Obama: Critical for China to Pressure North Korea

US President Barack Obama told reporters in Japan Thursday that China’s role in ‘stopping’ North Korea from forging ahead with a nuclear weapons program is "critically important.
 

Obama: Russia Not Abiding by Geneva Agreement on Ukraine

US President Barack Obama accused Russia on Thursday of not abiding by agreements aimed at defusing the crisis in Ukraine.
 

Bomb Targets Iraq Ministers Convoy As Attacks Kill 13

A bomb exploded near the education minister's convoy in north Iraq Wednesday and other attacks killed 13 people as the country struggles with daily violence ahead of elections next week
 

Assad: Clergymen Have Pivotal Role in Consolidating True Concepts

The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday clergymen and scholars have pivotal role in consolidating true concepts against wrong terms because the most dangerous attempts which target the region and Islamic world are the West attempt to strike ideology and faith in society through gradual change in terms
 

US hush-hush base in hands of al-Qaeda

A leader of an al-Qaeda-affiliated group has taken control of a secretive US training base near the Libyan capital, Tripoli, in order to hunt down militants, an analyst says.
 

US running the show in Ukraine: Lavrov

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the US is responsible for Ukraine’s political disorder and that Russia will react if its interests in Ukraine are attacked.

 

Bangladesh court orders Zia's trial

A top court in Bangladesh has rejected opposition leader Khaleda Zia's requests to scrap her indictment for embezzlement.
 

'Russia to respond if interests attacked'

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the US is responsible for Ukraine’s political disorder and that Russia will react if its interests in Ukraine are attacked.

 

US denies 'running the show' in Ukraine

The United States has hit back at Moscow over comments by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Washington's role in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

 

3 US doctors killed in Kabul attack

A man in Afghan military uniform has shot dead three US physicians and wounded a nurse at a hospital in the capital city of Kabul.

 

Russia jets led out of North Sea space

 

‘US forces in Poland for joint drills’

A contingent of US Army paratroopers has reportedly arrived in Poland to conduct military exercises amid escalation of Washington-Moscow tensions over Ukraine.
 

Ukraine crisis: US troops in Poland

A contingent of US Army paratroopers has reportedly arrived in Poland to conduct military exercises amid escalation of Washington-Moscow tensions over Ukraine.

 

Obama: Sanctions on Russia 'teed up'

US President Barack Obama warns Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up" in the wake of a fresh warning by the Russian foreign minister that attacks on Russian interests in Ukraine would draw a firm response.
 

‘IRGC closely monitoring enemy moves’

A senior Iranian military commander says the naval forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are closely monitoring all movements of foreign forces in the region.
 

‘Enemy moves under Iran watchful eyes’

A senior Iranian military commander says the naval forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are closely monitoring all movements of foreign forces in the region.
 

US Army plans to cut 2000 positions

The US Army is looking to cut about 2,000 of its active duty numbers by the end of the year due to budget cuts, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
 

Indian Kashmir votes amid boycott calls

Amid calls for boycotting India’s general elections in the Indian-controlled Kashmir, people have headed to the polls to cast their ballots.
 

Ukraine retakes Mariupol city hall

The Ukrainian government says its military forces have regained control of the city hall in the country’s southeastern port of Mariupol.
 

4 killed, 15 injured in Karachi blast

A bomb blast in the Pakistani port city of Karachi has left at least four people dead and 15 others injured.