Britain to host next Commonwealth summit in 2018
Britain will host the next Commonwealth summit, in 2018, Downing Street announced Saturday, meaning the current gathering in Malta may not be the last attended in person by Queen Elizabeth II.
Turkish police fire tear gas after top Kurdish lawyer's killing sparks protests
Turkish police on Saturday fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters in Istanbul after a leading pro-Kurdish lawyer was shot dead in the restive southeast.
Arabic graffiti found on Easyjet, Vueling planes in France
French police and airport authorities said Saturday graffiti, much of it in Arabic, had been found sprayed on four aircraft belonging to British carrier Easyjet and a plane from Spanish airline Vueling at two airports.
Protests in UK, Spain as momentum builds to join Syria strikes
Some 5,000 people protested in London Saturday against potential British participation in Syria airstrikes, as political momentum mounted to broaden the fight against Islamic State (IS) jihadists.
Interfaith 'climate pilgrims' hand petition to UN ahead of COP21
Hundreds of people from around the world gathered in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on Saturday to give a "climate justice" petition signed by over a million to the UN climate chief ahead of the COP21 conference.
Fresh pardon hopes for jailed Saudi blogger
The wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi expressed renewed hope Saturday that her husband might soon be pardoned after a senior Swiss official said such a move was in the pipeline.
Thousands march against Spanish involvement in Syria
Several thousand people marched Saturday in Madrid against Spanish involvement in the Syrian conflict as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, facing December general elections, stressed he would not rush into a decision.
Queen sails on Malta harbour in nostalgic tour of beloved island
Cannon shots rang out across the harbour in Valletta on Sunday in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II as she sailed across the bay on the final leg of her state visit to Malta.
Olympics: Hamburg 2024 bid hinges on Sunday's referendum
Germany's sports stars have pledged their support to Hamburg's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, which faces a referendum on Sunday that has split the Hanseatic city.
Iran seeks $25 bn as new oil contract offer unveiled
Iran is seeking $25 billion in investments from 50 deals involving international oil and gas companies, foreign executives were told Saturday in Tehran as the government outlined new contractual terms.
Formula One: Dramatic lap puts Rosberg on pole again for final race
Nico Rosberg produced one of the best laps of his career when he snatched his sixth straight pole position with a dramatic late effort in Saturday's qualifying for Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Turkish president 'saddened' by downing of Russian jet
Erdogan said Saturday that he wished the incident had never happened.
Formula One: Rosberg on pole again for final race
Nico Rosberg snatched his sixth straight pole position with a dramatic last-gasp lap in Saturday's twilight qualifying session for Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Rival militia forces battle in central Somalia
Rival militia forces have clashed in central Somalia, the United Nations said Saturday, as it called for troops to pull out from contested zones in the town of Galkayo.
Formula One: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying times - collated
Collated Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix qualifying times on Saturday:
Three dead in rocket attack on UN base in north Mali
Two United Nations peacekeepers and a civilian contractor were killed Saturday in a rocket attack on a UN base in northern Mali claimed by the jihadist Ansar Dine group, which the Security Council warned could be a war crime.
Friends shocked at Tunisian football fan turned bomber
On Tuesday morning, Houssam Abdelli quickly finished his coffee at a cafe on the outskirts of Tunis where he and his friends would gather to watch their favourite football players in action.
Protests as top Kurdish lawyer gunned down in Turkey
A leading Kurdish lawyer and rights activist was killed in a shootout in Turkey's troubled southeast on Saturday, fuelling accusations that the state was behind his murder and sparking protests in several cities.
Bomb-rigged mass grave of IS's victims found in Iraq
A bomb-rigged mass grave believed to hold the remains of more than 120 people killed by the Islamic State group has been found in north Iraq, an official said Saturday.
Coalition hits boats carrying arms to Yemen rebels
Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition hit Saturday two small boats allegedly carrying weapons to Iran-backed Huthi rebels on the southern coast of Yemen, a military official said.
Commonwealth wants 'ambitious', legally-binding COP21 result
The Commonwealth on Saturday pledged itself towards an "ambitious", legally-binding outcome from the world climate change summit, saying it was "deeply concerned" about the disproportionate threat to its most vulnerable members.
Car sales rev up on US holiday weekend
US retailers faced competition for customers from car sellers on Thanksgiving weekend, as auto dealers offered bargains on vehicles as alluring as any discounted TV or stereo system.
Nearly 1,000 'security risks' denied entry to France since Paris attacks
Nearly 1,000 people thought to pose security risks have been denied entry into France since stepped-up border controls were imposed ahead of the COP21 climate talks on November 13, just hours before the Paris attacks, the interior minister said Saturday.
Formula One: Rosberg on top again in final practice
Nico Rosberg topped the times ahead of his Mercedes team-mate and world champion Lewis Hamilton in Saturday's final free practice session ahead of this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
N.Korea fails in submarine launched missile test
North Korea apparently test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Saturday in the Sea of Japan but the test was a failure, a news agency report said.
Spain arrests three suspected jihadists
Spain's interior ministry said Saturday it had arrested in two men suspected of trying to recruit people for Islamic jihad, or "holy war", as well as a woman ready to go to the conflict zone.
Clashes at Greece border as Macedonia builds fence to stem migrant flow
A group of migrants trying to enter Macedonia pelted the police with stones on Saturday, injuring several officers as the small Balkan country became the latest to build a border fence aimed at checking the flow of newcomers.
Top Kurdish lawyer shot dead in Turkey's southeast
A leading Kurdish lawyer was shot dead Saturday in southeast Turkey after unknown attackers opened fire on a gathering in the mainly Kurdish province of Diyarbakir, triggering a shootout with police, hospital sources and witnesses said.
Tunisia names three suspects wanted over bus bombing
Tunisia has identified three suspects wanted over Tuesday's suicide bombing that killed 12 presidential guards and is offering a financial reward for information leading to their arrest.
US national remanded in India for 'molesting' minor boy
An Indian court on Saturday remanded an American citizen in custody for 14 days over allegations he molested a teenaged boy in his hotel room, police said.
Scans point to hidden chamber in King Tut's tomb
Scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a secret chamber, archaeologists said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's long-sought mummy.