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Over 3 million Syrians now registered as refugees: UNHCR

Over 3 million Syrians now registered as refugees: UNHCR

August 29, 2014 - 09:09 AMT  05:09 GMT
The UN agency says the journey out of Syria is also becoming tougher, with many people forced to pay bribes to armed gangs.
Egypt ex-President Morsi accused of passing state security files to Qatar

Egypt ex-President Morsi accused of passing state security files to Qatar

August 28, 2014 - 20:13 AMT  16:13 GMT
Morsi reportedly refused to answer any of the prosecutor's questions during an interrogation session in Borg al-Arab prison.
43 UN peacekeepers seized by militants in Golan Heights: report

43 UN peacekeepers seized by militants in Golan Heights: report

August 28, 2014 - 20:03 AMT  16:03 GMT
Another 81 UNDOF peacekeepers were being restricted to their positions in the vicinity of Ar Ruwayhinah and Burayqah.
WHO says Ebola outbreak can infect more than 20,000 people

WHO says Ebola outbreak can infect more than 20,000 people

August 28, 2014 - 19:56 AMT  15:56 GMT
"That's not saying we expect 20,000 but we have got to have a system in place that we can deal with robust numbers," Aylward said.
Erdogan sworn in as Turkey's first popularly elected president

Erdogan sworn in as Turkey's first popularly elected president

August 28, 2014 - 17:00 AMT  13:00 GMT
Following a 101-gun salute, Erdogan headed to the mausoleum of the nation's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, to lay a wreath.
Ukraine accuses Russia of sending soldiers across border

Ukraine accuses Russia of sending soldiers across border

August 28, 2014 - 16:02 AMT  12:02 GMT
"A counter-offensive by Russian troops and separatist units is continuing in south-east Ukraine," the council said in a post.
Boston Marathon bombing suspects’ sister arrested

Boston Marathon bombing suspects’ sister arrested

August 28, 2014 - 13:41 AMT  09:41 GMT
Ailiana Tsarnaeva, 24, who lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, was taken into custody, accused of making the threat to 23-year-old woman.
Ebola outbreak in West Africa going to get worse: U.S. health official

Ebola outbreak in West Africa going to get worse: U.S. health official

August 28, 2014 - 13:07 AMT  09:07 GMT
Brice de la Vigne, MSF operations director, said efforts to bring the outbreak under control had been far too chaotic.
French President calls for ‘exceptional’ UN support to Libya

French President calls for ‘exceptional’ UN support to Libya

August 28, 2014 - 12:41 AMT  08:41 GMT
“If we do not do anything internationally, terrorism will spread across the entire region,” Francois Hollande told diplomats.
Erdogan slams critics in farewell PM speech

Erdogan slams critics in farewell PM speech

August 28, 2014 - 12:32 AMT  08:32 GMT
Erdoğan has accused the Hizmet movement of being behind the allegations of corruption as part of an effort to overturn his govt.
Most Israelis skeptical of Netanyahu's Hamas victory claim: poll

Most Israelis skeptical of Netanyahu's Hamas victory claim: poll

August 28, 2014 - 11:52 AMT  07:52 GMT
Calm has prevailed since the two sides agreed to an open-ended truce, settling for an ambiguous interim agreement in exchange.
Russia says lifting Iran sanctions through talks possible

Russia says lifting Iran sanctions through talks possible

August 28, 2014 - 11:29 AMT  07:29 GMT
"We presume all parties in the talks will show political will to reach a final, mutually acceptable agreement," Russia's MFA said.
Australia says search for missing Malaysian jet refined

Australia says search for missing Malaysian jet refined

August 28, 2014 - 11:20 AMT  07:20 GMT
Australia, which is responsible for search and rescue operations, has been looking for the plane in an area about 1,800km off its west coast.
Afghan forces battling Taliban for control over Kunduz province

Afghan forces battling Taliban for control over Kunduz province

August 27, 2014 - 17:55 AMT  13:55 GMT
The fighting in Kunduz reflects a broader trend of insurgent attacks across the country involving hundreds of fighters at a time.
Finland, Sweden say will work more closely with NATO

Finland, Sweden say will work more closely with NATO

August 27, 2014 - 15:04 AMT  11:04 GMT
The Finnish govt. says he Host Nation Support agreement applies to situations which include "disasters, disruptions and threats to security."
Surveillance flights over Syria launched as U.S. mulls airstrikes against IS

Surveillance flights over Syria launched as U.S. mulls airstrikes against IS

August 27, 2014 - 14:41 AMT  10:41 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that “non-Syrian spy planes” carried out surveillance flights.
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