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Taiwan quake kills at least 11, fells apartment block

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 11 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with at least five people missing in the ruins of the complex as darkness fell, government officials said. As … Continue reading

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Syrian foreign minister warns Saudis against incursion, will be resisted

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem speaks during a news conference at the Syrian Foreign Ministry in Damascus, in this still image taken from video shot on February 6, 2016. Reuters/SYRIAN TV via Reuters TV Syria will see any incursion on … Continue reading

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Trump, Rubio likely targets in eighth Republican presidential debate

Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (R) talks to Senator Marco Rubio during a break in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, South Carolina, January 14, 2016. Reuters/Chris Keane . SAP is the sponsor … Continue reading

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Austria’s finance minister asks EU to cover costs of additional migrants

A migrant carries a child as they walk through a frozen field after crossing the border from Macedonia, near the village of Miratovac, Serbia, January 18, 2016. Reuters/Marko Djurica Austria’s Finance Minister Hans-Joerg Schelling has asked the European Commission to … Continue reading

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Iran mocks Saudi offer to send ground troops to Syria

Iran’s Revolutionary guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari speaks during a conference to mark the martyrs of terrorism in Tehran September 6, 2011. Reuters/Morteza Nikoubazl The head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard said on Saturday Saudi Arabia lacked the courage to … Continue reading

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On Turkish side of border, Syrian refugees wait and worry

Internally displaced Syrians fleeing advancing pro-government Syrian forces wait near the Syrian-Turkish border after they were given permission by the Turkish authorities to enter Turkey, in Khirbet Al-Joz, Latakia countryside February 2, 2016. Reuters/Ammar Abdullah Tens of thousands of Syrians … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda mourns death of top commander in Yemen

Al Qaeda’s branch in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) mourned the killing of a senior commander in southern Yemen, a statement distributed on social media showed, after he was reported dead in a suspected U.S. drone strike last week. Jalal Baleedi … Continue reading

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As Myanmar powerbrokers talk, could Suu Kyi emerge as president?

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after she attended as an observer for opening of the new upper house of parliament in Naypyitaw February 3, 2016. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun As Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawmakers … Continue reading

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China faces diplomatic ‘crisis’ over missing Hong Kong booksellers

A pro-democracy demonstrator burns a letter next to pictures of missing staff members of a publishing house and a bookstore, including Gui Minhai, a China-born Swedish national who is the owner of Mighty Current, Cheung Jiping, the business manager of … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Pentagon’s budget plan funds 404 Lockheed F-35 jets – sources

A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet is seen in its hanger at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland October 28, 2015. Reuters/Gary Cameron The U.S. Defense Department plans to buy 404 Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) F-35 fighter … Continue reading

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