Egypt army chief to seek presidency

Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has announced that he will run for president. In a nationally televised speech, Field Marshal el-Sissi said he has resigned...

Bin Laden’s son-in-law convicted

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al Qaida propaganda videotapes after the September 11 attacks, has been convicted of conspiring to kill...

Met Police anti-graft operation cost £8m

An anti-corruption operation at the centre of an evidence-shredding row had a budget of £7.82 million, it has been revealed. Claims that police officers shredded...

Calls for inquiry as figures show 27% of London’s prisoners are...

More than a quarter of London’s prison population are Muslims, prompting urgent calls for an inquiry into what is happening in the justice system. Official...

Ace Hales seizes win from Sri Lanka

Alex Hales hit a stunning century to lead England to a memorable victory over Sri Lanka and reignite the side's World Twenty20 campaign. Hales produced...

Portugal fashion week kicks off with organic theme

LISBON, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Portugal fashion show kicked off on Wednesday at a small palace in capital Lisbon' s principe real, Embaixada, where...

Bank of America to pay $9.5 bn to US housing regulator

Bank of America has agreed to pay $9.5 billion to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to resolve all residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) issues....

Without reforms Ukraine to default in 2014

Kiev must impose tough reforms and austerity, otherwise even with billions of dollars of aid Ukraine will default in 2014, the coup-imposed Prime Minister...

UK threatened to shut down Guardian for printing Snowden leaks

British secret services threatened to shut down the Guardian newspaper as it was publishing its exposé of US massive surveillance based on Edward Snowden...

Turkey shuts off YouTube after ‘Syria invasion plan’ leak

Access to YouTube has been cut off in Turkey after an explosive leak of audiotapes that appeared to show ministers talking about provoking military...

UN Gen Assembly adopts resolution backing Ukraine’s territorial integrity

The UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted for a resolution submitted by Ukraine denouncing the referendum in Crimea that made the Black Sea peninsula...

TTP does not want to enforce Shariah at gunpoint, says Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said Thursday that Taliban did not want to enforce Shariah in the country at gunpoint but wanted...

India’s betrayal of Palestine

India's betrayal of Palestine From India to Palestine has focused attention on the sufferings of Palestinians and the aggressive policies that Israel pursues against Palestine FROM...

Banks paid $100 bn in US fines for ‘pre-crisis mistakes’

As supervisory bodies are tightening the screws on the financial institutions across the world seeking to punish those involved in the 2007 financial crisis,...

N. Korea test-fires ballistic missiles in defiance of US-South war games

North Korea test-fired two medium range ballistic missiles in a move violating a UN Security Council ban. The launches come after test-firing of short...

Hard times: Top British writers blast prisoner book ban

An alliance of British authors have some harsh words for the government's new rules that prohibit prisoners from receiving the works of their favorite...

Arab summit rejects Israel as ‘Jewish state’

The Arab League has refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, backing Palestine’s stance on the issue. The demand by Israel threatened to...

Obama: Regular NATO presence required in Eastern Europe

NATO must have a sustained presence in countries that feel “vulnerable” to Russia, US President Barack Obama said at a meeting with EU leaders...

Push in Sardinia for online vote on independence from Italy

The island of Sardinia plans to hold an online referendum on independence from Italy, following in the footsteps of country’s northeastern Veneto region, where...

US considers buying industrial cannabis from Ukraine to bolster its economy

The US Department of Agriculture is looking to boost imports of hemp seeds from Ukraine, hoping this will help the country’s battered economy. However,...