Putin orders Russian forces to start pulling out of Syria

President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Russian forces in Syria to start withdrawing, saying that after a two year military campaign, Moscow and Damascus had ...

Spain’s Supreme Court refuses bail for former Catalonia cabinet members

Spain’s Supreme Court refused bail on Monday for two Catalan pro-independence leaders accused of sedition ahead of regional elections that Madrid hopes will defuse ...

Syrian government holds off on joining peace talks

Syrian peace talks set to open in Geneva this week hit a roadblock when President Bashar al-Assad’s government refused to confirm it was attending and instead ...

Nigeria suicide bombing kills 50 in Adamawa state

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, police say. A bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers ...

Celebration of Universal Children’s Day

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among ...

Former leader Pinera seen as favorite as Chileans vote for president

Chileans vote for a new president on Sunday, with billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera the favorite to win, although a crowded field of leftist challengers ...

Gates, Bezos and Buffett are wealthier than poorest half of US

The three richest people in the US – Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett – own as much wealth as the bottom half of the US population, or 160 million people, ...

Spain PM hopes intervention in Catalonia will be brief

Spain’s prime minister says the government’s plans to take unprecedented control of Catalonia’s key affairs and halt that region’s push for ...

George Soros donates US$18b to charity Open Society Foundations

Investor George Soros has transferred about $18 billion, the majority of his estimated fortune, to his Open Society Foundations, making them the second largest philanthropic ...

UNFPA to launch 2017 State of World Population report

The Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is to launch Tuesday its 2017 State of World Population report. Director of UNFPA Office in Skopje Doina ...