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30,000 Marchers in Moscow Mourn Slain Putin Foe

People carry Russian national flags as they march with posters reading ' I have no fear, fight!' near to the place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Friday, near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
People carry Russian national flags as they march with posters reading ' I have no fear, fight!' near to the place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Friday, near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)

MOSCOW—For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march...


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  • FILE - In this March 20, 2013, file photo, Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew attends the Standard Chartered Singapore Forum in Singapore. Lee's Office said in a statement Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, that Lee, 91, was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Feb. 5. The Prime Minister's office said his condition has stabilized and that he remains on mechanical ventilation in the hospital’s intensive care unit. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

    Singapore’s Founder Sedated, on Life Support

    SINGAPORE— Singapore’s government says Lee Kuan Yew, the city-state’s founding father, remains on life support in intensive care being treated for severe pneumonia. A statement... Read more

  • Britain's Prince William, left, greets local officials at Hamarikyu Gardens after arriving in Tokyo Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The Duke of Cambridge is on a four-day visit to Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Prince William Starts First Japan Visit _ With Green Tea

    TOKYO— Britain’s Prince William is having afternoon tea on his first visit to Japan on Thursday, but it’s green and served by a master in... Read more

  • N. Korea Demands Higher Wages for Workers Employed by South

    SEOUL, South Korea— Officials say North Korea has told rival South Korea that it plans to raise the minimum wage for North Koreans employed by... Read more

  • An Afghan street vendor carrys a pot of salted peas on his head following snowfall in the old city section of Kabul on January 25, 2015. (WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    At Least 108 People Killed in Afghan Winter Storm

    KABUL, Afghanistan—Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 108 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through... Read more

  • Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik gives the final touches to his sand sculpture portraying two missing aircraft, Air Asia QZ8501 and Malayasia Airlines MH370 on Golden Sea Beach at Puri, east of Bhubaneswar on Monday. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

    New Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Theory: Was it Hijacked to Kazakhstan?

    It’s been almost a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared seemingly off the face of the Earth, and the theories about its disappearance keep... Read more

  • U.S. Army, an Iraqi army trainee rehearses proper room clearing techniques under the supervision of a U.S. Marine during training (AP/ Master Sgt. Mike Lavigne, U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division)

    New Zealand to Send Troops to Iraq to Train Local Forces

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand—New Zealand will send a small number of troops to Iraq to help train local forces in their battle against the Islamic State... Read more

  • Former Maldives President and the then presidential candidate, Mohamed Nasheed, speaks to the media in Male, Maldives on Nov. 10, 2013. (Sinan Hussain/AP Photo)

    Maldives Blasts Foreign Concern Over Arrest of Ex-president

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka— The government of the Maldives on Tuesday criticized foreign countries and groups that expressed concern over its recent arrest of an ex-president,... Read more

  • (Screenshot/Korean CCTV uploaded to YouTube)

    See Moment When Korean Train Passengers Fall Through Sidewalk Sinkhole

    A video that apparently was captured in South Korea shows people falling through a sinkhole in the sidewalk. The people were getting off a train... Read more

  • Bangladeshi rescue workers carry the dead body of one of the victims after a river ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel,in Manikganj district, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb. 22, 2015. ( A.M. Ahad/AP Photo)

    Death Toll Rises to at Least 70 in Bangladesh Ferry Disaster

    DHAKA, Bangladesh—The death toll from a weekend ferry disaster in central Bangladesh rose to 70 on Monday, as divers finished their search after the vessel... Read more

  • Former Maldives President and the then presidential candidate, Mohamed Nasheed, speaks to the media in Male, Maldives on Nov. 10, 2013. (Sinan Hussain/AP Photo)

    Former Maldives President Dragged Into Court by Police

    MALE, Maldives—Police in the Maldives have dragged the country’s former president into a court, which ordered his detention throughout his trial over a decision to... Read more

  • Japan's Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi speaks during the 26th whale meat tasting event in Tokyo. Japan will target fewer whales when the Pacific hunt begins next week and will limit next season's Antarctic whaling to observation. The decisions came Friday, April 18, after the International Court of Justice ordered Japan last month to suspend Antarctic whaling. The court said the program was commercial, not scientific as Japan had contended. Hayashi said Friday that the Pacific catch target was being slashed to about 210 from the current 380. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Japan’s Farm Minister Resigns Amid Political Funds Questions

    TOKYO— Japan’s agriculture minister has resigned following questions over his handling of political funding contributions. Koya Nishikawa, who heads the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and... Read more

  • Bangladeshi rescue workers carry the dead body of one of the victims after a river ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel,in Manikganj district, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015..(AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

    Bangladesh Ferry Sinks, Killing at Least 48

    DHAKA, Bangladesh—A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least... Read more

  • Bangladeshi people gather on the banks of  the River Padma after a passenger ferry capsized in Munshiganj district, Bangladesh, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. A passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized Monday in central Bangladesh, and at least 44 people either swam to safety or were rescued but the number of missing passengers is not yet known. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

    Bangladesh Ferry With 100 Passengers Sinks; at Least 31 Dead

    DHAKA, Bangladesh— A river ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least... Read more

  • Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy prepares to talk to the judge in a courthouse near Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 12, 2015. (Hassan Ammar/AP Photo)

    Lawyer for Al-jazeera Journalist Blasts Canadian Government

    TORONTO—The lawyer for a Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist is blasting the Canadian government for not doing enough to secure his release from Egypt. Journalist Mohamed Fahmy... Read more

