By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian jets and artillery struck rebel-held eastern Damascus suburbs on Saturday a day after a Russian sponsored ceasefire with a rebel group agreed a halt of fighting in the last opposition enclave in the capital, rebels and witnesses said. The Russian defense
By Hugh Bronstein and Diego Oré CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected the self-proclaimed lawmaking authority of a new legislative body elected last month at the behest of President Nicolas Maduro, widening the political divide in the crisis-hit country
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the Middle East with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in the Russian resort of Sochi next week, his office said on Saturday. Israel is concerned Iran is trying to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria. Netanyahu said in
“[T]he UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution imposing additional sanctions on North Korea, after Pyongyang carried out two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests...,” states an editorial. “US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley insisted that the resort to force against North Korea
Robert Klose’s July 3 Home Forum essay, “We waited, and it was worth it,” rightfully pointed out that people have lost the pleasure of anticipation because so much is instantaneously available. Since almost everything can be done right now, we must be constantly prioritizing our options.
As she has watched white leftists engage in street battles with white nationalists on Portland’s waterfront, Debi Smith has been struck with a sense of gratitude for those willing to fight, in a sense, for her. After all, Ms. Smith has also watched black people, by both choice and force of circumstances
After last weekend’s violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., many Americans feel a need to make better choices about public expressions of racism, such as in Confederate symbols or hate-filled Facebook postings. The responses are quite diverse, ranging from the farcical to the coercive, which makes
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A light plane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon on Wednesday, killing a man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing, authorities said.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister is urging Spain not to extradite a German writer to Turkey after he was arrested on a Turkish warrant.
The sight of the moon's shadow passing directly in front of the sun, blotting out all but the halo-like solar corona, may draw the largest live audience for a celestial event in human history. "It will certainly be the most observed total eclipse in history," astronomer Rick Fienberg of
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand brewery has canned a planned advertising campaign featuring disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Stuart Broad starred as England thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 209 runs to ensure the inaugural day/night Test in Britain ended inside three days at Edgbaston on Saturday. West Indies, following-on, lost 19 wickets for 261 runs in the day's play as England surged to a 1-0 lead in this
GIRONA, Spain (AP) — Newcomer Girona was minutes away from beating Atletico Madrid in a stunning debut in the Spanish league until Atletico scored twice after the sending off of Antoine Griezmann to salvage a 2-2 draw on Saturday.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato was the last driver waiting to make his qualifying run when teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay's car slammed into the wall.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment but the government gave no details on what has been ailing him.
BERLIN (AP) — Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.
PARIS (AP) — Forward Nabil Fekir's early contender for goal of the season was not enough, as Lyon conceded two late goals to draw with Bordeaux 3-3 in a thrilling French league match on Saturday.
Dogan Akhanli, a German intellectual of Turkish origin who writes on Turkey's record on human rights, was arrested in Spain on Saturday at Ankara's request, the foreign ministry said in Berlin, adding that it opposed any extradition of the writer. The arrest was initially announced by German
PARIS (AP) — A far-right European group has hailed as a success its bid to stop humanitarian organizations from rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean but ended its trouble-plagued voyage stranded at sea.