• Supporters of Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cheer as they attend a public gathering at Than Phyu Zayat township in Mawlamyaing, Mon State, Burma, on May 17, 2015. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

    Democracy in Asia Enters a Pivotal Period

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  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II pose for a photo during a visit to RAF Lossiemouth on their 67th wedding anniversary on November 20, 2014 in Lossiemouth, Scotland. It was the Queen's first visit to the base since 2003. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    UK Marks 800 Years of Magna Carta Amid New Human Rights Feud

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    Five Options for Greece If It Exits the Euro

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  • A man holds a banner depicting Romania's Premier Victor Ponta as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, during a protest demanding his resignation in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Romania President Slams Ponta’s Attendance at European Games

    BUCHAREST, Romania—Romania’s president says he didn’t know the Romanian prime minister would attend the European Games, which most European Union leaders have avoided because of... Read more

  • A crowd looks on at the site of a suicide bombing, near Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (AP Photo)

    Minister: Suicide Bombers Kill 23 in Attacks on Chad Capital

    N’DJAMENA, Chad—Suicide bombers on motorcycles simultaneously attacked two buildings including the national police academy in Chad’s capital on Monday, killing at least 23 people and... Read more

  • In this photo taken with slow shutter speed, hot lava flows from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia, early Monday, June 15, 2015.  (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

    Indonesia Evacuates More Villagers From Volcano Area

    TANAH KARO, Indonesia—Authorities in western Indonesia on Monday evacuated hundreds of villagers living near a volcano that is spewing hot ash down its slopes almost... Read more

  • In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, Israeli soldiers rest in a bus station near the southern Israeli town of Sderot, next to the Israeli Gaza border. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    Israeli Veterans Group Comes Under Fire Amid Boycott Threat

    JERUSALEM—An organization of former Israeli soldiers dedicated to shedding light on the dark side of the country’s military is coming increasingly under fire, roiling a... Read more

  • Hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area, about 10 miles south of Mogadishu, in Somalia, on Feb. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Kenya Official: Al-Shabab Commander Killed in Attack of Army

    NAIROBI, Kenya—Kenya’s military Monday said they had killed the commander of al-Shabab extremist group responsible for two attacks a year ago that killed at least... Read more

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    Syrian Rebels Accuse Kurds of ‘Ethnic Cleansing,’ Kurds Deny

    BEIRUT—More than a dozen Syrian rebel and militant groups on Monday accused the country’s main Kurdish militia of committing “ethnic cleansing” against Arabs and Turkmen... Read more

  • Tourist walks past a discount shop which reads in Greek "thousand of products from one Euro" on Thursday, June 4, 2015. 
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    Impasse in Greek Bailout Talks Triggers Market Slump

    ATHENS, Greece—French President Francois Hollande called on Greece on Monday to swiftly resume negotiations with bailout lenders after the failure of a round of talks... Read more

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    UN Chief Appeals for Halt to Yemen Fighting for Ramadan

    GENEVA—U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon pressed Monday for a halt to fighting in Yemen at the beginning of Ramadan, which starts later this week, as the... Read more

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    Libya: Unclear If US Strikes Killed Al-Qaida Leader

    CAIRO — A Libyan military spokesman said Monday that three foreigners were among a number of militants killed in U.S. airstrikes in eastern Libya, but... Read more

  • A woman has her umbrella twisted by the strong winds of a tropical storm as she walks down the main hotel strip in Cancun, Mexico, Sunday, June 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

    Carlos, Briefly a Hurricane, Weakens to a Tropical Storm

    ACAPULCO, Mexico—Workers cleared hammocks and lounge chairs from beachside hotels and cafes as Tropical Storm Carlos churned up strong winds and waves Sunday and threatened... Read more

  • People assist a hippopotamus that has been shot with a tranquilizer dart after it escaped from a flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sunday, June 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Tinatin Kiguradze)

    Zoo Animals Escape Amid Flooding in Former Soviet Republic

    TBILISI, Georgia — Severe flooding in the Georgian capital left at least 12 people dead Sunday and triggered a big-game hunt across the city for... Read more

  • A Syrian refugee carries a baby over the broken border fence into Turkey after breaking the border fence and crossing from Syria in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Thousands of Syrians cut through a border fence and crossed over into Turkey on Sunday, fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and jihadis.The flow of refugees came as Syrian Kurdish fighters closed in on the outskirts of a strategic Islamic State-held town on the Turkish border. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Thousands of Syrians Flee Into Turkey Amid Intense Fighting

    AKCAKALE, Turkey—Thousands of Syrians cut through a border fence and crossed over into Turkey on Sunday, fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish and... Read more

  • The antique "Aventicum", flourishing capital of Helvetia during the Roman era, during Avenches Opera Festival. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

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    All over Europe, the Romans founded cities which still stand today. Like Aventicum in western Switzerland, now about 2,000 years old.  The anniversary was recently... Read more

  • Syrian government officials walk on a road, back dropped, by damaged buildings from fighting with Free Syrian Army fighters in the old city of Homs, Syria, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Syrian President Bashar Assad's government in the north prepared to regain control of the central city of Homs following last week's cease-fire agreement after a fierce, two-year battle with the rebels trying to oust him. (AP Photo)

    2 Bombs Hit Central Syria City of Homs, Wounding at Least 32

    DAMASCUS, Syria— Syrian state television and an official say two bombs have exploded in government-held neighborhoods in the central city of Homs, wounding more than... Read more

  • Migrants wait to be checked after disembarking from the Italian Coast Guard vessel Peluso as they arrive in the Sicilian port town of Augusta, Italy, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Some 406 migrants were taken to Sicily after being rescued at sea in the Sicily Channel. (AP Photo/Francesco Malavolta)

    Italy Warns EU Over Migrant Redistribution Proposal

    VENTIMIGLIA, Italy— Italy is warning unspecified retaliation against the European Union if governments don’t make good on pledges to take in more asylum seekers as... Read more

  • The picture released by the European Space Agency ESA on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 was taken by the ROLIS instrument on Rosetta's Philae lander during descent from a distance of approximately 3 km from  the 4-kilometer-wide (2.5-mile-wide) 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet.  Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, the European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet.  (AP Photo/ESA)

    Comet Lander Philae Awakes From Hibernation

    BERLIN— The comet lander Philae has awakened from a seven-month hibernation and managed to communicate with Earth for more than a minute, the European Space... Read more

  • People help a hippopotamus escape from a flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals have escaped from the zoo in Georgia’s capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures, prompting authorities to warn residents in Tbilisi to stay inside Sunday. (AP Photo/Tinatin Kiguradze)

    Zoo Animals Roam Free in Georgia’s Capital After Flooding

    TBILISI, Georgia— Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals have escaped from the zoo in Georgia’s capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures, prompting authorities... Read more

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    The Commando Hunting Elephant Poachers in Africa

    When Nir Kalron, a former soldier with the Israeli special forces, learned that elephants could soon be extinct in Africa, he recruited intelligence agents and... Read more

  • Ugandans use a mobile money point in Kampala, Uganda, on Sept. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

    Mobile Money on the Rise in Africa as Millions Get Phones

    KAMPALA, Uganda—Ivan Kiryowa repeatedly checked the balance on his phone, nervous sweat on his cheeks, as he waited for money from a friend. Thirty minutes... Read more

  • A mother feeds her malnourished child at a feeding center run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on Aug. 29, 2016. During its seven-year uprising, Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more than 2.6 million in Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon, Niger, and Chad. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Widows of Victims of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Say Aid Overdue