  • Demonstrators hold signs during a protest organized by the San Francisco Taxi Workers Alliance against ridesharing services Uber and Lyft outside the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards in San Francisco on Feb. 5, 2015. Uber has attracted controversy for skirting taxi regulations and paying its drivers poorly. (REUTERS/Stephen Lam)

    Rules for the ‘Renting Economy’

    A digital behemoth is gobbling up traditional business models faster than you can say “taxicab.” Some are calling it the “sharing economy,” though “renting economy”... Read more

  • Canadian Forces veteran CJ Wilneff and Partner at the Can Praxis ranch. The Can Praxis equine program is helping Wilneff, who served in Afghanistan and suffers from PTSD, regain a sense of control over his life. (Courtesy CJ Wilneff)

    Unique Equine Program Helps Veterans Battle PTSD

    Soon after Canadian Forces veteran C.J. Wilneff returned home from Afghanistan in 2010, he began to show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Struggling with flashbacks,... Read more

  • Ejido La Sierrita community members gather in the shade of a tent in the summer of 2012 during a protest outside Excellon Resources’ La Platosa silver mine in Durango, Mexico. A new report says Canadian diplomats went too far in their attempts to protect Excellon’s interests in a dispute with the Ejido La Sierrita. (Ejido La Sierrita)

    Canadian Embassy Ignored Mining Abuses in Mexico: Report

    MiningWatch is blaming diplomats at Canada’s embassy in Mexico for overlooking Toronto-based Excellon Resources Inc.’s efforts to avoid redressing a violated land-use contract and repression... Read more

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper answers a question in the House of Commons on Feb. 24, 2015. Following some mixed messages, the government says it does not intend to invoke the notwithstanding clause to reinstate the ban on medically assisted suicide. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Doctor-Assisted Dying: Tories Back Off on Asking for Extended Deadline

    OTTAWA—Confusion reigned Tuesday as the Harper government struggled to offer a coherent response to a landmark Supreme Court ruling that struck down the ban on... Read more

  • Harper Urges Swift Passage of Anti-Terror Bill; NDP Calls for Full Study

    OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper is urging a House of Commons committee to study the government’s anti-terror bill as quickly as possible, in spite of accusations... Read more

  • Toronto Cop Hopes His ‘Call Us’ Tunnel Tweet Stirs Up Tips

    TORONTO—A Toronto police officer whose tweet about a mysterious tunnel found in the city went viral says he hopes the lighthearted appeal will stir up... Read more

  • Prentice: Keystone XL Battle Goes On Despite Veto By President Obama

    EDMONTON—Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says the struggle over Keystone XL is not over, even with the veto of a bill approving the transcontinental pipeline. Prentice... Read more

  • Former Sports Catering CEO Pleads Guilty to Kicking Dog

    VANCOUVER—The former CEO of a company that provides catering services to sports venues across North America has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges after he... Read more

  • Saskatchewan First in Canada, Second in World for Mining: Fraser Institute

    REGINA—The Fraser Institute says its annual global survey of mining executives has determined Saskatchewan is the most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment in Canada, and... Read more

  • Four Children Die, Mother Saves 3 in Manitoba

    KANE, Man.—A mother was able to save three of her children, but four others died in an early-morning house fire Wednesday in a southern Manitoba... Read more

  • Former Canadian prime minister Paul Martin announces the results of a four-year project to improve students’ achievement in literacy in two Ontario First Nations schools on Feb. 24, 2015 in Toronto. (The Canadian Press/Galit Rodan)

    Pilot Project Improves Literacy at Two First Nations’ Schools: Martin

    TORONTO—Former prime minister Paul Martin said a “remarkable” pilot program for reading and writing at two First Nations’ elementary schools should be rolled out across... Read more

  • A monarch butterfly feeds on the flowers of a butterfly bush in Omaha, Neb. Conservationists say a concerted national effort to plant milkweed is needed to reverse a precipitous decline in the monarch, which migrates thousands of miles between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico each year. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Save Monarchs With Milkweed Planting Program, Feds Urged

    TORONTO—A concerted national effort to plant the traditionally unloved milkweed is needed to reverse a precipitous decline in the monarch butterfly population, conservationists say. They’re... Read more

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford enters his office at city hall on his first day back to work after taking part in a rehab program June 30, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Brett Gundlock/Getty Images)

    Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Auctions Off Some Items

    TORONTO—Anyone interested in buying a piece of Rob Ford history now has the chance to do so. The notorious former Toronto mayor and now city... Read more

  • Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz delivers a speech to students and business leaders at Western University's Ivey School of Business in London, Ont. on Feb. 24, 2015. (The Canadian Press/ Mark Spowart)

    Bank of Canada’s Poloz Committed to Targeting Inflation

    Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz strongly endorsed inflation targeting as a modus operandi for central banks, but feels that monetary policy needs to do... Read more

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    Toronto: Large Tunnel Between Rexall Centre, York University Discovered

    Toronto authorities are puzzled after discovering a large, sophisticated tunnel between the Rexall Centre and York University. The CBC reports that the tunnel was dug... Read more

  • Liberal MP Irwin Cotler speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill Nov 5, 2014. Cotler backed calls for an end to organ harvesting in China and tabled petitions to that effect on Feb. 19, 2015, in the Canadian Parliament. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Canadian MP Irwin Cotler Backs Calls for End to Forced Organ Harvesting in China

