The Syrian government excluded the largely rebel-held province of Deir al-Zor - where polio broke out this year - from a 2012 vaccination campaign, arguing that most residents had fled although hundreds of thousands were still there, a Reuters investigation shows.
Public health r
Indian authorities removed security barriers in front of the US embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday apparently in retaliation for the arrest and alleged heavy-handed treatment of an Indian diplomat in New York.
New Delhi police used tow trucks and bulldozers to remove the concrete ba
Japan will boost its military spending in coming years, buying early-warning planes, beach-assault vehicles and troop-carrying aircraft, while seeking closer ties with Asian partners to counter a more militarily assertive China.
The planned 2.6 per cent increase over five years,
A car bomb exploded on a remote rural road in the Bekaa Valley early on Tuesday near a Hezbollah base, causing casualties, Lebanon's National News Agency reported.
Details of the incident were unclear but pictures on Lebanese television channels from the scene appeared to sho
Boeing Company's board has raised the company's dividend by about 50 per cent and also approved $10 billion in new share buyback authority that the company said it would use in the next two to three years.
The share repurchase represents about 10 per cent of Boeing's
Suicide bombers and gunmen killed scores of people in Iraq on Monday in attacks mostly targeting Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims and official buildings ahead of a major Shi'ite ritual next week.
Al Qaeda-linked Sunni Muslim militants have intensified attacks on the security force
Seventy-six people, including 28 children, were killed on Sunday when Syrian army helicopters dropped "barrel bombs" on the northern city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.
Barrel bombs are explosive-filled cylinders or oil barrels, often
Turkey and the European Union signed an agreement on Monday allowing EU governments to send back illegal immigrants crossing into Europe from Turkey in a move highlighting a thaw in relations between Ankara and the 28-member bloc.
At a ceremony in Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister
The United Nations appealed for $6.5 billion for Syria and neighbouring countries on Monday to provide assistance to a total of 16 million people, many left hungry or homeless by the conflict soon entering its fourth year.
The Syrian appeal accounted for half of an overall fundin
Stage and screen star Peter O'Toole, the lanky actor of regal bearing and piercing blue eyes who shot to fame in the title role of the epic film "Lawrence of Arabia," has died at age 81 after a long illness, his agent said on Sunday.
The eight-time Oscar nominee, wh