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—After her husband was killed by a Boko Haram suicide bomber late last year, Hajjagana Mbasaru was forced to pull her children from school... Read more

  • FILE - In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends a photo session at the African Union summit in Johannesburg. South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute over the visit by al-Bashir, who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)

    South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

    JOHANNESBURG—South Africa will soon submit a bill in parliament to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, its justice minister said Friday, making the country the... Read more

  • Abana Muta (L) and Hawa Abana (R), parents of Blessing Abana, one among of the freed twenty-one Chibok schoolgirls smiles during an interview in Nasarawa, Nigeria, on Oct. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gbemiga Olamikan)

    Nigerian Parents Eager to See 21 Girls Freed by Boko Haram

    ABUJA, Nigeria—A group of Nigerian parents are excitedly waiting to be reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2 ½ years ago and freed... Read more

  • Elizabeth Athiel holds her 8-month-old malnourished daughter Anger, at a UNICEF feeding center in Aweil, South Sudan, where she faced the anguished decision of getting urgent medical attention for Anger at a medical clinic a half-day's walk away, or making sure her other five children could eat at the center where she was, on Sept. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)

    South Sudan Starves as Aid Blocked, Money Spent on Fighting

    AWEIL, South Sudan—The mother faced an anguished decision: choosing which of her children to save. With hunger gripping this remote region of South Sudan, Elizabeth... Read more

  • Demonstrators gather in front of a burning car during an opposition rally in Kinshasa on Sept. 19, 2016. Police fired tear gas at scores of opposition supporters rallying in Kinshasa to demand that DR Congo's long-serving President Joseph Kabila step down this yea (AFP / EDUARDO SOTERAS/Getty Images)

    Congo in Crisis as President Delays Election

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo remains in a state of crisis as President Joseph Kabila delays the country’s scheduled November elections until December 2018, citing... Read more

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    Seeing the Elephant in the Room    

    Editor’s note: CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) is currently meeting until October 5. Please see this article for more information. As a... Read more

  • Somali Fadumo Dayib, who is living in Finland, pictured during an interview in Helsinki, Finland, on Sept. 22, 2016. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)

    Somali Presidential Candidate Takes Aim at Corruption

    HELSINKI—Running to become president of a country always comes with challenges—but facing death threats from militants and fearing you may never see your four children... Read more

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    The world is in the midst of an international effort to raise awareness of the problem of elephant poaching and its dramatic impact on the... Read more

  • A dead camel in the desert outside the southeastern village of Ben Guerdane, Tunisia, close to the border with Libya, on March 12, 2011. Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is threatening farming, a pillar of the economy, and creating new social tensions. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    ‘We Are Thirsty’ Say Tunisians as Drought Creates Tensions

    TUNIS, Tunisia—Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening... Read more

  • Rebel fighters shoot into the air during a funeral for slain comrades on March 3, in Ajdabiya, Libya. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Libya Falls Toward Failed State as Rival Governments and Militias Compete for Power

    A new report by the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee is a scathing rebuke of British actions in the Libyan civil war. Libya descended... Read more

  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (C) reviews honor guards, as he takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier outside of Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Egypt Looks to Burnish Image With el-Sissi’s UN Visit

    CAIRO—Authorities in Egypt are pulling out all the stops to ensure that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly is... Read more

  • Actors George Clooney (L) and Don Cheadle (C) appear with author John Prendergast at the National Press Club, Sept. 14, to discuss the findings of a two-year investigation into the networks of corrupt South Sudan's senior officials. Clooney and Prendergast co-founded The Sentry and have an abiding interest in African issues. (Gary Feuerberg/Epoch Times)

    Raising the Cost of Doing Business With War Criminals in South Sudan

     WASHINGTON—The peace agreement between the warring factions in the world’s newest nation, South Sudan, has been an abject failure, as war crimes, extreme violence, destruction,... Read more

  • An African elephants throws mud onto himself at the Mpala Research Center and Wildlife Foundation, in Laikipia District, Kenya, on Jan. 31, 2016. (SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    If, as Gandhi said, the mark of a civilization can be measured by how it treats animals, then our planetary civilization is failing. The latest... Read more

  • In this photo taken Monday Aug. 29, 2016. Women feed their malnourished children at a feeding centre run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry out are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the kids lucky enough to make it to this emergency feeding center are dying _ the latest victims of Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Nigeria Facing ‘a Famine Unlike Any We Have Ever Seen’

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the children lucky... Read more

  • Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari listens during a panel discussion at the Anti-Corruption Summit in London, England, on May 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Nigerian Military: Some Officers Selling Arms to Boko Haram

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Nigeria’s military says some officers are selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram, indicating the corruption bedeviling the country’s fight against the Islamic extremists... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sunday, July 26, 2015 file photo, an African Union (AU) soldier walks past the scene of destruction following a suicide car bomb attack outside a well-known hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. War-weary Somalis are trying to relax and rebuild their country after decades of violence, but the homegrown Islamic extremists al-Shabab keep striking at the heart of its seaside capital, killing scores of people so far this year. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

    As Somalia’s Capital Tries to Relax, Security Force Weakens

    MOGADISHU, Somalia—On a recent afternoon, the lobby of one of Mogadishu’s most popular hotels was nearly empty, a stark contrast to the days when one... Read more

  • Tunisia's new Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (L) arrives for his first cabinet meeting on August 31, 2016 at the Carthage Palace near Tunis. (FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tunisia’s Arab Spring Democracy Faces Economic Drought, Terrorism

    Tunisia—the only country to emerge from the Arab Spring with a functioning democracy—faces challenges from a flailing economy and terrorism, even as its parliament approved... Read more

  • A group of government soldiers wait in line during a military parade celebrating the national army in Juba, South Sudan, on May 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)

    South Sudan’s Troubled Agreement Is Not Keeping the Peace

    JUBA, South Sudan—When South Sudan’s president signed a peace deal a year ago to try to end the country’s civil war, he added 16 reservations... Read more

  • Rafael Acosta Díaz began traveling from Cuba to the United States on May 6, 2016. He is now broke and stuck in a fishing village in Colombia. (Joe Parkin Daniels)

    Cuban Migrants Stranded in Colombia En Route to US

    In one of his last actions as president, Barack Obama repealed the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that had allowed a path to citizenship for... Read more

  • Griselda Barradas, (2-L), relatives and friends pray for her son Pedro Alberto Huesca, whose remains were found at one of the unmarked graves where skulls were found on a plot of land, in Palmas de Abajo, Veracruz, Mexico, on March 16, 2017. (REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

    Mexican Parents, Not Authorities, Led Search for Drug-War Mass Grave

    VERACRUZ, Mexico—A group of bereaved parents who overcame government apathy to uncover one of the largest mass graves in the dark history of Mexico’s drug... Read more

  • President Donald Trump (R) meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 13, 2017. This is the first time the two leaders are meeting at the White House. (Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

    Canada’s Trudeau Talks Trade With Trump at White House

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeatedly stressed their commitment to working together after their first face-to-face meeting Monday. The neighboring leaders,... Read more

  • Marcelo Crivella, senator and bishop of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God speaks during his inauguration ceremony as mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Fed up With Politics, Brazil Cities Swear in Outsider Mayors

    SAO PAULO—Brazil’s two biggest cities on Sunday inaugurated mayors who are political outsiders and whose victories underscored deep frustration with the political class and public... Read more

  • A woman shows her empty refrigerator at her home in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 2. Many Venezuelans are unable to buy enough food. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Little to Celebrate This Season in Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuelans celebrated Christmas in the aftermath of violent protests and looting that broke out in some parts of the country, following cash shortages. The... Read more

  • A Border Patrol agent walks near the secondary fence separating Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego on June 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

    Securing US Border May Cause Crisis in Mexico

    If President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign promises, the United States will have stronger security on the Mexican border and will deport illegal... Read more

  • Habana, CUBA:  Cuban President Fidel Castro presides over a massive May Day demonstration at Havana's Plaza de la Revolucion (Revolution Square), 01 May 2005. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama Says History Will Judge Castro, Trump Expresses Hope for a Free Cuba

    Reactions to the death of Fidel Castro among U.S. leaders moved quickly into the realm of how the revolutionary dictator should be remembered by history and... Read more

  • A university student confronts police standing guard during a protest demanding a recall referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, near the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Maduro Just Crossed the Line—Is It Time the OAS Made Venezuela a ‘Pariah State’?

