Syrian rebels retake 2 villages from Islamic State group

Syrian rebels retake 2 villages from Islamic State group

May 30, 2016 - 11:20 AMT  07:20 GMT
Rebels shelled an SDF-held neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsoud in nearby Aleppo on May 28, killing four people, the Observatory said.
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe boasts world’s first

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe boasts world’s first "invisible" antenna lines

May 30, 2016 - 11:15 AMT  07:15 GMT
The Zenfone 3 Deluxe moves to aluminum unibody construction with "invisible" antenna lines, which Asus claims is a world first.
Sam Mendes confirms he won't direct the next James Bond movie

Sam Mendes confirms he won't direct the next James Bond movie

May 30, 2016 - 11:07 AMT  07:07 GMT
“It was an incredible adventure, I loved every second of it,” “Skyfall” and “Spectre” director Sam Mendes said.
Saudi slams Iran’s involvement in Iraq as “unacceptable”

Saudi slams Iran’s involvement in Iraq as “unacceptable”

May 30, 2016 - 11:03 AMT  07:03 GMT
An Iranian delegation left the kingdom after a second round of talks without reaching an agreement to send Iranian pilgrims to the hajj.
New Names 6th International Festival opens in Armenia

New Names 6th International Festival opens in Armenia

May 30, 2016 - 10:55 AMT  06:55 GMT
This year the festival hosts 50 musicians from Armenia, Russia, Germany, France, Malta, Korea, the U.S., Canada, Bulgaria, and Georgia.
Master Momik

Master Momik

May 30, 2016 - 10:49 AMT  06:49 GMT
The famous Noravank monastery (XIII—XIV centuries) lies 122km to the southeast of Yerevan. It was designed by representative of Gladzor School of miniature painting Momik Vardapet, a master of fine arts, sculptor, painter and calligrapher.
Al-Qaeda recruited 3,000 new fighters since March: monitor

Al-Qaeda recruited 3,000 new fighters since March: monitor

May 30, 2016 - 10:37 AMT  06:37 GMT
The Nusra Front and other Syrian rebels, some allied to it, hold most of the northwestern province of Idlib and parts of Aleppo province.
Jesse Eisenberg confirms his return for “Justice League”

Jesse Eisenberg confirms his return for “Justice League”

May 30, 2016 - 10:36 AMT  06:36 GMT
"Justice League Part One" is set for November 17, 2017 and "Justice League Part Two" will follow on June 14, 2019.
Jeff Bridges joins star-studded cast of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

Jeff Bridges joins star-studded cast of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

May 30, 2016 - 10:30 AMT  06:30 GMT
The sequel sees Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton) and his supervisor Merlin (Mark Strong) heading to the U.S.
Azerbaijan denies entry to 8-year-old boy with Armenian surname

Azerbaijan denies entry to 8-year-old boy with Armenian surname

May 30, 2016 - 10:29 AMT  06:29 GMT
This isn’t the first case when Azerbaijan denies entry to people with Armenian surnames irrespective of their citizenship.
Relative calm in Karabakh conflict zone preserved overnight

Relative calm in Karabakh conflict zone preserved overnight

May 30, 2016 - 10:06 AMT  06:06 GMT
The Nagorno Karabakh Defense Army troops refrained from retaliating to continue protecting their positions.
Iraqi army makes gains in offensive to drive Islamic State from Falluja

Iraqi army makes gains in offensive to drive Islamic State from Falluja

May 30, 2016 - 10:04 AMT  06:04 GMT
Large numbers of elite combat troops have also been deployed near Falluja, about 45km west of Baghdad.
Syria's chief opposition negotiator quits over “failure of peace talks”

Syria's chief opposition negotiator quits over “failure of peace talks”

May 30, 2016 - 09:58 AMT  05:58 GMT
Alloush, from the High Negotiations Committee, said the talks had not brought a political deal or eased the plight of Syrians in besieged areas.
French government, union remain deadlocked amid wave of protests

French government, union remain deadlocked amid wave of protests

May 30, 2016 - 09:43 AMT  05:43 GMT
The CGT warned it would continue its campaign of stoppages and demonstrations to pressure the government.
At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this week: NGOs

At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this week: NGOs

May 30, 2016 - 09:32 AMT  05:32 GMT
About 14,000 have been rescued amid calm seas, and there have been at least three confirmed instances of boats sinking.
Michigan preparing to allow for public sales, operation of self-driving cars

Michigan preparing to allow for public sales, operation of self-driving cars

May 28, 2016 - 17:49 AMT  13:49 GMT
Michigan is among seven states with laws related to autonomous cars, while Arizona's governor has issued an executive order.