A Swiss man kidnapped by al Qaeda’s North African wing has been freed. Werner Greiner was captured in the Sahara in late January. Three other
At an historic ceremony in parliament, Lithuania’s so-called “Iron Lady” has been sworn into office as the Baltic state’s first female president
There has been an abundance of bloodshed on day six of Spain’s San Fermin festival in Pamplona, with bulls goring four people. Two of them are
Clashes between Islamist insurgents and government forces in the Somali capital Mogadishu have killed at least forty people.
Prospects for peace in the Middle East have dimmed with claims that Israel and America have agreed a secret deal on settlements. The Palestinians
Hundreds of illegal immigrants have been forced from their camp in the Greek port city of Patras.
Police bulldozers and around 80 officers took
He had almost lost hope of walking away from captivity. But, as Italian Red Cross worker Eugenio Vagni was reunited with his family in Manila, he
Amid fierce fighting in Mogadishu, African Union peacekeepers are said to have directly intervened to help beleaguered Somali troops for the first
Under pressure amid mounting military losses in Afghanistan, Britain’s government says troops will get whatever equipment they need. Fifteen British
The former American Vice President Dick Cheney has been accused of keeping a CIA counter-terrorism programme secret from Congress for eight years
One week after the riots in China’s far west, tension remains high. Officially, 184 people died when Uighur Muslims rampaged through the Xinjiang
Once through the Door of No Return, enslaved Africans knew they would never see their homeland again.
For the Obamas, and particularly Michelle
The launch of the US space shuttle Endeavour has been put back again so that NASA can assess possible damage from lightning strikes.
An Italian hostage has been freed by Muslim rebels in the Philippines.
Eugenio Vagni spent nearly six months in captivity before being released on
Big Ben has rung in its 150th year.
The Great Bell, housed in the Palace of Westminster in London, struck its first hour on the July 11, 1859