China and Russia will hold "routine" naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, adding that the drills were aimed at strengthening their cooperation and were not aimed at any other country. The exercises come at a time of heightened
By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's powerful Syrian branch announced on Thursday it was ending its relationship with the global jihadist network founded by Osama bin Laden and changing its name, to remove what it called a pretext used by world powers to attack Syrians. In the first
Five U.S. special operation forces were wounded while partnering with Afghan special forces in an operation to clear areas controlled by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday. Army General John Nicholson said the incident took place in
You won’t see this sign hanging outside America’s central bank but the message coming from the Federal Reserve is still clear: “Help wanted.” No, the Fed does not need workers. The Fed had expected to be raising interest rates by now, based on established models for post-recession growth. The “old
California's wildfires continued to spread Thursday, with firefighters scrambling to contain multiple fires threatening thousands of properties around the state. Along the central coast, 3,500 firefighters have been able to contain around 10 percent of the Soberanes Fire, which is threatening 2,000
Just hours after two terrorists claiming allegiance to the so-called Islamic State brutally killed a priest in Normandy, French President François Hollande warned the nation that the “war would be long” but that France would win. In fact, Chancellor Angela Merkel waited to respond to the first attack
Supporters and critics of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump alike flocked to Reddit on Wednesday evening for a virtual event that the Republican presidential nominee himself described as "SO huge": his AMA (Ask Me Anything).
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister has called for an investigation into allegations that teenagers were abused at a juvenile detention center in the country's north.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — One of the Greek lawyers for eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece last week aboard a helicopter after last week's failed coup in their country says they are being transferred to Athens.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom's stability.
Hillary Clinton faces the test of a lifetime Thursday as she accepts the Democratic White House nomination in a defining speech aimed at prizing voters away from Donald Trump -- and convincing America to entrust her with the world's biggest job. It is the center-stage opportunity she came so close
Unidentified assailants shot dead a police commissioner from Nicaragua's central region around midnight, a law enforcement official said on Thursday, in the first assassination of a high-level police officer in the country in more than a decade. Francisco Diaz, a deputy chief of the national police
BEIRUT (AP) — After months of fighting to encircle its opponents in Aleppo, Syrian authorities backed by Russia on Thursday offered safe corridors out for residents and rebels in the northern city's besieged quarters, underlining the government's determination to seal off the metropolis and force
By Ece Toksabay and Daren Butler ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the armed forces and national intelligence agency brought under the control of the presidency, a parliamentary official said on Thursday, part of a major overhaul of the military after a failed coup.
Jimmy Walker, who missed the cut in three of his four prior major starts, fired a five-under par 65 Thursday to grab a one-shot lead over Argentina's Emiliano Grillo in the first round of the PGA Championship. Walker, a 37-year-old American ranked 48th in the world, began off the 10th tee and birdied
The head of United Kingdom Anti-Doping believes a partnership programme of pre-Olympic drug tests conducted by world swimming governing body FINA and 15 national anti-doping agencies will help "safeguard the integrity" of events in the pool at the Rio Games. FINA announced a Games ban on seven
LIMA (Reuters) - Pedro Pablo Kuczynski promised after taking office as Peru's president on Thursday that the Andean country will become a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) by the end of his term in 2021. (Reporting by Mitra Taj; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)
Mexican authorities transferred aging drug lord Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo to house arrest Thursday after serving 31 years in prison for the killing of a US undercover agent. Eduardo Guerrero, head of Mexico's penitentiary system, said Fonseca Carrillo was moved to a house near Mexico City before
French energy giant EDF's board approved Thursday the building of a nuclear power station in Britain, a source close to talks said, in a project which critics fear could bankrupt the French utility. EDF's directors had been deeply divided over the planned construction of two nuclear reactors
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Syria's Nusra Front says his group is changing name, and claims it will have no more ties with al-Qaida.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say about a hundred refugees have briefly blocked a key road in the northern city of Thessaloniki, demanding better health services in their state-run camp.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East says he's concerned the failed coup in Turkey may have longer term effects on the fight against Islamic State militants in the region.