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Egypt, Libya and the cost of retaliation

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 - 11:53pm
Are we looking at a new era of Egyptian regional activism?

UN postpones key Sri Lanka war crimes report

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 - 11:49pm
The UN delays eagerly awaited report on the war crimes probe into Sri Lanka's brutal separatist war that ended in 2009.

Japan pledges $15.5m to fight 'terror' in Middle East

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 - 11:12pm
Tokyo says funds will assist with border control, investigation and growing legal systems in Middle East and Africa.

Libya on brink of collapse four years after revolution

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 - 10:56pm
The promise of a better life that came with the fall of Muammar Gaddafi is gone as rival militias battle for power.

West pushes for peace as Ukraine truce teeters

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 - 10:49pm
EU and US appeal for end to fighting after Kiev and rebels refuse to start withdrawing heavy weapons from buffer zone.

Denmark honours shooting victims with massive vigil

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 - 9:58pm
Tens of thousands of people attend memorial in Copenhagen after gun attacks that left two people dead and five injured.

Greece handed ultimatum as bailout talks collapse

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 - 9:16pm
Eurogroup head pressures Athens to request an extension to programme that expires at the end of the month.

Civilians killed as Egypt launches air strikes in Libya

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 - 8:48pm
At least seven civilians killed in northeast Libya as Cairo vows to "punish" ISIL for beheading 21 Egyptian Christians.

ISIL video shows Christian Egyptians beheaded in Libya

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 - 1:32am
Egyptian president declares week of mourning after video emerges, apparently showing killings of 21 abducted Copts.

Hong Kong boat captain jailed over deadly collision

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 - 1:23am
High-speed ferry skipper sentenced to eight years after being found guilty for manslaughter of 39 people in 2012.

Singapore PM's prostate cancer surgery 'successful'

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 - 12:58am
Lee Hsien Loong expected to recover fully, but questions raised about ruling party's public succession plan.

Japan emerges from recession despite weak growth

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 - 11:53pm
The 0.6 percent quarter-on-quarter growth in last quarter of 2014 is lower than expectations amid stimulus efforts.

UN Security Council demands Houthis step aside in Yemen

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 - 10:34pm
Resolution, urging Shia rebels to immediately relinquish control of Yemen's government, unanimously adopted.

Rio carnival celebrates city's 450-year history

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 - 10:31pm
Up to two million people expected to attend samba parade in city that has grown in terms of both size and problems.

Both sides say Ukraine truce largely in force

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 - 10:29pm
Government forces and pro-Russia fighters accuse each other of some violations, but say ceasefire is generally holding.

Thousands attend anti-austerity march in Greece

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 - 10:16pm
Demonstrators show their support for the government in front of parliament a day before crucial talks in Brussels.

Escapee recounts horrors of Nigeria's Boko Haram

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 - 8:24pm
Fourteen-year-old who was forcefully drafted by Boko Haram says there is nothing Islamic about the armed group.

S Korea mulls law against abuses after 'nut rage'

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 - 1:20am
Parliamentarians considering legislation against high-handedness following outrage over airline official's tantrums.

Police kill 'person of interest' in Copenhagen attacks

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 - 12:16am
Danish police investigating whether man was behind gun attacks on synagogue and free-speech event that left two dead.

Myanmar troops recover bodies of rebels

Sat, 14 Feb 2015 - 11:47pm
State media says bodies of 13 rebels killed in fighting with government troops found near the Chinese borders.