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Syrian Opposition leaves peace talks after air raids

Syrians look at the damage following an airstrike on a vegetable market. — AFP

Syrian Opposition leaders started leaving Geneva after air strikes on markets in the northwest killed at least 44 people, saying they could not take part in peace talks while civilians were dying dail

North Korea will pursue nuclear missiles, says envoy

North Korea will pursue its nuclear and ballistic missile program in defiance of the United States and its allies, a top Pyongyang envoy said on Friday, adding that a state of “semi-war” now existed o

Fifa suspect Costas Takkas gets extradited

Costas Takkas

Costas Takkas, the former Cayman Islands Football Federation general secretary being held in the Fifa corruption investigation, was extradited from Zurich to the United States on Tuesday, Swiss author

UN wants clear plan from Assad

The UN’s Syria envoy wrapped up a week of fragile peace talks on Friday with plans to meet both sides, after urging the regime put forward clear plans for political transition.

‘Federal Syria’ call stalls peace talks

Talks to end Syria’s brutal five-year conflict were rattled on Thursday by uncertainty surrounding the arrival of a second opposition group and the declaration by Syria’s Kurds, so far excluded from t

UN rights envoy seeks North Korean leader’s prosecution

The United Nations human rights investigator for North Kor-ea called on Monday for leader Kim Jong-un and se-nior officials in the country to be prosecuted for committing crimes against humanity.

US, France warn Syria over disrupting talks

The United States and France warned the Syrian regime on Sunday against trying to disrupt the fragile ceasefire as the warring sides prepared for fresh peace talks to end the brutal five-year conflict

90 percent of domestic workers have no labour protection: UN

 Migrant domestic workers demonstrating in central London. (Photo: AP)

The report noted that women were by a wide margin the most affected -- accounting for 80 percent of all domestic workers globally.

Syria's opposition says Assad must go, dead or alive


Fighting has eased since a landmark ceasefire between Syria's regime and rebels, bar some Islamist groups, took effect two weeks ago.

China urges UN to snub Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

China has written to diplomats and UN officials urging them not to attend a Geneva event on Friday where the Dalai Lama will speak, reasserting that it opposes his appearance at all venues due to his

Mega corruption scandals are taking a toll on two leading democracies of the developing world — South Africa and Brazil.

The course of true love never runs smooth, the Bard told us hundreds of years ago.