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Burkina Faso army seizes power, declares state of emergency

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore was toppled on Thursday as the army took power after protesters set parliament ablaze in a popular uprising...

Apple chief Tim Cook puts focus on gay rights

Apple's Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent chief executive to acknowledge his homosexuality, putting fresh focus on gay representation in...

US defies Ebola quarantine by cycling in public

A US nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa took a bike ride early Thursday despite a state order to stay at home in...

Israel to reopen Jerusalem holy site after protests

Israel decided late Thursday to reopen Jerusalem's Al‑Aqsa mosque compound to Muslims from Friday, hours after ordering its closure and...

Pirate Bay co-founder guilty in Danish hacking case

The Swedish co‑founder of file‑sharing website The Pirate Bay was found guilty on Thursday in the largest hacking case in Denmark's...

Egypt has right to build Gaza buffer zone: US

Egypt has the right to use a Gaza buffer zone to boost its security, but should also be concerned about the impact on local communities, the United States...

Spain annoys Google by approving online news fees

Spanish lawmakers annoyed Google on Thursday by passing a law that allows media organisations to charge the Internet giant for the right to reproduce their...

FSA has 400 fighters in Kobane, more to come: commander

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) already has 400 fighters in Kobane and more are on the way, the commander of a unit there said in a rare public appearance...

French forces engaged in large-scale operation in Mali: army

Fighting between French military forces and jihadists continued overnight in northern Mali where soldiers are carrying out a large‑scale operation,...