Russia and China have vetoed a draft UN resolution calling for the crisis in Syria to be referred to the international criminal court – ignoring support for the measure by 65 other countries and all other members of the security council. Thirteen of the security council's 15 members voted for…
Thursday, 22 May 2014 14:02

Thai Army Seizes Power in Bloodless Coup

BANGKOK — Thailand’s military seized power Thursday in a bloodless coup, dissolving the government, suspending the constitution and dispersing groups of protesters from both sides of the country’s political divide who had gathered in Bangkok and raised fears of a violent showdown. The powerful army chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, announced…
Two vehicles bombs stormed into an open market in China's Xinjiang - the traditional home of the ethnic Muslim Uighurs - killed 31 people and wounded ninety-four others on Thursday, state media reported, the deadliest act of violence in the region in years. China called the attack in the regional…
Doha, Qatar -  Hamas leader Khaled Mesha'l said on Tuesday that the Islamist group was close to mending rifts with Palestine Liberation Organization, but vowed resistance against the Zionist occupation will continue, emphasizing that the Palestinian reconciliation is not a substitute for the choice of resistance, but this approach is…
Continue in the occupied West Bank , the activities of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails , at a time when the number of strikers suffering from a sharp deterioration in their health may lead to death. The press sources said that dozens of families of…
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