Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in Nato, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels.
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.
President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression.
Britain on Friday raised the threat level from international terrorism from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’, reflecting the developments in Syria and Iraq where terrorist groups were reportedly planning attacks against western countries.
The trial of those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July over Ukraine could be conducted either here or the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, a top minister has said.
PTI and PAT leaders Friday met the Army Chief Raheel Sharif to find a solution to end the on-going political crisis. The protests launched by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri began over the issue of the resignation of Nawaz Sharif.
At least 25 miners were trapped in a gold mine in Nicaragua's far north on Thursday after a collapse, a government-backed news website and other media reported, adding that rescue efforts would continue through the night.
The Pakistani Taliban abducted Ajmal Khan, vice-chancellor of Islamia College University Peshawar, the capital of northwestern troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in September 2010.
Syrian armed groups, some of whom are linked to al-Qaeda, captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Thursday and surrounded 81 others, the UN said.
As the United States continued to pound ISIS positions in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he had not decided yet on launching military action in Syria.
The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having 'outright lied' about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.
Ukraine and the West said Thursday that Russian troops were actively involved in the fighting tearing apart the east of the country, raising fears of a direct military confrontation between Kiev and its former Soviet master.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking on Thursday after the army lost a key town to separatists, said the situation in the conflict zone in the east was 'extraordinarily difficult... but controllable', Interfax news agency reported.
A 33-year-old Indian-American woman, accused of neglect in the death of a newborn whose body was found in a restaurant trash bin, has also been charged with foeticide in the US.