Iran's foreign minister has denounced as a "dangerous escalation" the White House allegations that Syria is preparing a new chemical weapons attack. Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his twitter account that the warning is based on a "fake pretext" and added that it "will only serve ISIS, precisely when it's being wiped out by Iraqi & Syrian people." ISIS is an alternative acronym for the Islamic State group.
Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 27th - 8:35am
An appeals court in Thailand on Tuesday overturned the guilty verdict of a man convicted of shooting four people, one fatally, by opening fire with an assault rifle concealed in a sack during a political confrontation in February 2014.
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said she had changed her mind about seeking a second independence referendum, telling lawmakers Tuesday that she was postponing plans to introduce legislation for a vote on whether Scotland should break away from the United Kingdom.
Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 27th - 8:21am
Serbia's future prime minister on Tuesday proposed a staunchly pro-Russia official as the defense minister, dampening hopes in the West that her nomination signaled a shift away from Moscow's influence.
Christine Armario, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 27th - 7:54am
Guerrillas from Colombia's largest rebel army no longer carry their guns along the road miles from the nearest city, a byway with mud so deep that even earth-moving equipment are paralyzed when it rains.
Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 27th - 7:32am
Hours before the United States designated Kashmir rebel leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist, he appeared in a video calling for strikes in the Himalayan territory in remembrance of another rebel leader whose killing by Indian forces last July triggered months of deadly protests.
Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 27th - 6:32am
The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus have to step up, take responsibility and make the most of a peace summit that's the "best chance" for a breakthrough deal reunifying the east Mediterranean island, a United Nations envoy said Tuesday.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says a nuclear deal with Iran has helped lower the risk of a major conflict in the Mideast and that Germany will do whatever is possible to hold all parties to it.