The Egyptian Army has been on a battleground for one day since a militant group affiliated to Islamic State launched simultaneous assualts on military checkpoints in North Sinai, killing 17 soldiers. The army also said on Wednesday that more than 100 IS fighters have been been killed in the deadliest fighting in years in the restive province.
"Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle" -- was what the captain of a TransAsia Airways ATR plane that crashed in Taiwan in February said. The captain had switched off the working engine after the other lost power, the Aviation Safety Council (ASC) confirmed on Thursday in its latest report on the crash which claimed the lives of 43 people.
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.
The buildings that will house US and Cuban embassies in their neighbor's respective capitals on July 20 have seen over five decades of Cold War protests, provocations and strains.
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.
Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, announced on Wednesday that he would stand in an election for Prime Minister next month.
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.