With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colors and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as an example of freedom and forgiveness to build a better nation and world.
At churches, mosques, synagogues and community halls from the Limp
UN inspectors visited an Iranian plant on Sunday linked to a planned heavy-water reactor that could yield nuclear bomb fuel, taking up an initial offer by Tehran to open its disputed nuclear programme to greater scrutiny.
The increased transparency is the result of a thaw in rela
Freezing weather gripped parts of the United States on Saturday, with hundreds of thousands of people in Texas and Arkansas coping in the cold without power after a winter storm made roads impassable and caused severe flight delays.
The Arctic chill was so pervasive that even Las
The Congress party was headed for a bruising defeat in key state elections, including in the capital, early results showed on Sunday, underlining the struggle it will face to cling to power in a national election due by May.
Congress, led by the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, has led the
A new annual ministerial defence conference involving the US and Gulf countries was proposed by US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Manama Dialogue yesterday (December 7).
He revealed the plan as he outlined America's global security priorities at the summit and hopes one
Iran's foreign minister was in the UAE last week hoping to improve relations with the US ally after Tehran's deal with world powers under which it is to curb its disputed nuclear activity in exchange for sanctions relief.
Across the Gulf from Iran and home to tens of thou
FIFA is working to improve the rights of workers in Qatar but everyone needs to "calm down" about the problems surrounding the 2022 World Cup, the world soccer body's president Sepp Blatter said.
A decision on whether the tournament will be moved from the steaming s
German industrial orders posted their biggest fall in nearly a year in October but the trend remained upward and the Bundesbank sent a more positive signal by raising its forecasts for growth of Europe's largest economy this year and next.
Factories experienced their fastest
US employers hired more workers than expected in November and the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of seven per cent, raising chances the Federal Reserve will start pulling back its bond-buying stimulus sooner rather than later.
Non-farm payrolls increased by 203,000 new jobs
US Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday that Washington does not accept China's new air defence zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
"I was absolutely clear on behalf of my president: We do not recognize the zone. It will have no effect on American operat