BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Thursday that fighters backing the Syrian government were deploying on the frontlines to help repel a Turkish assault, but that assistance would be needed from the Syrian army itself. In a move that may ease one of the Syrian government
By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out "the way forward" for Brexit next week after a meeting with top aides on Thursday intended to resolve differences over strategy that are dividing her team, and frustrating European Union negotiators. May
By Ola Lanre DAPCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - The governor of Nigeria's Yobe state told residents of the village of Dapchi in person on Thursday that 76 of their schoolgirls who were reported to have been rescued from Islamist Boko Haram kidnappers were in fact still missing. "The government said
With parliamentary elections looming on March 4, they’ve been fighting fake news for the past three weeks of the electoral campaign. Each morning, they decide which fake story they’ll spend the day debunking, choosing from a pool of fake news, misleading titles, and articles that mix real and false
Russia will try to meddle in the upcoming 2018 US mid-term elections. Will Washington be unified in defense of America when they do? Kremlin-linked social media trolls and bots, as revealed in last week’s indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller of 13 Russians and three Russian companies, are just
Earlier this year, the South African city of Cape Town was told that it would make history by April 16. On that date, dubbed Day Zero, it was expected to become the world’s first major city to run out of water because of an extended drought. Rather, the people of Cape Town have cut their water consumption
For decades, haunted by fears of oil shortages, the United States made “energy independence” its goal. “There seems to be a desire to use energy as a geopolitical tool more aggressively,” suggests Meghan O’Sullivan, author of “Windfall,” a book about the blessings that America’s energy abundance has
Dozens of "anti-fascist" protesters tried to break through a police cordon to reach a hotel where the far-right Casapound party was holding a rally for its candidates. The two factions then faced off at a distance, with protesters throwing large firecrackers and bottles while holding a banner
By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has left hospital after routine checks in the United States and is fine, a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on Thursday. Abbas, 82, will be returning to the West Bank on Friday after what officials described
MOSCOW (AP) — Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The legal daily entry of Venezuelan migrants into Colombia has fallen by 30 percent in the last two weeks, the Colombian migration agency said on Thursday, after the government imposed stricter border controls. More than half a million Venezuelans were living in Colombia as of the end of last year,
By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's defense minister said on Thursday that Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and other U.S. aerospace companies have expressed interest in launching rockets from its Alcantara military base near the equator and visited the site in December. "They were
A South African minister inadvertently misled parliament when she said a local consultancy firm linked to business friends of former President Jacob Zuma had no contracts with state power utility Eskom, a anti-graft watchdog said on Thursday. New President Cyril Ramaphosa should take action within 14
By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI (Reuters) - A number of Congolese refugees were killed in clashes with Rwandan police on Thursday as officers dispersed a protest at a U.N. office against a cut in camp rations, police said. Officers fired teargas at the group of around 3,000 protesters who police spokesman
HONOLULU (AP) — Officers are removing protesters from the ruins of a Hawaii hotel where they have been squatting since last year in an attempt to block redevelopment of a resort where Elvis Presley's character got married in the movie "Blue Hawaii."
By Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a motion recognizing as genocide the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915, although the government said it would not become official policy of the Netherlands. The motion, which was opposed by just
HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police.
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti on Thursday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake. The country's ministry of planning and foreign aid said Oxfam GB had
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Thursday that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll.
BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders called Thursday for an urgent cease-fire in Syria as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days.
By Jack Stubbs and Denis Pinchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was briefly detained on Thursday and accused of organizing illegal protests, weeks before a presidential election in which he has been barred from running. The 41-year-old anti-corruption campaigner was repeatedly
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press filed legal papers on Thursday objecting to an attempt by top Honduran police officials to obtain phone records to try to identify sources behind a story detailing allegations of police corruption.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A former Russian diplomatic official and an Argentine police officer were among those arrested in connection with the seizure of a large cocaine shipment at the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires that prompted a yearlong investigation into an international drug ring, the government
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near Syria's capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the country to allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations. The U.N.