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US President Barack Obama has ordered a “relentless” war against the Islamic State, and has cited the ongoing intervention in Somalia as a...

Pope Francis will visit Turkey “in the final days of November”, the Vatican announced on Friday. Father Federico Lombardi told reporters the pope had received an invitation from Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The exact date and programme has yet to be finalised. ...

Margaret Chan, WHO DG and Roberto Morales Ojeda, Cuba’s Public health minister in Geneva today Cuba is to send 165 healthcare workers to West Africa...

Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius was found guilty on Friday of culpable homicide in shooting dead his glamorous girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a conviction...

SRINAGAR (AFP) – The main city in Indian Kashmir has “drowned completely” under floodwaters, a senior official said Friday, with the deadly inundation now affecting about two million people in neighbouring Pakistan and threatening its all-important cotton industry. The floods began in Kashmir after heavy monsoon rains and are now progressing downstream...

Petro Poroshenko Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko vows that Crimea will be returned to Ukraine, in an address at a business forum in Kiev. The Crimean...

 The Russian ruble hit a new low against the dollar on Friday, as fresh European Union sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis took effect. The ruble...

A man jumped the perimeter fence of the White House on Thursday, jangling nerves on the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Witnesses said he...

A pro-union banner and the British Union flag at the Scottish borders A new poll showed Scotland set to narrowly reject independence in a historic referendum...

Rob Ford: transferred to cancer hospital Scandal-plagued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Thursday transferred hospitals via ambulance to a facility specializing...