    OTTAWA—Liberal MP and former Minister of Justice Irwin Cotler rose in the House of Commons on Feb. 19 to give voice to demands that the... Read more

  • Attorney: Canada Businessman Home After Released by Cuba

    HAVANA—A Canadian automobile executive imprisoned in Cuba on corruption charges for more than three years was released Saturday after Cuba’s government ended a case that... Read more

  • A 1920's file photo showing part of the Canadian Niagara Falls frozen. (AP Photo)

    ‘Frozen’ Niagara Falls Drawing Tourists to Winter Spectacle

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.— The winter’s deep freeze has transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle, encasing the trees around it into crystal shells and drawing... Read more

  • In this frame grab from security camera video provided by the Toronto Police Service via The Canadian Press, 3-year-old Elijah stands in an apartment building lobby, early Feb. 19, 2015, in Toronto. (AP Photo/Toronto Police Service via The Canadian Press)

    Toronto Boy Dies After Wandering Away From Apartment

    TORONTO—A 3-year-old Toronto boy died Thursday after wandering away from an apartment building into bitterly cold weather overnight. Police were notified of the boy’s disappearance... Read more

  • Ukraine’s recently appointed Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, a U.S. national who adopted Ukrainian citizenship to take up her post, speaks at a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, on Feb. 16, 2015. (Sergei Chuzavkov/AP Photo)

    Ukraine’s New US-Born Finance Chief Enduring Baptism by Fire

    KIEV, Ukraine—War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois. But Natalie Jaresko, the country’s new finance minister who was born and raised in... Read more

  • Police guard a crime scene near a suspicious car, background, in Moscow, Russia, Feb. 28, 2015.  (Denis Tyrin/AP Photo)

    Russia Detains Ukrainian Parliament Member Over Odessa Fire

    MOSCOW—Moscow police have detained a member of Ukraine’s parliament as he was taking part in a march mourning a slain Russian opposition figure. Ukraine’s parliament... Read more

  • A navy officer walks past Harrier jets parked on the flight deck of the Italian navy's aircraft carrier 'Cavour' in the Civitavecchia harbour on July 8, 2014. ( Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

    Italy Resumes Navy Exercise Amid New Tensions Over Libya

    ROME—The Italian Navy is resuming exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, including near the coast of Libya, amid concerns about rapidly deteriorating security in the North... Read more

  • German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble gestures during a cabinet meeting  in Berlin on Nov. 5, 2014. (Michael Sohn/AP Photo)

    Germany Trusts Greece to Fulfill Bailout Terms

    BERLIN—Germany’s finance minister says he trusts Greece’s current government to fulfill the conditions for the bailout deal, but also made clear the country would not... Read more

  • Special armed police forces secure the Synagogue in Bremen, Germany, March 1, 2015. (Frank Augstein/AP Photo)

    2 Detained in German Anti-Terror Raid Have Been Set Free

    BERLIN—German authorities say two people who were detained in connection with an anti-terror raid in the city Bremen have been released. The city in northern... Read more

  • Russian police investigators stand near the body of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov (DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

    Widow of Murdered Spy Blames Russian Govt for New Killing

    LONDON— The widow of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko thinks the Russian government may have been involved in the murder of leading opposition figure Boris... Read more

  • In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, Hungarian police officers stand guard in front of a bus containing detained migrants in Asotthalom, some 180 kilometers southeast of Budapest, Hungary. Thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa have been flocking to Serbia’s border with Hungary, hoping to cross illegally into the European Union in search of a better life. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    Migrants Flock to EU Door Along Serbia’s Border With Hungary

    ALONG THE SERBIA-HUNGARY BORDER— Exhausted, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp... Read more

  • A man prepares portraits of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, to carry on the march in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Russian investigators, politicians and political commentators on state television on Saturday covered much ground in looking for the reason Nemtsov was gunned down in the heart of Moscow, but they sidestepped one possibility, that he was murdered for his relentless opposition to Putin. The posters read in Russian 'those bullets for everyone of us,  he fought for the freedom of Russia'. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Thousands to March in Moscow to Mourn Slain Boris Nemtsov

    MOSCOW— Thousands are expected to march through central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. The mourning... Read more

  • A little girl helps her mother to cast a ballot at a polling station in Tallinn, Estonia, on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Estonians are voting for a new Parliament in an election dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to tension in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Liis Treimann)

    Estonians Vote in Parliamentary Election Amid Security Fears

    TALLINN, Estonia— Estonians are voting for a new Parliament in an election dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine... Read more

  • Russian police investigators stand near the body of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov (DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russian Politician Boris Nemtsov: ‘I’m afraid Putin will kill me’ Two Weeks Before Murder

    The drive-by murder of Boris Nemtsov, a well-known Russian opposition figure, has drawn the condemnation of numerous world leaders, but he may have predicted his... Read more

  • People put flowers to honour the shooting victims outside the main Synagogue of Copenhagen on February 16, 2015, after last week-end two fatal attacks. The attacks, which targeted a debate on Islam and free speech and a synagogue, came just a month after the Islamist attacks in Paris at satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo office and a Kosher Supermarket. AFP PHOTO / CLAUS BJOERN LARSEN (Photo credit should read CLAUS BJOERN LARSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

    3Rd Man Suspected of Helping Gunman Jailed in Custody

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark— A man suspected of providing a bullet-proof jacket to the gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen has been jailed for... Read more

