Military Conflicts

India’s foreign minister to visit Pakistan for first time since 2012

Published 07/12/2015

NEW DELHI Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold talks with Pakistan on Wednesday, the first visit by India's top diplomat to its rival in [more…]

Russia to consider Afghanistan’s request for arms supply ‘carefully’

Published 07/12/2015

MOSCOW Russia will consider Afghanistan's request for arms supply in a careful manner, but that task belongs first of all to the United States, RIA [more…]

NATO says won’t send ground troops to fight IS: report

Published 07/12/2015

ZURICH NATO has ruled out sending ground troops to fight against Islamic State militants in Syria, NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg told a Swiss newspaper, [more…]

Obama appeals to Silicon Valley for help with online anti-extremist campaign

Published 07/12/2015

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK President Barack Obama on Sunday called on Silicon Valley to help address the threat of militant groups using social media and electronic communications [more…]

Clinton aims to take U.S. relationship with Israel ‘to the next level’

Published 06/12/2015

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday she would take the relationship between the U.S. and Israel "to the next level," but warned that [more…]

U.S., China agree to push for climate change deal in Paris

Published 30/11/2015

PARIS U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping pledged on Monday to work together to drive forward a climate change agreement at international [more…]

Pope ends Africa trip with mosque visit in besieged enclave

Published 30/11/2015

BANGUI Pope Francis ventured into one of the world's most dangerous neighbourhoods on Monday to beg Christians and Muslims to end a spiral of hate, [more…]

Beloved Japanese artist who depicted horrors of war dies at 93

Published 30/11/2015

TOKYO An award-winning Japanese manga artist, whose retellings of traditional ghost stories and depictions of the horrors of World War Two helped propel anime to [more…]

U.S. presidential candidate Carson: Syrian refugee facilities ‘quite nice’

Published 29/11/2015

WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Sunday that he found facilities at a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan to be "really quite nice" [more…]

U.S. senators call for 20,000 troops in Syria and Iraq

Published 29/11/2015

BAGHDAD Two senior U.S. senators called on Sunday for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000 and send an equal number [more…]