- World Blast Hits Istanbul Metro, Six Injured An explosion of unknown origin hit the Istanbul metro on Tuesday, causing injuries and bringing the transport system in Turkey's largest city to a ... 01 December 2015, 19:22 8
- Middle East Syria Deal for Rebels to Leave Last Homs District A deal has been reached for the evacuation of Syrian opposition fighters from the last district under their control in the central city of Homs, th... 01 December 2015, 15:30 9
- Lebanon Nusra Front Releases 16 Servicemen after 15 Months of Captivity The al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front released on Tuesday 16 servicemen it had abducted from the northeastern border town of Arsal in 2014. The... 01 December 2015, 09:18 31
The Labor party on Tuesday launched its campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union, saying that the Paris terror attacks showed the need to "stand shoulder to shoulder" with European partners.
The Conservative government has promised an in-out referendum by the end of 2017, with recent polls showing the public split neck-and-neck on the issue despite all the main parties campaigning to stay in.Full Story
A Jewish extremist convicted of arson over the burning of an Arabic-Hebrew bilingual school seen as a rare symbol of coexistence in Jerusalem was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday, the court said.
Yitzhak Gabai, 23, was found guilty in the November 2014 attack that saw a first-grade classroom badly damaged and slogans in Hebrew reading "Death to Arabs" and "There's no coexistence with cancer" scrawled on the walls.Full Story
Russia has begun building two modern military compounds on the far eastern Kuril islands, defense minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday, heightening long-running tensions with Japan over the disputed islands.
Russia is "actively carrying out construction of military compounds on the islands of Iturup and Kunashir," Shoigu said at a meeting with military top brass, according to the ministry's website.Full Story
French police on Tuesday banned demonstrations on Paris' prestigious Champs Elysees avenue and near the venue for the U.N. climate conference at Le Bourget north of the capital during the two-week talks.
"Other bans could be implemented, depending on the necessity and the circumstances," police warned.Full Story
Fierce fighting between U.N. peacekeepers and Ugandan rebels raged in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, after a weekend attack by the mostly Muslim group left 24 people dead.
U.N. General Jean Baillaud, acting commander of the U.N.'s MONUSCO force, told AFP the peacekeepers had tracked down the rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and attacked them at dawn using combat helicopters.Full Story
Al-Qaida warned Saudi authorities on Tuesday against executing jihadists on death row in the kingdom following reports that dozens of executions are imminent.
"We have heard of executions that the government of Al-Saud intends to implement against mujahedeen brothers held captive. We vow to sacrifice our own blood to save theirs," Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula said in a statement posted online.Full Story
Pink was appointed on Monday as UNICEF's newest ambassador, pledging to raise awareness about malnutrition worldwide.
"As a mom myself, it's devastating to know that children are suffering because they don't have adequate nutrition," said the Grammy Award-winning singer.Full Story
Iran's embassy in Kenya on Tuesday denied any links to two Kenyan men police said were allegedly recruited by an Iranian group to plot attacks in the east African nation.
Police chief Joseph Boinett on Saturday said they believed the two arrested men had travelled to Iran several times, identifying them as Abubakar Sadiq Louw, 69, and Yassin Sambai Juma, 25.Full Story
The eurozone's bailout fund rescued Greece's largest bank on Tuesday, launching a recapitalization process that is a crucial part of the country's third loan program in five years.
The European Stability Mechanism unlocked 2.72 billion euros ($2.88 billion), to shore up Piraeus Bank, Greece's biggest lender, a statement said.Full Story
Saudi death row Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr is in high spirits despite reports he is at risk of imminent execution, his brother said on Monday after visiting the sheikh.
"He's good, very well, high spirits. His health is very good and he is ready for anything, even for death," Jaffar al-Nimr told Agence France Presse.Full Story