The Turkish military said on Friday it had killed 12 Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey and another six in air strikes in northern Iraq, while also targeting their allied fighters in northern Syria. Twelve of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerrillas were "neutralized" on Thursday in
Churches across the world are joining a Helsinki parish in ringing their bells daily to commemorate civilians killed in the battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo. "After reading the news that day, of Aleppo, we decided to ring funeral bells at 5 p.m. to remember the death. First I just asked a
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Belgium's ambassador on Friday in connection with a row over Syria, the Interfax news agency quoted an embassy source as saying. Russia has accused Belgian military planes of bombing civilian targets in Syria, an allegation that Belgium has
Democrats raised money to rebuild the office, and the state Republican Party later thanked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her statements of support. The state has become more than a must-win for Donald Trump. Other states are electoral battlegrounds, but none have North Carolina
Donald Trump is not the sort of candidate that often looks to precedent when defending his proposals. “President Obama has moved millions of people out,” said the Republican nominee on Wednesday night. To be sure, Mr. Trump has pledged to undo the tethers – fixed in place by directives from Mr. Obama
Thousands of Argentinians across the country and in dozens of cities worldwide donned black clothing on Wednesday and protested in the memory of Argentinian teenager Lucia Perez, a 16-year-old who was raped and murdered earlier this month. Lucia’s death occurred at a time when public outrage about violence
In the past 40 years, the United Nations has held only three conferences on the topic of cities. The latest one, which was held this week in Ecuador, revealed a remarkably different view from earlier ones. Instead of seeing cities as problems to manage, like a permanent scourge of humanity, the UN now
Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) - Ongoing clashes between Iraqi security forces and jihadist gunmen apparently attempting to take over parts of the city of Kirkuk on Friday have left at least six policemen dead, security sources said.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have abducted a South Korean skipper and a Filipino crewman from a South Korean cargo ship in the latest such attacks that have sparked a security alarm in the busy regional sealanes, military officials said Friday. About 10 gunmen boarded the
The mood at Liverpool is an optimistic one despite the frustration of Monday's goalless draw at home to Manchester United, as Jurgen Klopp's injury list shortens. Georginio Wijnaldum's influence was missed against United as he recovered from a hip injury sustained on World Cup duty with
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook western Japan on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that a tsunami warning was not issued. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage and no irregularities at nuclear plants, but media said roughly 40,000 households
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have abducted a South Korean skipper and a Filipino crewman from a South Korean cargo ship in the latest such attacks that have sparked a security alarm in the busy regional sealanes, military officials said Friday.
The Philippines will maintain trade and economic ties with the United States, Trade Minister Ramon Lopez said on Friday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from Washington. Duterte made his comments in Beijing, where he was paving the way for what he calls a new
Britain's Conservatives on Friday held onto the seat vacated by former prime minister David Cameron, who resigned after the Brexit referendum, but the party saw its share of the vote slashed. Conservative candidate Robert Courts won the seat of Witney in southern England by 5,702 votes, with the
Until this week, no country had withdrawn from the International Criminal Court. Now two African states, South Africa and Burundi, have made official decisions to leave. Concerns are high that more African ...
Thailand is at a crossroads following the death of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Friday, urging Thais to stick together and become a "leading country". King Bhumibol, 88, died on Oct. 13 at a Bangkok hospital. Prem Tinasulanonda, 96, the leader
NEW DELHI (AP) — City authorities have closed a sprawling park in the heart of New Delhi after eight birds died of suspected bird flu, days after the city zoo was closed to the public after nine birds died there.
South Africa will withdraw from the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), media reports in Johannesburg said on Friday, sparking rapid criticism from rights bodies. The "Instrument of Withdrawal" letter said South Africa "found that its obligations with respect to the peaceful
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party has retained the seat in Parliament vacated by the former prime minister, David Cameron, but with a sharply reduced majority.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court has ordered the Board of Control for Cricket in India to withhold funding from state cricket bodies until they implement recommendations of a court-appointed committee to clean up the administration of the sport.
The United Nations hopes to carry out the first medical evacuations from Aleppo on Friday, if a "humanitarian pause" in the Syrian army's Russian-backed assault on the city holds. Despite a drop in violence after the unilateral ceasefire took effect on Thursday, there was little sign civilians
By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English canceled a meeting with two senior Hong Kong democracy supporters this week on advice from his foreign office, he said on Friday, underscoring a delicate relationship with Communist Party-ruled China. English
British Prime Minister Theresa May's ruling Conservative Party held the parliamentary constituency vacated by David Cameron but saw its majority cut significantly as thousands of voters flocked to a pro-European Union opposition party. Just weeks after Britons backed Brexit, former Prime Minister
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local):
By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - A debate over Australia's notoriously tight gun laws has opened up a dangerous rift in the ruling Liberal Party, pitting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull against the man he overthrew ahead of a key party gathering this weekend. Allegations of back-room dealing