Armando Costa, 73, is waiting for an outpatient’s appointment in one of the seemingly endless corridors of Hospital Santa Maria, a huge 1950s building on the edge of Lisbon, teeming with medical staff, orderlies, the sick and their families.
The 20-month civil war in Syria and the eight-day Israeli offensive in Gaza highlights the often contradictory web of alliances that fuels conflicts in the Middle East.
“Deploying these missiles in Turkey will be dangerous for Syrian military planes – this is obvious.
Joe Luis Saenz, detained by authorities in Mexico, faces charges in the US of murder, kidnapping and rape
Three children among dead and 30 injured from roadside bomb near Shia Muslim processsion in Sunni area of Dera Ismail Khan
Morocco’s moderate Islamist Party of Justice and Development swept to power in historic elections last year in the wake of Arab Spring protests that brought hopes of change.
Environmentalists and nationalists held opposing rallies over the issue of Japan’s dolphin and whale hunts in a rare showdown in central Tokyo on Saturday, leading to angry scenes.
Crowds have been massing at the border between Israel and Gaza, and Israeli soldiers killed a man they said was trying to cross the border.
Avelino Tajonera, 49, dies from injuries sustained in fire on 16 November as three other men remain in hospital
The climate has been back on Obama's lips since his re-election, but the Doha conference will show if he is all talk
Opponents who accuse Mohamed Morsi of launching constitutional coup clash with Islamist president's supporters
The Dominican Republic is a popular destination for many international travelers for its calm sandy beaches and trendy resorts.
The British government’s long-awaited legislation to secure investment in low-carbon energy will not include a target to cut emissions by 2030, according to details released on Friday.
Israel restricted Palestinian access to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday and kept a tight grip on security as a first death tested a hard-won truce ending fighting in and around Gaza.
European Commission president warned that infrastructure projects crucial to the growth of member states will be hit
Qatar has much to prove in the coming days as the fossil fuel producing nation with the world’s largest per capita carbon footprint hosts the 18th UN climate change conference.
Another person has died of a mysterious respiratory virus and three more cases have been discovered in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Israel slammed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Friday for his support for Gaza following its confrontation with the Jewish state, while casting aspersions on the legitimacy of his upcoming UN statehood bid.
the World Health Organization announced four new cases of the novel coronavirus that caused a great deal of worry immediately before the October hajj season. (Earlier posts here and here.)
French Foreign Minister reminds senate that President Hollande promised to promote recognition of a Palestinian state.
Demonstrators for and against sweeping new powers assumed by Egypt's Islamist president are gathering in different parts of Cairo, a clear show of the deep polarization plaguing the country.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave a qualified welcome Thursday to a truce deal between Israel and Hamas, mediated by Egypt to end eight days of violence that killed six Israelis and 163 Palestinians.
Israeli troops arrested 55 Palestinian “terror operatives” across the West Bank overnight, hours after a truce came into effect in the Gaza Strip, the army said Thursday.
Four Chinese oil company employees held hostage since June 2011, allegedly by Colombia’s FARC rebels, have been freed in southern Colombia, their embassy said Thursday.
A reactor at a Swiss nuclear plant that automatically shut down due to a defect was brought back online Thursday evening, the operator said.
Relax doomsayers, the Maya people did not really mark their calendar for the end of the world on December 21, 2012.
A deal to end a deadly week-long conflict between Hamas and Israel in and around the Gaza Strip was agreed on Wednesday, a senior Hamas official told AFP.
An international trade union has asked ship operators handling goods in Walmart‘s global supply chain to raise concerns with the company about how it treats its US workforce.
Web-surfing Russians endured a brief scare Wednesday that the authorities had blocked YouTube after the video-sharing website appeared on a list of banned addresses, in what officials later called a “technical mistake”.
A reactor at a Swiss nuclear plant shut down automatically Wednesday due to a defect, the operator said, stressing that the procedure had been completely safe.