By Maher Chmaytelli and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement. The fall of the city would effectively mark the end of Iraqi half of the "caliphate
A suspected suicide bomber killed as many as 14 people in Afghanistan on Saturday and fighting between militants and security forces left at least 36 people dead on the first day of Islam's holy Month of Ramadan. At a local hospital, doctors received at least 14 dead bodies and eight wounded people
Egyptian air raids over Libya have destroyed several camps that trained the militants who killed dozens of Christians in southern Egypt on Friday, the Egyptian military said on Saturday. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest directed at Egypt's increasingly embattled Christian
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have announced they will launch their spring offensive on Sunday, signaling plans to step up attacks as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians marked Palm Sunday in the Holy Land, the start of the Catholic Holy Week that concludes with Easter.
AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's military said Saturday that it is doubtful any missing people will be found alive two days after torrents of mud triggered by heavy rain covered homes in southern and western parts of the country, killing 100 people and leaving 99 others missing. The Disaster
AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's military said Saturday that it is doubtful any missing people will be found alive two days after torrents of mud triggered by heavy rain covered homes in southern and western parts of the country, killing 100 people and leaving 99 others missing.
LONDON (Reuters) - Two British fighter jets have been dispatched from a Royal Air Force base in Scotland on an urgent "Quick Reaction Response", Sky News reported citing unnamed sources. The Ministry of Defence had no immediate comment. The Daily Mail newspaper said it was thought the jets
The United Nations expressed grave concern on Saturday over the deportation by Myanmar and Thailand of a Turkish national over alleged connections to a July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey. The United Nations Human Rights office said the deportation to Turkey of Muhammet Furkan Sokmen, a former employee
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Even 10 changes to their starting lineup couldn't prevent New Zealand's Crusaders from staying perfect and extending their winning streak in Super Rugby.
By Babak Dehghanpisheh BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was killed fighting Islamic State west of the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Tehran-based Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. It is the first time Iran has announced the death of a senior
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Seven wealthy democracies have reached a deal at their annual summit to give the Trump administration time to say whether the United States plans to stay in the Paris climate agreement, a person familiar with the talks said Saturday.
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis highlighted the struggles workers face in a globalizing economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel factory in Genoa, where he stressed the importance of work in giving people a sense of human dignity and denounced those who exploit workers.
Islamic State said on Saturday that its fighters had carried out a shooting that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians on Friday, according to a statement from the group. "A security unit from the soldiers of the caliphate set up a checkpoint to ambush tens of Christians headed for the Saint Samuel
Forces loyal to Libya's unity government said Saturday that 52 of its fighters were killed as they repelled rival militias in fierce clashes in the capital Tripoli. Among the 52 killed in Friday's clashes which centred on the southern district of Abu Slim, said Hashem Bichr, a security official
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on the first day of the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan, after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.
The former public security boss of China's northern city of Tianjin was given a suspended death sentence on corruption charges, state media reported on Saturday. Wu Changshun was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, the official People's Daily newspaper said on its WeChat public
LONDON (AP) — Air travelers faced delays Saturday because of a worldwide computer systems failure at British Airways, the airline said.
By Giselda Vagnoni and John Irish TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations pledged on Saturday to fight protectionism, overcoming resistance from U.S. President Donald Trump, who was elected on an "America first" agenda, diplomatic sources said. Diplomats