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Zuma

Jan. 11 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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CAPE TOWN -- South African President Jacob Zuma has never said racism is not an issue in South Africa, the Presidency said on Monday....
Greece

Jan. 11 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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ATHENS -- Greek liberal economic reformer Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a former administrative minister, who represents the new generation of Greece's conservatives, was elected new leader...
South Africa Flag

Jan. 10 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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CAPE TOWN -- Eleven people have died as a result of heat stroke in South Africa, authorities said on Sunday. All the deaths were reported...

Jan. 10 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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DAMASCUS -- A Syrian opposition figure said on Saturday that aid convoys could be allowed into a besieged town north of the capital Damascus...
Health

Jan. 9 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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LAGOS -- The Nigerian government has confirmed the death of 40 people out of 86 reported cases of Lassa fever outbreak in the...

Jan. 9 world news summary at 0100 GMT

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CAIRO -- Three tourists, a Swedish and two Austrians nationals, suffered minor injuries in an attack by unidentified gunmen targeting a hotel in Egypt's...

Jan. 8 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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ANKARA -- Turkish security forces detained 58 members of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey later Thursday while they attempted to...

Jan. 8 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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WASHINGTON -- The White House said Thursday the U.S. would work closely with China to determine an appropriate response to the nuclear test conducted...

Jan. 6 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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PYONGYANG -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea announced Wednesday that it has successfully carried out its first hydrogen bomb test. The "total success"...

Jan. 5 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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GENEVA -- The International Organization for Migration IOM (IOM) said in a year-end summary that 3,771 deaths was reported for migrants and refugees crossing...
Iran flag

Jan. 5 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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TEHRAN -- Many countries including world powers on Monday expressed concern over rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran as well as unrest in...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Jan. 4 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan -- At least one civilian was killed and nine others wounded as a one-day siege by gunmen near an Indian consulate continues...
Mogadishu

Jan. 3 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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MOGADISHU -- Somali police on Friday night killed three Al-Shabaab militants during a fierce gun battle in the capital, Mogadishu. Police commander of Mogadishu's...
fire

Jan. 3 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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TEHRAN -- Angry Iranian protesters against the execution of a Shiite leader by Saudi Arabia raided and set fire to the Saudi Embassy in...
Mogadishu

Jan. 2 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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MOGADISHU -- At least two people were killed in a suicide bomb attack Saturday in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, police and witnesses said. The...
Somalia

Jan. 2 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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MOGADISHU -- Five people died while a dozen sustained injuries on Friday following a clan fight in a village in Hiirani region of Central...
JERUSALEM

Jan. 1 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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JERUSALEM -- Two people were killed and several others injured on Friday in a shooting attack in central Tel Aviv, Israeli police said. ...

Jan. 1 world news summary at 0130 GMT

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LONDON -- Around 3,000 police officers will be on duty for the New Year's fireworks display in central London amid heightened security, local police...
Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Robert Mugabe at the Harare International Airport

Dec. 31 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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WELLINGTON -- At least 16 tourists, most of them Chinese, have been taken to hospital after a crash between a bus and a car...

Dec. 31 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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DAMASCUS -- At least 16 people were killed and 35 others wounded when twin bombings targeted a predominantly-Kurdish city in northern Syria, pro-government Sama...

Dec. 30 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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DAMASCUS -- The Syrian army has advanced into a strategic rebel-held city in southern Syria amid a collapse in rebel ranks, the army said....

Dec. 30 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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PYONGYANG -- Kim Yang Gon, a senior party official of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), was killed in a car crash Tuesday,...

Dec. 29 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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JAKARTA -- Indonesia on Tuesday stopped the search and rescue operation for victims of a boat that capsized ten days ago, while confirming 66...

Dec. 28 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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ABUJA -- At least 30 people were killed and 65 others injured on Monday after twin blasts hit a mosque in Nigeria's Maiduguri, capital...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Dec. 28 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and Afghan leaders agreed in talks in Kabul on Sunday to take action against those...
terrorist

Dec. 27 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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VIENNA -- Vienna police said on Saturday they received warnings from a "friendly" intelligence service that European capitals might come under shooting or bomb...
United Nations

Dec. 27 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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UNITED NATIONS -- The UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, on Saturday voiced his hope that he can bring representatives of the...
Somalia

Dec. 26 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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MOGADISHU -- Gunmen shot dead Somali military Commander Col. Anshur Araye in an early raid on Saturday, a government official confirmed. The Somali Army...

Dec. 26 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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ISLAMABAD -- At least 37 people were injured when an earthquake measuring 6.9 at the Richter Scale jolted Pakistani capital Islamabad and parts...
explosion

Dec. 25 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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LAGOS -- At least eight people have been killed in a gas plant explosion on Thursday in the southern Nigerian city of Nnewi of...