Syrian government aircraft carried out intense strikes Monday against the Islamic State group in and around the ancient city of Palmyra after its fall to the jihadists, a military source said. "The air force struck more than 160 Daesh targets, killing and wounding terrorists and destroying weapons and vehicles equipped with machineguns" on Palmyra's outskirts and elsewhere in the east of Homs province, the source said.
Rebel forces and loyalist fighters were locked in fierce fighting in Yemen Monday as hopes of a political solution faded after the United Nations postponed peace talks.
Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.
A Tunisian soldier opened fire at a military base in the capital on Monday, killing seven colleagues and wounding 10 others before being shot dead himself, according to the army which said the shooter had "family problems".
The government in Bangladesh on Monday banned Islamist radical group Ansarullah Bangla Team for attacking and killing secular writers and bloggers. The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday issued a gazette notification banning the group that has been active since 2008. The ministry also requested Ministry of Information to take necessary steps to spread the news.
Facing a fierce Taliban offensive across a corridor of northern Afghanistan, the government in Kabul is turning to a strategy fraught with risk: forming local militias and beseeching old warlords for military assistance, according to Afghan and Western officials.
Gurnimrat Sidhu, a teacher at Oaks Park High School in Ilford, is among the 12 teachers honoured as ‘inspirational teachers’ by the University of Oxford as part of an awards scheme designed to recognise excellent teachers from state schools and colleges.
Nearly 1.5 million citizens of European Union (EU) countries resident in the UK will not be allowed to vote in the forthcoming referendum to decide Britain’s membership of the 28-member union that was one of the key issues in the May 7 elections.
Imagine living under threat of death and destruction for nearly a month. That’s what life has been for millions in Nepal, a month since a devastating earthquake jolted this Himalayan nation.
The greatest contribution of professor John Nash, the renowned mathematician who died in a car crash on Sunday, was in the expansion of Game Theory — a theory that’s widely applied across fields from foreign affairs to economics, from politics to biology.
A mob rampaged through a Christian locality in Lahore and attempted to torch a Church after looting several houses following reports that a Christian man had allegedly committed blasphemy.
Bangladeshi police have arrested two suspected members of the Islamic State group who were planning to fight alongside militants in Syria.
The chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has accused the U.S. of having "no will" to stop the Islamic State group after the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi.
Mathematician John Nash's contribution to Game theory made it very popular. It can explain how and why Facebook paid $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp.
China said on Monday it had lodged a complaint with the United States over a US spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed South China Sea in a diplomatic row that has fuelled tension between the world's two largest economies.