Vatican City, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) The private papal apartments at the summer palace of Castelgandolfo will open to the public for the first time on Saturday, following a decision by Pope Francis, the Vatican announced on Friday.
Moscow/Damascus, Oct 21 (IANS) Russia has voiced concern over militants of Al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups sabotaging United Nations efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo and preventing civilians from leaving the city.
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) The South Korean Naval chief on Friday urged the military to remain on high alert to counter North Korea's "provocations" in the border islands, a day after the northern neighbour test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile twice.
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) WikiLeaks has revealed US President Barack Obama's private e-mail address by publishing hacked e-mails, in another potentially embarrassing document dump targeting the Democrats, a media report said.
Rome, Oct 21 (IANS/AKI) Italy's anti-mafia directorate on Friday impounded assets worth 10 million euros from alleged Sicilian mafia member and businessman Giuseppe Montalbano.
Cairo, Oct 21 (IANS/AKI) Seven people were killed and six others were injured on Friday when a public bus collided with a microbus in Nasr City in Egypt, state-run daily Al-Ahram Arabic reported on its website.
Rome, Oct 21 (IANS/AKI) Police on Friday arrested a Sicilian priest who performed exorcisms and a soldier, both accused of sexually abusing women and children.
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) China is sincere in its aim to improve ties with the Vatican and is making considerable efforts in this regard, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Friday.