Crimea backs Mother Russia's tough love, one year on

One year after Crimea's annexation by Moscow from Ukraine, the Black Sea peninsula is struggling with the high cost of living and international isolation -- but most locals still say they are happy to have joined the motherland. Feb 25, 2015

Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman and Yemeni driver in Sanaa

A search is underway in Yemen's capital Sanaa where a French woman and her Yemeni driver were reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday morning. Officials say unidentified gunmen stopped their vehicle in the Feb 25, 2015

Cuban cigar maker predicts big U.S. market share

Cuban cigars are beloved and hard to come by in the U.S. But that may not be the case for long if America lifts its half-century-old ban against Cuban exports. At a news conference in Havana, Cuba, Feb 25, 2015

Five drones spotted flying over Paris landmarks

At least five drones were spotted flying over central Paris landmarks during the night and police were unable to catch the operators. The sightings come at a time of heightened security following last month's jihadist attacks. Feb 25, 2015

Movie directors inspire new fashion line

Fashion designers draw inspiration from many things. Movie directors and cinema fueled creations in The Blonds' latest collection on display at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. Haughty faced Feb 24, 2015

French Jewish leader defends comments about young Muslims

The president of the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions reiterates comments about violence among young Muslims and says he "very much regrets" the decision of a Muslim council to boycott his organisation's dinner. Duration: 01:24 Feb 24, 2015

Charlie Hebdo team bites back with new issue

More than a month after jihadist gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff, the magazine is back at work with another savage swipe at its favourite enemies. Duration: 00:59 Feb 24, 2015

UNHCR distributes aid to displaced Iraqis who fled Anbar

Displaced Iraqis who fled Anbar province's flashpoint al-Baghdadi district due to advances and a siege by Islamic State (IS) group militants, received aid from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)in Baghdad on Tuesday. Duration: 00:42 Feb 24, 2015

BJP, PDP announce coalition in J&K; govt to be formed soon

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Months after polls in Jammu and Kashmir resulted in equal majority to BJP and PDP, the two parties have announced coalition in the state. The Chiefs of both the parties met in New Delhi on Tuesday and announced coalition and promised to form government together soon. BJP President Amit Shah said that Jammu and Kashmir will soon get a government of a popular BJP-PDP alliance. Meanwhile, PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti said that keeping in mind the interests and welfare of the people of J&K, the two parties have decided to form a peaceful government together. Feb 24, 2015