  • In this file photo taken on Saturday, March 15, 2014, Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader addresses demonstrators during a massive rally to oppose president Vladimir Putin's policies in Ukraine, in Moscow, Russia. Russian police say opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has been shot and killed in Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

    All Motives on the Table in Killing of Russian Opposition Figure Nemtsov

    MOSCOW—Russia’s top investigative body says it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to... Read more

  • Russian police investigate the the body of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader at Red Square with St. Basil Cathidral in the background in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Western Leaders Condemn Nemtsov Killing, Press Kremlin

    BERLIN— Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is thoroughly investigated... Read more

  • U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves shake hands at the end of a news conference at the Bank of Estonia in Tallinn, Estonia, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Obama is in Estonia for a one day visit where he will meet with Baltic State leaders before heading to the NATO Summit in Wales. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    5 Things to Know About Estonia’s Parliamentary Election

    TALLINN, Estonia— Estonia’s center-right government is being challenged by a party that draws its support from the Baltic country’s Russian minority. Here are five things... Read more

  • Police in German City Warn of Potential Extremist Threat

    BERLIN— Police in the German city of Bremen are warning of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and say they are stepping up security... Read more

  • Ethan Gutmann speaks at the Family In Times of Unfreedom International Conference in the Main Hall of the Wallenstein Palace, Senate of Czech Parliament, Feb. 25, 2015. (Epoch Times)

    Renowned Guests Discuss Forced Organ Harvesting at Conference in Prague

    PRAGUE—At a week-long international festival against totalitarianism that concluded in the Czech capital on Feb. 27, attendees commemorated the struggles of victims living under past... Read more

  • In this file photo taken on Saturday, March 15, 2014, Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader addresses demonstrators during a massive rally to oppose president Vladimir Putin's policies in Ukraine, in Moscow, Russia. Russian police say opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has been shot and killed in Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

    Boris Nemtsov, Prominent Russian Opposition Figure, Shot Dead

    MOSCOW—Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said. Nemtsov’s death comes just... Read more

  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, left, stands up and joins others in the audience in applauding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on Net Neutrality during an open hearing at the FCC in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The FCC has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality." That's the idea that service providers shouldn't intentionally block or slow web traffic, creating paid fast lanes on the Internet. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    UN Free Speech Special Rapporteur Praises US Net Neutrality Decision

    BERLIN—The U.N.’s independent expert on freedom of speech has praised the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for voting to enforce “net neutrality” rules for the broadband... Read more

  • Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, center, surrounded by policemen leaves a court room in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Navalny was detained earlier this month for 15 days for distributing leaflets for an anti-government march, which he will miss if he remains in prison. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Russia Court Confirms Jail Time for Opposition Leader Navalny

    MOSCOW—An appeals court in Moscow has upheld a 15-day sentence for prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The Moscow City Court ruled Friday that the... Read more

  • In a Feb. 9, 2015 photo, Michelle Moore poses for a photo with her twin daughters, Sierra, right, and Savannah in Lake Oswego, Ore. Moore is not opposed to medicine, thinks vaccines have a place and are a medical choice that should be researched carefully. Moore is among the vaccine skeptics who have been widely ridiculed since more than 100 people fell ill in a measles outbreak traced to Disneyland. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

    Anti-Vaccine Lobby to Blame for Bosnia Measles Outbreak, Some Experts Say

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina—Medical experts are warning that the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, often using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected... Read more

  • Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, left, listens to Klaus Martin Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, during the opening plenary of India Economic Summit in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Business leaders, government, civil society and academia representatives from more than 40 countries are participating in the three-day summit, organised by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), according to news reports. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India’s New Budget Aims to Boost Growth and Infrastructure

    NEW DELHI— India’s finance minister announced the government’s new budget on Saturday, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare spending with high... Read more

  • A woman and her Tsunamika doll at the Upasana Integral Design studio in Auroville, India on Jan. 27, 2015. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Ten Years After Tsunami in India, ‘Tsunamika’ Dolls Still Helping People Rebuild

    PUDUCHERRY, India—A tsunami struck India’s southern coasts in December of 2004, whisking away the livelihoods of fisherman whose boats and other equipment they depended on... Read more

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    Kids in Rural India Are Getting the Wrong Medicine

    Even when health care providers in rural India know the right treatment for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia, they rarely prescribe them correctly, according to a... Read more

  • An Indian woman and her children cover their faces with masks as preventive measures against swine flu inside Gandhi Hospital premise in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Swine flu has claimed more than 20 lives in the Hyderabad region in the month of January, according to Indian news reports. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

    Indian Health Authorizes Say 700 Have Died in Flu Outbreak

    NEW DELHI— Health authorities have been struggling to ensure adequate medical supplies reach remote hospitals across northern and western India where a flu outbreak has... Read more

  • A cow at a shelter for abandoned, orphaned, and disabled cows in Kishangarh village, New Delhi, India on Feb. 3, 2015. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    96 Villages Maintain Delhi’s Oldest Shelter for Abandoned Cows

    NEW DELHI—A community-supported shelter for abandoned cows in New Delhi may provide a compassionate solution to India’s stray cattle problem. Roving street cows are ubiquitous... Read more

  • A traditional bone-setting healer applies an herbal paste to a boy in the village of Abishegapakkam in Puducherry on the southeast coast of India on Aug. 8, 2014. (Tatiana Vinodagrova)

