By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT (Reuters) - Calm prevailed across the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, the third day of a unilateral ceasefire announced by Russia, but medical evacuations and aid deliveries have yet to take place, a war monitor and the United Nations said. No Syrian or Russian
An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, judicial sources told Reuters. It is the first of Mursi's four convictions to reach the end of the judicial process, and he cannot appeal further against it. Twenty-year jail sentences were
Counter-terrorism police investigating the discovery of a "suspicious item" on a London train this week said they found another such device on Saturday when they searched a house in Devon, western England. The house and neighboring properties were evacuated and a 200-metre cordon thrown around
A Montana judge’s decision to hand down a lenient sentence to a man who repeatedly raped his 12-year-old daughter has come under fire this week, as critics demand that the judge be removed from the bench. Valley County District Judge John McKeon gave a mere 60-day sentence in the case, rejecting a far
The 2012 election year saw one of the biggest gender gaps in history, with women voting for President Barack Obama in huge numbers. Four years later, the role of women in determining the elections may once again be noteworthy. Data from early voting in North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia are showing
Facebook, the social media site, is squarely in the middle of a tussle over free speech and hate speech this election cycle. After Donald Trump posted a link to a statement in which he called for Muslims to be banned from the US, viewers and employees flagged the post as hate speech.
“President Juan Manuel Santos deserved to receive the Nobel Peace Prize,” states an editorial. Recommended: Think you know Colombia? “The [index] ... puts Botswana ... at number two [in the category of safety and the rule of law]...! Over the years I’ve watched Botswana slide down the precipice on
MEXICO CITY (AP) — One person has been killed and several others injured in a clash between members of the Yaqui indigenous group divided over construction of a gas pipeline in northwest Mexico.
PARIS (AP) — Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette remembered how to take penalties but his teammates forget how to defend in a 3-1 home loss to Guingamp in the French league on Saturday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Andres Iniesta's serious knee injury overshadowed another stellar performance by Lionel Messi on Saturday, when the Barcelona forward scored a second goal in stoppage time to earn a 3-2 win at Valencia.
Moscow (AFP) - The Russian defence ministry on Saturday accused the US-led coalition fighting jihadists in Iraq of committing war cries, a day after an air raid killed 15 women at a shrine near the city of Kirkuk.
ESEKA, Cameroon (AP) — Authorities in Cameroon rushed more than 600 injured people to hospitals in the country's two main cities Saturday in an effort to save lives a day after an overcrowded train derailed, killing more than 70 people.
A ceasefire in the Syrian army's Russian-backed assault on rebel-held Aleppo appeared to expire Saturday with the UN saying it had been unable to evacuate anyone from the ravaged city. Moscow had extended the unilateral "humanitarian pause" into a third day until 1600 GMT on Saturday,
When protesters torched a nearby Dutch-run farm in Ethiopia's Oromia region, Marc Driessen watched anxiously as smoke billowed above the horizon, fearing his own business would meet the same fate. The farm, some 125 kilometres (77 miles) south of Addis Ababa, is at the heart of the restive Oromia
By Thanarith Satrusayang and Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - A huge crowd of Thais gathered on Saturday outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to sing the royal anthem in honor of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on Oct. 13 after seven decades on the throne. The government has declared a year
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he did not mean he would cut off ties with the United States when he said in China that he was separating from the U.S., adding it's in his country's best interest to stay with America. Despite the clarification, the
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali pirate said Saturday that 26 Asian sailors held hostage for more than four years have been released after a ransom was paid, and international mediators said it "represents the end of captivity for the last remaining seafarers taken hostage during the height of
SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — American coach Bob Bradley awaits his first win in charge of Swansea following its 0-0 draw against Watford in the English Premier League on Saturday.
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona is facing a long spell without the midfield magic of captain Andres Iniesta after he suffered a serious leg injury on Saturday.
HULL, England (AP) — Stoke is slowly moving away from danger as Xherdan Shaqiri's brilliant brace secured back-to-back English Premier League wins for the Potters, whose 2-0 victory sent Hull into the bottom three on Saturday.
PARIS (AP) — Aid workers in the port town of Calais are expressing worry over a lack of information ahead of Monday's scheduled dismantling of France's slum-like migrant camp.
The Iraqi army pushed into a town near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday, a day after dozens of IS militants stormed into the northern city of Kirkuk, setting off two days of clashes and ...
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal went top of the English Premier League after being held to 0-0 at home by struggling Middlesbrough on Saturday, Arsene Wenger's 67th birthday.
Around 150 people rallied in central London on Saturday calling for Britain to take decisive action to end the five-year war in Syria. "We're here today to send a very strong message to Theresa May that what's happening in Aleppo just cannot continue," said James Sadri, director of
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's flagship airline has grounded all flights to Caracas after a mid-air intercept of one of its planes by Venezuela's air force.