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  • Men with their faces painted as sculls pose for a photo during a Day of the Dead parade along Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue on Oct. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

    Halloween, Zombies, Movies Changing Mexico’s Day of the Dead

    MEXICO CITY—Hollywood movies, zombie shows, Halloween and even politics are fast changing Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations, which traditionally consisted of quiet family gatherings... Read more

  • A university student confronts police standing guard during a protest demanding a recall referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, near the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Venezuela Braces for Turbulence After Recall Is Stalled

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup. The... Read more

  • Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'el Chapo Guzman' (C), is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Federal Judge in Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s Case Murdered

    A Mexican federal judge who presided over the case of drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was assassinated, Mexico’s office of the Attorney General confirmed... Read more

  • Residents carry a coffin containing the remains of a pregnant woman, a victim of Hurricane Matthew, in Jeremie, Haiti, on Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Photos of the Devastation of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

    Haitian authorities were still unsure of the extent of the disaster after Hurricane Matthew plowed into desperately poor Haiti with winds of 145 mph with... Read more

  • A boat lies washed up amidst Haitian army buildings damaged by Hurricane Matthew, in a seaside fishing neighborhood in Port Salut, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Aid Arrives in Haiti, but Desperation Grows in Cut-Off Towns

    JEREMIE, Haiti—Helicopters are ferrying in food and medicine to devastated southwestern Haiti, but almost a week after Hurricane Matthew’s assault life here is still far... Read more

  • Residents carry a coffin containing the remains of a pregnant woman, a victim of Hurricane Matthew, in Jeremie, Haiti, on Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Hurricane Creates New Crisis in Haiti, Aid Begins Arriving

    JEREMIE, Haiti—Jislene Jean-Baptiste and her neighbors had little before Hurricane Matthew and now they have a lot less. A grandmother who lives with her three... Read more

  • Opponents to the peace deal signed between the Colombian government and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, celebrate the results of the referendum in Bogota, Colombia, on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Colombians Reject Peace Deal as FARC Atrocities Loom Large

    Uncertainty hangs over Colombia after voters rejected a peace agreement four years in the making that was designed to end 52 years of conflict between... Read more

  • People work to remove debris from a street allowing vehicles to pass, in Leogane, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday, tearing off roofs in the poor and largely rural area, uprooting trees and leaving rivers bloated and choked with debris.  ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Bahamas Next up for Matthew After Destructive Path in Haiti

    PETIT-GOAVE, Haiti—Hurricane Matthew churned toward the Bahamas early Wednesday with a spreading mix of high winds, heavy rains and a dangerous storm surge, leaving widespread... Read more

  • Cars drive along a street under heavy rain in downtown Kingston Jamaica, Sunday Oct. 2 , 2016. An extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew is moving slowly over the Caribbean. It's following a track that authorities are warning could trigger devastation in parts of Haiti.(AP Photo/Collin Reid)

    Powerful Hurricane Matthew a Threat to Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

      PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew drenched Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, flooding streets and sending many people to emergency... Read more

  • People wait in line to vote in the municipal election in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oct. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

    City Elections in Brazil Point to Post-Impeachment Future

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazilians across the country appeared to be in a kick-the-bums-out mood Sunday as they voted for the first time since President Dilma Rousseff... Read more

  • The GOES East satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. EDT, shows Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea about 190 miles northeast of Curacao. (NOAA via AP)

    Powerful Hurricane Matthew Threatens Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

    KINGSTON, Jamaica—A powerful Hurricane Matthew moved slowly across the Caribbean Sea Sunday on a track that authorities warned could trigger devastation in parts of Haiti... Read more

  • This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at 12:45 AM EDT shows well defined Hurricane Matthew continuing to slowly move westward at about 7 MPH across the Caribbean. Recent reconnaissance missions have revealed max sustained wind speeds up to 160 MPH, bringing Matthew up to a category 5 hurricane. Some of the outer bands can be seen pushing into Hispaniola, as well as Venezuela and Columbia. Matthew is expected to begin its northward turn over the next few days, largely impacting Jamaica next. (NOAA/Weather Underground via AP)

    Hurricane Matthew Soaks Colombia, Heads for Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica—One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened a little on Saturday as it drenched coastal Colombia and roared across the... Read more

  • In this image made from video by North Korean broadcaster KRT, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at the party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, May 7, 2016. North Korea will not use its nuclear weapons first unless its sovereignty is invaded, state media on Sunday, May 8, quoted Kim as saying during a critical ruling party congress. Kim also said he is ready to improve ties with "hostile" nations in a diplomatic overture in the face of international pressure over its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch. He called for more talks with rival South Korea to reduce misunderstanding and distrust between them and urged the United States to stay away from inter-Korean issues, according to the official Korean Central News Agency. (KRT via AP Video) NORTH KOREA OUT

    The ‘Self-Reliance’ of North Korea’s Desperate Leaders

    Brandishing nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles, North Korea has topped news headlines for the last decade as it has menaced its more prosperous neighbors. Even... Read more

  • The U.S. carrier group headed by carrier USS Carl Vinson. (Matt Brown/US Navy)

    After Xi-Trump Meeting, China and US Forces Reported Moving to Establish Presence Near North Korea

    According to South Korea’s, 150,000 medical and support personnel of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army have been mobilized along the Yalu River that separates... Read more

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched the ground jet test of a Korean-style high-thrust engine newly developed by the Academy of the National Defence Science in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on March 19, 2017. KCNA/via Reuters

    The Twisted Ideology Guiding North Korea’s Leadership

    Brandishing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, North Korea has topped news headlines for the last decade as it has menaced its more prosperous neighbors. Unlike the... Read more

  • In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) March 15, 2009 in the Indian Ocean. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Dusty Howell/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

    North Korea Threatens ‘Merciless’ Strikes Over US Carrier Presence

    The North Korean regime warned it would carry out “merciless” strikes against the United States and South Korea if an American aircraft carrier strike group... Read more

  • The border between China (L) and Vietnam (R) in the northern Vietnamese city of Lao Cai on May 9, 2014. Recent reports from Vietnam claim kidnapping and murder for organs to supply China’s transplant industry, raising questions about reform in China. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

    Organ Trafficking Claims From Vietnam Renew Concerns About Abuses in China

    Recent revelations from Vietnam about Chinese criminal gangs abducting innocents to harvest their vital organs are adding to longstanding concerns of widespread organ transplant abuse... Read more

  • Hazmat crews gather at the main hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Malaysian police order a sweep of Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances following the killing of Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)

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    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia’s health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused “very serious paralysis” that killed the exiled half brother of North... Read more

  • A tug pulls a coal barge in Samarinda, Kalimantan, Indonesia, on Aug. 26, 2016. (Ed Wray/Getty Images)