    Traditional Bone-Setting Technique in India Uses No X-rays, Painkillers, or Casts

    PUDUCHERRY, India—Keeping their family tradition alive, three brothers in India continue to treat patients using a traditional bone-setting method called “putter kattu” that uses neither... Read more

  • Pacchammal, a terminally-ill patient in her her home in the village of Kuruvinatham, Puducherry on the south east coast of India on Jan. 26, 2015.  (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    It Takes a Village to Care for the Dying: Palliative Care Project in India Attempts just That

    PUDUCHERRY, India—Kumaphavally, 34, had complete body paralysis from a fall she took during pregnancy eight years ago. For almost seven years, she lived in a... Read more

  • Rescuers use machinery to remove the debris after a building that was under construction collapsed overnight, in the town of Mughalsarai, about 300 kilometers (186 miles) southeast of Uttar Pradesh's state capital of Lucknow, India, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. The accident killed 13 members of a family of weavers who were sleeping on the ground floor, police said Sunday.(AP Photo/Press Trust of India)INDIA OUT

    Building Collapses in North India, Killing 13 Family Members

    LUCKNOW, India— A building under rushed construction in a northern Indian town collapsed overnight, killing 13 members of a family of weavers who were sleeping... Read more

  • Sri Lanka’s New President Makes India His 1St Visit Abroad

    NEW DELHI— Sri Lanka’s new president was due to arrive in New Delhi on Sunday for his first trip abroad, underlining India’s importance as a... Read more

  • Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses media at the venue of his sit-in protest in New Delhi on Jan. 21, 2014. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Once Scorned, New Delhi Election Victor Gets 2Nd Chance

    NEW DELHI— There were the public falling-outs with his political allies. There was the crushing defeat when he ran for Parliament against the man who... Read more

  • Supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man’s Party, dance as they celebrate their party's victory in New Delhi, India, on Feb. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    India’s Anti-Corruption Party Scores Overwhelming Victory in Delhi State Elections

    NEW DELHI—Eight months after a historic victory in the national elections, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party faced its most embarrassing defeat in recent times... Read more

  • Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (front R) attends the country's 67th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo on Feb. 4. Sirisena has begin shifting Sri Lanka's foreign policy away from a China-centric model. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

    In Break From China, Sri Lanka Leans Towards India

    Newly-elected Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena is trying to repair his country’s damaged ties with India and in doing so balance its relations with China... Read more

  • Iattar Hussain, a street vendor who sells old clothes and old leather jackets, attends a meeting of the street vendors and hawkers of Delhi on Jan. 6, 2015. Hussain was a one of 500 vendors who protested Walmart's expansion outside of the company's corporate offices in Gurgaon city of Delhi on Nov. 19, 2014. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Delhi’s Street Vendors Protest Walmart’s Shady Tactics

    NEW DELHI—Walmart India Private Limited is about to open it’s 21st store near the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, and street vendors, who sell similar... Read more

  • U.S President Barack Obama, right, shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they participate in a CEO roundtable discussion at the The Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Officials in both countries say Obama and Modi developed an easy chemistry when they first met in Washington last fall. The two leaders spent several hours together Sunday and heralded their close relationship. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    US-India Nuclear ‘Breakthrough’ More Hype Than Reality

    NEW DELHI—India and America’s declaration of a breakthrough in contentious nuclear energy cooperation has been met with a lukewarm response from industry and analysts. Few... Read more

  • Residents of a slum in the Kanega locality of Gurgaon city in Delhi on Jan. 15, 2015. They have no toilets and have to defecate in a open dump of garbage and construction waste nearby. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    How a Bathroom in an Indian Slum Would Change Residents’ Lives

    NEW DELHI—Amidst high-rise apartment buildings and corporate offices in Gurgaon city southwest of Delhi, an open area filled with household and construction waste acts as... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama walk through the gardens between official meetings at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Jan. 25, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    US and India Mark Historic Day With Obama Visit

    President Barack Obama is the first US president to visit India on Republic Day on Jan. 26, as well as the first sitting US president to... Read more

  • Kashmiri Muslims shout anti-French and pro-religious slogans during a protest in Srinagar, India, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Businesses and shops closed Friday in Indian-held Kashmir in a strike called by separatists and religious parties protesting the publication of a caricature of Prophet Muhammad in the latest issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Clashes Erupt in Indian Kashmir Over Charlie Hebdo’s Cartoon

    SRINAGAR, India—Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir fired warning shots and tear gas Friday to disperse Muslim protesters angry at the publication of a caricature of... Read more

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    Indian McDonald’s Facing PR Headache After Staff Threw Out Street Child

    McDonald’s in the western city of Pune, India is considering retraining its staff after one of them pushed a child out of its restaurant earlier... Read more

  • Children who live under a bridge at Akshardham, New Delhi, keep themselves warm on a cold winter day on Dec. 24, 2014. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Winter in Delhi an Ignored Annual Disaster for the Homeless

    NEW DELHI—Hundreds of homeless people continue to die on Delhi’s streets during the winter, leading some aid workers to call cold season in the capital... Read more

  • A Bhatra practices on the road side in Gumat bazaar area of the northern city of Jammu, India on Jan. 2, 2015. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Secret Drug Removes Tooth With No Blood or Pain

    JAMMU, India—A family in the northern Indian city of Jammu has the recipe for a rare drug that can painlessly remove a tooth without anesthesia... Read more

