MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to deliver new air defense systems to Syria in the near future, RIA news agency cited Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Wednesday. The ministry added it plans to study a U.S. Tomahawk cruise missile captured by Syrian forces in a recent attack, in order to improve
Thousands of people attended dawn war memorial services on Wednesday across Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, France and in Thailand to commemorate ANZAC Day, the Gallipoli landings and the centenary of the final year of World War One. On April 25, 1915, thousands of troops from the Australian and New
LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday he believed that there was a high probability that Britain would negotiate a deal to leave the European Union, dismissing fears that the country could crash out of the bloc. Telling a parliamentary committee of lawmakers that there was
Shortly before French President Emmanuel Macron was to meet President Trump for the first time at a NATO summit last spring, the young and hyper-ambitious French leader received an urgent memo from France’s ambassador in Washington. Beware the American leader’s peculiar but very intentional handshake
In Armenia, a landlocked nation of nearly 3 million deemed “partly free” by Freedom House, that was certainly the case until this week. Moscow keeps 3,000 troops in Armenia, whose oligarchs resemble those in Russia.
As geopolitical tensions spiked between Russia and West in recent years, one staunch US ally has been something of outlier toward Moscow: Israel. Israeli emissaries failed to show up for a crucial 2014 UN vote condemning Russia for annexing Crimea. Israel has taken no active part in several waves of
President Trump was furious. After FBI agents raided the home and office of one of his personal lawyers in New York City – seizing client files, recordings, and computers – the president lashed out, suggesting federal prosecutors and investigators had gone too far. A few days later, Mr. Trump granted
The body of an assassinated Palestinian scientist was Wednesday driven through the Malaysian capital accompanied by a crowd shouting "God is greatest", as mourners accused Israel of killing him. Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh's corpse was set to be flown to Egypt later in the day before being
(Reuters) - Merseyside Police have arrested two men from Rome on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was left with serious injuries following an incident ahead of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against AS Roma at Anfield on Tuesday. "We believe the victim was in Liverpool with
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un will be in unchartered territory when the third-generation autocrat crosses over to the southern half of the Demilitarized Zone separating the rival Koreas on Friday, possibly on foot, and greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Cameras wielded by one of the most
BORACAY, Philippines (AP) — Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials said Wednesday that an American diplomat who struck a Pakistani motorcyclist in a fatal road accident earlier this month has been barred from leaving the country, pending a civil court case.
By Margarita Antidze and Hasmik Mkrtchyan YEREVAN (Reuters) - Police took up positions in the center of the Armenian capital on Wednesday to monitor a protest against the ruling elite as the acting prime minister suggested new parliamentary elections to defuse the political crisis. "The fight
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will see warmer weather between May and July, the official forecaster said on Wednesday. Eastern Japan, including the most densely populated Tokyo, will have a 50 percent chance of high temperatures for the period, the Japan Meteorological Agency said in its monthly three-month
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Police say two men from Rome have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an assault before a Champions League game that left a Liverpool fan in critical condition.
China's southeastern manufacturing hub of Guangdong is planning to impose tougher emission curbs on its steel, petrochemical and cement firms starting from June as it bids to meet state air quality standards, the local environment bureau said. The Guangdong Environmental Protection Bureau said on
PARIS (AP) — French Muslim leaders are rejecting suggestions that the Quran is to blame for resurgent anti-Semitism in France, and are urging imams and non-Muslims to work together to fight extremism.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Several thousand protesters took to the streets of the Armenian capital on Wednesday morning after talks between the opposition and the acting prime minister were called off.
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court has sentenced a border policeman to nine months in prison for the fatal shooting of a stone-throwing teenage Palestinian protester.
Russia's ambassador to Israel on Wednesday played down tensions between the countries over Israeli attacks in Syria, saying they were not the reason for Moscow's proposed supply of an advanced air defense system to Damascus. Since intervening in Syria's civil war on behalf of President Bashar
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, Adm. Harry Harris, will not become Washington's next ambassador to Australia and will be posted to South Korea instead.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday called on Russia, Iran and Turkey to ensure a halt to fighting in Syria, as international donors gathered in Brussels to drum up aid for the conflict-ravaged country.
Italy's former president Giorgio Napolitano has had to undergo emergency open-heart surgery but is in a stable condition, doctors said Wednesday. The 92-year-old had suffered a ruptured aorta, the largest artery in the body. "The surgery was a success, it was a complex intervention,"
By Nobuhiro Kubo and Andrea Shalal TOKYO/BERLIN (Reuters) - In a fresh bid to win its first major foreign arms deal since World War Two, Japan is proposing its P-1 submarine hunter for a French-German project to develop a marine surveillance aircraft, two Japanese government sources said. Japanese