The announcement came at the start of a visit to Washington by a Syrian opposition delegation led by Ahmad Jarba, president of the coalition, also known as the Syrian Opposition Coalition The United States said on Monday it would recognize the main opposition Syrian National Coalition offices as a diplomatic…
PANAMA CITY  – Vice President Juan Carlos Varela was declared the victor of Panama’s presidential election Sunday, thwarting an attempt by former ally President Ricardo Martinelli to extend his grip on power by electing a hand-picked successor. With 60 percent of ballots counted, officials said Varela led with 39 percent…
separatists Ukraine vowed on Sunday to broaden its "anti-terrorist" operation against pro-Russian separatists, as the crisis-hit country marked its second day of mourning after violence that left more than 50 dead. National Security and Defence Council chief Andriy Parubiy said the armed forces would expand the "active stage of the…
Officials in Afghanistan have said that at least 2,000 people are feared dead after a mountainside collapsed causing a massive landslide in a remote region of the country. Seven people were pulled alive from the mud and debris that flattened 300 homes but rescuers were pessimistic about anyone else being…
Two car bombs killed 18 civilians, including 11 children, and wounded more than 50 others in the towns of Jidreen and al-Hmairi in Hama countryside, SANA news agency reported. A source in the province told SANA reporter that a suicide bomber blew up a booby-trapped car in Jidreen town, southwestern…