By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli embassy security guard shot dead a Jordanian who attacked him with a screwdriver at Israel's embassy compound in Amman and a second Jordanian also died, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The incident had potential to cause a rift in already
By Panu Wongcha-um BANGKOK (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday Beijing wanted to maintain stability in the South China Sea as it seeks alliances in the region amid tensions in the disputed waters. The United States has criticized China for disregarding international law by the
By Marcin Goclowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Monday that he would veto two of three bills passed by parliament in a judicial reform that has triggered nationwide street protests and raised EU and U.S. concerns about a politicization of the courts. Duda is an ally of
“The meeting between US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit ... confirmed the expected naivete of the American president. “I did not know whether to laugh or cry when Trump and Putin announced they wanted to set up a cyber security unit, so that election-tampering
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António Guterres, who took over as United Nations secretary-general early this year, acknowledges that the world community has made encouraging progress in improving people’s lives over recent decades. Just two examples: Malaysia reduced poverty levels from about half the population in 1970 to under
Should the government be able to take your money, car, or home without charging you with a crime? For Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a “careful” plan to expand the program amounts to a common-sense approach to support law enforcement and weaken criminal enterprises amid an uptick in violent crime.
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.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president says the Balkan country must resolve its relations with the breakaway former province of Kosovo in order to move forward.
BANGKOK (AP) — China's foreign minister says he hopes construction of a new Thai railway can start immediately so Thailand will have better access to Chinese markets.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's president vetoing bills that would have given politicians influence over the Supreme Court (all times local):
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Somalia-based al-Shabab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a "brainless billionaire" as his administration steps up military efforts against what has become the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.
Three people were killed in suicide bomb attacks at a camp for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict in northeast Nigeria, the emergency services said on Monday. Abdulkadir Ibrahim, from the National Emergency Management Agency, said the blasts happened at about 11:20 pm (2220 GMT) on Sunday, just
LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary is more optimistic about the economy of the 19-country eurozone after a run of elections saw populist politicians defeated.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Maldivian opposition says the military has locked down parliament on the orders of the country's president in a bid to prevent lawmakers from taking part in a vote to impeach the parliamentary speaker.
Russia will announce a tender to build a new power station in sanctioned Crimea, Vyacheslav Kravchenko, Russia's deputy energy minister, was quoted as saying by the TASS news agency on Monday. Construction of two new power stations on the peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, is
JERUSALEM (AP) — A deadly shooting at Israel's Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli government efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over Jerusalem's most contested holy site, including mass Muslim prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence.
LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has revised down its 2017 growth forecast for the British economy following a weak first quarter that suggested the country's exit from the European Union was starting to weigh on consumers and businesses.
Thousands of Malaysian children took part in a practice run for the Muslim hajj pilgrimage on Monday, walking round a model of the holy Kaaba shrine under the tropical sun. The Kaaba is a square building covered in a veil located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and is the holiest shrine in Islam. Part of the
Cypriot authorities said a boat carrying over 140 migrants believed to be Syrians, more than half of them women and children, was escorted to shore by the coast guard Monday near the resort of Paphos. Police said the 143 migrants, including 31 women and 50 children, said they had set off from the Turkish
Directors and journalists from one of Turkey's most respected opposition newspapers went on trial Monday in a case which has raised new alarm over press freedoms under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The defendants from the Cumhuriyet daily were detained from October last year under a state of emergency
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Nine people are dead and the death toll could rise after emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what officials said was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.