By Isabel Coles MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Most Islamic State (IS) commanders in Mosul have been killed in battles with Iraqi government forces that raged over the past three months in the eastern side of the city, an Iraqi general said on Thursday. The fight to take the western side of Mosul, which remains
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. B-2 bombers carried out air strikes against Islamic State camps outside of Sirte, Libya on Wednesday night, two U.S. defense officials said on Thursday. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the strikes were carried out 45 km (28 miles) southwest of Sirte
Manuel Valls, who quit as Socialist prime minister a month ago to prepare a campaign for this year's presidential election, was seen narrowly winning the left-wing primaries later in January, an opinion poll published on Thursday showed. Valls is seen coming top in the Jan 22 first round vote with
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments from lawyers representing both Simon Tam's band and the federal government. The band has been fighting for trademark recognition since the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) first denied it to them in 2011. The government, meanwhile, considers
Joey Valle has been keeping a kind of vigil in front of Trump Tower for the past week or so. Wearing his red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap, Mr. Valle is standing on Fifth Avenue, in front of the Prada store across the street, holding up his smart phone to shoot a livestream video feed on Instagram
Europe has seen a surge in right-wing populism in recent years, driven by anti-immigration sentiments and economic dissatisfaction with the EU. In the coming years, the pressure will likely be on leaders like Mr. Tajani to strike a balance between appeasing right-wing populists while maintaining a more
When a group of African nations stands up to a dictator, the world should take notice – perhaps a lesson about democracy has taken root on the continent. Gambia held an election on Dec. 1 and its longtime ruler, President Yahya Jammeh, surprisingly lost the vote. Mr. Jammeh demolished the electoral
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lee Westwood needed someone to carry his bag for him at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week when his long-time caddie dropped out following the death of his father.
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has killed 12 people it held captive in Syria's ancient Palmyra by shooting and beheading them, with some of the slayings carried out in the city's second-century Roman amphitheater, activists said on Thursday.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Henrik Stenson chipped in from 30 yards and had seven more birdies Thursday to open the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with an 8-under 64 in his first competitive round of 2017.
Several dozen Islamic State fighters were killed when US B-2 stealth bombers and drones struck two of the jihadists' camps southwest of their former Libya bastion of Sirte, a US defense official said Thursday. The camps were about 45 kilometers (30 miles) southwest of Sirte. The strike comes one
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece's president says an insistence by Turkey and Turkish Cypriots on keeping troops and military intervention rights on Cyprus even after the ethnically split island is reunified is "anachronistic" and unacceptable."
By Stephen Kalin BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - When Iraqi forces faced a fierce Islamic State counter-attack last month at a hospital in Mosul they had stormed without enough troops to hold it, U.S. advisers behind the front lines shepherded them to safety. Washington, leading an international coalition
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he believed peace talks in Kazakhstan would lead to local "reconciliation" deals with rebels, a sign of his confidence in a process launched by his Russian allies after the opposition's defeat in Aleppo. Assad told a Japanese TV station he hoped the
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers have rejected a proposed blacklist of countries at risk of money laundering and terror financing because it is too limited.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Foreign ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation have issued an indirect protest against plans by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
LONDON (AP) — A recreation of an ancient sculpture destroyed by the Islamic State group is among finalists for a place in London's Trafalgar Square.
Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at a ceremony in the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal on Thursday, diplomatic sources and party officials said. Then we can make arrangements for him to go back to Gambia," Isatou Toure, a senior Barrow aide, told Reuters.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Hundreds of inmates from rival drug gangs clashed on Thursday inside a Brazilian prison where 26 inmates were butchered by gang members this week, television images showed. Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters into the yard of the Alcacuz prison in northeastern Brazil
The glacier has retreated 500 meters (1,640 feet) over 25 years, scientists working on this island just north of the Antarctica Peninsula say, affecting an entire ecosystem of algae, sea lions and penguins, as well as raising sea levels. "This glacial retreat at Potter Cove releases a mass of fresh
Turkey moved closer overnight to adopting a new constitutional bill extending President Tayyip Erdogan's powers that supporters welcome as a guarantor of stability at a time of turmoil and opponents see as a step towards an authoritarian state. Under the new system, Erdogan could rule in the NATO
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic won't be setting the Australian Open record for most men's titles this year, after a shocking second-round loss to wild-card entry Denis Istomin.
BERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn denied having had early knowledge of the company's cheating on diesel emissions as he testified Thursday to a German parliamentary inquiry, his first major public appearance since he resigned.