BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish army struck a convoy entering Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region, which Ankara said carried fighters and weapons but Kurdish forces said was made up of civilians entering with food and medicine. In a statement on Friday, the Turkish military said a fleet of
By Kay Johnson and Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A global money-laundering watchdog has decided to place Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, a government official and a diplomat said on Friday, in a likely blow to Pakistan's economy and its strained relations with the United
The deputy head of the U.N. agency for HIV/AIDS will not seek to renew his term in office though it is not reasonable to link his departure to a sexual harassment allegation that proved unsubstantiated, a spokesman said on Friday. Luiz Loures' exit was the second of a high-level United Nations official
When defending Olympic champion David Wise captured another gold in the skiing halfpipe Thursday, his dad was there to see it. Tom Wise, a former college ski racer, had been very motivated to help his son succeed on snow. The motive was right, but his approach was sometimes a little too intense, said
On a recent afternoon in a Johannesburg movie theater, the audience laughed appreciatively. Recommended: Think you know Africa? In the “Black Panther” universe, after all, Wakanda is secretly the world’s most advanced civilization, a gilded city-state that looks like Star Wars met Singapore in the
With parliamentary elections looming on March 4, they’ve been fighting fake news for the past three weeks of the electoral campaign. Each morning, they decide which fake story they’ll spend the day debunking, choosing from a pool of fake news, misleading titles, and articles that mix real and false
Russia will try to meddle in the upcoming 2018 US mid-term elections. Will Washington be unified in defense of America when they do? Kremlin-linked social media trolls and bots, as revealed in last week’s indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller of 13 Russians and three Russian companies, are just
One of the two main suspects in the murder of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait this month has been arrested, Philippine authorities said Friday. The murder of Joanna Demafelis prompted Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to impose a departure ban for Filipinos planning
Abu Dhabi (AFP) - Germany's Phil Bauhaus of Team Sunweb led a German 1-2-3 when he sprinted to victory in the third stage of the Tour of Abu Dhabi on Friday as Italy's Elia Viviani kept the overall lead.
By Sanjeev Miglani and Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's son dropped a planned speech on foreign affairs in the Indian capital on Friday after ethics experts said he should avoid wading into policy issues as a private citizen. Donald Trump Jr. is on a tour of India
Russia rejected a draft resolution Friday that would condemn Iran for failing to block supplies of missiles to Yemen's Huthi rebels and call for measures against Tehran, diplomats said. The Security Council is expected to vote on Monday on the British-drafted measure that would renew sanctions on
By Maiya Keidan and Carolyn Cohn LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is backing a hedge fund that aims to raise $200 million to give developing countries access to climate risk insurance. Britain's Department for International Development (DFID) is investing 25 million pounds ($35 million) over a 20-year
By Ellen Francis and Michelle Nichols BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the war. For
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration agents say they have found 103 Central American migrants in a freight trailer left by a roadside near the U.S. border.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign is expected to plead guilty in the special counsel's Russia probe, a person familiar with the decision said Friday.
By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday asked Russian President Putin to support a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for an immediate, month-long ceasefire in Syria. The two European Union leaders appealed to Putin
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said in Brussels on Friday it has become harder for Washington to work with Moscow on Syria. "We've worked hard to maintain relations and a dialogue with Russia on those issues and areas where we can work cooperatively toward a common goal, Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.
DAPCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The sound of gunfire rang out as residents gathered for evening prayers at the mosque. Soon the armed fighters showed up in their trucks and made their target clear: Where was the girls' school, they asked.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press.
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Five more suspects were charged in a Tanzanian court on Friday for the murder of prominent conservationist Wayne Lotter, bringing to eight the total number of people arraigned over the killing. Lotter, 51, co-founder of PAMS Foundation USA, a non
Hungary wants at least half of the more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) it has spent on border protection to be reimbursed from European Union funds, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. "We have spent over 1 billion euros on border protection. At least half of this sum should be reimbursed
A top European Union official scoffed at Britain's environment minister, the Brexit campaigner Michael Gove, for suggesting leaving the EU will make it easier for London to pass green legislation like banning plastic drinking straws. Retweeting a report that Gove might ban plastic straws and had
A UN rights commission in South Sudan said Friday there was sufficient evidence to charge at least 41 senior officers and officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity. South Sudan's four-year-old civil war has been characterised by extreme brutality and attacks on civilians. "The