    Indonesia’s Last Stand for a Coal Industry in Peril

    Indonesia’s coal industry is trying to grow in a hostile climate. As the world moves to cut carbon emissions following the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement,... Read more

  • A North Korean military officer (R) and a North Korea man (L) standing behind a pile of coal along the banks of the Yalu River in the northeast of the North Korean border town of Siniuju, on December 14, 2012. On Feb. 18, the Chinese Commerce Ministry announced a suspension of all North Korean coal imports. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Reasons Behind China’s Import Ban on North Korean Coal

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  • A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch with a file image of a North Korean missile at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump's new administration. Details of the launch, including the type of missile, were scant. The letters read "The ruling and the opposition parties denounce North Korea's missile launch." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    North Korea Reportedly Test Fires Missile

    North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to... Read more

  • This aerial file photo taken in Aug. 2013,  shows No 4, 3, 2, 1, 5 and 6 reactors, from bottom to top, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Futaba town, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.   (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File)

    Extremely High Levels of Radiation Detected at Japan’s Fukushima Plant

    Officials say they’ve detected the highest levels of radiation at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant since it was damaged in a massive earthquake six... Read more

  • A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea, in this file photo. (Liu Rui/Xinhua via AP)

    China Flies Bomber Around Disputed Spratly Islands: US Official

    A Chinese bomber was seen flying around the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in an apparent show of force, according to a U.S... Read more

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    7.3 Earthquake Hits Near Philippines, Malaysia

    A significant, 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck under the Celebes Sea off the southern Philippines on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was measured... Read more

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    8 Chinese Military Planes Detected Flying Over Strait Near Japan

    At least eight Chinese military planes were seen flying over the Tsushima Strait located between Japan and South Korea. Japan’s Defense Ministry confirmed to the... Read more

  • South Korea's Constitutional Court holds a preparatory meeting to review the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye on corruption charges centered on an influence-peddling scandal involving a confidante in Seoul, South Korea on Dec. 30, The court on Friday said it cannot require Park to testify in her impeachment trial that enters the argument phase next week, dismissing demands by lawmakers who voted to remove her over a corruption scandal. (Yonhap via AP)

    S. Korea Court Says Park Won’t Testify in Impeachment Trial

    SEOUL, South Korea—South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Friday said it cannot require President Park Geun-hye to testify in her impeachment trial that enters the argument... Read more

  • A man inspects the wreckage of a ferry that caught fire off the coast of Jakarta, at Muara Angke Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The vessel was carrying more than 230 people from Jakarta's port of Muara Angke to Tidung, a resort island in the Kepulauan Seribu chain, when it caught fire, officials said. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    23 Dead, 17 Missing After Indonesian Ferry Catches Fire

    At least 23 people were killed and 17 others were missing after a ferry caught fire Sunday off the coast of Indonesia’s capital, officials said... Read more

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    5.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes New Zealand

    A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit central New Zealand, rattling the nerves of thousands of people who live on the island. The quake struck near Kaikoura—around the... Read more

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    6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Tokyo

    A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Tokyo, Japan, on Dec. 28, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. No tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit northern... Read more

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    Taiwan Says Chinese Warships, Aircraft Carrier Represents a Growing Threat

    The Taiwanese government has issued a warning on Tuesday about Chinese warships, including the new Liaoning aircraft carrier, patrolling close to its maritime territory. The... Read more

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    Van Rams into Australian Christian Lobby in Canberra, Explodes

    A van exploded into flames after it rammed into the Australian Christian Lobby office in Canberra, Australia, on Wednesday, according to reports. Lyle Shelton, the... Read more

  • Rescuers search through the field around the tail section of an Indonesian Air Force plane that crashed in the mountainous area in Wamena, Papua province, Indonesia Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. The Hercules C-130 transport plane crashed in bad weather in the easternmost province killing all people on board. (AP Photo/Gerry Kossay)

    Indonesia Military Transport Plane Crashes in Papua; 13 Dead

    An Indonesian military transport plane crashed in bad weather Sunday in the country’s easternmost province of Papua, killing all 13 people on board, officials said... Read more

  • Hongyan Lu speaks at a rally in front of the Chinese embassy on April 25, 2017, to mark the 18th anniversary of Falun Gong practitioners’ large-scale appeal for freedom of belief in China on April 25, 1999, and to call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong. To her right is Falun Gong practitioner Joanna Qiao holding a sign seeking help to call for the release of Lu’s mother, Huixia Chen, from detention in China and facing three years to life imprisonment for her belief. (Donna He/The Epoch Times)

    18th Anniversary of Falun Gong’s Historic Appeal in Beijing Commemorated in Ottawa

    OTTAWA—The largest appeal for freedom of belief in Chinese history was commemorated in front of the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa on April 25, 2017. On... Read more

  • Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland during question period in the House of Commons on March 6, 2017. Freeland is shooting back at President Donald Trump's anti-Canadian trade rhetoric, saying she will be “tough and strong” in fighting for Canada's economic interests with the United States. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Softwood Lumber Battle Expected to Be Lengthy and Difficult

    OTTAWA—Canada is exploring how best to challenge the hefty import duties being slapped on Canadian softwood lumber exported to the United States, promising to support... Read more

  • Asylum seekers claiming to be from Yemen are arrested by RCMP officers after crossing the border from New York into Hemmingford, Quebec, on March 8, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    The Populism Project: Could Border-Crossers Prompt Political Shift?

    OTTAWA—”Help keep our borders safe,” reads a recent fundraising pitch from the federal Conservative party—a plea the Official Opposition is linking directly to the increased... Read more

  • A mural in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver by street artist Smokey D. painted as a response to the fentanyl and opioid overdose crisis, Dec. 22, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    More Access to Prescription Heroin Aims to Curb Opioid Crisis

    VANCOUVER—Health Canada’s proposal to loosen regulations on importing prescription-grade heroin to treat opioid addiction is being hailed as a crucial step to reducing fentanyl-fuelled deaths... Read more

  • A sold sign is seen in front of a west-end Toronto home on April 9, 2017. Toronto’s overheating housing market should not be an impediment to kick-starting a private-label mortgage-backed securities market, according to two mortgage industry experts. (The Canadian Press/Graeme Roy)

    Stage Set for Private Mortgage-Backed Deals in Canada

    The time is ripe for the emergence of a residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) market in Canada. For some, RMBS bring back nightmares of the subprime... Read more

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    Falun Gong: Marking a Historic Gathering in Beijing

    EDMONTON—”It was a day when goodness truly triumphed.” That’s how Michael Cooper, MP for Edmonton-St. Albert, described the April 25, 1999, event in which an... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 13, 2017. A NAFTA review panel has unanimously ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce to reconsider its costly duties against Canadian mills that produce glossy paper.  (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Canada in Brief, April 20-26

    NAFTA panel: US must reconsider duties against Canadian paper mills A NAFTA review panel has unanimously ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce to reconsider its... Read more

  • A Somali man is frisked by an RCMP officer after crossing the border into Canada near Hemmingford, Que., on Feb. 17, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    RCMP Intercepted 887 People Entering Canada Illegally Last Month

    OTTAWA—The number of people stopped by the RCMP after illegally entering Canada rose in March. New figures released this week by the federal government show... Read more

  • A dairy cow waits to be milked at a farm in Eastern Ontario on April 19, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump took a swipe at Canada's supply-managed dairy sector as he unveiled his “Buy American-Hire American” executive order on April 18. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Canadian Envoy Fires Back at Trump Over Dairy Spat

