7 dead in California drive-by shootings

7 dead in California drive-by shootings

May 24, 2014 - 17:55 AMT  13:55 GMT
The shootings occurred at several sites in the Isla Vista neighborhood, and there were nine crime scenes, police said.
Syrian rebels, govt. forces agree on truce near Homs

Syrian rebels, govt. forces agree on truce near Homs

May 24, 2014 - 16:42 AMT  12:42 GMT
Forces loyal to President Assad are trying to seize rebel-held parts of major urban centers before June 3 presidential elections.
Iranian businessman hanged over $2.6bn bank fraud

Iranian businessman hanged over $2.6bn bank fraud

May 24, 2014 - 16:22 AMT  12:22 GMT
Rights groups have criticized Iran's use of the death penalty, saying that it is one of the world's heaviest users of the punishment.
President talks politics, economic growth and Karabakh

President talks politics, economic growth and Karabakh

May 24, 2014 - 16:21 AMT  12:21 GMT
“There will be positive changes in promotion of economic management and enlargement of consumer markets,” Sargsyan said.
At least 30 killed as al Qaeda gunmen attack Yemeni city

At least 30 killed as al Qaeda gunmen attack Yemeni city

May 24, 2014 - 16:04 AMT  12:04 GMT
Calling the raid a "treacherous terrorist act", the commander of the local military division said the army had regained control of the city.
Cannes review: Russia’s “Leviathan” movie with real grandeur

Cannes review: Russia’s “Leviathan” movie with real grandeur

May 24, 2014 - 15:27 AMT  11:27 GMT
“Andrei Zvyagintsev's latest is a very strong contender for the Palme d'Or – a mix of Hobbes, Chekhov and the Bible,” The Guardian review said.
Azeris violate ceasefire, attempt sabotage, shell village over last week

Azeris violate ceasefire, attempt sabotage, shell village over last week

May 24, 2014 - 15:03 AMT  11:03 GMT
450 ceasefire violations by Azeri armed forces were reported at the line of contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
U.S. wins WTO ruling against China in luxury car tariffs dispute

U.S. wins WTO ruling against China in luxury car tariffs dispute

May 24, 2014 - 14:56 AMT  10:56 GMT
China began tariffs on saloons and off-road vehicles with an engine capacity of 2.5 liters or more in retaliation for U.S. trade policies.
Lebanon's president urges politicians to choose successor

Lebanon's president urges politicians to choose successor

May 24, 2014 - 14:42 AMT  10:42 GMT
Lebanon is accustomed to lurching political crisis, and the country's unity govt. will administer until a new president is selected.
Pope Francis in Jordan at start of 3-day Middle East tour

Pope Francis in Jordan at start of 3-day Middle East tour

May 24, 2014 - 14:34 AMT  10:34 GMT
He is due to be welcomed by King Abdullah II and will celebrate Mass in a stadium in Amman before later meeting Syrian refugees.