A South African court has re-opened an inquiry into the 1971 death of an anti-apartheid activist whose family believes he was tortured and killed by police and did not commit suicide by jumping from a 10th-floor window as authorities said at the time.
Egypt's military says its air force destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunitions and explosives, after receiving intelligence that "criminal elements" were attempting to cross the western border with Libya.
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.