The Palestinian leadership may turn to the U.N. General Assembly if Washington vetoes a draft U.N. Security Council resolution to reaffirm Jerusalem's status as unresolved, after President Donald Trump's decision to recognize it as Israel's capital. The Palestinian United Nations envoy raised
By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A dozen Arab ambassadors have asked India to clarify its position on the U.S recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, diplomatic sources said, after New Delhi's muted response suggested a shift in support for the Palestinian cause. U.S. President
A Lebanese Uber driver with a criminal record has confessed to the killing of a British woman who worked at the British Embassy in Beirut, a Lebanese security source said on Monday. The security source said preliminary investigations into the murder of Rebecca Dykes showed the motive was purely criminal
President Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has elicited criticism and outright condemnation from world leaders ranging from traditional US allies to long-time adversaries. In the Arab world, scene of multiple demonstrations since Mr. Trump’s declaration, the reaction has
It was the biggest party Aminata Mané had ever been to, a riot of colorful dresses and exuberant dancing. One study of Senegal’s 1999 law banning FGM, for instance, found that without local advocacy and buy-in, the threat of punishment alone did little to change people’s minds about cutting.
THREE MONTHS TO HALT DEVASTATING WAR ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA? “The drumbeat for a potentially devastating war on the Korean peninsula ... has grown louder in the wake of North Korea’s latest missile test...,” writes Mark Seddon.
A South Florida law professor, running to unseat Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is calling for a federal investigation into the destruction of all ballots cast in the August 2016 Democratic primary in Broward County. The challenger, Tim Canova, has made repeated public records requests and
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he's confident he could beat Russian President Vladimir Putin in a fair election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is outlining a new national security strategy that refocuses the United States' relationship with the rest of the world, essentially implementing his "America First" mantra on a global scale. It envisions nations in constant competition, reverses
A blackout hit parts of the Venezuelan capital Caracas as well as the nearby states of Miranda and Vargas on Monday, state-run electricity company Corpoelec said, adding that authorities were working to restore service. Social media users and local media reported that the fault was affecting the Caracas
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's ruling African National Congress has elected Cyril Ramaphosa as its new president, making the nation's deputy president likely to become the country's next head of state.
By Alexander Winning and Nqobile Dludla JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the African National Congress on Monday in a close-run vote that will set the direction for the country and the scandal-plagued party that has ruled since the end of
Iraqi forces are preparing a fresh attack on Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of northern Iraq said on Monday. A military spokesman in Baghdad denied that Iraqi forces were planning to resume an attack they began mid-October in retaliation for a September
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The superintendent of Iowa's largest school district and his wife are opening their home to a 17-year-old Guatemalan immigrant after her parents were forced to leave the U.S. because they weren't in the country legally.
BERLIN (AP) — A German museum is returning nine objects from its collection that it says were taken without consent from the graves of native people in Alaska.
A Lebanese Uber driver with a previous arrest for drug use confessed to killing a British woman who worked at the British Embassy in Beirut, a senior Lebanese security official said on Monday. A second security source said preliminary investigations into the murder of Rebecca Dykes showed the motive
ROME (AP) — Italy's populist candidate for premier says he'd back an Italian exit from the euro currency zone if it were proposed in a "last-resort" referendum.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny tells The Associated Press he would beat Putin in a fair election.
ROME (AP) — Juventus president Andrea Agnelli had his one-year ban for selling tickets to ultras lifted on Monday, but the Serie A club's fine was doubled and it will have to play a match with one of its main sections closed.
Argentina's Congress could pass a hotly debated pension reform measure on Monday, lawmakers told reporters, as stone-throwing demonstrators gathered in the capital and the country's main union called a 24-hour general strike to protest the proposal. On Friday the government amended the proposal
A German court sentenced a 27-year-old German supporter of Islamic State to three years and three months in prison on Monday for plotting to lure police or soldiers into a trap and kill them with a home-made bomb. The ruling came with German authorities on high alert ahead of Tuesday's anniversary
By Francois Murphy and Kirsti Knolle VIENNA (Reuters) - Hundreds of police sealed off part of central Vienna on Monday as Austria became the only western European country with a far-right party in power, but protests against the swearing-in proved small and largely peaceful. Conservative Sebastian
By Alexis Akwagyiram LAGOS (Reuters) - A major Nigerian oil union said on Monday it would suspend a nationwide strike after securing worker demands through dispute resolution with the government and an oil firm. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), whose members
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military's Africa command says its forces conducted an airstrike against Islamic extremists in Somalia last week, approximately 30 miles northwest of Kismayo, killing eight militants and destroying one vehicle.
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel said it believes its longtime ally the United States will veto a United Nations Security Council on Monday that would call on U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The one-page, Egyptian-drafted