By Lisa Barrington and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited Syrian soldiers who appear close to defeating the last major opposition foothold near Damascus and met some of the many thousands of people uprooted during the government offensive.
By Dominic Evans and Lisa Barrington ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town center and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdish YPG forces. A
Several U.S. Republican lawmakers expressed concern over privacy violations on Sunday after media reports that a political consultancy that worked on President Donald Trump's campaign gained inappropriate access to 50 million Facebook users' data. Republican Senator Marco Rubio said he believed
“The cost of The Donald’s policy of imposing heavy import tariffs on steel and aluminium continues to rise, with the resignation of ... Gary Cohn, his top economic adviser...,” writes Richard Harris. “Steel and aluminium are poor targets for an American trade war.... [T]hey miss the fundamental issue
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is about to lose his White House job. It’s Chief of Staff John Kelly who is on the way out, perhaps as soon as today. As Mr. Trump heads into his second year in office, widespread and conflicting reports about upheaval among top White House and executive branch
On March 16, Jacob Zuma of South Africa became the latest current or former leader of a democracy to be charged with corruption. Mr. Zuma, who was forced to step down as president last month by the ruling African National Congress (ANC), faces charges related to a government arms deal in the late 1990s
Turkey's flag was flying over Afrin on Sunday after its troops and Ankara-backed rebels chased out Kurdish militia forces to seize control of the Syrian city. The advance came as Syria's civil war entered its eighth year this week with heavy fighting on two fronts -- around Afrin and in the
By Maria Kiselyova and Denis Pinchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world's largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory. Putin's victory
About 2,000 people marched through the Mare favela in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday in memory of human rights activist Marielle Franco, who was gunned down in an apparent assassination. The march was the latest in a string of rallies expressing defiance and sorrow at Wednesday's slaying in the center
President Vladimir Putin on Sunday rubbished claims that Russia poisoned a former spy in Britain, on the eve of international chemical weapons experts heading to the UK to probe the attack. "It's complete drivel, rubbish, nonsense that somebody in Russia would allow themselves to do such a
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday it was nonsense to think that Moscow would have poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who are critically ill in a British hospital. Britain has said that Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by the Soviet-era 'Novichok'
Vladimir Putin cruised to victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, giving him another six years in power as Moscow's relations with the West plunge to new Cold War lows. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, won more than 75 percent of the vote according to preliminary
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin headed to an overwhelming win in Russia's presidential election Sunday, adding six years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world's largest country for all of the 21st century.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday he hoped that political forces in Russia would put national interests before clan interests when it came to the country's economic development. Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world's largest
With little doubt that Vladimir Putin would win with a landslide in Russia's presidential poll on Sunday, attention turned to whether the Kremlin could rally a large turnout for the strongman. For the liberal opposition, the vote was a test of whether celebrity candidate Ksenia Sobchak had enough
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid's title hopes were further damaged after it conceded two late goals in a 2-1 loss at Villarreal on Sunday, allowing Barcelona to open an 11-point lead in the Spanish league with nine matches remaining.
Paris (AFP) - Vladimir Putin won Russia's presidential election on Sunday, giving him a fourth term that will take him to nearly a quarter-century as the head of state or government.
In power for almost two decades, Vladimir Putin predictably won a fourth Kremlin term in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, extending his long rule for another six years. Without constitutional reform, Putin will not be able to run for a fifth time -- Russian law forbids serving more than
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world's largest country for another six years. Here are official preliminary results after nearly 50 percent of the votes had been counted*: Vladimir Putin - 75.0 pct Pavel
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 1,000 people marched in Brazil's second largest city Sunday to protest the murder of councilwoman and human rights activist Marielle Franco.
The capture of Afrin from the Kurds by Turkish-led fighters on Sunday could have major repercussions for Syria's protracted war. Here we look at what it means for Turkey, the Syrian regime and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia who were in control of the city. Forces led by
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Dinesh Karthik smashed a six off the last ball to pull off a stunning four-wicket win for India over Bangladesh in the final of the Independence Cup T20 tri-nation series on Sunday.