Mar 06, 2013 09:34 EST
Britain will provide body armour and armoured vehicles to the rebels battling forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Wednesday.
Mar 06, 2013 09:20 EST
Ten years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, ex-UN inspector Hans Blix has urged world powers to avoid committing the same error by going to war against Iran based on fears it is developing nuclear weapons.
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 09:14 EST
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that "a lot of countries" are training Syrian rebels as part of stepped up efforts to topple President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
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 07:42 EST
The ill-treatment of Palestinian minors held within the Israeli military detention system is "widespread, systematic and institutionalised," a report by UN children's fund found.
Mar 06, 2013 06:35 EST
Syrian state media paid homage to late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez on Wednesday, saying he had taken an "honourable" position on the two-year-old uprising against the Damascus regime.
Mar 06, 2013 06:35 EST
New clashes between police and protesters erupted on Wednesday in the Egyptian city of Port Said, the scene of several days of unrest, AFP reporters said.
Mar 06, 2013 06:33 EST
Lebanon's foreign minister on Wednesday called on Arab foreign ministers gathered in Cairo to allow the Syrian government retake its seat at the Arab League, from which it was suspended in 2011.
Mar 06, 2013 06:13 EST
Venezuela was plunged into uncertainty Wednesday after the death of President Hugo Chavez, who dominated the oil-rich country for 14 years and came to embody a resurgent Latin American left.
Mar 06, 2013 05:39 EST
Condolences poured in Wednesday from world leaders who had found common cause with Venezuela's Hugo Chavez in his 14-year campaign to galvanize the Latin American left and defy US "imperialism."
Mar 06, 2013 03:58 EST
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Wednesday the final handover of a US-run prison to local control would take place within days, signalling a breakthrough in a long-running dispute with Washington.
Mar 06, 2013 03:33 EST
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez lost his battle with cancer Tuesday, his death silencing the leading voice of the Latin American left and putting the oil-rich nation on a path to early elections.
Mar 06, 2013 03:00 EST
The number of Syrians who have fled their country since a deadly civil conflict erupted two years ago has hit one million, the UN's refugee agency said Wednesday.
Mar 06, 2013 02:35 EST
The Afghan government has urged Western nations to help recover millions of dollars smuggled abroad in what it called the "largest and most complex financial crime in the history" of the country.
Mar 05, 2013 22:27 EST
Faced with a spike in sexual violence against female protesters, Egyptian women are overcoming stigma and recounting painful testimonies to force silent authorities and a reticent society to confront "sexual terrorism".
Mar 05, 2013 19:35 EST
The family of a former US Marine held for 555 days in Iran, mostly in solitary confinement, urged Iranian leaders on Tuesday to show mercy and free him, revealing his father is dying from cancer.
Mar 05, 2013 18:46 EST
Fresh clashes broke out on Tuesday between police and protesters in the restive Suez Canal city of Port Said, where six people were killed at the weekend, an AFP journalist said.
Mar 05, 2013 17:38 EST
Former paratrooper Hugo Chavez led a self-styled revolution that redistributed Venezuela's oil wealth, earning the devotion of the long-neglected poor while provoking foes at home and abroad.
Mar 05, 2013 16:36 EST
A top commander on Tuesday warned Iran not to test US resolve in the Gulf after Washington scaled back its naval presence in the area, saying no adversary should underestimate American military power in the region.