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US Urges DRC to Set Date for Presidential Poll

Democratic Republic of Congo should promptly set a date for a presidential election in 2016, a senior US envoy said on Monday, increasing international pressure on President Joseph Kabila to…

Moussaoui Claims Saudi Royals ‘Funded 9/11 Attacks’

Al-Qaeda plotter Zacarias Moussaoui has claimed members of the Saudi royal family helped fund the 9/11 attacks. Moussaoui, imprisoned in Colorado for his role in the attacks, gave testimony in…

Jordan Vows ‘Severe Response’ to IS

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has promised to fight back hard against Islamic State, saying that the death of a Jordanian pilot at the militants’ hands will not be in vain.…

Hezbollah ‘Sends Anti-Escalation Message’ to IsraeL

Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah saying it does not want a further escalation after border clashes on Wednesday that killed three people. Defence…

Helicopter Carrying Ton of Hash Crashes In Spain, Killing 2 Pilots

A helicopter trying to smuggle almost a ton of hashish into the Malaga province of Spain crashed into an electricity pylon during a police chase, killing both pilots on board.…

French Court Stops Child From Being Named Nutella

A French court has stopped parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision. The judge ordered that…

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dies

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died, royal officials have announced, weeks after he was admitted to hospital. King Abdullah, who was said to be aged about 90, had been…

Jamaica Considers Marijuana Legalisation and Production

The Jamaican Cabinet has approved a bill that legalises the possession of small amounts of marijuana. It means that for the first time the country’s Rastafarian community, which uses the…

EU Ministers Discuss Europe’s Terrorism Threat

EU foreign ministers are meeting to discuss the terror threat in Europe in the wake of recent attacks. Europe is on high alert after a failed terrorist plot in Belgium…

Europe On High Alert Over Terrorist Threat

Europe is on high alert following anti-terror raids and arrests of suspected Islamist militants. More than 20 people have been arrested in Belgium, France and Germany and Belgium has joined…