By Lesley Wroughton PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will urge Southeast Asian nations in meetings in Laos next week to find diplomatic ways to launch talks with China on easing tension over the South China Sea following an international court ruling that denies China's claims
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber hit a large demonstration by members of Afghanistan's Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens more, officials said. Photographs posted on social media showed bodies, apparently at the site of the explosion, close to where
Islamic State appeared to have shunned an offer for its fighters to withdraw safely from the Syrian city of Manbij and clashes with U.S.-backed forces raged ahead of its expiry, a spokesman for Washington-backed forces said on Saturday. The Syria Democratic Forces alliance, made up of Arab and Kurdish
“I am writing this ... to denote a fact that seems to escape many of us: Gaza is also an abode of poetry...,” writes Ramzy Baroud. “Alas, how many of us can name a single Palestinian poet from Gaza? It is because we are accustomed to affiliating Gaza with death, not life.
Regarding the May 31 article “Taiwan shines a light on a dark past” (CSMonitor.com): Taiwan has made remarkable progress in its transition to democracy. This exceptional transition is a major step forward in continuing the democratic tradition that has taken root on the island, and it further enhances
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Donald Trump’s acceptance speech Thursday night as the GOP's presidential candidate for the 2016 election has garnered both praise for its forcefulness and dismay for the fearful picture it portrayed of a broken country. Beyond US shores, however, his words were received with widespread – though
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THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — One of the Greek lawyers for eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece last week aboard a helicopter after last week's failed coup in their country says they are being transferred to Athens.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom's stability.
Turkey pushed on Saturday with a sweeping crackdown against suspects accused of taking part in the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, extending police powers to hold people in detention and shuttering over 1,000 private schools. A week after renegade soldiers tried to oust him with
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A cold and exhausted 65-year-old Russian balloonist came back to Earth with a bruising thud in the Australian Outback on Saturday after claiming a new world record by flying solo around the world nonstop in 11 days, officials said. Fedor Konyukhov landed 160 kilometers (100
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has sharply criticized Western countries that expressed concern about possible human rights violations in Turkey's sweeping crackdown after an attempted coup.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Witnesses in the Afghan capital Kabul say an explosion has struck a protest march by ethnic Hazaras. Casualties are feared.
A German-Iranian teenager who shot and killed nine people and then himself in Munich on Friday had received psychiatric care and was in all probability a lone gunman who had no ties to Islamic State, police said. Following a police search of the attacker's room, Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae
India on Saturday stepped up a major search operation for an air force plane that disappeared over the Bay of Bengal the day before with 29 people on board, as the defence minister headed to the region. The AN-32 military transport plane was on a routine flight from the southern city of Chennai to Port
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One leader Nico Rosberg of Mercedes led Max Verstappen of Red Bull by just two thousandths of a second to top the final practice session on Saturday for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Turkey has freed 1,200 soldiers detained after the failed military coup, a top prosecutor said on Saturday, in its first major release of suspects amid global criticism of the crackdown. There have been fears that many of the over 7,400 soldiers detained in the wake of the coup were young conscripts
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A cold and exhausted 65-year-old Russian balloonist came back to Earth with a bruising thud in the Australian Outback on Saturday after claiming a new world record by flying solo around the world nonstop in 11 days, officials said.
Munich (Germany) (AFP) - German police said Saturday they had no evidence a teenage gunman who killed nine people in Munich had any links to the Islamic State group and described the attack as "a classic act by a deranged person."
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Wellington-based Hurricanes booked a place in Super Rugby's semifinals for the second straight year when they crushed South Africa's Sharks 41-0 on Saturday in a quarterfinal played in hurricane-force winds.
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has broken the record for the fastest round-the-world flight in a hot air balloon, his crew said Saturday, surviving a gruelling endurance test of storms and freezing temperatures. Flight coordinator John Wallington said Konyukhov, who took off from Western Australia
(Reuters) - Some 300 firefighters were battling a fast-moving wildfire outside Los Angeles early on Saturday that forced the evacuation of about 300 homes, fire officials said. The blaze broke out on Friday afternoon and spread quickly to cover some 2,500 acres in Santa Clarita about 40 miles (65 km)
Beaumont-sur-Oise (France) (AFP) - Protesters furious over the death of a young man in custody attacked police and burnt cars in a fourth night of unrest in northern suburbs of Paris. Ten people were arrested and four officers slightly injured in the violence in Beaumont-sur-Oise and two other towns