    OTTAWA—Canada’s envoy to Washington has shot back at criticism by President Donald Trump and U.S. milk producers, saying the facts don’t support a charge that... Read more

  • An Air Canada aircraft is unloaded at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S., in this file photo. The airline apologized after a 10-year-old boy was bumped from a flight from Charlottetown to Costa Rica. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    Air Canada Apologizes After 10-Year-Old Bumped From Flight

    CHARLOTTETOWN—The public outcry over the contentious airline practice of overbooking flights has found a new target in Atlantic Canada, where a 10-year-old P.E.I. boy was... Read more

  • Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, speaks to reporters in Ottawa on July 13, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Bank of Canada Warns Workforce Automation Could Intensify Income Inequality

    OTTAWA—A senior Bank of Canada official said that while the country is poised to reap economic benefits from technological progress, it must also brace for... Read more

  • MP Garnett Genuis on Parliament Hill on April 10, 2017. He said he hopes his private member's bill aimed at combating forced organ harvesting in China receives all-party support. (NTD Television)

    Tory MP Garnett Genuis Re-introduces Organ Trafficking Bill

    OTTAWA—Conservative MP Garnett Genuis formally introduced his first-ever private member’s bill this week, aimed at combating a grave issue inflicting harm on spiritual believers in... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang shake hands after speaking at a business luncheon in Montreal on Sept. 23, 2016. Two out of three Canadians believe human rights should be linked to free trade negotiations with Beijing, according to a new public opinion survey.  (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Most Canadians want human rights tied to free trade with China: Poll

    When it comes to trade with China, a new public opinion survey shows that two out of three Canadians are clear on one thing: human... Read more

  • Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch during an interview in Ottawa on April 11, 2017. Leitch says she would look to roll back the Liberal plan to legalize marijuana if she becomes the party's leader and eventually prime minister. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, April 13-19

    Leitch vows to roll back Liberal plan to legalize recreational pot OTTAWA—Conservative leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch says she would look into rolling back the Liberal... Read more

  • A vendor arranges bags of garlic in a vegetable wholesale market in Binzhou in east China's Shandong province on Jan. 18, 2016. Garlic powder spiked with talc is just one of the many examples of food fraud. (The Canadian Press/AP-Chinatopix, China Out)

    Beefing up Traceability Measures Key in Curbing Food Fraud, Expert Says

    From wood pulp found in grated Parmesan cheese, to garlic powder spiked with talc, to the recent massive case of adulterated or spoiled meat products... Read more

  • Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil during a meeting of Atlantic premiers in Saint John, N.B., on April 12, 2017. McNeil said the CBC program "Canada: The Story of Us" was wrong to assert that the country’s first permanent European settlement was established near what is now Quebec City, when it was actually established in Port Royal, N.S. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    CBC Apologizes for ‘Canada: The Story of Us’

    TORONTO—The CBC has apologized in the wake of accusations of inaccuracies in its docu-drama “Canada: The Story of Us.” Politicians in Quebec and Nova Scotia... Read more

  • Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, arrives for a news conference after the release of the Bank's Monetary Policy Report, in Ottawa on April 12, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

    Bank of Canada Anticipates Toronto Housing Market Cooling

    OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada reiterated its expectation for Toronto’s raging housing market to cool due to the effects of stricter mortgage insurance eligibility, high levels... Read more

  • Professor Y.Y. Chen speaks to the audience as the moderator of the panel discussion following the screening of “Human Harvest” at the University of Ottawa on April 6, 2017.  (Jonathen Ren/Epoch Times)

    ‘Human Harvest’ Screens at National Health Ethics Week Event in Ottawa

    OTTAWA—On the issue of the Chinese regime’s killing of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience for their organs, the sheer volume of evidence that must be... Read more

  • Former religious freedom ambassador Andrew Bennett (L) and Canada’s former ambassador to China David Mulroney at the 6th Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom in Ottawa on April 4, 2017. (Donna He/Epoch Times)

    Parliamentary Forum Studies Ways to Advance Religious Freedom in China

    OTTAWA—With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s new ambassador to China, John McCallum, ambitious to pursue ever greater engagement with the world’s most populous nation,... Read more

  • Conservative MP Garnett Genuis speaking at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on April 4, 2017, with Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin on the left. (NTD Television)

    Tory MP Revives Liberal Bill Fighting Forced Organ Harvesting

    OTTAWA—Conservative MP Garnett Genuis is reviving former Liberal MP Irwin Cotler’s private member’s bill that makes it a criminal offence for Canadians to receive organs... Read more

  • Reporters Without Borders 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The darker the colour, the worse for press freedom (Courtesy RSF)

    UK Falls in Press Freedom

    The UK has fallen two places in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index because of “extreme surveillance legislation”, a proposal for a new Espionage Act,... Read more

  • Many fashionistas will be asking “Who made my clothes?” during Fashion Revolution Week. A hundred global brands feature in Fashion Revolution’s Transparency Index, where brands are ranked according to how open they are about their supply chains. (Bryan Berry)

    Global Fashion Companies Criticised Over Lack of Transparency

    Global fashion brands like Dior are choosing not to disclose information about their supply chains, new research has revealed. The Fashion Transparency Index analysed 100... Read more

  • Russian servicemen walk towards Manezhnaya Square ahead of a rally against terrorism in central Moscow on April 6, 2017 following April 3 blast in the Saint Petersburg metro. (Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russian Troops Kill Two Islamic State-Trained Militants, Says Anti-Terror Committee

    MOSCOW—Russian authorities said on Saturday security forces had killed two armed militants who had been trained by Islamic State and were planning a series of... Read more

  • "Illegal Organ Harvesting" by Xiqiang Dong, Oil on Canvas (41 x 41 inches), 2007.  (The Traditional Culture Arts Center)

    Vienna Parliament Condemns Organ Harvesting in China

    The city of Vienna became the first European capital to echo a European Parliament resolution which censures the Chinese regime for its organ harvesting crimes... Read more

  • A general view shows the site where a truck ploughed through a crowd at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2016.
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    Berlin Christmas Market Attacker Got Order Directly From ISIS: Report

    BERLIN—The Tunisian who killed 12 people by driving a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin received his orders directly from ISIS, a German magazine reported on Saturday... Read more

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    Explosives Used in Dortmund Attack May Have Come From German Military: Newspaper

    BERLIN—The explosives used in the attack on the bus of soccer team Borussia Dortmund may have come from supplies belonging to the German armed forces,... Read more

  • A police officer holds an order of service as they leave the funeral of PC Keith Palmer at Southwark Cathedral on April 10, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. PC Palmer was killed in a terrorist attack in Westminster whilst on duty on March 22, 2017. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    In Covering Westminster Attack, Media ‘Aided and Abetted’ Terrorism

    LONDON, England—The Westminster terror attack in March was violent, horrifying and, thankfully, not a common occurrence in the UK. But the way the British media... Read more

  • People react at a makeshift memorial near the site where a truck slammed into a crowd yesterday outside a busy department store, in central Stockholm, on April 8, 2017. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

    Uzbek Man Main Suspect in Swedish Truck Attack That Killed Four

    STOCKHOLM—A 39-year-old Uzbek man being held in custody is the suspected driver of a hijacked beer delivery truck that ploughed into crowds in central Stockholm,... Read more

  • German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble attend a Symposium at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Baden-Baden, Germany, on March 17, 2017. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

    G20 Officials: No Free Trade Endorsement Likely

    BADEN BADEN, Germany—The world’s financial leaders are unlikely to endorse free trade and reject protectionism in their communique on Saturday because they have been unable... Read more

