h3>
Here are 10 questions about what happened to the Boeing 777 that disappeared after leaving Kuala Lum...
Jimmy Carter: Fight worldwide 'abuse of women and girls'
2014-03-29 20:27:17 UTC
Jimmy Carter is making a "call to action" over discrimination and violence against women, addressing issues from female genital mutilation to child marriage in a new book out in the US this week.
The 39th US president writes in A Call to Action...
Amsterdam museum uncertain where to send back exhibits from Crimean museums
2014-03-28 06:47:21 UTC
Allard Pierson Museum, which is a subsidiary of Amsterdam University exhibiting Mediterranean antiquities and archeological finds, has not taken a decision yet on where to send back exhibits from the ‘Crimea: Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea’ col...
MH370 Black Box: Underwater scanners will be used
2014-03-28 07:51:16 UTC
<h3>Breaking News:</h3><a href="http://diaalnews.com/news/14881"><h3>The search has moved to a new part of the Indian Ocean</h3></a>
Underwater scanners that will be used to try to locate the black box flight recorders from the missing Malaysia...
Obama: Moscow will realize “that brute force” cannot win
2014-03-27 02:02:47 UTC
Obama used his key speech to some 2,000 people in Brussels on Wednesday to say that no amount of Russian government propaganda can make right something the world knows is incorrect.
“So long as we remain united, the Russian people will recognize ...
Far-right weighs on Ukraine government
2014-03-26 06:53:53 UTC
<h3>The transitional government in Kyiv faces major challenges. The West supports the new government while Russia calls it fascist and illegitimate. But who are the new ministers in the Ukraine government?</h3>
"Nationalists, neo-Nazis, russophob...
UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch
2014-03-28 09:11:41 UTC
The UN Security Council has condemned North Korea's launch of two ballistic missiles and said it was considering an "appropriate response".
The Council's president, Luxembourg UN Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, described it as a violation of Security ...
German companies worry about sanctions spiral
2014-03-26 04:41:12 UTC
<h3>A new week of Ukraine crisis management has just begun and German companies are nervously following negotiations. Further sanctions against Russia could have serious consequences for foreign investors.</h3>
US president Barack Obama has shown...
Malaysia will do whatever it takes to find missing plane
2014-03-26 07:16:36 UTC
Malaysia has vowed to do whatever it takes to find the wreckage of missing flight MH370, as angry family members in China protested outside its embassy in Beijing.
Malaysia's prime minister announced on Monday that the plane was believed to hav...