SHYROKYNE, Ukraine: Pro-Russian fighters have withdrawn from a strategic frontline village, Ukraine’s military reported on Friday, although some troops doubted whether the surprise retreat and lull in
ASTANA/ALMATY: Kazakhstan’s veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev celebrates his 75th birthday on Monday, in good shape and vastly popular, but the expected fireworks and fanfare mask uncomfortable ques
KABUL: The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration’s current plan to drawdown US forces, US Sen.
TOKYO: A fatal fire on Japan’s bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system renowned for its speed, punctuality and safety record.
MANILA: Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more
PARIS: The French government rejected an asylum request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday, saying he did not face “immediate danger.”
BERLIN: Germany’s foreign minister said Friday that new allegations of US eavesdropping on senior German government officials’ telephones need to be clarified “as quickly as possible.”
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina: Day after day, Ramiz Nukic goes into the woods around Srebrenica in search of a tragic quarry: human bones.
PARIS: A French judicial probe has found a series of “tragic” errors caused an Air Algerie plane to crash in the Malian desert last year with 116 people on board, Le Figaro reported.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry says it summoned the Afghan envoy to Islamabad to convey its concern over the detention of a Pakistani official in the Afghan city of Kandahar.
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