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Syrian war takes center stage on Ramadan TV series

July 30, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this picture taken on Wednesday July 24, 2013, Lebanese and Syrian citizens gather at an outdoor coffee shop, as one of the Syrian popular series Al-Wiladah Men Al-Khasira (Birth from the Waist), is broadcast on a giant screen, in Beirut, Lebanon. Birth from the Waist is one of several Syrian soap operas airing during [&hellip...

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Iran president’s inner circle has Western accent

July 30, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE– In this Tuesday March 15, 2005 file photo, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh is seen at the Abbasi hotel in the city of Isfahan, Iran. Zanganeh who was Oil Minister and ousted when President Ahmadinejad took office in 2005, is a potential candidate for the...

A relic of Myanmar’s past, internal spying, stays

July 29, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 21, 2013 photo, police Maj. Zaw Min Oo, second from left, and another police officer assigned to escort to video and photograph an AP team as it traveled with the U.N. drug agency through the rugged mountains of Shan state for a story on the...

Is he coming back? Phelps vague about future

July 29, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Former Olympic and world swimming champion Michael Phelps of the US unveils a mosaic installed in his honour at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013 .(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — When Michael...

Rescuers say 37 dead in Italy bus plunge

July 28, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

A bus lies on its side after plunging off a highway near Avellino, southern Italy, eraly Monday, July 29, 2013. A tour bus filled with Italians returning home after an excursion plunged off a highway into a ravine in southern Italy on Sunday night after it...

Morsi backers defiant in face of Egypt govt threat

July 28, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

A supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a placard depicting the former leader during a protest near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Setting the stage for more confrontation, the military-installed interim...

Spanish train crash driver charged provisionally

July 28, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Relatives of the train crash victims collect the luggage that was under police custody in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013. The driver of a Spanish train that derailed at high speed was being questioned by a judge on Sunday as officials...

North Korea rolls out missiles for war anniversary

July 28, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

THIS ADDS CHINESE VICE PRESIDENT LI YUANCHAO AT RIGHT – In this image made from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, waves, along with Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, right, during a military parade marking the 60th anniversary of the...

AP Photos: Pilgrims greet energized Pope Francis

July 28, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

A live image of Pope Francis is broadcast at a vigil with pilgrims on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 27, 2013. Pope Francis drew an estimated 2 million faithful to Rio’s Copacabana beach on Saturday for the final evening of...

Korean divide lives on 60 years after end of war

July 27, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Monday, July 22, 2013, the armistice agreement between North and South Korea is displayed at the truce village of Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas in Panmunjom, North Korea. Some Americans call it...