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Pope Francis to visit Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Pope Francis to visit Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

October 21, 2014 - 16:04 AMT  12:04 GMT
The Vatican said that Francis' first stop on the Nov 28-30 trip will be a visit to the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
UK to send armed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria

UK to send armed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria

October 21, 2014 - 15:12 AMT  11:12 GMT
But Britain isn't conducting air strikes in Syria. It has previously said such strikes would require fresh parliamentary approval.
Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend

Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend

October 21, 2014 - 14:31 AMT  10:31 GMT
Pistorius stood as the judge announced his sentence, and then left the courtroom and walked down to holding cells.
Iran offers new compromise proposal in nuclear talks: report

Iran offers new compromise proposal in nuclear talks: report

October 21, 2014 - 09:44 AMT  05:44 GMT
The U.S. and EU imposed sanctions against Iranian oil and gas companies and strengthened restrictions on the country's central bank.
UN humanitarian chief urges funds for Syrian refugees in Turkey

UN humanitarian chief urges funds for Syrian refugees in Turkey

October 21, 2014 - 09:27 AMT  05:27 GMT
“Nearly 200,000 civilians fled into Turkey in a matter of weeks and the Turkish authorities responded immediately,” Amos said.
French oil company Total CEO dies in plane crash at Russian airport

French oil company Total CEO dies in plane crash at Russian airport

October 21, 2014 - 08:15 AMT  04:15 GMT
A spokeswoman said de Margerie was in Moscow to attend a gathering of the Russian government’s foreign investment advisory council.
Ashton says will continue leading Iran nuke talks until deal reached

Ashton says will continue leading Iran nuke talks until deal reached

October 20, 2014 - 16:21 AMT  12:21 GMT
"I have been asked to carry on until it's done," she she told reporters at an EU foreign ministers' meeting in Luxembourg.
Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellows in Kobani

Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellows in Kobani

October 20, 2014 - 15:19 AMT  11:19 GMT
Mevlut Cavusoglu told a news conference that Turkey was facilitating the passage of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces.
Georgian ex-minister sentenced to 3 years in jail for murder cover-up

Georgian ex-minister sentenced to 3 years in jail for murder cover-up

October 20, 2014 - 15:06 AMT  11:06 GMT
Tbilisi City Court found the former minister guilty and also prohibited him from holding any official post for two years.
Australia’s Parliament House lifts ban on facial coverings

Australia’s Parliament House lifts ban on facial coverings

October 20, 2014 - 13:31 AMT  09:31 GMT
Parry said the policy on face coverings was not made on the advice of police or the national domestic security agency.
Lavrov: U.S. tries to use situation in Ukraine ‘to put Russia in its place’

Lavrov: U.S. tries to use situation in Ukraine ‘to put Russia in its place’

October 20, 2014 - 13:15 AMT  09:15 GMT
The FM said Washington was willing to resolve the existing problems, but its approach was aimed at serving U.S. interests alone.
China donates $6mln for food in Ebola-stricken countries

China donates $6mln for food in Ebola-stricken countries

October 20, 2014 - 12:53 AMT  08:53 GMT
Altogether, donors have given nearly $400 million to UN agencies and aid groups, still far from the $988 million requested.
UN: 60 executed by Iraqi authorities so far in 2014

UN: 60 executed by Iraqi authorities so far in 2014

October 20, 2014 - 09:37 AMT  05:37 GMT
The UN special envoy to Iraq, urged the Iraqi government to reconsider its position on the implementation of the death penalty.
Iranian nuclear deal poses greater threat than IS: Netanyahu

Iranian nuclear deal poses greater threat than IS: Netanyahu

October 20, 2014 - 09:24 AMT  05:24 GMT
“This is a threat to the entire world and especially Israel, far more serious that the threat of the Islamic State,” the PM said.
UK to have ‘zero influence’ with EU exit, Barroso says

UK to have ‘zero influence’ with EU exit, Barroso says

October 20, 2014 - 09:17 AMT  05:17 GMT
Barroso will acknowledge that there are "widespread concerns in the UK and elsewhere about abuse of free movement rights".
Cyprus President says won’t return to ‘dialogue of the deaf’ with Turkey

Cyprus President says won’t return to ‘dialogue of the deaf’ with Turkey

October 20, 2014 - 09:07 AMT  05:07 GMT
Anastasiades said that “unfortunately, Turkey’s recent actions do not serve the purpose of confidence building measures.”
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