Germany approves deploying 850 soldiers for Afghan training mission

Germany approves deploying 850 soldiers for Afghan training mission

November 19, 2014 - 16:29 AMT  12:29 GMT
The country currently has 1,520 soldiers in Afghanistan as part of the security mission that will end next month.
Second Frenchman confirmed in Syria hostage beheading video

Second Frenchman confirmed in Syria hostage beheading video

November 19, 2014 - 16:14 AMT  12:14 GMT
Earlier this week, Hauchard was named by a French prosecutor as one of those leading Syrian prisoners to their execution.
U.S. Congressman: Orphan Rug symbolizes enduring Armenian spirit

U.S. Congressman: Orphan Rug symbolizes enduring Armenian spirit

November 19, 2014 - 15:54 AMT  11:54 GMT
Members of Congress joined with Armenian American organizations in welcoming the display of the Armenian Orphan Rug.
Guidebook on police reform published in Yerevan

Guidebook on police reform published in Yerevan

November 19, 2014 - 15:41 AMT  11:41 GMT
Training courses on prevention of domestic violence and youth crime and on crime scene examination are also organized.
Play on Armenian Genocide to be staged in Turkey: report

Play on Armenian Genocide to be staged in Turkey: report

November 19, 2014 - 15:34 AMT  11:34 GMT
“Those who keep silent about this crime carry the same blame as those who committed it,” the author said.
U.S. Vice President prepares to visit Turkey

U.S. Vice President prepares to visit Turkey

November 19, 2014 - 13:27 AMT  09:27 GMT
While in Morocco, Biden will address an entrepreneurship conference and meet with the country’s king to discuss the ISIS fight.
Xiaomi invests $300mln in online video provider iQiyi

Xiaomi invests $300mln in online video provider iQiyi

November 19, 2014 - 11:57 AMT  07:57 GMT
The investment followed a separate stake purchase deal Xiaomi announced in China's largest video streaming site Youku Tudou Inc.
White House says no ransoms for Americans held by IS

White House says no ransoms for Americans held by IS

November 19, 2014 - 11:25 AMT  07:25 GMT
“We don't want to put other American citizens at an even risk when they are around the globe,” spokesman Josh Earnest said.
Spain's parliament symbolically recognizes Palestinian state

Spain's parliament symbolically recognizes Palestinian state

November 19, 2014 - 11:12 AMT  07:12 GMT
The non-binding resolution follows moves in other European countries intended to push for a two-state solution to the conflict.
Erdoğan wiretapping suspects charged of ‘political espionage’

Erdoğan wiretapping suspects charged of ‘political espionage’

November 19, 2014 - 11:06 AMT  07:06 GMT
In February 2014, then-Prime Minister Erdoğan described the illegal wiretapping of his home and office as “espionage.”
UN human rights panel passes resolution on Syria, Iran

UN human rights panel passes resolution on Syria, Iran

November 19, 2014 - 10:49 AMT  06:49 GMT
The resolution pointed to the surge in the use of the death penalty in Iran, with at least 850 people executed in the past 15 months.
Putin: U.S. wants to subdue Russia but will never succeed

Putin: U.S. wants to subdue Russia but will never succeed

November 19, 2014 - 10:41 AMT  06:41 GMT
"No one in history ever managed to achieve this with Russia, and no one ever will," he said, triggering a wave of applause.
European Commission President faces confidence vote

European Commission President faces confidence vote

November 19, 2014 - 10:37 AMT  06:37 GMT
The European Parliament confirmed there would be a vote next week when the European Parliament meets in Strasbourg.
Armenian Orphan Rug goes on display at White House

Armenian Orphan Rug goes on display at White House

November 19, 2014 - 09:00 AMT  05:00 GMT
“We remain troubled that on the eve of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, Turkey’s gag rule is still in force,” Hamparian said.
German govt. under cyber attacks from other states: BfV chief

German govt. under cyber attacks from other states: BfV chief

November 19, 2014 - 08:44 AMT  04:44 GMT
Hans Georg Maassen said that of an estimated 3,000 daily attacks by hackers or criminals on German government systems.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledge $5.7mln for Ebola treatment

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledge $5.7mln for Ebola treatment

November 19, 2014 - 08:34 AMT  04:34 GMT
The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres is to start clinical trials of some of these treatments in West Africa in December.