By Adrian Croft and Peter Apps BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Hackers brought down several public NATO websites, the alliance said on Sunday, in what appeared to be the latest escalation in cyberspace over growing tensions over Crimea. The Western military alliance's spokeswoman, Oana Lungescu, said on social networking site Twitter that cyber attacks, which began on Saturday evening, continued
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Syria evacuated three busloads of civilians from a besieged area of Homs on Friday, the first stage of a planned three-day humanitarian ceasefire in the city which has suffered some of the worst devastation of Syria's three-year conflict.
By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Ali Benflis, a former leader of Algeria's ruling FLN party, announced on Sunday he would run in the April 17 elections, in which President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has yet to say whether he will seek a fourth term. Bouteflika returned home on Thursday from a visit to a Paris hospital for check-ups after suffering a stroke early last year. Benflis, 70, who los
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A powerful alliance of Syrian Islamist rebels rejected upcoming peace talks on Sunday, meaning that even if the talks reach an unlikely breakthrough in the three year old civil war, it will be harder to implement it on the ground.
The head of an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria called in an audio message on Sunday for other rebel groups to stop attacking his fighters and instead join forces to defeat President Bashar al-Assad.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday he had invited Iran to participate in Syria peace talks on January 22 in Montreux, Switzerland and that Tehran had pledged to play a "positive and constructive role" if it was asked to participate.
European countries must shoulder more of the political and economic responsiblity for NATO's common defense to ensure the continued relevance of the alliance in coming years, Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said on Thursday.
A continuing barrel bomb assault by President Bashar al-Assad's Syrian air force on Aleppo has now claimed more than 400 lives, monitors said
Online gambling company Bwin.Party said on Wednesday the outlook for next year was positive thanks to betting on the soccer World Cup and growth prospects in the United States. Bwin is focusing on fewer, better-regulated markets and is expanding in the United States, as gambling rules are relaxed in places like New Jersey. Bwin said last month that a block on access to online gambling sites in Gr
AMMAN/ARSAL, Lebanon (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's forces fired rocket and artillery barrages on a besieged mountain town near Lebanon on Monday in a push to capture the strategic area following advances against rebels in Damascus and in the north of Syria.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday his militant Shi'ite group, which has been fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria's civil war, would stay in Syria for as long as necessary. "As long as the reasons (to fight in Syria) remain, our presence there will remain," Nasrallah said in a speech to tens of thousands
For more than three decades, Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has come to the agency as a supplicant. He lobbied regulators as the head of cable and wireless trade groups. He has sat on the boards of companies whose businesses rely on FCC permissions, including the Internet service provider EarthLink and the Public Broadcasting Service. Read full article
The choice for the new army chief in Pakistan will affect the civil-military relations in the country and its relationship with India.
Lakhdar Brahimi’s latest mission — starting Syria peace talks — has proved to be among the most stubborn of the many conflicts he has mediated on behalf of the United Nations.
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - One Syrian security official called it the "Starvation Until Submission Campaign", blocking food and medicine from entering and people from leaving besieged areas of Syria.