US Senate panel approves Syria strike
Foreign relations committee passes resolution authorising use of military force by 10-7 votes.
The foreign relations committee of the US Senate has approved a resolution authorising the use of force against the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad for its alleged use of chemical weapons. Read more.
Egypt interim president defends military coup
Adly Mansour says country sticking to military-backed transition plan and that his top priority is to restore security.
Egypt’s interim president has defended the military’s removal of former President Mohamed Morsi and said his government’s top priority is to restore security. Read more.
Sixteen Shia family members killed in Iraq
Six children and eight women among those killed in overnight attack in town south of Baghdad.
Armed men in Iraq have shot dead 16 members of the same Shia family before blowing up their two neighbouring homes south of the capital Baghdad, police and medics said. Read more.
Wage strike hits South Africa gold mines
Majority of mines partially or severely affected as tens of thousands of miners abstain from work.
A strike by tens of thousands of South African gold miners for higher pay has severely affected production in the struggling industry. Read more.