Smoke rises as crude oil is heated in Rmeilan oil field of Syria’s Hasakeh province, where the Kurds, having fought off jihadists, are extracting and refining oil for the first time.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is surrounded by photographers during a meeting of the ruling leftist Syriza party’s central committee in Athens on Thursday. — AP
Prime Minister David Cameron faced criticism on Thursday for saying a “swarm of migrants” was trying to come to Britain as authorities in France struggle to stop them crossing the Channel.
Ukraine foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin (right) makes a sympathetic gesture to Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders (centre) as he prepares to speak before the Security Council after the Russian veto at the UN headquarters on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)
Jim Gilmore, a former governor of Virginia, filed paperwork on Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission to run for President, making him the 17th major Republican figure to enter the crowded Whi
Napoleon Bonaparte likely would have conquered Russia in 1812 if not for a life-saving brain surgery performed on Russian general Mikhail Kutuzov by a French surgeon, scientists have found.
The Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of their leader Mullah Omar but gave no word about who would take charge of the movement still waging a bloody insurgency in Afghanistan.
Israeli security forces stand guard as bulldozers start the demolition of the so-called Dreinoff buildings in the settlement of Beit El, north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on Wednesday. — AFP
The Israeli Parliament approved on Thursday a law allowing prisoners on hunger strike to be force fed if their life is in danger or they face chronic health problems, a spokesman said.