A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015. REUTERS/SITE Intel Group/Handout via Reuters

'Jihadi John' linked to failed London bombers

Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John', was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb London's underground railway in 2005, according to the government.  Full Article 


Iraq launches offensive on Islamic State 4:25am GMT

BAGHDAD - Iraq's army and Shi'ite militia have launched a long-awaited offensive against Islamic State in Salahuddin province, a stronghold of the radical Islamist fighters north of Baghdad, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday. | Video


Setting aside rancour over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William

5:24am GMT

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a warm welcome to Prince William on Monday as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, setting aside the rancour with London over Hong Kong. | Video


Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic

01 Mar 2015

MOSCOW - Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday, carrying banners declaring "I am not afraid" and chanting "Russia without Putin" in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.


Trial to push for better flight tracking a year after MH370

4:40am GMT

SYDNEY - Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are launching a trial to allow air traffic controllers to more closely track aircraft traversing remote oceans such as the one believed to be the final resting place of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.


Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech

5:01am GMT

WASHINGTON - The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.


More than 30 arrested as Hong Kong anti-China protesters scuffle with police

6:17am GMT

HONG KONG - More than 30 people were arrested as a group of about 400 demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of tensions caused by China's influence in the city. | Video