BREAKING NEWS

2012-02-24

News

ICRC starts to evacuate wounded from Homs

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent evacuated seven Syrian nationals from the Babr Amr neighbourhood of Homs on Friday. A spokeswoman for the

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent evacuated seven Syrian nationals from the Babr Amr neighbourhood of Homs on Friday. A spokeswoman for the

Sport

Olympic lab opens

For those athletes thinking of using banned substances at this summers Olympic games…they might want think again. The anti-doping laboratory for

For those athletes thinking of using banned substances at this summers Olympic games…they might want think again. The anti-doping laboratory for

News

Serbia: agreement will lower tension in N.Kosovo

Belgrade and Pristina have struck a deal that could accelerate Serbia’s path to EU membership. The two have been at loggerheads ever since Kosovo

Belgrade and Pristina have struck a deal that could accelerate Serbia’s path to EU membership. The two have been at loggerheads ever since Kosovo

Business

Merkel and Junker optimistic on Greek deal

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the euro-zone finance ministers group on Friday both were upbeat about Greece

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the euro-zone finance ministers group on Friday both were upbeat about Greece

News

Syrian unrest unnerves Lebanon

Events in Syria are having an effect on its neighbour, Lebanon – a country that has already had more than its share of bloody conflict. Damascus

Events in Syria are having an effect on its neighbour, Lebanon – a country that has already had more than its share of bloody conflict. Damascus

News

EU candidacy beckons after Serbia-Kosovo deal

Serbia and Kosovo have struck a deal that could catapult Belgrade much closer to European Union membership. Serbia’s refusal to recognise its

Serbia and Kosovo have struck a deal that could catapult Belgrade much closer to European Union membership. Serbia’s refusal to recognise its

News

Turkish, Romanian Jews mourn Struma victims

Turkish and Romanian Jews on Friday marked the 70th anniversary of the deaths of 768 Jewish refugees denied shelter by Turkey during World War

Turkish and Romanian Jews on Friday marked the 70th anniversary of the deaths of 768 Jewish refugees denied shelter by Turkey during World War

News

Tunisia and Euro-med states reach out to Syria

Tunisia is hosting a “Friends of Syria” conference in a bid to bring an end to the bloodshed in Syria. This comes on the heels of a call in Rome from

Tunisia is hosting a “Friends of Syria” conference in a bid to bring an end to the bloodshed in Syria. This comes on the heels of a call in Rome from

Business

No end to the Greek tragedy

Greece has been in the focus once more: Eurozone finance ministers reached a last-minute agreement on a bail-out – but nobody was in the mood to

Greece has been in the focus once more: Eurozone finance ministers reached a last-minute agreement on a bail-out – but nobody was in the mood to

News

Clinton: Syria's Assad to pay "heavy price"

Several hundred supporters of Syria’s President Assad tried to force their way into a hotel where Western and Arab leaders gathered for a ‘Friends of

Several hundred supporters of Syria’s President Assad tried to force their way into a hotel where Western and Arab leaders gathered for a ‘Friends of

News

Police clash with protesters at Jersualem holy site

Clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians in in Jerusalem on Friday left 11 officers and nine civilians injured. The unrest happened around

Clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians in in Jerusalem on Friday left 11 officers and nine civilians injured. The unrest happened around

News

Hamfisted robbers hunted in Spain

Spanish police are hunting four gunmen who stole 50,000 euros worth of gold and jewels from a security warehouse – but then lost most of it when they

Spanish police are hunting four gunmen who stole 50,000 euros worth of gold and jewels from a security warehouse – but then lost most of it when they

News

Copter collapses in botched landing

Dramatic footage has emerged from Brazil where a rescue helicopter literally fell to pieces on landing at an airstrip in the north of the

Dramatic footage has emerged from Brazil where a rescue helicopter literally fell to pieces on landing at an airstrip in the north of the

Business

Eurozone problems top G20 agenda

Europe’s debt crisis will dominate a two-day gathering of finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 richest nations this weekend and it

Europe’s debt crisis will dominate a two-day gathering of finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 richest nations this weekend and it

Culture

Who might get an animated Oscar

At the Oscars, the battle for best animated feature film is almost as hotly contested as those for the best live action film – and the results almost