  • The Global Flow of People. (Photo courtesy of Nikola Sander, Guy J Abel, and Ramon Bauer, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austria)

    World’s Not Becoming Melting Pot, This Cool Interactive Infographic Proves It

    Did you know that 50 percent less people were emigrating from Mexico than from Bangladesh? Or that five times more people moved into Russia than... Read more

  • Protesters hold a rally to support 'net neutrality' and urge the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject a proposal that would allow Internet service providers to create internet fast lanes, on May 15, 2014 at the FCC in Washington, DC. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why America Is Behind, Not Ahead, in Net Neutrality

    On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reclassify Internet service providers as a “telecommunications service.” If the decision is upheld in the inevitable... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a cabinet meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The meeting focused on the government’s anti-crisis plan. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

    ‘Jihadi John’ is Vladimir Putin, According to CNN

    After the identity of ISIS terrorist Jihadi John was revealed on Thursday, mainstream media outlets were clamoring to get the story up in a timely... Read more

  • Farhod Sulton, president of the Uzbek-American Federation, speaks to reporters about his organization and his acquaintance with Abror Habibov in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Three men, including Habibov, are accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the United States; they were arrested on terrorism charges Wednesday, federal officials said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Germany Indicts Man for Joining Al-Qaida-Linked Jabhat Al-Nusra

    BERLIN—German prosecutors say they’ve charged a 21-year-old man with joining an al-Qaida linked terrorist organization in Syria. Federal prosecutors said in a statement Thursday that... Read more

  • An undated file photo shows US missionary, Reverend Phyllis Sortor, 87, of the Free Methodist Church, who was kidnapped on February 24, 2015 by unknown gunmen in the village of Emiworo village in the Ajaokuta district of Kogi State in Central Nigeria. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Nigeria Kidnappers of American Missionary Phyllis Sortor Demand Ransom

    ABUJA, Nigeria—The armed men who abducted an American missionary earlier this week in southern Nigeria have demanded a ransom of nearly $300,000, police said Wednesday... Read more

  • Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Assyrian Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, two activist groups said Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP)

    Fate of Abducted Christians Unclear, Syria Clashes Continue

    BEIRUT—Islamic State group militants have moved a large group of Christian hostages to a city they control in northeastern Syria, while they continue to battle... Read more

  • Salvador, Bahia, Brazil: Tiago Leonardo Alves Muniz, 30, Teacher: Yes, the methodology of the Community School Luiza Mahin in Salvador-Bahia, where I was a student, and today I am a teacher, has been developing these extracurricular issues in adaptations—working with racial prejudice, the need for interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship, using the technologies of information in improving knowledge—through educational learning and focusing on reading, writing, and following the evolution of the planet Earth.

    Global Q&A: ‘In your country, are children being educated to adjust to life in an ever-changing world?’

    Advances in methodology, technology in schools, and development of social skills are helping prepare children for a changing society. This is what Epoch Times reporters... Read more

  • (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Report Says ‘2,500 Tons Of Fake Food’ Seized Across the World

    Thousands upon thousands of pounds of horse meat hamburgers, as well as “counterfeit” mozzarella, strawberries, eggs, and dried fruit and thousands of gallons of alcohol laden... Read more

  • Ukrainian troops guard a roadblock between the towns of Vuhlehirsk and Debaltseve, Ukraine on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, as a convoy of buses travel to evacuate civilians caught in the crossfire of fighting between government troops and Russian-backed separatists. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Holland are set to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Friday, one day after discussing peace proposals for Ukraine's conflict with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Ukraine Truce Failing; French, German Leaders Try to Save It

    PARIS— The French president says he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken with the leaders of Ukraine and Russia about the cease-fire that has... Read more

  • Michael Barone at CPAC in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 20, 2010. (Gage Skidmore)

    Why Michael Barone Isn’t Betting on a Climate Agreement in Paris

    Last week the UN published an encouraging announcement of the tentative text for the Paris climate change agreement negotiated by 194 nations during the February Geneva... Read more

  • A man stands in front an ATM machine which is out of order, on November 26, 2014 in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. (ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

    How Hackers Stole $1 Billion Dollars From Banks, ATMs Across the Globe

    A group of cyber-criminals stole as much as $1 billion dollars from over 100 financial institutions over 2 years via a phishing campaign targeting bank... Read more

  • Lima, Perú: Lauretta Luci, 56, Poet: The first step I would take if mayor of my city would be to work in favor of culture and education, and work more with young people and children. People have to learn to reason, develop more critical thinking. Currently, I see none of that. We should all know our rights and fulfill our obligations. There should be a "culture of debate." Society has to improve—talk more, be less discriminative, and less competitive. People fight against each other, instead of finding harmony. That’s why it is important to work with young people.

    Global Q&A: ‘If you were mayor of your city, what one measure would you take to improve the welfare of your people?’