  • Police at Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris, France, on March 18, 2017. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)

    Man Shot Dead at Paris Airport After Attacking Soldier

    PARIS—Security forces shot dead a man who tried to seize a soldier’s gun at Paris Orly airport on Saturday, forcing the evacuation of the busy... Read more

  • Butcher shop Brancaleone da Norcia is one of the few to reopen after the quake devastated local businesses. (Angela Giuffrida)

    Quake-Hit Italian Town Looks to Food Culture for Survival

    NORCIA, Italy—The Chiesa della Madonna Addolorata, or Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, was a place of sanctuary for the people of Norcia, an ancient... Read more

  • A statue of  German philosopher Carl Marx is seen in the building of the Corvinus University in Budapest on September 4, 2014. The 'Corvinus' was renamed in 1953 as Karl Marx University and it was a base of the countrys Marxist intellectual elite in the socialist era.   AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK        (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Regime to Gift Karl Marx Statue to German Town

    It’s been written before that the followers of the ideas put forth by Karl Marx, who co-authored the Communist Manifesto, have killed at least 100 million... Read more

  • BT ‘may possibly’ replace some of their disused classic red phone boxes with new Wi-Fi enabled Links kiosks (Courtesy LinkUK)

    The Real Story Behind London’s New Phone Boxes

    “RED MENACE Lord Alan Sugar involved in scheme to replace much-loved ‘eyesore’ red phone boxes with BLACK ones,” screamed The Sun. “London’s iconic red phone... Read more

  • French far-right Front National (FN) party candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen (C) visits the Agriculture Fair in Paris on Feb. 28, 2017. (GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images)

    French Presidential Candidates Seek Votes From Upset Farmers

    PARIS—French presidential candidates are admiring cows and promising new solutions for farmers who fear their livelihood—and the treasured cuisine and picturesque landscape it represents—is on... Read more

  • People light the flashes of their mobile phones in the colors of the European Union flag during an anti-government protest demanding the government's resignation, outside the government headquarters in Bucharest, Romania on Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Romanians Form EU Flag During 27th Night of Protests

    BUCHAREST, Romania—Thousands of Romanians have staged another anti-government protest, standing together to form a European Union flag to signal support for the bloc and its... Read more

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: A Union Jack flag flutters in front of the Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as Big Ben on February 1, 2017 in London, England. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

    Fate of EU Migrants in UK Rests on Final Step to Brexit

    BIRMINGHAM, England—The fate of 2.9 million European Union nationals who migrated to the United Kingdom now rests on a final legislative skirmish that will see... Read more

  • This is the first time net migration to the UK has been under 300,000 in two years (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

    Net Migration to the UK Down by 49,000

    In the months following the Brexit vote, net migration to the UK went down by 49,000 to 273,000 people according to official statistics released today... Read more

  • A police man investigate a burned out car in the suburb Rinkeby outside Stockholm, Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017.  Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out Monday night in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. The clashes started late Monday when a police car arrested a suspect and people started throwing stones at them. (Fredrik Sandberg / TT via AP)

    Trump Shines Spotlight on Refugees in Sweden

    President Donald Trump put the international spotlight on Sweden this week in his rally speech in Florida when he pointed to the country’s problems with... Read more

  • Firefighters survey the scene in the suburb of Rinkeby outside Stockholm on Feb. 20, 2017. Police in Sweden said Tuesday they were investigating riots that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. (Christine Olsson/TT News Agency via AP)

    Riot in Stockholm Suburb After Drug Suspect Is Arrested

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect... Read more

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    Turkish Airlines Flight to Toronto Evacuated After Note Seen

    ISTANBUL—A Turkish Airlines plane in Istanbul has been evacuated after a suspicious note was discovered in one of its bathrooms. A Turkish Airlines press official... Read more

  • Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief and Chairman of the Indian Chiefs of Staff Committee N.A.K. Browne (L) gestures while talking with Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam Peoples Army Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty (R) in New Delhi on September 24, 2013. A high-ranking military delegation, led by Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam Peoples Army Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, arrived on a official visit to India at the invitation of Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, Chairman of the Indian Chiefs of Staff Committee.The five day visit, ending on September 27, aims to further strengthen the friendly relations and cooperation between the two nations people and armies. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH        (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

    Asian Power Play: India and Vietnam Strengthen Defense Ties

    NEW DELHI, India—In the forests of India’s northeastern region, the Indian Army is training Vietnamese army officers to hone their counter-insurgency fighting skills, an indication... Read more

  • The logo of the Reserve Bank of India is seen on the gate of it's headquarters in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov.9, 2016. Indians awoke to confusion Wednesday after the government withdrew the highest-denomination currency notes overnight to halt money laundering in a country where many in the poor and middle-class still make day-to-day transactions in cash. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

    Millions Scramble After India Scraps Its Largest Banknotes

    NEW DELHI—Indians awakened to confusion Wednesday as banks and ATMs remained closed after the government withdrew the highest-denomination currency notes overnight to halt money laundering... Read more

  • India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Thousands of Indians Declare $9.5 Billion in ‘Black Money’

    NEW DELHI—Tens of thousands of Indians have declared a total of $9.5 billion in money that was either illegally obtained or not declared for tax... Read more

  • An Indian army soldier guards the army base which was attacked by suspected rebels in the town of Uri, west of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    17 Soldiers Killed in Attack at Indian Army Base in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India—Suspected rebels using guns and grenades sneaked into a crucial army base in Indian-controlled Kashmir early Sunday and killed at least 17 soldiers in... Read more

  • Indian policemen stand guard during a curfew in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Kashmiri Police Face Public Wrath Amid Anti-India Uprising

    SRINAGAR, India—Before the crack of dawn and before the protesters hit the streets to resume demands India leave Kashmir, he dressed like an ordinary man... Read more

  • Dana Manjhi and is 12-year-old daughter are seen as he lifts the body of his wife (YouTube/screenshot)

    Indian Man Carries His Wife’s Body for Miles After He Can’t Get a Car

    A grieving Indian man carried his wife’s body six miles after the hospital where she was pronounced dead couldn’t provide a way to transport her... Read more

  • FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, a boy flies a kite from the roof of a house as other kites seem to flock in the sky above as Indians celebrate Independence Day in New Delhi, India. Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to slice the strings of other kites.The deaths occurred in New Delhi on Monday, which was a holiday on account of India's Independence Day when people fly kites to celebrate. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

    Glass-Coated Kite String Kills 3 People in Indian Capital

    NEW DELHI—Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring... Read more

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, file photo, an Indian Air Force's (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft releases chaff as it flies past the IAF Day Parade in New Delhi, India. A spokesman for India's defense ministry says the Indian air force has lost contact with a transport plane AN-32 with 29 people on board. A massive search by the air force, navy and coast guard has been launched. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, file)

    Indian Air Force Plane With 29 On Board Goes Missing Over Bay of Bengal

    NEW DELHI—The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defense ministry... Read more

  • Kashmiri villagers wave Pakistani flags during the funeral procession of Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Indian Kashmir's largest rebel group Hizbul Mujahideen, in Tral, some 24 miles south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir as tens of thousands of Kashmiris defied a curfew imposed in most parts of the troubled region Saturday and participated in the funeral of the top rebel commander killed by Indian government forces, officials and locals said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    16 Dead in Indian Kashmir Protests After Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—The death toll in Kashmir rose to 16 on Sunday as clashes between Indian troops and protesters continued despite a curfew imposed in the... Read more

  • A masked Kashmiri protester prepares to throws a brick at an Indian policeman during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in most parts of Kashmir on Saturday, a day after government forces killed the top rebel commander in the disputed Himalayan region, officials said, describing it as a major success against rebels fighting Indian rule. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Indian Troops, Kashmir Protesters Clash as Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir on Saturday, killing at least seven as tens of thousands of people defied a curfew and participated... Read more

  • The landscape of Manipur, India, in the background. (Wikimedia/Mongyamba, CC BY-SA) Top right: Satyendra Garg, joint secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, is chairing the meeting between the armed groups and the Manipur state government.

