Egypt established a national council for combating terrorism on Wednesday, giving it broad authority to set policies aimed at "fighting extremism," a presidential decree stated. Egypt has been battling an Islamic State-led insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula that has killed hundreds of soldiers
By Karolina Tagaris , Jack Stubbs and Anna Irrera ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on
By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - A British judge gave the parents of Charlie Gard until noon on Thursday to agree arrangements for his death with the hospital caring for him, failing which he would be transferred to a hospice where his ventilation tube would be removed. Having
President Trump's reported suspension of a covert CIA program to fund, arm, and train Syrian rebels is seen as signaling the end of US efforts to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the battlefield. The move, which some commentators have characterized as appeasing Russia, Mr. Assad’s most
Battered by drought and civil wars, more than 20 million people from Yemen to Tanzania are at risk of starvation in what aid workers call the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. But over the past two decades, nations that once produced searing images of famine's toll have moved to thwart
Once again, a cycle of deadly violence between Israelis and Palestinians – this time sparked by recent events at Jerusalem’s holiest of religious sites – poisoned already strained relations between the two populations and threatened to drag neighbors into the storm. As tensions spiraled and deaths related
Many members of Congress were furious. It was 1792, and a military campaign led by General Arthur St. Clair against Native Americans in what is today Ohio had ended in complete disaster. President George Washington responded with wary cooperation, aware he was setting precedents for presidents to come
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.
Chinese superstar Sun Yang and American sensation Katie Ledecky suffered surprise defeats at the world championship on Wednesday while the USA twice broke the mixed medley relay world record. Italy's Gabriele Detti was the surprise winner of the men's 800m freestyle -- the event Sun had dominated
A group of polar bears in a zoo in Lapland in northern Finland got an early wintry treat in the summer heat when truckloads of snow were delivered to the Ranua wildlife park on Wednesday. Now the polar bears, one of which was born at the wildlife park late last year, can have a brief reminder of their
By Matt Spetalnick and Alexandra Ulmer WASHINGTON/CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior Venezuelan officials as the country's opposition launched a two-day strike on Wednesday, heaping pressure on unpopular President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to defeating Nusra Front militants in the battle along the Syrian-Lebanese border. "We are in the face of a very big military victory," Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech. The
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of Iowa businessmen filed a lawsuit Wednesday against United Airlines over the death of a giant rabbit after a flight from London to Chicago.
By Paul Carsten ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's upper house of parliament backed a series of constitutional amendments on Wednesday that could weaken the presidency and boost the legislature, the latest twist in a two-year power struggle between the two institutions. The head of the Senate, Bukola
Afghan security forces on Wednesday recovered two Pakistani diplomatic officials who were kidnapped in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangahar, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said. The two Pakistani officials, based in a consulate office in the eastern city of Jalalabad, were abducted on June 16
Ten former members of the Word of Faith Fellowship church say they have been contacted by U.S. federal and state authorities investigating allegations of abuse, forced labor and visa fraud after a series of Associated Press stories about the North Carolina-based evangelical sect, which has branches in
BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France (AP) — Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast and forced the evacuation of 12,000 people.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminal prosecutions are rare for people who fail to register as foreign agents, according to a top Justice Department official who testified Wednesday about an obscure law receiving new attention amid investigations into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.
French champion Monaco has not reached an agreement to sell rising star Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid, or any other team, according to club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Irwin lost force and was downgraded to a tropical storm Wednesday in the Pacific Ocean far west of Mexico, while Hurricane Hilary maintained a steady course out to sea with no threat to land expected.