At the Oscars, the battle for best animated feature film is almost as hotly contested as those for the best live action film – and the results almost

Culture

Fashion week continues in Milan

Italian designer Ermanno Scervino has shown his autumn/winter 2012 collection in Milan. The designer says he was inspired by British country life for

Italian designer Ermanno Scervino has shown his autumn/winter 2012 collection in Milan. The designer says he was inspired by British country life for

News

Several killed in protest over Koran burning

In Afghanistan, at least 12 people have been killed in the bloodiest day of protests over the burning of Korans at a NATO military base. Friday is

In Afghanistan, at least 12 people have been killed in the bloodiest day of protests over the burning of Korans at a NATO military base. Friday is

News

Five dead as Syrian troops shell Baba Amr

Syrian government forces again shelled the city of Homs on Friday in an attack which rebels say killed least five people.   The Baba Amr

Syrian government forces again shelled the city of Homs on Friday in an attack which rebels say killed least five people.   The Baba Amr

News

Injured journalists trapped in Homs plea for rescue

After the death of the two journalists Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlid, three more Western journalists seem to be trapped in Homs. Since several days

After the death of the two journalists Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlid, three more Western journalists seem to be trapped in Homs. Since several days

Business

Volkswagen's bumper year turns bumpy in final stretch

Volkswagen has reported a bumper year with net profits more than doubling to 15.8 billion euros as it delivered a record number of

Volkswagen has reported a bumper year with net profits more than doubling to 15.8 billion euros as it delivered a record number of

Business

Grim numbers from Lloyds

The part state-owned British bank Lloyds said losses last year were the equivalent of 4.1 billion euros and it is pushing back key targets of its

The part state-owned British bank Lloyds said losses last year were the equivalent of 4.1 billion euros and it is pushing back key targets of its

Business

Former Greek bank head's Swiss accounts frozen - reports

The Swiss authorities have reportedly frozen three bank accounts of the former head of private Greek bank Proton. Greek businessman Lavrentis

The Swiss authorities have reportedly frozen three bank accounts of the former head of private Greek bank Proton. Greek businessman Lavrentis

Business

Two's Company in Belgium

Belgium, Europe’s sixth largest economy, has officially gone into recession, but Belgian small and medium sized companies (SMEs) and entrepreneurs

Belgium, Europe’s sixth largest economy, has officially gone into recession, but Belgian small and medium sized companies (SMEs) and entrepreneurs

News

High prices divide Reunion Island

Price riots have taken place on the French island of Reunion for a third consecutive night, despite Thursday’s pledges by authorities to bring prices

Price riots have taken place on the French island of Reunion for a third consecutive night, despite Thursday’s pledges by authorities to bring prices

News

Iranian parliamentary battle begins

Campaigning has started in Iran for a general election that is turning into a battle between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader

Campaigning has started in Iran for a general election that is turning into a battle between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader

Culture

Madam Butterfly in 3D, fresh angles

It is the most subtle of facial gestures that matter when you go to see a live performance. However, when you go to a grand venue and your seat is

It is the most subtle of facial gestures that matter when you go to see a live performance. However, when you go to a grand venue and your seat is

News

Syria friends group calls for end to violence

Syria will come under renewed pressure to end violence and human rights abuses against anti-government protestors. Meeting in Tunisia, the “Friends

Syria will come under renewed pressure to end violence and human rights abuses against anti-government protestors. Meeting in Tunisia, the “Friends

News

Putin tipped for one round victory

Vladimir Putin will be re-elected as Russia’s president in the first round of next month’s ballot – according to the last major poll before the

Vladimir Putin will be re-elected as Russia’s president in the first round of next month’s ballot – according to the last major poll before the

Nocomment

Moscow: Pro-Putin election rally

February 23 is Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia and tens of thousands of people marched along the Moscow River and then packed a soccer

February 23 is Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia and tens of thousands of people marched along the Moscow River and then packed a soccer

Nocomment

Fire at Myanmar refugee camp

A fire destroyed 1,000 bamboo shacks at the camp which houses about 17,000 of the 130,000 Myanmar refugees living in camps along the western Thai

A fire destroyed 1,000 bamboo shacks at the camp which houses about 17,000 of the 130,000 Myanmar refugees living in camps along the western Thai