By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's MI5 has begun an internal review of how it handled intelligence on Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who was known to the authorities but not under active investigation, a source told Reuters on Monday. Interior minister Amber Rudd said the review
By Tom Allard MARAWI, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippine military said on Monday it was close to retaking a southern city held for a seventh day by Islamist militants, as helicopters unleashed more rockets on positions held by the rebels aligned with Islamic State. The occupation of Marawi city
Defeated hardline candidate Ebrahim Raisi has complained of voter fraud in Iran's presidential election and called on the judiciary and the election watchdog to investigate, the semi-official Fars news agency said on Monday. The allegations, likely to stoke up Raisi's conservative supporters
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The American rock band Eagles of Death Metal was performing on stage at the Bataclan, a Paris club, when gunmen opened fire. “Music is important … It’s a talisman for helping those people heal, ” said Josh Homme, the band’s drummer, in a recent HBO documentary about their return to Paris. The documentary
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have announced they will launch their spring offensive on Sunday, signaling plans to step up attacks as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians marked Palm Sunday in the Holy Land, the start of the Catholic Holy Week that concludes with Easter.
By Jason Patinkin KAMPALA (Reuters) - South Sudanese soldiers accused of raping at least five foreign aid workers and killing their local colleague last year are due to stand trial in a military court on Tuesday, a key test of the government's ability to prosecute war crimes. Prosecutor Abubaker
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Monday that they have seized 605 kilograms (1,334 pounds) of high-grade methamphetamine shipped from China following a tip from the Chinese government.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say an air force pilot has been rescued after his fighter jet crashed during a training flight into the Aegean Sea.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has announced a $2.49 billion package of income tax discounts, bonuses for state employees, increased pension payments and cash subsidies for lower and middle income Egyptians to cope with soaring inflation.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The leaders of Spain and Portugal are holding their annual two-day summit, with possible joint energy and infrastructure projects due to be discussed.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will. South Korean and Japanese officials said the suspected Scud-type short-range
PELMADULLA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A group of Sri Lankan soldiers carried a body wrapped in a tarpaulin to police for identification, while others dug Monday through piles of mud, unearthing a motorbike, pieces of furniture and clothes, the only signs of 15 homes that stood on Kiribathgala Hill just a few
By Samia Errazzouki RABAT (Reuters) - A leading Moroccan activist was arrested on Monday alongside other protesters caught up in a wave of rallies against official abuses and corruption in the north, state media said. Nasser Zefzafi, who has helped organize months of protests, would be investigated
By Ruma Paul and Dinuka Liyanawatte DHAKA/AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ (Reuters) - Bangladesh raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10 on Monday as a severe and intensifying cyclone churned toward its low-lying coast and was expected to make landfall in the early hours of Tuesday. Impoverished
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's deputy defense minister on Monday cited security concerns in Europe as he tried to justify a move to gather data on foreign visitors and residents.
VERSAILLES, France (AP) — On a visit likely to shape Russia-France ties for years, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin at the sumptuous Palace of Versailles on Monday for what the newly-elected French leader said would be "demanding" talks on Syria, the
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Cyprus remains "very, very close" to an agreement to reunite the ethnically-divided island despite a breakdown in talks last week, a U.N. official said Monday.
By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian human rights lawyer and would-be presidential candidate went on trial on Monday in a case where a guilty verdict would deprive him of the right to stand for election. A judge in a Cairo court adjourned the trial of Khaled Ali, who is charged with offending
LONDON (AP) — Travelers on British Airways and its sister airlines in Spain faced a third day of delays and cancellations Monday, mainly on short-haul flights in Europe, after the company suffered a colossal IT failure over the weekend.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian residents and a non-governmental organization have filed a lawsuit against the government for giving a concession to build a hydropower station in a protected valley.