- Lebanon Rockets Land in Hermel Amid Qusayr Assault, Syria Opposition Accuses Hizbullah of 'Genocide' Several rockets landed in and around Lebanon’s northeastern town of Hermel from Syria as Syrian troops backed by Hizbullah fighters launched an ass... 19 May 2013, 10:33
- Middle East Syrian Army Storms Rebel Stronghold Qusayr Syrian troops backed by Hizbullah fighters on Sunday entered Qusayr, a strategic rebel stronghold linking Damascus to the coast, a day after Presid... 19 May 2013, 07:58
- World N. Korea Test-fires Another Short-range Missile despite Pleas North Korea Sunday test-fired a short-range missile off its east coast, its fourth in two days, despite pleas from South Korea and the U.N. chief t... 19 May 2013, 06:52
The European Union has postponed plans to introduce separate labeling for products from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported on Sunday.
Citing European diplomats and Israeli officials it did not identify, the paper reported that the plan, which had been due to be approved by EU foreign ministers later this week, will now not be put to ministers until the end of June.Full Story
Twelve workers have been confirmed dead after a mine tunnel collapse in eastern Indonesia, but 16 others are still unaccounted for five days after the accident, the U.S. operator said Sunday.
Rescuers on Saturday retrieved one more body and spotted the remains of six other workers, although they have not managed to reach them yet, said a statement from the Indonesian subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan.Full Story
At least 29 people were killed when cattle raiders from a South Sudanese minority group opened fire on members of another minority in a village in Upper Nile state, a local official said Sunday.
The gunmen crept into Tolleri village in Ulang county in the early hours of Saturday morning and sprayed it with bullets, killing 23 people instantly, said Dak Tap Chuol, commissioner for the nearby town of Nasir.Full Story
Chinese authorities were Sunday investigating claims that unidentified North Koreans hijacked a Chinese fishing boat, kidnapping 16 sailors and demanding a ransom, local media and an official said.
Armed North Koreans on May 6 hijacked the boat and escorted it towards North Korea while it was sailing in waters around 70 kilometers (40 miles) from North Korea's western coast, reports and the boat's owner Yu Xuejun said.Full Story
Iran hanged two convicted spies on Sunday, one found guilty of working for Israel, the other for the United States, the Tehran prosecutor's office announced.
Mohammad Heydari was convicted of "receiving payment to provide intelligence on various security issues and national secrets in repeated meetings with the Mossad," Israel's intelligence agency, a statement said.Full Story
U.S. officials opened an investigation Saturday into a rush-hour collision between two commuter trains that injured more than 70 passengers and severed a key rail link.
Train service in the busy Northeast corridor from New York City to New Haven, Connecticut used by tens of thousands of commuters was suspended indefinitely and will likely be snarled for days as officials seek to determines the causes of the crash.Full Story
Gunmen have killed a Pakistani politician from Imran Khan's party in the southern port city of Karachi on the eve of a partial re-run of May 11 polls that were marked by more than 150 killings.
Zohra Hussain, 59, vice president of the women's wing of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the province of Sindh, was targeted by three gunmen on a motorcycle outside her home in an upmarket part of the city late Saturday.Full Story
The head of the EU military committee said on Saturday he was "confident" in the ability of the first Mali battalion being trained by Europe to battle the Islamist insurgency raging in the north.
General Patrick de Rousiers told reporters in the capital Bamako he had encountered "professional and extremely competent personnel" after visiting the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali.Full Story
Tens of thousands of people joined a union-organized march in Rome Saturday, protesting against the new coalition government's austerity measures.
The metal workers union FIOM said the rally was to demand "the right to jobs, training and health care".Full Story
A car bomb exploded in a northern district of the Syrian capital on Saturday killing at least three people and wounding five others, state television reported.
The state broadcaster said the bomb was placed in a car in the Rokn Eddin neighborhood and that a disposal team was sent in to defuse another device.Full Story