    India: Government and Armed Groups Begin Political Dialogue After 10 Years

    The central government and the Kuki armed groups—the United Peoples’ Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO)—began their first round of political dialogue at... Read more

  • Apple currently sells its products through resellers in India but easing of restrictions may see the company soon opening stores in the world’s second most populous nation. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Announces Sweeping Foreign Investment Reforms

    India has announced sweeping moves to expand foreign investment in civil aviation, defence, and a string of other sectors as part of attempts to open... Read more

  • Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi before their meeting in New Delhi, India, on June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India Sure of China’s Support for Nuclear Group’s Membership

    NEW DELHI—India said Sunday that it was confident of winning China’s support for U.S.-backed efforts for its membership in a group of 48 nations controlling... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi before their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    India’s Bid to Join Nuclear Supplier Group a Point of Pride

    NEW DELHI—India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held... Read more

  • Indian labourers in a hospital near New Delhi after one of their kidneys was removed. Recently, New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal organ trafficking racket at one of India’s top hospitals.  (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

    New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal racket at one of India’s top hospitals that has shone a spotlight on underground... Read more

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    Monkey Tricks Shopkeeper in India, Leaves With 10,000 Rupees

    A jewelry store owner in India was swindled by a monkey after he offered it a treat outside his shop. CCTV footage shows the monkey... Read more

  • A labourer pushes a handcart on a street in Imphal in the northeastern state of Manipur on Feb. 20, 2012. Promoted in official tourist brochures as the "jewel of India," the tiny state of Manipur often seems closer to an ignored family heirloom than a proudly coveted gem. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/GettyImages)

    India: A Faux Pas in Manipur’s Three Bills

    As tensions surrounding the controversial issue of the three bills passed by the Manipur State Assembly in August last year continue to grip the state,... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi looks over his shoulder to speak with an aide during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Indian PM Burnishes His Standing With Address to Congress

    WASHINGTON—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets to burnish his standing as a trusted U.S. partner Wednesday, addressing a joint meeting of Congress after years of... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the gardens of the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Is the Obama-Modi Friendship Real? In India, Many Doubt It

    NEW DELHI—It’s a friendship between two powerful men that transcends politics, transcends diplomacy. It certainly looked like genuine affection when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi... Read more

  • A man prays inside a temple that survived last years attacks, on the day of Probarona Purnima on October 19, 2013 in Ramu, Bangladesh.  Getty Images)

    Buddhist Monk in Bangladesh Has Throat Slit in Murder

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP)—A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak... Read more

  • Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. (REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)

    House May Vote Within Days on Tighter North Korea Sanctions

    WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives could vote as soon as next week on legislation to toughen sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and... Read more

  • A man is held by police in Westminster after an arrest was made on Whitehall in central London, Britain on April 27, 2017. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

    Armed British Police Arrest Man With Knives Near May’s Office

    LONDON—Armed British police officers arrested a man carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May’s office in London on Thursday on suspicion of preparing an act... Read more

  • A rare handwritten copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence is seen at the West Sussex Record Office in Chichester in south England, Britain on April 27, 2017. (REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

    How Did a Copy of US Declaration of Independence Get to Southern England?

    CHICHESTER, England—British experts will carry out tests to try to determine how a rare copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence found its way to... Read more

  • The Pentagon building in Washington, DC.  (STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pentagon: Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON—Two U.S. service members were killed during an operation against ISIS terrorists in eastern Afghanistan overnight on Wednesday, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The incident took... Read more

  • Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri giving a speech at undisclosed location.  (AFP/Getty Images)

    Al-Qaeda Leader Calls for Shift to Guerrilla Warfare in Syria

    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called on Syrian rebels to shift from open fighting to guerrilla warfare in the civil war against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad... Read more

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    UK ‘Pedophile Hunters’ Free to Pose as Children Online, Court Rules

    BIRMINGHAM, England—Self-styled “pedophile hunters” in the United Kingdom can snare criminals by posing as children online, according to a recent landmark court ruling. Pedophile stings... Read more

  • A video posted to social media shows explosions and rising flames, said to be in Damascus.  (Social Media Website via Reuters TV)

    Israel Strikes Iran-Supplied Arms Depot Near Damascus Airport

    AMMAN/BEIRUT—Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said, targeting... Read more

  • Defense Secretary James Mattis  (C) and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Joseph Dunford (R) depart after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on North Korea at the White House in Washington on April 26, 2017. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

    US Says Strategy on North Korea Centers on Sanctions, Open to Talks

    WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic... Read more

  • A U.S. military vehicle which is a part of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system arrives in Seongju, South Korea on April 26, 2017. ((Kim Jun-beom/Yonhap via REUTERS)

    US Moves THAAD Anti-Missile to South Korean Site

    SEOUL—The U.S. military started moving parts of an anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday, triggering protests from villagers and... Read more

  • Demonstrator sits next to a fire barricade on a street during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela on April 24, 2017. (REUTERS/Christian Veron

    Death Toll in Venezuela’s Unrest Rises to 26

    CARACAS—Two Venezuelan men died on Tuesday from gunshots at political demonstrations, bringing to 26 the number of fatalities around this month’s protests against Nicolas Maduro’s... Read more

  • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey on April 25, 2017. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

    Erdogan Says Turkey Could Reconsider Its Position on Europe

    ANKARA—President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters on Tuesday that Turkey would reconsider its position on joining the European Union if it was kept waiting much longer... Read more

  • (L-R) Ivanka Trump, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend the W20 Summit under the motto "Inspiring women: scaling up women's entrepreneurship" in Berlin, Germany on April 25, 2017.  (REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke)

    Ivanka Trump Says Still Defining Role, Wants to Help Empower Women

    BERLIN—Ivanka Trump said on Tuesday she was still in the process of defining her role as an informal White House adviser to her father Donald,... Read more

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    Magnitude 7.1 Quake Strikes Off Chile’s Coast

    SANTIAGO, April 24—A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, near the capital Santiago, the U.S. Geological Survey... Read more

  • US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (L) and China's Ambassador to the UN Liu Jieyi (2R)  listens while US President Donald Trump (2L) speaks before a working lunch with UN Security Council member nations in the State Dining Room of the White House  in Washington on April 24, 2017. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Calls for New UN Sanctions Against North Korea

    WASHINGTON/BEIJING—U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that... Read more

  • A Chinese Navy submarine attends an international fleet review off Qingdao in Shandong Province on April 23, 2009.  (Guang Niu/AFP/Getty Images)

    Thailand Approves $393-mln Purchase of Chinese Submarines

    BANGKOK, April 24—Thailand‘s cabinet has approved the first of three planned submarine purchases from the Chinese regime worth $393 million, a government spokesman said on... Read more

  • A North Korean navy truck carries the 'Pukkuksong' submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father, Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. (REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)

    Japanese Buy up Nuclear Shelters as North Korea Tension Mounts

    TOKYO—Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in... Read more

  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her daughter Gabriella pose for a photo in London, Britain on Feb. 7, 2016. (Karl Brandt/Courtesy of Free Nazanin campaign/Handout via REUTERS)

    Iranian Court Rejects Final Appeal of Jailed British-Iranian Charity Worker

    DUBAI—Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld a five-year jail sentence for a British-Iranian charity worker who was convicted on unspecified charges relating to national security, her... Read more

  • French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron and French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen posing in Paris.

