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UN urges unity government in Afghanistan

UN urges unity government in Afghanistan

Although Ashraf Ghani was inaugurated as the new president, he will share power with former rival Abdullah Abdullah.

China confirms pledge to fight Ebola in Africa

China confirms pledge to fight Ebola in Africa

Beijing continues to dispatch medical teams to West Africa as the CDC and UN issue dire warnings.

NSA spying station in Austria?

NSA spying station in Austria?

Published photos depict a listening post atop a skyscraper in Vienna, located next door to a venue which regularly hosts UN meetings.

Refugee crisis developing on Turkey border

Refugee crisis developing on Turkey border

Hundreds of Kurdish peshmerga fighters have reportedly crossed the Iraqi border and have apparently already clashed with IS fighters in Syria.

US Congress approves arming ‘moderate Syrian rebels’

US Congress approves arming ‘moderate Syrian rebels’

Meanwhile, Senator Elizabeth Warren, senior Democrat from Massachusetts, said that while she agrees IS is a threat, she does not believe Obama's strategy adequately serves US interests.

Charting a third narrative for the Sri Lankan Civil War

Charting a third narrative for the Sri Lankan Civil War

Jeevan Thiagarajah says there are two sharply contrasting irreconcilable narratives of the last phase of the war against the LTTE and that an alternative must be considered.

Will the Fed increase interest rates?

Will the Fed increase interest rates?

US Fed chief Janet Yellen, experts believe, could announce rate increases to begin in 2015, marking the first time since 2006 the Federal Reserve has made such a move.

Brazil World Cup ‘best ever’ – experts

Brazil World Cup ‘best ever’ – experts

A FIFA study noted greater risk-taking by players and the growing role of goalkeepers to determine the outcome of matches.

Kerry urges Turkey to play bigger anti-ISIL role

Kerry urges Turkey to play bigger anti-ISIL role

Ankara responded by saying the "two countries will continue to fight terrorist organizations in the region as in the past".

EU imposes new sanctions on Russia

EU imposes new sanctions on Russia

Putin fired back at the EU and US on Thursday and said that they were to blame for the Ukraine crisis.

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