Istanbul: There are more than 100,000 Syrian refugees in camps in southern Turkey, the Turkish disaster management agency (AFAD) said on Monday.
Damascus: UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi called Monday for a ceasefire in Syria during the upcoming four-day Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, as the revolt entered its 20th month with a death toll of more than 33,000.
GROSSETO, Italy: An Italian court began a series of pre-trial hearings on Monday to work out the details of the tragic night of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster, with captain Francesco Schettino in attendance.
Warsaw: Poland will continue with the plan to build its first nuclear power station worth $15.8 billion, run by the country’s top utility PGE, a government official said on Monday.
Stockholm: This year’s Nobel season wraps up on Monday with the announcement in Stockholm of the economics prize, which US researchers are once again tipped to win after years of dominance in the field, experts say.
Manila: Muslim rebels waging a four-decade insurgency in the Philippines signed a historic pact with the government on Monday to end the conflict, but both sides warned the road to peace had only just begun.
GROSSETO, Italy: An Italian court will hold a series of hearings starting on Monday to work out the details of the tragic night of the Costa Concordia disaster, with captain Francesco Schettino expected to attend.
Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s revered and charismatic former king Norodom Sihanouk, whose life encompassed turbulent years of rule, exile and war including the Khmer Rouge reign of terror, died Monday in Beijing aged 89.
Paris: Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was flown to a hospital in Paris on Sunday, a day after he was shot and wounded when soldiers “accidentally” fired on his convoy near his country’s capital Nouakchott.
Paris:The merger was meant to be unprecedented but the attempts to tie up European aerospace group EADS and Britain’s BAE Systems last week to create the biggest aerospace and defence group in the world got mired in the quicksand of politics and eventually failed.