Islamic State fighters attacked a government complex in the heart of Ramadi today, local officials said, part of an apparently coordinated assault to seize full control of the provincial capital west of Baghdad.
Friday November 21, 2014, Maiduguri, Nigeria
At least 45 people were killed in a Boko Haram reprisal attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, the epicentre of the Islamists' five-year insurgency, the head of the local government and a military source said on Friday.
On a day of high political drama when the ruling coalition of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa suffered serious defections, the election commission today set January 8, 2015 as the date for a snap presidential election.
Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo, aims to tighten his control over a potentially unruly cabinet with the introduction next month of a "kitchen cabinet" of trusted aides to help him push through reforms in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohommad Javad Zarif will leave the nuclear talks with six world powers today and return to Tehran for discussions with top officials four days before a deadline for a final agreement expires.