DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme leader, at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tehran, said yesterday US policies in the Middle East were a threat to both countries and called for closer bilateral ties.
IDOMENI, GREECE (Reuters) – Moroccans, Iranians and Pakistanis on Greece’s northern border with Macedonia blocked rail traffic and demanded passage to western Europe yesterday, stranded by a policy of filtering migrants in the Balkans that has raised human rights concerns.
PARIS (Reuters) – French jets from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier struck Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria yesterday while Britain offered France the use of an air base in Cyprus to hit the militants group behind the Paris attacks.
SEOUL (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he was discussing with North Korea the dates for his visit to the isolated state but no decision has been made in his first public comments on the trip since news reports last week said he would go soon.
PARIS, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron said in Paris today that he was convinced the UK should carry out military air strikes alongside France and other partners in Syria in an effort to defeat Islamic State.
(Reuters) – Next week, in the waning days of what is set to be the hottest year on record, world leaders meet on the outskirts of Paris for a summit that seeks nothing less than to steer the global economy away from its ever-growing reliance on fossil fuels.
BAMAKO (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday he wanted global cooperation to combat terrorism after Islamist militants killed 19 people, including six Russians, in an attack on a luxury hotel in Mali.
(Reuters) – Western leaders who met on the margins of last week’s Group of 20 summit in Turkey agreed to extend sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine by six months until July of next year, a senior European diplomat told Reuters.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium put the capital Brussels on maximum security alert yesterday, shutting the metro and warning people to avoid crowds because of a “serious and imminent” threat of coordinated, multiple attacks by militants.
DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh executed two opposition leaders today for war crimes committed during the 1971 war to break away from Pakistan, a senior police official said, in a move likely to draw an angry reaction from supporters.
BAMAKO, (Reuters) – Islamist militants killed 19 people in an attack on a top hotel in the capital of Mali yesterday before Malian commandos stormed the building and rescued 170 people, many of them foreigners.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Obama administration yesterday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive President Barack Obama’s executive action to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, saying Republican-led states had no legal basis to challenge it.
LONDON, (Reuters) – The militants who killed 130 people in Paris, triggering waves of air strikes on Syria and security alerts around the world, may have spent as little as around 7,000 euros ($7,500) to stage their attacks.