MILAN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Italy had not led to a breakthrough in the standoff over Ukraine.
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Friday named attorney Ron Klain to coordinate the US response to the Ebola outbreak, amid growing anxiety over its spread beyond West Africa.
ABUJA: Nigeria’s military and presidency on Friday claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a cease-fire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
MANILA: Al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants in the Philippines released two German hostages on Friday, after saying they would behead one of them if their demands were not met.
ISLAMABAD: A leading group of Pakistani religious leaders has condemned the Islamic State organization, amid concerns the hard-line extremists could gain a foothold in the state.
GENEVA: The outbreak of Ebola in Senegal is officially over but the country remains vulnerable to further cases of the deadly disease being imported, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday
ATHENS, Greece: Greek police say unknkown attackers have placed a severed pig’s head and painted anti-Muslim slogans outside an Islamic studies center in Athens.
PARIS: Airport baggage handlers refusing to unload suitcases, a journalist quarantined by his wife, parents taking kids out of school: hysteria over Ebola has reached fever-pitch the world over despit
NEW DELHI: India successfully test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable long-range cruise missile Friday, marking another step in building up the country's defense prowess.
NEW DELHI: India's top court has granted temporary bail to a charismatic southern Indian politician who was sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of corruption last month.
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