- Saudi policeman killed, 2 hurt in attack: ministry
- Bangladesh upholds opposition politician's death sentence
- Curtain goes up on world-famous Wagner festival
- Creditors expected in Greece by Sunday night
- About 1,200 migrants arrived in Sicily
- Hamilton on pole for Hungarian Grand Prix
- Saudi-led raid kill at least 35 in south Yemen
- Obama holds talks with Kenya president and controversial deputy
- Tension mounts as Armenian troops kill Azerbaijani soldier
- Obama defends 'Power Africa' amidst failure claims
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A Saudi lawman was killed and two others were wounded during an attack in a Shiite-dominated area of Eastern Province, the interior ministry said Wednesday.
"One policeman was killed and two injured," an interior ministry spokesman said.
In a statement, police said two suspects were arrested after the patrol came under fire in al-Jesh village of Qatif district late Tuesday.
"The motive of the crime is not clear yet, and we are waiting for the investigation results," the spokesman said.
Two residents of the area told AFP that similar incidents have been linked to criminal activity including the...Read More
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was among the illustrious guests who trod the red carpet to the Festspielhaus theatre in Bayreuth on Saturday, at the glittering start to this year's month-long opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner.
Germany's political and social elite drove up Bayreuth's mythical Green Hill in black limousines for the eagerly-awaited premiere of a new production of "Tristan and Isolde" by the composer's great-granddaughter, Katharina Wagner.
The Bayreuth Festival is one of the highlights in Germany's cultural calendar and Merkel and her...Read More
Representatives from Greece's international creditors are expected to arrive in Athens by Sunday night to start talks on a huge new international bailout for the crisis-hit country, a Greek government source said Saturday.
A European Commission spokesperson, however, could not confirm the plans, saying only that representatives of the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund from whom Greece is seeking a bailout worth up to 86 billion euros ($94 billion) over three years would fly out to Athens "in the coming days".
The two sides are under enormous pressure to hammer out the rescue deal before August...Read More
More than 1,200 migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa and Syria, arrived in Sicily on Saturday, after having been picked up in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said.
Most of the migrants including 133 women and 27 children arrived in Palermo after being picked up off the Libyan coast by the Norwegian cargo ship Siem Pilot, which is part of a voluntary EU border security operation.
Another 468 were taken to the southeastern Sicilian town of Pozzallo aboard the Irish navy patrol ship Le Niamh.
Italy and Greece have been hard pressed to handle a massive increase in migrants fleeing conflicts and poverty in Africa and...Read More
Defending world champion and series leader Lewis Hamilton bidding for a record fifth Hungarian Grand Prix victory will start from pole for Sunday's race after posting the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday.
It is the fifth time in succession, ninth this season, the 30-year-old Briton has out-performed his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in qualifying. Hamilton’s pole success was his fifth at the Hungaroring circuit where he is the only driver to have won from pole position in the last 10 years.
Hamilton leads Rosberg by 17 points in the championship standings with...Read More