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U.S. drone attack in Yemen kills four suspected al Qaeda militants

U.S. drone attack in Yemen kills four suspected al Qaeda militants

February 28, 2015 - 14:09 AMT  10:09 GMT
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is considered one of the most powerful branches of the global militant group.
Kurdish fighters seize strategic Islamic State stronghold in Syria

Kurdish fighters seize strategic Islamic State stronghold in Syria

February 28, 2015 - 13:52 AMT  09:52 GMT
Meanwhile, U.S. and Turkey are to begin training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels for the fight against President Bashar al-Assad and IS.
Iran's nuke negotiations advancing, no deal likely next week: U.S. official

Iran's nuke negotiations advancing, no deal likely next week: U.S. official

February 28, 2015 - 11:05 AMT  07:05 GMT
U.S. and 5 major powers are seeking a deal under which Iran would restrain its nuclear program in exchange for easing of economic sanctions.
Greek PM vows “no third bailout”

Greek PM vows “no third bailout”

February 28, 2015 - 11:00 AMT  07:00 GMT
Alexis Tsipras vowed his government would "start working hard" to change the country, which is saddled with a debt 175% of its GDP.
UN condemns

UN condemns "barbaric terrorist acts" in Iraq by IS militants

February 28, 2015 - 10:51 AMT  06:51 GMT
Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, has taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria and has been accused of numerous human rights violations.
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

February 28, 2015 - 10:43 AMT  06:43 GMT
An unidentified attacker in a car shot Nemtsov four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin, police say.
Iran test-fires

Iran test-fires "new strategic weapon" in large-scale naval drill

February 27, 2015 - 18:04 AMT  14:04 GMT
The claim was a new show of force by Iran just weeks ahead of a deadline for reaching a deal over its nuclear program with the U.S. and other global powers.
Mexico captures country's most wanted drug lord

Mexico captures country's most wanted drug lord

February 27, 2015 - 17:47 AMT  13:47 GMT
Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, 49, was the prime target of Pena Nieto's drive to regain control of Michoacan, a violent western state wracked by clashes
Italian lawmakers set to vote for recognition of Palestinian state

Italian lawmakers set to vote for recognition of Palestinian state

February 27, 2015 - 17:35 AMT  13:35 GMT
The motion urges the government "to recognise the state of Palestine so that negotiations to reach a two state solution are restarted".
8 killed by bombs and rocket fire in Baghdad

8 killed by bombs and rocket fire in Baghdad

February 27, 2015 - 17:29 AMT  13:29 GMT
Police also discovered the bodies on Feb 27 of six unidentified young men in Baghdad's northern al-Husseiniya district.
Turkey won’t wait 50 years for EU membership: minister

Turkey won’t wait 50 years for EU membership: minister

February 27, 2015 - 16:16 AMT  12:16 GMT
To gain membership, Turkey must successfully conclude negotiations with the EU in 35 policy chapters.
ExxonMobil says anti-Russia sanctions could cost it $1 billion

ExxonMobil says anti-Russia sanctions could cost it $1 billion

February 27, 2015 - 12:47 AMT  08:47 GMT
Exxon "wound down" last year a number of prohibited joint venture activities with Russian oil major Rosneft in the Black Sea.
IS militants destroy priceless artifacts in Iraq's Mosul museum

IS militants destroy priceless artifacts in Iraq's Mosul museum

February 27, 2015 - 11:55 AMT  07:55 GMT
IS hardliners appeared to have destroyed statues from Hatra, a Hellenistic-Parthian city in northern Iraq dating back around 2,000 years.
At least 32 killed in Nigeria bomb attacks amid Boko Haram violence

At least 32 killed in Nigeria bomb attacks amid Boko Haram violence

February 27, 2015 - 10:02 AMT  06:02 GMT
February's presidential election has been postponed because of the unrest. The vote is now expected to take place on 28 March.
Ukraine tows artillery away from front line, recognizing truce is holding

Ukraine tows artillery away from front line, recognizing truce is holding

February 27, 2015 - 09:47 AMT  05:47 GMT
The move came a week after suffering one of the worst defeats of the war at the hands of pro-Russian militants.
Police, protesters clash ahead of Greek bailout vote

Police, protesters clash ahead of Greek bailout vote

February 27, 2015 - 09:34 AMT  05:34 GMT
If ratified, the agreement will give Greece a four-month bailout extension in return for government reforms.
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