Iraq_s Barzani says Kurdish self-rule in Kirkuk to stay

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani said Friday there was no going back on autonomous Kurdish rule in oil city Kirkuk and other towns now defended against Sunni militants by Kurdish fighters. Duration: 00:35 Jun 28, 2014

Israeli air raid kills two Palestinians in Gaza

An Israeli air strike targeting a car in the Gaza Strip killed two Palestinians Friday, medics said, hours after a bomb exploded near troops manning Israel_s security fence. Duration: 00:40 Jun 28, 2014

Pessimism in Baghdad as Sunni offensive continues

Iraqis express skepticism concerning the latest political developments in their country, as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki conceded that political measures will also be needed to defeat the jihadist-led offensive. Duration: 01:07 Jun 28, 2014

Ukraine seals EU deal that sparked revolution and crisis

Ukraine's new leader on Friday signed a landmark EU pact whose rejection by his Russian-backed predecessor plunged the ex-Soviet state into turmoil and blew a Cold War chill through East-West ties. Duration: 00:57 Jun 27, 2014

Protesters shout support for Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul

Several thousand demonstrators shout their support for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, upping the stakes in his protest against alleged election fraud that has triggered a political crisis. Duration: 00:27 Jun 27, 2014

Iraq: Petrol crisis hits Kurdish region

The shutdown of Iraq's biggest refinery, roads blocked by fighting, and skyrocketing demand have created the worst fuel crisis in years in the country's semi-autonomous Kurdish region. Duration: 01:32 Jun 27, 2014

EU, Cameron in summit showdown over top job for Juncker

European leaders gathered in Brussels on Friday to try and resolve a damaging row over Jean-Claude Juncker's nomination as European Commission president, in the face of bitter British opposition. Duration: 00:51 Jun 27, 2014