| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:20 AM
GENEVA A co-pilot of Ethiopian Airlines hijacked his own plane with some 200 people on board and diverted it to Geneva on Monday, as the Swiss air force remained on the ground due to budget constrictions.
When flight number ET 702 landed at Geneva...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 12:37 PM
BEIRUT — The chief United Nations official at the Syrian peace talks apologized Saturday to the people of the embattled nation after a second round of negotiations ended without any progress toward resolving the almost three-year conflict.
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Norwegian/Dutch co-production "Blind," directed by Eskil Vogt, has won the Europa Cinemas Label as best European film in the Berlin Film Festival's Panorama section, it was announced Friday by a jury of four exhibitors from the network.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:45 AM
ZURICH (Reuters) - Barclays private bank in Switzerland became the latest bank to say it would work with U.S. officials in a crackdown on wealthy Americans evading taxes through hidden offshore accounts.
The British lender is a rare foreign bank in...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:32 AM
* Aid workers prepare to evacuate civilians, deliver
* Aid convoy came under fire on Saturday
* Barrel bombs in Aleppo kill 11 - activists
By Dominic Evans
BEIRUT, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A day after coming under mortar
fire in Homs, aid workers...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:37 PM
BEIRUT — Long-anticipated Syrian peace talks adjourned Friday in Switzerland without a major breakthrough but with muted optimism that a negotiation process had finally been launched after nearly three years of civil war.
After almost a week of...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:39 PM
BEIRUT — A car bomb killed at least three people and injured about two dozen Saturday in a Lebanese town close to the Syrian border, the latest deadly attack in Lebanon apparently linked to the war raging in the neighboring country.
An Al Qaeda-...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:53 PM
BEIRUT — Despite deep divisions, the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition bloc voted Saturday to participate in peace talks scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland, ending months of uncertainty about whether the group would attend the long-...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:05 AM
BEIRUT -- A furor has erupted about the United Nations’ decision to invite Iran -- a staunch backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad -- to a long-anticipated Syrian peace conference scheduled to begin Wednesday in Switzerland.
The main U.S.-backed...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:58 PM
MONTREUX, Switzerland – This fashionable lakeside city, known for its annual jazz festival, chic shops and tranquil alpine vistas, was abuzz Tuesday with eleventh-hour preparations for a long-anticipated international gathering aimed at halting...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 6:48 PM
TEHRAN — Iran suspended part of its uranium enrichment efforts Monday and the U.S. and European Union began loosening some economic sanctions, the first concrete steps toward a comprehensive deal to end the long confrontation over Tehran's nuclear...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:01 AM
MONTREUX, Switzerland -- The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and its opponents traded verbal barbs Wednesday as a long-awaited Syrian peace conference opened in this Swiss lakeside city under the auspices of the United Nations....