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31 Oct 2014 17:59

UN warns of 'unprecedented' number of foreign militants

Around 15,000 people from over 80 countries have travelled alongside Islamic State (IS) and other hardcore militant groups to fight in Iraq and Syria, according to a UN report.

  • 01 Nov 2014 02:12

    Burkina's President Blaise Compaore ousted

    Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore announced that he was stepping down to make way for elections after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule.

  • 31 Oct 2014 19:58

    Growth, jobs top new European Commission agenda

    The new European Commission, which formally takes office on Saturday (Nov 1), must quickly get to grips with fixing the stalling economy, cutting near-record jobless queues and making member states stick to tough budget rules. 

  • 31 Oct 2014 21:33

    Fire ravages iconic French radio building

    A fire broke out on the seventh floor of the "Maison de la radio" (Radio House) in Paris on Friday (Oct 31). Firefighters said employees were quickly evacuated from the building.

  • 31 Oct 2014 16:35

    Ukraine rebel vote drives further wedge between Russia and West

    Ukraine and the West fear the ballot, backed by Moscow, is being staged to drag the Russian-speaking industrial east further from the grip of Kiev's pro-Western government.

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