Migrants try to break through Greece-Macedonia border
Over 200 migrants on Thursday tried to break through barbed wire fences to cross from Greece into Macedonia, which imposed new border restrictions last week, throwing stones at police, AFP reporters said.
Still no date for Syria opposition meeting
There is still no date for a meeting that aims to form a coalition of Syrian opposition groups before peace talks targeted for January 1, the Saudi foreign minister said Thursday.
Some nations want total reboot of global trade talks: WTO chief
The World Trade Organization remains deeply divided over its flagship global trade pact ahead of a key conference in Nairobi, with some members suggesting negotiations should "start from scratch", the WTO chief said Thursday.
Egypt TV host jailed for false debauchery claims
An Egyptian television presenter has been sentenced to six months in jail for falsely accusing 26 men of debauchery in an undercover report from a public bathhouse, lawyers and state media said Thursday.
China's biggest broker Citic probed for 'rule violations'
Citic Securities, China's largest brokerage firm, said Thursday it is being probed for alleged "rule violations", while several of its directors are already the subject of separate investigations.
Global rallies to kick off Paris climate talks
Tens of thousands of people around the world are expected to rally this weekend to put pressure on the Paris climate talks, which will open under tight security on the heels of France's worst terror attacks, organisers said Thursday.
Blogger case still before Saudi courts
The case of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, whose flogging sentence created worldwide outrage, is still before the courts, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday.
Venezuela opposition candidate shot dead at rally
A Venezuelan opposition election candidate was shot dead while campaigning, political leaders said Thursday, raising tensions ahead of a legislative vote that could weaken the major oil producer's socialist government.
VW finds 'new fuel consumption' fault
Volkswagen has uncovered yet another software problem affecting its vehicles' fuel consumption, German media reported Thursday, adding to a massive pollution cheating scandal that has engulfed the auto giant.
Athletics: Russia accepts "full" doping ban
Russia has accepted its "full suspension" from world athletics over widespread doping without even requesting a hearing, the IAAF said Thursday.
Four Paris suspects on Belgian radicals list before attacks
Four of the main suspects in the Paris attacks were on a list of radicalised people compiled by Belgium's intelligence services as early as June this year, officials said on Thursday.
Nigeria told Boko Haram conflict deadline 'unrealistic'
Senior military, security and intelligence figures in Nigeria on Thursday questioned President Muhammadu Buhari's December deadline for an end to the Boko Haram conflict, calling it "unrealistic".
UN nuclear watchdog to report on Iran probe next week
The UN nuclear watchdog said Thursday it will provide next week a long-awaited report on Iran's alleged efforts to develop atomic weapons, but warned its conclusions won't be "black and white".
Tunisia leaders urged to rethink anti-jihad strategy
Tunisia's leaders faced calls Thursday to rethink their strategy in the fight against extremism following a suicide bombing by the Islamic State jihadist group of a busload of presidential guards.
S.Sudan peace deal monitors urge action amid fears of collapse
Ceasefire monitors in South Sudan urged warring forces Thursday to stop fighting amid growing international fears a key peace deal is close to collapse.
Brussels mosque alert powder turns out to be flour
Belgian emergency services evacuated the biggest mosque in Brussels and decontaminated 11 people on Thursday after the discovery of a suspicious package containing what turned out to be flour, officials said.
Norway posts ads in Afghan papers to dissuade migrants
Norway has begun publishing adverts in Afghanistan's newspapers to dissuade Afghans from seeking asylum in the Scandinavian country, the Norwegian government said on Thursday.
Top Pakistani extremist killed in 'shoot-out' with police
A top member of a Pakistani Sunni extremist group that has been behind numerous bloody attacks on minority Shiite Muslims has been killed in a shoot-out with police, officials said on Thursday.
Germany 'to send Tornado reconnaissance jets' to fight IS
Germany plans to send Tornado reconnaissance jets to support the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria, the defence spokesman of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said Thursday.
President starts talks on new PM in deadlocked Croatia
Croatia's president opened talks with parliamentary parties Thursday to try and name a prime minister-designate and end a political stalemate after an election 18 days ago failed to produce an outright winner.
Two police, four 'radical Islamists' killed in Azerbaijan arrest raid
Two policemen and four alleged members of a radical Islamist group have been killed in a shootout during a raid in Azerbaijan, the interior ministry said Thursday.
EU to open new chapter of Turkish membership talks
Turkey's minister of European Union affairs said Thursday that Brussels had agreed to open a new chapter in stalled membership talks with Turkey by mid-December, following an EU-Turkey summit this weekend.
Annual HIV infection record for Europe in 2014
Europe registered a record number of HIV infections in 2014, driven by cases in Russia and immigrants who acquired the virus after arrival, the EU and the World Health Organization said Thursday.
Two killed in bomb attack on Pakistan minister's convoy
At least two people were killed when a roadside bomb hit the convoy of a Pakistani cabinet minister in the country's troubled northwest Thursday, police said.
Brazil mining giant rejects UN anger over 'toxic' flood
Mining giants responsible for a dam spill in Brazil earlier this month rejected Thursday accusations by the United Nations that "20,000 Olympic swimming pools of toxic mud" spewed into a river.
The Times said a fifth of British Muslims are IS sympathizers. They were wrong
The UK paper on Thursday corrected a 'misleading' headline that critics said promoted Islamophobia with false information.
AirAsia swings to Q3 loss, dragged by Indonesia and forex losses
Malaysia-based AirAsia, the region's biggest budget carrier by fleet size, said Thursday it suffered a loss in the third quarter, bogged down by foreign exchange losses and its Indonesian operations.
18 killed in Boko Haram attack in southeast Niger
Eighteen people were killed and 100 homes torched in an attack in the dead of night by Nigeria's Boko Haram fighters on a southeastern village, local authorities told AFP on Thursday.
Voters in Gibraltar go to polls, keen to sustain prosperity
Voters in Gibraltar went to the polls Thursday in general elections dominated by the economy at a time of prosperity for the British territory as well as concern over a potential Brexit.
Sri Lanka ex-president's brother faces arms probe
A brother of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse has been formally named in a corruption case involving the transfer of state weapons, as the new government pushes ahead with its crackdown against the old regime.
Obama Thanksgiving message likens refugees to pilgrims
US President Barack Obama Thursday urged Americans to open their hearts to refugees in his Thanksgiving message to the nation, likening them to the pilgrims the holiday celebrates.