By Aziz El Yaakoubi DUBAI (Reuters) - A crisis between Qatar and four Arab countries is straining a Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's government in a two-year war against Iranian-aligned Houthis and slowing the alliance's military advances. At the heart of the crisis is the accusation that
By Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels said on Thursday a U.S. decision to halt a covert CIA program of military aid would mark a big blow to the Syrian opposition and risked allowing jihadists to tighten their grip over the insurgency. Rebels who have received
By Alastair Macdonald and Andrew MacAskill BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain offered few compromises at their first full round of Brexit talks which ended on Thursday, and the pound fell on worries that British ministers were prepared to walk away without a divorce deal. With
The failure of Senate Republicans to close ranks on health-care reform this week put on display an old* challenge: How conservatives can reform social safety-net programs when there’s a growing acceptance of them – even among Republican voters. Chastened, some GOP lawmakers are talking about trying
A defining moment in a democratic revolution often comes when a nation’s poor, who mostly focus on daily material needs, join others in demanding basic rights and uncorrupted governance. The Trump administration, for example, promises stiff sanctions if President Nicolás Maduro goes ahead with a pre-rigged
Six months after Ronald Doyle’s wife died, he got a call from a public housing officer. When Doyle got out of jail in 1991 after serving eight years, he had nowhere to go. Public housing wasn’t an option for a felon like Doyle, so he drifted between addresses.
Sherin Khankan flits about the window sills, lighting wicks and placing bouquets of roses in just the right places as she prepares for Friday prayers. “We being women, there is always a lot of candles and flowers,” explains Denmark’s first female imam, placing a single, deep pink rose in a potted plant
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.
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo President Joseph Kabila and his family own stakes in more than 80 companies at home and abroad that are likely worth 10s of millions of dollars, a report by a U.S.-based body said on Thursday. The report by the Congo Research Group at New York University is
By Pawel Sobczak and Lidia Kelly WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that would allow parliament to appoint Supreme Court judges, defying objections from lawyers, opposition leaders and the European Union that the move undermines democracy and the rule of law. The vote came
MONACO (AP) — Monaco has ordered leading European clubs to stop making unauthorized approaches to prolific teen forward Kylian Mbappe.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A power-sharing deal between two former arch foes is slowly taking shape in Gaza and could lead to big changes in the Hamas-ruled territory, including an easing of a decade-long border blockade.
By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany told its citizens on Thursday to exercise caution if traveling to Turkey and threatened measures that could hinder German investment there, in a sign of growing impatience with a NATO ally after the detention of rights activists. The most absurd things
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday accused Germany of harboring terrorists, comments likely to ratchet up the disagreement between Berlin and Ankara after Turkey jailed some rights activists. "As a country providing shelter to PKK and FETO terrorists in its own territory, statements
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the dispute over increased Israeli security measures at a Jerusalem holy site imposed after Palestinian gunmen killed two policemen there (all times local):
By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan police have arrested 56 people for holding illegal assemblies, the police said on Thursday, but an opposition official accused them of cracking down on opponents of a plan by the president to extend his rule. The government said last week it wants to
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins traded right-hander David Phelps to the Seattle Mariners for four prospects, including highly regarded outfielder Brayan Hernandez, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a sexual assault in Minneapolis (all times local):
COL D'IZOARD, France (AP) — French rider Warren Barguil triumphed on the barren slopes of the fearsome Col d'Izoard climb in the Alps, winning his second stage of the 104th Tour de France while Chris Froome successfully defended his overall race lead on Thursday, putting him within touching distance
Iran threatened to reciprocate Kuwait's decision to expel most of its diplomats on Thursday, saying the accusations that Tehran was behind a terrorist cell in the country were "baseless". "Iran's strong objection has been communicated to Kuwait's charge d'affaires. It
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA opened a second wave of charges against Celtic after fans raised a paramilitary-style banner at a Champions League game.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Large swaths of Venezuela's capital were shuttered and silent Thursday as opponents of President Nicolas Maduro called the first major national strike since a 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez.