World News

Topics also related to World News:


Syria extends major offensive to retake territory in west

BEIRUT - Syrian troops and allied militia backed by a fresh wave of Russian air strikes and cruise missiles fired from warships attacked rebel forces on Thursday as the government extended an offensive to recapture territory in the west of the country. | Video

Recent World News

U.N. to audit its dealings with entities tied to alleged bribe scheme

UNITED NATIONS - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has ordered an audit of all dealings the organization had with two entities that are the subjects of a U.S. bribery probe, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday.

United Nations 4:31pm EDT

Yemeni president dismisses Houthi concessions as 'maneuver'

DUBAI/UNITED NATIONS - Yemen's government dismissed as a "maneuver" on Thursday the Houthis' acceptance of a U.N.-sponsored peace plan and demanded that the Iran-backed group hand back territory it has seized since last year.

United Nations, Yemen 8:46pm EDT

Guatemala landslide death toll tops 220; another 350 missing

GUATEMALA CITY - At least 220 bodies have been recovered after a massive landslide buried part of a town in Guatemala last week while about 350 people are missing, national disaster agency Conred said on Thursday.

Environment, 4:35pm EDT

Myanmar official accuses China of meddling in rebel peace talks

YANGON - A top negotiator in Myanmar's peace talks with ethnic rebels has accused neighboring China of derailing a nationwide ceasefire deal last week that would have brought Japan and Western nations in as observers to monitor an end to decades of conflict.

5:11pm EDT

Guinea president vows to hold vote, street clashes erupt

CONAKRY - Guinea's President Alpha Conde said on Thursday he had no plans to postpone this weekend's election, dismissing an opposition request, as supporters of rival parties clashed in the capital.

Africa 8:48pm EDT

Topics also related to Top News: