Graphic scenes purporting to show Syrian forces firing on unarmed anti-government demonstrators have been posted on the internet. It is claimed the
French New Wave cinema actress Marie-France Pisier has been found dead in the swimming pool of her home in Saint Cyr sur Mer, southern France. The
Indian spiritual guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba, revered by many as a living god with mystical powers, has died aged 86. His followers, estimated to
There has been a sceptical response from anti-government protesters in Yemen to news that a deal to remove President Saleh might be around the
Hundreds of thousands of Armenians, including President Serge Sarkisian, laid flowers at a monument in the capital Yerevan on Sunday to honour
Libya’s third largest city Misrata was reported to be again under heavy bombardment on Sunday despite the country’s deputy foreign minister saying
There have been heavy cross-border artillery exchanges between Thai and Cambodian forces for a third consecutive day. Since the latest flare-up of
Palestinian youths have clashed with Israeli soldiers at Joseph’s Tomb in the occupied West Bank and Israeli settlers stoned Palestinian vehicles
The pope focused on suffering being endured in the world during his Easter Day ‘Urbi et Orbi’ address at the Vatican. Before a congregation of
A memorial service has been held in Minamisanriku – the Japanese fishing town obliterated by the tsunami that followed last month’s earthquake
Rebels’ celebrations in Libya’s third largest city Misrata, amid hopes that a two-month long siege by Gaddafi’s troops was over, appear to have been
Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has agreed to step down within weeks in return for immunity from prosecution. Saleh, who has been in power for
An orthodox patriarch leads Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
Libyan rebels take wounded government soldiers in Misrata to hospital for treatment and question them about where they are from.
An Israeli man has been killed and three others were wounded when shots were fired at their car in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli military
For plant lovers it does not get much sexier, even if it is real stinker. The Arum Titan, or Corpse Flower, has been pulling the crowds in at Basel’s
Libyan rebels in besieged Misrata have claimed victory after forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi withdrew from the front line. The situation in the
The ruling party in Yemen has accepted ‘in full’ the terms of proposals by Gulf Arab states to transfer power away from President Ali Abdullah Saleh
Security forces have killed more anti-government protesters in Syria, as they attended the funerals of those who were shot dead the previous day.