The death toll from a powerful earthquake in southwestern Pakistan rose to at least 208 people on Wednesday after hundreds of houses collapsed in a remote mountainous area, a local official said.
"We have started to bury the
Not a hundred miles from Damascus, a Syrian rebel lies in a hospital bed, an Israeli sentry at the door. Nearby a Syrian mother sits next to her daughter, shot in the back by a sniper.
What started this year as a trickle is now a
Whatever label the world gives it, Syria's worsening conflict justifies a UN warning of imminent civil war following massacres that have heightened the risk of widespread sectarian violence.
Political analysts say several powerful fact
Unidentified assailants shot and seriously wounded a US military instructor in Yemen on Sunday, while the army closed in on a town controlled by al Qaeda-linked fighters in heavy fighting that killed at least 27 people, local officials said.
A car bomb exploded near a group of labourers in a mainly Shi'ite area of Iraq's capital on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding 18 others, police and hospital sources said.
The blast occurred