Hundreds of displaced Sunni Arab families have had to leave Kirkuk after an Islamic State attack on the Kurdish-controlled city which authorities suspect was helped by Sunni sleeper cells, humanitarian workers and residents said on Tuesday. The Sunni families, who had been sheltering in Kurdish-controlled
The United Nations has abandoned plans to evacuate patients from besieged rebel-held east Aleppo which it had hoped to accomplish during a three day lull in fighting last week, blaming all parties to the conflict for obstructing efforts. "The evacuations were obstructed by various factors, including
By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion outside a chamber of commerce building in Turkey's southern resort city of Antalya wounded several people on Tuesday but the mayor said there were no life-threatening injuries and the blast may have been an accident. Turkey is on high alert after
At this point, almost everyone in the United States wishes it was over. How will the next president – Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump – move to heal the nation following an election that’s further polarized the electorate and brought some of the worst aspects of US politics to the fore? After all,
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail Monday for leaking grand jury information to the media as part of a personal vendetta against a rival and then lying about it under oath, according to WTAE news in Pittsburgh. Ms. Kane had pleaded for a lenient
Thanksgiving. “In an American election, there are no losers, because whether or not our candidates are successful, the next morning we all wake up as Americans,” he said. Thanksgiving has sometimes arrived soon after the United States faced a crisis and a need for healing.
Ashers Baking Co., in Belfast, was found guilty of discrimination last May after the Northern Ireland Equality Commission brought a lawsuit against the bakery for refusing to bake a cake decorated with the words "Support Gay Marriage" and a picture of Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie
With Halloween in the air, ghouls are set to emerge from the shadows in the quiet streets of Pluckley, reputedly the most haunted village in England. The village generally would rather Halloween did not happen," Chris Housman, chairman of Pluckley Parish Council, told AFP. Nestled by the chalk
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced an Australian retiree to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing girls on the tourist island of Bali.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German businesses were more optimistic in October, shrugging off woes at the countries' biggest banks and the implications of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
By Michael Georgy DEBAGA, Iraq (Reuters) - Still limping four months after an Islamic State fighter fired a bullet into his leg, teenager Mustafa Muhammed says he and his fellow Sunni tribesmen are ready to join an offensive against the militants in their stronghold of Mosul. There they will face an
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — European stocks were moderately higher while Asian stocks finished mixed in moderate trading Tuesday. Upbeat reports on manufacturing in the U.S. and Europe were countered by weak growth data from South Korea, Asia's fourth-largest economy.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government is expected Tuesday to back a plan to expand London's Heathrow airport despite concerns about air pollution, noise and the destruction of homes in the capital's densely populated western neighborhoods.
By Colin Packham and Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) - Four people were killed on Tuesday on a river rapids ride at Australia's biggest theme park, police said, after a malfunction threw two of the victims off the seemingly innocuous ride and left the other two trapped inside. "One of the
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing at least 59 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops that lasted into early hours Tuesday. Pakistani officials
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a militant attack on a police checkpoint in eastern Nangarhar province has killed eight officers.
Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group rammed a suicide truck bomb into a military base of African AMISOM peacekeeping troops on Tuesday in the area of Beledweyne town, north of the capital, the militant group and a police officer said. "A mujahid (fighter) driving a heavily loaded truck bomb
A Russian naval battle group heading for Syria could be used to target civilians in the besieged city of Aleppo NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned on Tuesday, calling on Moscow to implement a lasting ceasefire. "The battle group may be used to increase Russia's ability to take part
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will take more effective measures against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq, potentially including ground operations there, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. In an interview with the Kanal 24 television channel, Cavusoglu said it was unacceptable
MILAN (AP) — Troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena unveiled Tuesday a restructuring plan that will include new management, thousands of job cuts, hundreds of branch closings and the disposal of soured loans in a bid to entice investors to inject up to 5 billion euros ($5.5 billion) in new capital
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says two security officers have been shot and killed in the kingdom's predominantly Shiite east.
By Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - The president of the legislature in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong delayed the swearing-in of two pro-independence lawmakers on Tuesday, an unprecedented move that follows weeks of intensifying pressure from factions loyal to Beijing. The promotion of independence has long
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Three Vietnamese sailors who were held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years returned home Tuesday, with one father expressing happiness at seeing a son he hadn't heard from in three years.