Mar 07, 2013 21:56 EST
North Korea responded to new UN sanctions on Friday with fresh threats of nuclear war, the scrapping of peace pacts with South Korea and the severing of a hotline with Seoul.
Mar 07, 2013 21:49 EST
Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro will be officially sworn in as interim president after Hugo Chavez's state funeral Friday and he will then call for elections, the national assembly speaker said.
Mar 07, 2013 21:16 EST
A senior army psychologist responsible for the mental health of Australia's deployed soldiers has accused the defence force of being more focused on covering up abuse cases than helping victims.
Mar 07, 2013 16:33 EST
Late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez will be moved to a barracks where he will lie in state for longer than had been planned then be embalmed "like Lenin," interim leader Nicolas Maduro said Thursday.
Mar 07, 2013 15:36 EST
The UN pressed on with negotiations on Thursday to secure the release of 21 peacekeepers abducted in Syria as regime warplanes pounded the northern city of Raqa after it fell into rebel hands.
Mar 07, 2013 14:54 EST
The UN Security Council on Thursday slammed tough new sanctions on North Korea amid escalating tensions as the isolated regime threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States.
Mar 07, 2013 14:18 EST
Israeli, Greek and US warships began a joint two-week Mediterranean naval exercise codenamed "Noble Dina" on Thursday, the Israeli military said.
Mar 07, 2013 12:40 EST
A top US lawmaker warned North Korea Thursday that any pre-emptive nuclear strike against America would be suicide, as senators pushed for a review of policy towards the isolated state.
Mar 07, 2013 12:40 EST
The UN Security Council slammed a new round of sanctions against North Korea on Thursday, amid escalating tension as it threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States.
Mar 07, 2013 09:39 EST
Israeli plans to grant final approval for a military academy in annexed east Jerusalem have been delayed to avoid tensions ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, army radio said on Thursday.
Mar 07, 2013 07:35 EST
North Korea threatened a "pre-emptive" nuclear strike against the United States and any other aggressors Thursday as the UN Security Council prepared to adopt tough sanctions against the isolated state.
Mar 07, 2013 01:04 EST
The United States and China will on Thursday seek to tighten the UN sanctions screws on North Korea after its widely condemned nuclear bomb test last month.
Mar 06, 2013 16:40 EST
Nigerian troops have recovered a cache of arms and explosives in a house near a military base in the restive northern city of Kaduna and arrested nine people, an army commander said Wednesday.
Mar 06, 2013 13:19 EST
One million Syrians have fled their homeland since a revolt erupted two years ago, the UN said on Wednesday, as monitors said regime warplanes struck rebel enclaves in flashpoints across the country.
Mar 06, 2013 13:12 EST
The UN Security Council will add two top North Korean arms dealers to a sanctions list following the country's nuclear test last month, according to a copy of a US-China draft resolution obtained by AFP on Wednesday.
Mar 06, 2013 12:20 EST
The UN atomic agency's board of governors on Wednesday approved giving Japanese director general Yukiya Amano a new four-year term without even resorting to a vote.
Mar 06, 2013 11:14 EST
The UN Security Council on Wednesday eased the arms embargo on Somalia, agreeing on a one year partial lifting of the oldest international weapons blockade to help the new government.
Mar 06, 2013 09:16 EST
Venezuelans began Wednesday to bid farewell to late President Hugo Chavez, whose body was to lie in state for three days to honor the firebrand leftist who ruled the oil-rich nation for 14 years.
Mar 06, 2013 09:01 EST
After nine fruitless meetings with Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons research, the UN atomic agency may have to change approach, the US envoy to the IAEA said on Wednesday.
Mar 06, 2013 08:21 EST
One million Syrians have fled their homeland since a revolt erupted two years ago, the UN said on Wednesday, as fighting between rebels and loyalists raged across central and northern battlefields.