Iraqi Kurds seek independence

2014-07-04 08:41:05

Vote to be held 'within months', president of northern region says

Murder raises tension in West Bank

2014-07-04 08:41:05

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Israeli extremists for the abduction and murder of an Arab teenager on Wednesday, sparking hours of clashes in east Jerusalem and drawing charges that the youth was murdered to avenge the killings of three kidnapped Israeli teens.

Iran eases demands for nuclear capacity at talks

2014-07-04 08:41:05

Teheran, 6 world powers haggle over number of enrichment centrifuges

Tiny scanner shows chemical makeup of everyday items

2014-07-04 08:41:05

An Israeli inventor has created a scanner that he says could change the way we shop and take care of ourselves - by reading the chemical makeup of foods, drugs and other items we use.

Revenge suspected in killing of abducted Palestinian teen

2014-07-03 07:42:44

A Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and killed on Wednesday in an apparent act of revenge for the murder of three Israeli youths, triggering clashes in east Jerusalem.

Iraqi Parliament at impasse over forming new government

2014-07-03 07:42:44

Iraq's new Parliament deadlocked less than two hours into its first session on Tuesday when minority Sunnis and Kurds walked out, dashing hopes for the quick formation of a new government that could hold the country together in the face of a Sunni Islamist insurgency.

Transfer of Syrian chemicals completed at Italian port

2014-07-03 10:48:09

One of the final phases in the dismantling of Syrian chemical arsenal was completed on Wednesday at the Italian southern port of Gioia Tauro.

Chinese peace-keeping police set off to Liberia

2014-07-01 20:54:16

A 140-strong Chinese riot squad left Beijing on Monday for an eight-month United Nations peace-keeping mission in Liberia.

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found in West Bank

2014-07-01 14:15:46

The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank.

Emperor penguins waddling to extinction, study finds

2014-07-01 07:41:16

Global warming will cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100 as the sea ice on which the birds breed becomes less secure, a study found on Sunday.

Displaced Pakistanis face troubled Ramadan

2014-07-01 07:41:16

For half a million Pakistanis displaced by a military offensive, the prospect of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan amid severe food shortages has sharpened anger toward the government.

US sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns

2014-07-01 10:29:45

The United States is ramping up its military presence in Iraq, deploying around 300 additional troops as well as helicopters and drone aircraft in response security concerns in Baghdad.