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Russia says Syrian ‘chemical attack’ was staged

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents. The US and France say they have proof it took place and, alongside the UK, are considering military retaliation. READ MORE:…

India outrage spreads over rape of eight-year-old girl

The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year old girl has sparked outrage and anger across India. The body of Asifa Bano, who belonged to a Muslim nomadic tribe, was found in a forest on 17 January near Kathua city of…

UK launched cyber-attack on Islamic State

The UK has conducted a “major offensive cyber-campaign” against the Islamic State group, the director of the intelligence agency GCHQ has revealed. The operation hindered the group’s ability to co-ordinate attacks and…

Algeria military plane crash: 257 dead near Algiers

An Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital killing 257 people on board, officials say. The aircraft came down shortly taking off from Boufarik military airport, west of Algiers, on Wednesday morning. READ MORE:…

US House Speaker Paul Ryan to quit in blow to Republicans

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election this year, in a big blow to Republicans with mid-term elections looming. Congress’ most powerful lawmaker said he would not stand for another term in his…

Russian spy: Yulia Skripal discharged from hospital

Yulia Skripal, the poisoned daughter of Russian ex-spy Sergei, has been discharged from hospital. The 33-year-old left Salisbury District Hospital on Monday and has been taken to a secure location. READ MORE:…

Trump to send military to Mexican border

President Donald Trump has vowed to send the US military to secure the nation’s southern border with Mexico. “We are going to be doing things militarily,” Mr Trump said at the White House on Tuesday, adding that it would…

Kim Jong-un was in Beijing, China and NK confirm

After days of speculation, it has been confirmed that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un did pay a visit to Beijing. The visit, confirmed by China and North Korea, was Mr Kim’s first known foreign trip since taking office in 2011.…

Stormy Daniels seeks Trump testimony on her sex claims

Adult-film star Stormy Daniels has filed a court motion for US President Donald Trump to testify about her claim that they had a relationship. Her lawyer wants sworn testimony from Mr Trump about a “hush” agreement the actress…