The Syrian army bombarded a jihadist enclave in south Damascus on Monday, state television and a war monitor said, as President Bashar al-Assad seeks to regain all ground near the capital. The military focus on the area, where Islamic State holds a pocket next to one held by rebel factions, began last
An Egyptian military campaign to defeat Islamic State militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula is choking essential food and medical supplies to thousands of residents in the desert region, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The New York-based organization warned of a wider humanitarian crisis if
Kate, wife of Prince William, smiled and waved as she left hospital on Monday after giving birth to a boy who is now fifth in line to the British throne. William was present for the birth at St Mary's Hospital in west London where their other two children, George and Charlotte, were also born.
For as long as the 27th Congressional District in Texas has been embroiled in litigation over whether it was racially gerrymandered, Nick Gilby has been working on Democratic Party campaigns there. “He wins 60 percent of the vote or more every time, regardless of who the candidate is,” adds Mr. Gilby
Sen. Bob Corker is a bundle of conflicts and contradictions. Last fall, the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee got into a Twitter war with President Trump. Indeed, there’s much to discuss: North Korea, Iran, Syria, Russia, the nomination of CIA chief Mike Pompeo for secretary
Less than a year ago, the world’s two most populous nations, India and China, almost went to war. In a tense showdown over disputed land in the Himalayas, their soldiers traded stones and punches. Now, on April 27 and 28, their leaders will meet and instead try to embrace what they have in common –
Naledi Thimbela turned that number over in her head again and again. Before she could send in the college application that might get her out of this weathered little town. Before maybe, just maybe, she could become the first person in her family to get a college degree. When Naledi was born, Olga Thimbela
DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — A company based in Taiwan plans to build a $9.4 billion chemical manufacturing complex on a 2,400-acre (970-hectare) site in Louisiana, officials announced Monday.
By David Ljunggren and Lesley Wroughton TORONTO (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations on Monday united to condemn Russia for behavior that they said undermined international laws, and called on Moscow to help resolve the conflict in Syria. The ministers
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was under pressure from widespread street unrest on Monday despite backing down on a contentious pension reform plan that triggered days of violence in which at least 27 people have been killed. Students leading the protests vowed to keep up their demonstrations until
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Theo Walcott's second-half strike helped Everton beat Newcastle 1-0 on Monday and move up to eighth in the English Premier League, its highest position since August.
By Anna Mehler Paperny and Allison Martell TORONTO (Reuters) - A driver plowed his white Ryder rental van into a crowd, killing nine people and injuring 16 along a roughly mile-long stretch of busy Toronto sidewalk during lunch hour on a sunny Monday afternoon, police said. "This is going to be
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron were starting off the French president's visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington's house.
Tennessee police captured Monday the man suspected of gunning down four people at a restaurant in Nashville, America's country music capital. Travis Reinking -- who exhibited "mental instability" and was arrested last year for trying to enter the White House grounds -- was captured in
From a distance, it looks like a deep-blue sea has formed in the middle of the Mexican desert. With 2.3 million solar panels -- covering the equivalent of 2,200 football fields in the arid northern state of Coahuila -- the Villanueva power plant, built by Italian energy company Enel, is part of Mexico
Armenia's veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election as prime minister with sweeping powers, sparking celebrations across the impoverished country. Last week lawmakers voted for Sarkisian as prime minister after he served a decade as Armenia's
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding party in northern Yemen, killing at least 20 people including the bride, health officials said Monday, as harrowing images emerged on social media of the deadly bombing, the third to hit Yemeni civilians since the weekend.
By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp hopes to launch a new "flow" battery made of inexpensive, nontoxic materials that can help utilities save money and use more renewable energy, company officials said on Monday. "You open up a chance not only to make renewables
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal court in New York on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s decision to delay a rule that would raise penalties for automakers who do not meet federal fuel efficiency requirements. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order vacating
By Hugh Bronstein and Daniela Desantis ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay's business-friendly ruling party performed better than expected in Sunday's Senate election, losing fewer seats than polls had projected and ensuring strict fiscal policies while lessening chances of a tax hike on the key soy
Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven vowed to defend their "democracy" against attacks from Vladimir Putin's Russia on Monday in a show of solidarity from the world's richest industrialized economies. Canada's Chrystia Freeland, host of the Toronto talks, said Russia must
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's attorney general has ordered the arrest of two suspects in the killing of a Canadian man who traveled to the Amazon rain forest to study hallucinogenic medicine.