THE United States has warned Iran it is ready to defend its own ships and those of its allies after Tehran said it had seized a foreign oil tanker it claimed was smuggling fuel in the Gulf, further raising the stakes in the region.
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern,” saying that its recent spread to the city of Goma and into neighbouring Uganda had increased the threat.
IMRAN KHAN faces mounting pressure as rising prices and tough austerity policies under Pakistan's latest bailout from the International Monetary Fund are squeezing the middle class that helped carry him to power.
ITALY’s deputy Prime Minister and Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio has said coalition partner League’s decision not to back Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission President could leave his country “isolated in Europe”.
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Four years after Russian warplanes began pummelling opposition groups in Syria, the country’s embattled president Bashar Al Assad is relying on a fresh batch of elite ground troops from Moscow to rout his opponents from their last stronghold, according to senior rebel commanders in northern Idlib province. The Russian special forces are now taking an active role in combat, not just directing fighting from behind front lines and providing sniper or artillery fire, the rebels say. "These special Russian forces are now present in the battlefield. The Russians are intervening directly now," said Naji Mustafa, spokesman for the Turkey-backed National Liberation Front...