Islamabad (AFP) Dec 18, 2014 Pakistani forces killed 27 suspected militants in air strikes and a ground operation Thursday in the restive northwest hours after a roadside bomb killed three soldiers, officials said.
Tehran (AFP) Dec 18, 2014 Iran welcomed as "useful" Thursday its first round of nuclear talks with the major powers since the two sides gave themselves another seven months to strike a deal. We'll have a new mee
Nahyat Al-Ayadhiya, Iraq (AFP) Dec 18, 2014 Kurdish forces backed by foreign jets pressed an ambitious operation against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq on Thursday, taking on the jihadists in the heart of their "caliphate".
Washington (AFP) Dec 18, 2014 The cyber attack that forced Sony Pictures to scrap a comedy about North Korea is a "serious national security matter," the White House warned Thursday, threatening an "appropriate response."
Bangkok (AFP) Dec 19, 2014 Chinese premier Li Keqiang is set Friday to sign agriculture and transport agreements on a visit to Bangkok, as Thailand's junta seeks diplomatic support after their coup was given short-shrift by US and European allies.
Kiev (AFP) Dec 18, 2014 Ukraine's president openly challenged the Kremlin on Thursday by submitting a bill allowing the former Soviet republic to join NATO and make the Western alliance its defender from Russian threats.