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Anti-austerity Syriza wins historic Greek election victory

ATHENS, Jan 26: Anti-austerity party Syriza won a historic victory in Greece’s election on Sunday (Jan 25), partial results showed, setting up a confrontation with the EU over its plans to renegotiate the country’s massive bailout. The left-wing party took over 36 per cent of the vote compared to 28 per cent for the conservative New Democracy party of ...Full Article

15 killed as clashes mar Egypt revolt anniversary

CAIRO, Jan 26: Clashes between protesters and security forces left at least 15 people dead on Sunday (Jan 25), the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 revolt that toppled strongman Hosni ...Full Article

Indonesia struggles to retrieve AirAsia fuselage

JAKARTA, Jan 26: Indonesian salvage teams failed again on Sunday (Jan 25) to retrieve the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 from the seabed after a sling snapped during a ...Full Article

EU, NATO call on Russia to end support of Ukraine rebels

BRUSSELS, Jan 25: The European Union (EU) and NATO called on Russia to end its support for rebels in Ukraine, with Brussels mulling an emergency meeting after at least ...Full Article

Obama, Cameron condemn Japan hostage ‘murder’

TOKYO, Jan 25: US President Barack Obama strongly condemned the killing of one of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State (IS) group, announced in a video that has ...Full Article

Iran lawmakers drafting law on nuclear enrichment hike

TEHRAN, Jan 25: Iran’s parliament has started to draft a law that would allow the country’s nuclear scientists to intensify their uranium enrichment, a step that could complicate ongoing ...Full Article

World leaders in Saudi after king’s death

RIYADH, Jan 25: World leaders converged on Saudi Arabia on Saturday (Jan 24) to offer condolences following the death of King Abdullah, with US President Barack Obama cutting short ...Full Article

Islamic State lost 1% of captured territory in Iraq: US

WASHINGTON, Jan 24: Islamic State (IS) militants have lost only a tiny fraction of captured territory in Iraq after five months of US-led air strikes, the Pentagon said Friday ...Full Article

Kerry, Zarif in bilateral meeting in Davos: official

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 24: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met for bilateral talks on Friday (Jan 23) on the sidelines of ...Full Article

Kerry makes impassioned Davos call to fight terrorism

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 24: US Secretary of State John Kerry set out his vision for the fight against extremist violence on Friday (Jan 23) in an impassioned speech in ...Full Article