    To invest in education and health care, improve job opportunities and the justice system, are important measures for a mayor to take to improve the... Read more

  • This June 2013 photo shows a desert sun casting a shadow of a three-camel caravan on the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Morocco, at the edge of the Saharan desert. The route from Marrakech, Morocco, to the Saharan desert follows one of Africa’s most mythic and historic trading routes: the road to Timbuktu, lined with centuries-old castles, oases and the occasional camel-crossing road warning. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)

    ‘Timbuktu,’ an Oscar Nominee, Explores Islamic Extremism

    JOHANNESBURG— An Islamic extremist can’t summon the necessary fervor while making a video hailing the jihadi cause in a scene from “Timbuktu,” an Oscar nominee... Read more

  • In this file photo taken Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012, Congolese M23 rebel fighters detain a man they suspect to be an FDLR (Force Democratique de Liberation du Rwanda) rebel returning from an incursion into Rwanda Near Kibumba, north of Goma. The Congolese government says it’s only a matter of time before it launches a military offensive against a rebel group that has threatened the country’s east for more than two decades. In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, presidential adviser Seraphin Ngwej hinted that military action against the FDLR was imminent. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

    Congo President Condemns UN Withdrawal From Anti-Rebel Mission

    KINSHASA, Congo—Congo’s president on Sunday condemned a decision by the United Nations to withdraw its support from a joint military offensive against a rebel group... Read more

  • Russia Police Detain Opposition Leader Navalny for Passing out Pamphlets

    MOSCOW—Moscow police have detained anti-corruption campaigner and leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny as he and supporters were handing out leaflets in the subway. Navalny’s spokeswoman... Read more

  • This April 22, 2014, photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Unemployment Kills: 45,000 Suicides Each Year Linked to Joblessness, Study Says

    A study has found that 45,000 people, or 20 percent, of all suicides around the world each year are associated with being unemployed. The study,... Read more

  • Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, on February 13, 2014. (MIKHAIL METZEL/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Moment When Vladimir Putin Gave an AK-47 to Egypt’s Leader

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an AK-47 assault rifle to Egypt’s leader during a ceremony on Tuesday, according to reports. Putin was visiting Cairo, and... Read more

  • An Egyptian man covers his face as he walks on a bridge during a sandstorm in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's Cairo International Airport briefly closed to arrivals Tuesday as a sandstorm descended over the country that also disrupted traffic at other airfields and seaports, officials said on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Sandstorm Hits Israel, Sends Sea Waves Tearing Into Beirut

    A Mideast sandstorm roared into Israel and Lebanon on Wednesday, causing the worst Israeli air pollution in years and sending powerful waves tearing into Beirut’s... Read more

  • President Barack Obama during in the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    President Obama’s Climate Change Goals: Whose Goals Are They Anyway?

    “So that’s my plan. The actions I’ve announced today should send a strong signal to the world that America intends to take bold action to reduce... Read more

  • A US Navy F-18E Super Hornet supporting operations against the militant Islamic State group, leaves after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq, on Oct. 4, 2014. US-led airstrikes and Iranian aid have helped Iraqi troops, militiamen and Kurdish fighters take back bits around Islamic State-held territory, but recapturing it all remains far out of reach for this country held hostage. (AP Photo/US Air Force, Shawn Nickel)

    Emirates Launches Airstrikes From Jordan on IS Targets

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—The United Arab Emirates launched airstrikes Tuesday against the Islamic State group from an air base in Jordan, marking its return to... Read more

  • Israeli soldiers secure the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Israeli Military Conducts ‘Surprise’ Drill in West Bank

    JERUSALEM—Israel’s military has called up thousands of soldiers in a “surprise” training drill in the West Bank. The military said Sunday’s exercise was to train... Read more

  • A poster calling people to boycott Israeli products is seen on a shop window in the West Bank City of Ramallah, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Activists from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement have launched a campaign in the West Bank, calling on people to boycott products made by six major Israeli food companies. The poster reads in Arabic, "Campaign to take the initiative to boycott the Israel products, Do not pay for the bullets that kill our children, We want the occupation to lose." (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinian Activist: Boycott of Israeli Products Begins

    RAMALLAH, West Bank— A Palestinian activist says 80 percent of West Bank shops no longer carry products from six major Israel food companies, as a... Read more

  • This image made from video released by the Abu Dhabi police department on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 shows a veiled suspect in the stabbing of an American teacher in a shopping mall restroom as seen on security camera footage in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A statement posted on the Abu Dhabi Interior Ministry's website said the victim was stabbed Monday with a sharp tool that has been confiscated by police. Col. Rashid Borshid, head of the Criminal Investigation Department, said the attacker remains at large. He said police are investigating possible motives and the gender of the attacker. (AP Photo/Abu Dhabi police)

    Emirates Refers Case of Mall Stabbing Suspect to Top Court

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— The United Arab Emirates attorney general says the case of a woman accused of stabbing an American teacher to death in... Read more

  • Yemeni protesters march to protest against Houthi Shiites who have seized power in the capital, Sanaa, while they celebrate the fourth anniversary of the uprising in Taiz, Yemen, Feb. 11, 2015. (Anees Mahyoub/AP Photo)

    First Iran Flight Arrives in Rebel-Held Yemeni Capital

    SANAA, Yemen— The first direct flight from Iran to the rebel-held Yemeni capital has arrived, as the country’s Shiite rebels formalize ties with the regional... Read more

  • Kurdish  supporters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, known as PKK, hold a banner and portraits of the jailed Turkish Kurdish guerrilla leader Abdullah Ocalan, during a demonstration demanding his release, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. Ocalan, the founder of the PKK, was sentenced to death for leading an insurgency fighting for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey's southeast that has claimed tens of thousands of lives since 1984. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Kurdish Rebels Say Turkey Must Take Steps Toward Peace

    ANKARA, Turkey— Kurdish rebels have rejected a call for them to lay down their arms, saying Turkey’s government must first take steps to advance democracy... Read more

