Medecins Sans Frontieres’ shock at Myanmar suspension – BBC News

BBC NewsThe aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres has expressed its shock at the order to cease operations in Myanmar. It said it was deeply concerned about the tens of thousands…

Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeYANGON, Myanmar — Doctors Without Borders said Friday it has been expelled from Myanmar and that tens of thousands of lives are at risk. The decision came after the…

Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar – Boston.com

Boston.comYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Doctors Without Borders said Friday it has been expelled from Myanmar and that tens of thousands of lives are at risk. The decision came after the…

Why Turks are tiring of Erdogan’s antics – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailTurkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has always been a troublemaker. Indeed, he seems to enjoy being viewed that way. But this time, Mr. Erdogan may be…

Turkey PM ‘tapped calls fabricated by the police’ – BBC News

BBC NewsTurkey’s prime minister has accused his enemies in the police of trying to bring him and his AKP government down. It follows the emergence of a recording in which…

Shinawatra to miss anti-graft hearing – The News International

The News InternationalPrime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is fighting for her political survival as pressure mounts on several fronts — in the streets, the courts and from the National Anti-Corruption Commission.…

Indian sub returns as rescuers look for 2 missing – Washington Post

Washington PostNEW DELHI — Rescuers were searching the cramped confines of an Indian navy submarine after it returned to port in Mumbai on Thursday, a day after an accident aboard…

Italy’s economy: The mountain Matteo Renzi must climb – BBC News

BBC NewsFor the new Italian government, led by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the big task will be to breathe new life into the Italian patient. It is the third largest…

Kid gloves seen softening Israeli crackdown on pro-settler vandals – Reuters UK

Reuters UKMISHOR ADUMIM, West Bank (Reuters) – Last March, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a crackdown on crimes that elsewhere might be shrugged off as ugly but sufferable mischief…

Ukraine crisis: Russia steps up Ukraine rhetoric – BBC News

BBC NewsRussia has stepped up its rhetoric against Ukraine’s new Western-leaning leadership as tensions rise over the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych. Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said interim authorities in…

Coup in Kiev – Antiwar.com

Antiwar.comFirst, a primer for those who have missed the rapidly escalating events of the past few days: mobs of protesters have taken over Kiev and the government of Viktor Yanukovich…

Taliban Says Talks Over US Soldier’s Release Suspended – New York Times

New York TimesKABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban confirmed publicly on Sunday that they had been in talks with the United States over the release of an American soldier, but said…

Palace takeover a symbol of change for Ukraine’s future – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKIEV — To protesters, the presidential residence — with its lavish wooden exterior, artificial lakes and new golf course — were a symbol of everything wrong in Ukraine, and…

Tamil Nadu government decides to release all seven Rajiv Gandhi’s killers – Times of India

Times of IndiaCHENNAI: A day after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences of three men convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Tamil Nadu cabinet on Wednesday decided to…

Afghan forces have proved surprisingly effective – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — It was a tactic that surprised the Americans almost as much as the Taliban. Afghan soldiers in two single-file columns picked their way through a…

Kerry presses China to ease Internet controls – The News International

The News InternationalBEIJING: US Secretary of State John Kerry said he urged Chinese leaders to support Press freedom and a free Internet. Speaking on Saturday after talks with Chinese leaders,…

Wave kills Marco Polo cruise ship passenger – NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auA MAN has recalled the moment “pandemonium broke out” when a freak wave hit a cruise ship, and killed one of its passengers. Passenger Allan Cooper was on-board the Marco…

Opposition ready to vacate seized Kiev building – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comKIEV, Ukraine — A top Ukrainian opposition leader says protesters are ready to vacate the Kiev City Hall that has been occupied by demonstrators for nearly three months — if…

Ukraine protesters freed under amnesty – The News International

The News InternationalKIEV: Ukrainian authorities on Friday provisionally freed the last 234 detained protesters under an amnesty offer aimed at defusing protracted street unrest, but activists decried the move as…

Arvind Kejriwal quits over Jan Lokpal bill – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party’s whirlwind 49-day stint in office ended on Friday evening with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launching AAP’s Lok Sabha campaign by accusing Congress…

Italy – Factors to watch on February 14 – Reuters

ReutersThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Friday. Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*). POLITICS. Prime…

Java volcano spews ash 17km into the sky – Independent Online

Independent OnlineA woman walks along a road covered in volcanic ash after the eruption of Mount Kelud in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Picture: Slamet Riyadi. Jakarta – A volcano erupted late on…

China media: Kerry’s visit – BBC News

BBC NewsMedia are analysing Beijing-Washington ties as US Secretary of State John Kerry begins his China visit. Mr Kerry arrived in Beijing on Friday for a two-day visit “to reaffirm…

Kerry meets China’s Xi amid heightened Asia tensions – AFP

AFPBeijing — US Secretary of State John Kerry met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, as Washington’s security allies Tokyo and Manila fret over China’s far-reaching territorial claims. Kerry started…

11 killed in suicide attack on police bus in Karachi – Xinhua

XinhuaISLAMABAD, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — At least 11 policemen were killed and 36 others injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a police bus in Pakistan’s southern…

Syrian Bombs in Rebel-Held Aleppo Kill at Least 15 – ABC News

ABC NewsSyrian activists say government military aircraft dropped barrels bombs on a rebel-held area in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 15. The activist collectives, the Local Coordination…

Suicide attack in Peshawar hotel kills nine – The News International

The News InternationalPESHAWAR/KARACHI: At least nine persons were killed and 50 others, including nine women and five children, were wounded in a suicide bombing in a hotel in the narrow…

TTP reposes confidence in three representatives – The News International

The News InternationalISLAMABAD: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Tuesday cleared the confusion over its next step after the withdrawal of two members of the five-member Pakistani politicians’ negotiation team announced…

Pakistan Talks With Taliban Team Delayed – ABC News

ABC NewsPeace talks between Pakistani officials and a three-member team representing the Taliban have apparently been delayed after government negotiators failed to show up for the first round. Pakistani Prime…

Pakistan Taliban begins peace talks with government in Islamabad – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukIntermediaries from the Pakistan Taliban are due to meet government negotiators in the capital Islamabad on Tuesday to sketch out a strategy for peace talks. Last week Nawaz Sharif, the…

Afghan presidential election campaign under way – The News International

The News InternationalKABUL: Candidates for Afghanistan’s April 5 presidential election officially launched their campaigns Sunday with a series of rallies held in Kabul, but it remains to be seen whether…

Indonesian volcano toll expected to rise – Sky News Australia

Sky News AustraliaUpdated: 22:11, Sunday February 2, 2014. Indonesian volcano toll expected to rise. Indonesian officials have searched through thick ash for bodies after Mount Sinabung volcano erupted, killing at…

UN calls for unity after deadly Lebanon bombing – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBEIRUT: The U.N. Security Council appealed to the Lebanese people to preserve national unity despite consistent attempts to undermine the country’s stability, in the wake of the deadly…

Tense Thai Elections Go Ahead Despite Protests – ABC News

ABC NewsProtesters trying to derail Thailand’s national elections forced the closure of hundreds of polling stations in a highly contentious vote that has become the latest flashpoint in the country’s…

Indonesia volcano kills at least 11, fears over more eruptions – Reuters

ReutersJAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano erupted and killed at least 11 people on the western island of Sumatra on Saturday, the first time it is known to have…