By Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China is hoping to cement its standing as a global power when it hosts leaders from the world's biggest economies this weekend, but suspects the West and its allies will try to deny Beijing what it sees as its rightful place on the international
By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday upheld verdicts and death sentences in the cases of 16 civilians convicted of terrorism-related offences by military courts, the first time the highest court has ruled on the legality of cases tried by the military. A five-member
By Aidan Lewis SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - At least 34 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded on Sunday as they closed in on the last Islamic State militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, according to field hospitals. Forces aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed government, supported
In January, 2016, Germany said that, in 2015, it had accepted more than 1 million refugees and migrants fleeing from war and poverty. Eight months later, the head of Germany’s Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) said that this year he expects only a third of that number. Frank-Juergen Weise told
The national parks may be getting older, but their visitors do not appear to be getting any wiser. As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, parks around the country are struggling with how to curb vandalism, theft of resources, and other risky, rule-breaking behaviors. The rise
ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit chain of colleges with more 40,000 students, was dealt a severe blow from the US government on Thursday. Officials from the US Department of Education announced that the vocational institute could no longer enroll students that had access to federal financial aid
When animal rescuers found Grecia, a gravely injured Costa Rican toucan, they feared the worst. Grecia’s upper beak had been beaten clean off. Now, Grecia has become the face of a new legislative push to offer new protections for wild animals and harsher punishments for their abusers.
By Ben Blanchard and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has reshuffled three top provincial-level Communist Party posts as he seeks to place his men in key positions ahead of a once-every-five-years congress next year, and more new appointments are likely soon. The party
Brussels (AFP) - Belgian police have arrested five suspects after a blast overnight Monday at the country's national crime lab just north of Brussels caused major damage but no casualties, prosecutors said.
Turkey on Monday said it would continue targeting a Syrian Kurdish militia in Syria if it failed to fulfil promises to retreat east of the Euphrates River, accusing the group of ethnic cleansing. "The YPG (People's Protection Units) first of all... needs to cross east of the Euphrates as soon
Attackers armed with suicide vests, rifles and grenades killed 18 people in the Iraqi oasis town of Ain al-Tamer, many of them guests at a wedding party, local officials said Monday. One of them blew himself up and the others were killed by the security forces," said the head of central Euphrates
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday killed at least 45 pro-government troops who had been preparing to travel to Saudi Arabia to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen's north, officials said.
PARIS (AP) — France's Interior minister has gathered leaders of the country's Muslim community, experts and lawmakers to mend relations between Islam and the French state undermined by the burkinis dispute.
Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie will leave the English county to return to Australia at the end of the season. Gillespie has led Yorkshire to promotion to the First Division and successive County Championship titles during a successful five-year spell at Headingley. The 41-year-old's achievements
A spokesman for the autonomous Kurdish region in Syria said on Monday that local military forces in the Syrian cities of Manbij and Jarablus are being reinforced, but not by Kurdish YPG militia. The spokesman was responding to comments from regional security sources that YPG fighters appear to be reinforcing
A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 60 people Monday at an army recruitment centre in Aden, in the latest jihadist attack to hit the Yemeni city. Aden is the temporary base of Yemen's internationally recognised government, which has been battling Iran-backed
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia on Monday of ethnic cleansing in northern Syria, saying they were trying to put their own people in areas captured from Islamic State. Cavusoglu said the aim of a Turkey-backed operation by Syrian rebels around the towns
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian athletes including the women's pole vault world record holder, Yelena Isinbayeva, have visited an air base in Syria that Russia uses to target Islamic State fighters.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a local militia compound in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Monday, and said the attack killed about 60 new recruits, according to the group's Amaq news agency. (Reporting by Mohamed El Sharif in Cairo, Writing by
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — East Timor and Australia have begun conciliation talks in their bitter legal battle to set a permanent maritime boundary that will carve up billions of dollars in oil and gas reserves underneath the seabed. Speaking Monday at a hearing in the Netherlands, East Timor'
A group of Russian Olympians paid a visit over the weekend to Russia's airbase in war-torn Syria, where Moscow has been conducting air strikes for nearly a year, state television reported Monday. Seven athletes, including gold medal winners from the Rio Olympics, led group exercises with the soldiers
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has begun deploying a Russian-made S-300 air defense system around its underground Fordo nuclear facility, state TV reported.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in April has been released and is safe, Australia's foreign minister said Monday.
A suicide bomber killed at least 54 people when he drove a car bomb into a militia compound in Aden on Monday, the health ministry said, in one of the deadliest attacks claimed by Islamic State in the southern Yemeni port city. The director general of Yemen's health ministry in Aden, al-Khader Laswar