  • The Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels preparing to fire locally made shells against the Syrian government forces, in Aleppo, Syria. Activists say Syrian rebels have regained much of an area north of the city of Aleppo that they lost to government troops in fierce fighting the previous day. The clashes have left more than 100 dead on both sides, Feb. 15, 2015 (AP/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)

    Syria Agrees to UN Fact-Finding Mission in Aleppo

    DAMASCUS, Syria— Syria’s state news agency says the government and the U.N. special envoy have agreed to send a fact-finding mission to the contested northern... Read more

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Marc Sellem, Pool)

    Israel’s Netanyahu Heads to Washington for Congress Speech

    BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel— Israel’s prime minister says he is delivering a contentious speech to the U.S. Congress out of a “deep and genuine concern”... Read more

  • A fighter from ISIS takes position in a destroyed in Damascus, Syria, on Sept. 22, 2014. (RAMI AL-SAYED/AFP/Getty Images)

    ISIS is Running Out of Money, and They Need to Expand to Keep it Going

    ISIS is relying too much on its oil exports and it needs to gain more territories if it wants to keep its reign of terror... Read more

  • Kurdish  supporters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, known as PKK, hold a banner and portraits of the jailed Turkish Kurdish guerrilla leader Abdullah Ocalan, during a demonstration demanding his release, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. Ocalan, the founder of the PKK, was sentenced to death for leading an insurgency fighting for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey's southeast that has claimed tens of thousands of lives since 1984. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Jailed Kurdish Leader Calls on PKK to Lay Down Arms

    ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey’s main Kurdish party says imprisoned rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on his followers to lay down arms as part of a... Read more

  • Bombings Kill 19 People in Iraq

    BAGHDAD— A series of car bombs on Saturday ripped through a crowded marketplace and a Shiite militia’s checkpoint, killing a total of 19 people in... Read more

  • Smoke billows in the background as Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take positions on the side of a road in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on January 30, 2015. (Marwan Ibrahim/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kurd Fighters Pressing ISIS Stronghold in Northeastern Syria

    BEIRUT—Kurdish fighters, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that has been a key stronghold of the Islamic... Read more

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem on Dec. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Former Israeli Mossad Chief Slams Netanyahu on Iran Handling

    JERUSALEM— A former chief of Israel’s Mossad spy agency is slamming the prime minister’s handling of the Iranian nuclear threat. Ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu’s contentious... Read more

  • FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 29, 2015 file photo, a Syrian fighter from the Syria-based People's Protection Units better known as the YPG stands in front of a wall covered with graffiti in the town of Sinjar northern Iraq. While Islamic State fighters have been forced to retreat from Kobani, the strategic town on Syria’s border with Turkey, they appear far from beaten in northern Iraq. Along the Kurds’ shifting front lines, it’s a tenuous hold. Whichever side triumphs will determine whether Islamic State can use the main highway west to funnel weapons and reinforcements to their retreating comrades in Syria. Arabic graffiti reads, "to forgive but not forget." (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

    Activists: Kurdish Fighters Advance on Is-held Syrian Town

    BEIRUT— Syrian activists and Kurdish representatives say Kurdish fighters have captured dozens of villages following days of clashes with the Islamic State group in northeastern... Read more

  • Bombings, Mortar Fire Kill 8 People in Iraq

    BAGHDAD— A series of bombings and mortar strikes in and near the Iraqi capital killed eight people on Friday as Baghdad police discovered six bodies... Read more

  • Multiple rocket launchers fire Grad missiles by the Syrian rebels as they shell the government forces positions, in Aleppo, Syria on April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)

    UN Envoy Heads to Damascus to Pursue Aleppo Truce Plan

    UNITED NATIONS—The U.N. says its special envoy to Syria is heading to Damascus on Saturday to meet with senior government officials on key details of... Read more

  • Assyrians citizens hold placards during a sit-in for abducted Christians in Syria and Iraq, at a church in Sabtiyesh area east Beirut, Lebanon, Feb. 26, 2015.

    Extremists Abduct More Christians, Smash Ancient Artifacts

    BEIRUT—Islamic State in Iraq and Syria extremists seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by... Read more

  • Bahrain Court Convicts 11 in Deadly Police Bombing

    MANAMA, Bahrain— A defense lawyer says a Bahraini court has found 11 Shiites guilty of involvement in a deadly bomb attack targeting police last year... Read more

  • The damaged entrance of Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria, Sept. 7, 2013. Febronia Nabhan, Mother Superior at Saidnaya Convent, said Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 that 12 nuns in the predominantly Christian village of Maaloula have been abducted by opposition fighters and taken to a rebel-held town. (AP Photo/SANA, File)

    Activists: Number of Christians Abducted by IS Rises to 220

    BEIRUT— Syrian activists say the number of Christians abducted by Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria has risen to 220. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for... Read more

  • An explosion went off near the Iran Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday (Google Maps)

    Iran Embassy Explosion: Suicide Bomb Reported in Kabul

    An explosion went off near the Iran Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. According to preliminary reports, it was a suicide bomber that caused the... Read more

  • In this Monday, June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-ISIS slogans as they wave the extremist group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Islamic State terrorists have abducted at least 70 Assyrian Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, two activist groups said Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo, File)

    Syrian Christians Abducted by ISIS Moved to Terrorist Stronghold

    BEIRUT—Islamic State militants have moved a large group of Christians they abducted to one of their strongholds as fighting raged on Wednesday between the extremists... Read more


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