By Maher Chmaytelli and Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi officials said on Monday government forces had taken complete control of eastern Mosul, 100 days after the start of their U.S.-backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State militants from the city. The deputy parliament speaker announced the
By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian state television has aired footage of Italian student Giulio Regeni, who was found murdered in Cairo almost a year ago, speaking to the head of a Cairo street vendors' union who reported him to police a few weeks before his death. Egyptian officials
The new U.S. administration must fully understand the importance of the "one China" policy and appreciate that the issue of Taiwan is highly sensitive for the Beijing government, China said on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump, who was inaugurated on Friday, said in December the United States
Monday’s Google Doodle celebrated the birthday and legacy of Ed Roberts, a quadriplegic leader whose life's work helped redefine national perceptions of people with disabilities. Considered the “father” of the disability rights movement, Mr. Roberts changed how schools, employers, and the nation
The election in the Netherlands on March 15 will be the first in three countries to see politicians who represent European unity face off against anti-immigrant Euroskeptics, as Sara Miller Llana reported for The Christian Science Monitor. Recommended: Think you know Europe? “The three upcoming elections
The abdication of Japan’s emperor – an event not seen in 200 years – took a step closer to becoming reality Monday, as a government panel released an interim report suggesting legislation to permit a one-time move, allowing the 83-year-old Emperor Akihito to retire from some of his imperial duties.
“The weekly advance of that cemetery in those years was absolutely tangible,” says Mr. Clark, now CEO for southern Africa at the Aurum Institute, which works on HIV treatment and prevention in the region. Recommended: Think you know Africa? A decade and a half later, however, South Africa, once ground
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
LONDON (AP) — Liberty Media has officially completed its takeover of Formula One, and Bernie Ecclestone has been replaced as the chief executive.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else" to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has called for a review of run-out rules following the bizarre dismissal of Neil Wagner in the second Test against Bangladesh. "It seems a little bit unfair," Hesson said Tuesday, although the decision did not impact on the outcome of the game as New Zealand went
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday his government is prepared to negotiate with U.S. President Donald Trump if Mexico's national sovereignty is respected.
Rivals and allies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rallied in the streets Monday as the opposition demanded early elections to oust him over the country's economic and political crisis. It was the first coordinated street demonstration called by the opposition since Maduro launched a crackdown
PUMANQUE, Chile (AP) — Residents of the community of Pumanque south of the Chilean capital have lost most of their belongings and their livelihood to some of the worst wildfires in their country's history.
The final fight for the French Socialist presidential nomination got under way Monday, with ex-prime minister Manuel Valls lashing out at his leftist rival over a universal income plan he said would "ruin" the country. Former education minister Benoit Hamon will take on Valls in a run-off
The Pentagon on Monday denied that it had coordinated air strikes with Russia in Syria, after Russia's defense ministry said the United States had provided coordinates for Islamic State militants. The Russian defense ministry said the Russian military had received coordinates of Islamic State targets
Tunisia became the first team to score four goals in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations match as they beat Zimbabwe 4-2 in Libreville Monday to seal a quarter-finals place. The Carthage Eagles, who led 4-1 at half-time, finished Group B runners-up behind Senegal and play Burkina Faso at the same stadium Saturday
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican businessman and the pilot of a private helicopter have been found dead in the wreckage of their aircraft in the northern border state of Nuevo Leon.
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power, a presidential spokesman announced Monday, as regional troops continued security sweeps to prepare for Barrow's return to the country he
Peace talks with Syrian rebels and the war-torn country's government got off to a rocky start Monday, while Washington said President Donald Trump was open to joint operations with Russia against Islamic State jihadists in Syria. The Syrian rebels' representatives vowed to keep fighting if peace
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war's dynamics and confirmed Russia's role as regional heavyweight.
French President Francois Hollande said on Monday that he would seek to bolster trade and investment with the Pacific Alliance trade bloc in joint negotiations with the European Union. The Pacific Alliance, which includes Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru, is a vehicle aimed at increasing regional exports