40 US vets died waiting to be treated

Republican senators on Thursday called for an immediate investigation into reports that 40 US veterans died while waiting for appointments in the veterans’ healthcare system in Phoenix.
 

'Syrian chemical weapons nearly removed'

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and a team of UN experts say the Syrian government has nearly completed surrendering its chemical weapons stockpile.
 

Syrian chem weapons nearly removed

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and a team of UN experts say the Syrian government has nearly completed surrendering its chemical weapons stockpile.
 

US asks Israel, PA to make compromises

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on the Palestinian Authority and Israel to make the compromises needed to resume the talks over the terms of a Palestinian state.

 

‘Moscow has responsibility to defend Russians in Ukraine’

Pushkov reminded that Washington had played a crucial role in setting up the government in Kiev, which now gives orders to use military force against the eastern part of the country. “Without the support of the European Union and the United States, this government in Kiev could not have been formed,” Pushkov said, adding that the support is still ongoing.
 

‘Swiss companies keen to invest in Iran’

A Swiss lawmaker has expressed his country’s keenness to make investments in Iran if the US-led sanctions against the Islamic Republic are removed.
 

No replacement for Aboutalebi: Iran

A senior Iranian official says Hamid Aboutalebi remains Tehran’s appointee for the position of ambassador to the United Nations despite Washington’s refusal to issue him a visa.
 

Iran says Aboutalebi remains pick for UN

A senior Iranian official says Hamid Aboutalebi remains Tehran’s appointee for the position of ambassador to the United Nations despite Washington’s refusal to issue him a visa.
 

Nearly 5 million elderly go hungry in US

Nearly 5 million senior citizens above the age of 60 in the United States suffer from food insecurity and go hungry due to financial strains, a shocking study has revealed.
 

Flare-up at MH370 meeting in China

A meeting between Malaysia Airlines staff and relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing flight MH370 has turned violent with Chinese police stepping in to calm the situation.
 

Brazil police clash with angry mourners

Brazilian police have clashed with angry mourners attending the funeral of a young man allegedly killed by law enforcement officers.
 

Ukraine turns to Slovakia for gas

Ukraine is to sign a deal with Slovakia for natural gas imports from its neighbors in an effort to cut its dependence on Russian energy.
 

Obama's defense of Japan 'deception'

President Obama’s promise to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute is a “deception” to distract the world from US “disasters and injustices,” an analyst says.
 

UNSC voices 'anger' at S Sudan violence

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has threatened sanctions against those responsible for the deadly violence in South Sudan.
 

Fresh attacks kill five in northern Iraq

At least five people have been killed in another wave of terrorist attacks in northern Iraq as the Arab state continues to grapple with bloody violence ahead of the upcoming parliamentary polls.
 

Lebanon mufti urges Palestine support

Lebanon’s grand mufti has called on Islamic countries to take collective action in support of the Palestinian cause.
 

Bogota gets helicopter taxi service

A helicopter taxi service has been devised for the traffic-infested Colombian capital, enabling passengers to get from northern Bogota to the southern tip in just seven minutes.
 

Obama to North Korea: No nuclear test

US President Barack Obama says North Korea should expect a firm response from the international community over conducting another nuclear test.
 

‘Sharif visit to cement Iran-Pakistan ties’

A high-ranking Pakistani official says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s upcoming visit to Iran will help the further promotion of bilateral ties between the Islamic Republic and Pakistan.
 

37 Dead As Pakistan Jets Target Taliban Hideouts

The Pakistani military attacked Taliban hideouts in the lawless tribal northwest with fighter jets and ground forces on Thursday and killed at least 37 suspected militants, officials said