The man suspected of killing 14 people by bombing a St Petersburg train was a native of Kyrgyzstan who obtained Russian citizenship, the Central Asian country's security service has said.

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the bloc members will not move their embassies from Tel Aviv to Israeli-occupied Jerusalem al-Quds, which Palestinians want as the capital of their future state.

Senate headed for showdown over Neil Gorsuch

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 02:08 Written by

Democrats have gathered enough support to hold up a Senate confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee but Republicans threaten to change the Senate rules to ensure conservative judge Neil Gorsuch gets the lifetime job.

 At least 10 people were killed and 50 others injured Monday when an explosion ripped through a subway train in St. Petersburg, the spokesman for the city's governor told Russian television.

Human Rights Watch has denounced Israel for "systematically" banning the international group's researchers from entering the blockaded Gaza Strip to document Tel Aviv's abuses.

President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called on Turkish voters in Europe to defy the "grandchildren of Nazism" and back a referendum this month on changing the constitution, comments likely to cause further ire in Europe.

A number of US states have introduced bills that attack the right to protest and assembly since President Donald Trump took office in January, according to United Nations human rights experts, who urge members of Congress to stop the "alarming and undemocratic" trend.

Mudslides kill 254 in Colombia

Monday, 03 April 2017 03:11 Written by

At least 254 people have been killed and hundreds more are missing after torrential rains triggered severe flooding and mudslides in the city of Mocoa, in southwest Colombia, according to a statement released by the army.

Custodian kills 20 in Pakistani shrine

Monday, 03 April 2017 03:10 Written by

The custodian of a shrine and two others have been arrested after murdering 20 devotees in Pakistan's Punjab province, police said.

It galvanized Venezuela's demoralized and divided opposition coalition and sparked international condemnation and concern from the United Nations and European Union, as well as the United States and many neighboring countries.