F-16 warplanes bombarded the militants as they fought police and soldiers on the streets of the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid after striking military checkpoints in a surprise attack after dawn.
Hours after Greece became the first advanced economy to default on an IMF repayment, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras used a live TV address to urge Greeks to vote 'No' on Sunday to creditors' current demands.
The US and Cuba on Wednesday announced they will reopen their embassies in each other’s capitals later this summer, resuming full diplomatic ties after more than five decades.
A blistering heatwave swept across much of northern Europe on Wednesday causing blackouts in France and pushing the mercury to as high as 40C.
Nicholas Winton or the 'English Schindler' as he was fondly known for saving hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, has died at the age of 106.
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Wednesday exempted Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi from appearing in-person after the LeT operations commander cited "serious threats to his life."
A long-awaited report on the expansion of Heathrow – the world’s busiest airport – added more heat on Wednesday as London sizzled on the hottest day since 2006 with a temperature of 35 degrees, sparking intense debate on a new proposed runway.
A rebel group from Syria that operates around Damascus has executed as many as 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group. A video footage mimicked the extremist organisation's own productions.
Nepal is in the final lap of writing its constitution. Late on Tuesday night, the draft of the statute was tabled in the Constituent Assembly. The draft has the support of four major political parties,
Atleast 20 civilians perished and 42 wounded due to rebel fire from Houthi Shias in a residential district of Aden, a Yemeni city which has been at the forefront of the battle plaguing the country, medical sources said.
At least 30 soldiers were killed at Egyptian army checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula by Islamic militants in a wave of simultaneous attacks, that included a suicide car bombing, security and military officials said.
China passed a new national security law on Wednesday, in an attempt to expand its legal reach over the Internet and even outer space as there have been growing concerns about the country's tight limits on rights.
Indonesian president Joko Widodo promised a review of the country's ageing air force fleet and a defence modernisation drive on Wednesday, as the death toll from the crash of a military transport plane in the north of the country climbed past 140.
While Iran and world powers have given themselves an extra week to reach a nuclear accord, extending a deadline due to expire on Tuesday, US President Barack Obama said there would be no deal if all pathways to an Iranian nuclear weapon are not cut off.
Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of Hillary Clinton gave her advice on issues ranging from British politics to Afghanistan and Iran while she was secretary of state even though he was not employed by the US government, according to emails released on Tuesday.