President Barack Obama has defended the use of drones as a “just war” of self-defense against deadly militants, and a campaign that had made America safer.
Three Chinese government ships sailed in waters around disputed islands controlled by Tokyo for about nine hours on Thursday.
A Russian court refused on Thursday to grant parole to a member of Pussy Riot serving a two-year prison sentence for protesting in Moscow’s main cathedral with a ‘punk prayer’ against president Vladimir Putin.
A solar-powered plane has landed in Texas, completing the second leg of a trip across the United States. The Solar Impulse is making the first attempt by a solar airplane capable of flying day and night without fuel to fly across the US.
British prime minister David Cameron said the brutal killing of a soldier who was hacked to death in London by two men shouting Jihadist slogans was a betrayal of Islam.
At least 18 soldiers and four suspected Islamists were killed in a fierce gunbattle following a dawn car bomb attack at a barracks in the northern Niger town of Agadez.
Turkey and the United States want to set a deadline on talks next month between Syria’s warring parties in Geneva to prevent the Syrian regime from using the negotiations as a pretext to gain time to crush the opposition.
The European Commission announced on Thursday that it was ready to open negotiations with China, one of the European Union’s most important trading partners, on an investment protection accord.
Iran’s expansion of sensitive nuclear activity breaks United Nations resolutions and increases concerns about whether its nuclear program is entirely peaceful.
Syrian opposition activists have gathered in Istanbul, Turkey, to elect the head of anti-Assad forces at a conference that is expected to find a single voice for Syria’s main opposition bloc, the National Coalition, and other opposition groups.
Groups of youth have burnt down a restaurant, torched more than 30 cars and injured three police in a fourth night of riots in suburbs of the Swedish capital that started following a fatal police shooting.
Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu emphasised Thursday as he met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jerusalem, that efforts to re-start Israeli-Palestinian peace talks was at the top of their agenda.
Five people were killed and more than 50 wounded in overnight clashes in Tripoli between Lebanese gunmen loyal to rival factions in Syria’s civil war, doctors and security sources said on Thursday.
France is ready to support a British initiative to put the armed wing of Hezbollah on the European Union’s list of terrorist organisations.
Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani sharply criticised the country’s leadership, opposition website Kaleme said on Thursday, two days after he was disqualified from running in next month`s presidential election.
The US attorney general has acknowledged four US citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2011. In a letter to the Senate judiciary committee, Eric Holder defended the targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde has arrived at a court in Paris for questioning over a payout to a controversial tycoon during her time as finance minister.
Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said India’s deterrence capabilities have ‘matured and have been given concrete shape’ in the last nine years, even as the country has become ‘better equipped’ to deal with non-conventional threats, especially in the cyber and space domains.
Military and civilian lawyers for prisoners at the Guantanamo naval base urged US defence secretary Chuck Hagel to improve conditions for detainees, putting more pressure on the Obama administration to make good its promise to close the camp.
US president Barack Obama will lay out the rationale for US drone strikes in a speech on Thursday in an effort to be more transparent about his counter-terrorism policy.
An 80-year old Japanese mountaineer has reached the summit of Mount Everest, making him the oldest man to scale the world`s highest peak.
A Chechen immigrant living in Florida was shot and killed during a violent confrontation with Boston bombing investigators, officials have said.
A bomb planted in a rickshaw has killed at least 12 people in Quetta in south west Pakistan, officials say. At least 10 of the dead were said to be security personnel. A number of other people were wounded.