European Union bans Syrian flights from its airports

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BNO NEWS) -- Passenger and cargo flights operated by Syrian airlines will no longer be allowed to land at airports in the European Union (EU) under new sanctions adopted Monday to further increase pressure on the regime of [...]

Yemen defense minister survives car bombing, 12 killed

SANA'A, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- Yemeni Defense Minister Mohammed Nasser Ahmed on Tuesday narrowly escaped an assassination attempt when a car bomber attacked his motorcade in the country's capital of Sana'a, just a day after the government announced [...]

Gambia shoots nine death row inmates in mass execution

BANJUL, THE GAMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Gambian government on Sunday executed nine death row inmates by firing squad after they were previously convicted of murder or treason, the interior ministry confirmed on Tuesday, prompting condemnation from [...]

European Union again tightens sanctions against Syria

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BNO NEWS) -- European Union (EU) foreign ministers on Monday decided to further increase sanctions against the regime in Syria, where violence has continued with a series of deadly suicide bomb attacks in recent weeks. The [...]

EU foreign policy chief meets with Burma’s Suu Kyi

YANGON, MYANMAR (BNO NEWS) -- European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Saturday visited Burma, which is officially known as Myanmar, where she met with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and opened a EU office. Ashton [...]