    France’s Macron Appears Set for Elysee in Runoff With Le Pen

    PARIS—Centrist Emmanuel Macron and National Front leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency... Read more

  • Afghans, whose asylum applications have been rejected, arrive from Germany in Kabul airport, Afghanistan on Dec. 15, 2016. (REUTERS/Omar Sobhani)

    Germany Approving Far Fewer Afghan Asylum-Seekers: Newspaper

    BERLIN—Germany approved just under 48 percent of asylum applications from Afghan migrants in the first two months of 2017, down from close to 78 percent... Read more

  • A combination picture shows portraits of the candidates who will run in the second round in the 2017 French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron (L), head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader.  Pictures taken March 11, 2017 (R) and February 21, 2017 (L).  (REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)

    Projections Say Macron, Le Pen Go Through to Runoff in French Vote

    PARIS—Centrist Emmanuel Macron and National Front leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after... Read more

  • MONROVIA, LIBERIA - FILE: Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros walks through the streets on August 3, 2003, in Monrovia, Liberia. Hondros, who was on assignment in Misrata, Libya, was killed on April 20, 2011 by a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG). (Photo by Nic Bothma/EPA via Getty Images)

    ‘Hondros’ Documentary a Nuanced Look at a Fearless Photojournalist

    NEW YORK—War photographer Chris Hondros took photos that have cemented the world’s understandings of a great many of significant events.  The 2003 image of a Liberian... Read more

  • Wounded Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers lie on beds in the ward of a hospital in Mazar-i-Sharif on April 22, 2017, as they receive treatment following an attack that targeted an army compound in the northern Afghan province of Balkh.
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    Death Toll in Afghan Base Attack Rises to 140, Officials Say

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF—As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever... Read more

  • Lebanese army troops take part in a military exercise during the Live Fire Demonstration show at Taybeh military base in the Baalbek region in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley on June 10, 2015.
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    Lebanese Army Says Islamic State Leader Killed, 10 Arrested Near Border

    BEIRUT—A local Islamic State leader was killed on Saturday during a dawn raid by the Lebanese army in which troops arrested 10 suspected militants who... Read more

  • Members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and  House Committee on Foreign Affairs host a commemoration on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of six years of war in Syria, March 21. At the extreme right is Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), with the Ranking Member second from the left, Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.). Second from the right is House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) with the Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) seated at the extreme left. (Gary Feuerberg/ Epoch Times)

    Visual Proof of Atrocities Featured at Commemoration of the Six-Year-Long Syrian Conflict

    WASHINGTON—The war in Syria is six years running with its heavy toll of death and suffering for the Syrian people. To make the world aware... Read more

  • A Kurdish fighter of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, walks through the village of Sabah al-Khayr on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor as they advance to encircle the ISIS terrorist group's bastion of Raqa on Feb. 21, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russia Strikes Deal With Syrian Kurds to Set up Base: Syrian Kurdish Militia

    BEIRUT—Russia is setting up a military base in northwestern Syria in an agreement with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia that controls the area and will... Read more

  • An Israeli F-15 I fighter jet takes off during an air show at the graduation ceremony of Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim base in the Negev desert, near the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on December 26, 2013. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Syria Fires Missiles at Israeli Warplanes After Airstrikes

    The Syrian army fired missiles at Israeli jets on Friday after several airstrikes inside Syrian territory. Israel said that a missile was fired at its... Read more

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, people inspect the damage to a parking lot at the site of an attack by twin explosions in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, March 11, 2017. Twin explosions Saturday near religious shrines frequented by Shiite pilgrims in the Syrian capital Damascus killed dozens of people, Arab media and activists report. (SANA via AP)

    Twin Blasts Kill 40 Near Religious Sites in Syria’s Capital

    BEIRUT—Twin blasts Saturday near holy shrines frequented by Shiites in the Syrian capital Damascus killed at least 40 people and wounded over a hundred, most... Read more

  • A truck loaded with goods arrives for Christian families who fled el-Arish at the Evangelical Church in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt on Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

    Egypt’s Christians Flee Terror in North Sinai Security Void

    ISMAILIA, Egypt—After Islamic terrorists barged into his uncle’s house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said... Read more

  • An Iraqi soldier from the 9th Infantry Division holds his machine gun while heading to the frontline in Shyma district in Mosul, Iraq in this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo. Iraqi forces, backed the U.S.-led international coalition, launched a campaign in October to retake Mosul, the country's second largest city and ISIS's last major urban bastion in Iraq. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

    Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive to Drive ISIS From Western Mosul

    HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq—U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a major air-and-ground offensive Sunday to retake western Mosul from Islamic State militants and drive the extremist group from... Read more

  • Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview with Yahoo News in Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 10, 2017. Assad said, there are "definitely" terrorists among the millions of Syrians seeking refuge in the West. He said it doesn't have to be a "significant" number of terrorists because no need for a significant "number to commit atrocities." (SANA via AP)

    Assad: US Troops Welcome in Syria to Fight Terrorism

    BEIRUT—Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview released on Friday that the United States is welcome to join the battle against terrorists in Syria—as... Read more

  • A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), carrying a Hellfire missile lands at a secret air base after flying a mission in the Persian Gulf region on Jan. 7, 2016. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Airstrikes in Syria Killed 11 al-Qaeda Operatives, Including Bin Laden Friend

    The Pentagon says two U.S. airstrikes in Syria killed 11 al-Qaeda operatives, including one with ties to Osama bin Laden and other senior al-Qaeda leaders... Read more

  • A long-range Qadr ballistic missile is launched in the Alborz mountain range in northern Iran on March 9, 2016. (MAHMOOD HOSSEINI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iran Fires Another Missile: US Officials

    In apparent defiance of White House warnings, Iran fired another missile on Wednesday from a launch pad in Tehran—the same place it had conducted another missile... Read more

  • Armed Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, launch rockets as they continue to battle Shiite Huthi rebels in the area of Sirwah, in the west of Marib province, east of the capital, Sanaa, on May 21, 2015. (/AFP/Getty Images)

    Yemeni Rebels Claim They Targeted Saudi Capital With Missile

    Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have “successfully” fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh for the first time, and are vowing more attacks on the Saudi... Read more

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    US Sends Navy Destroyer USS Cole to Yemen’s Coast

    The United States deployed a Navy destroyer to an area off the coast of Yemen to protect other vessels from Houthi militants aligned with Iran, officials... Read more

  • A Qadr H long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, during a maneuver, in an undisclosed location in Iran on March 9, 2016. (Omid Vahabzadeh/Fars News Agency via AP)

    Iran Carries out Ballistic Missile Test, in Defiance of UN Resolution

    Iran carried out a ballistic missile test in what appears to be a violation of a United Nations resolution, officials said on Monday. Sunday’s launch... Read more

  • Debris and smoke rise after a Saudi-led airstrike hit an army base, in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    US Soldier Killed in Raid on al-Qaeda in Yemen

    The U.S. military says a service member has been killed and three others wounded in a raid in Yemen targeting a local al-Qaeda affiliate. U.S... Read more

  • Iraqi Army vehicles advance as civilians flee their villages due to fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq on Jan. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Trump Poised to Seek New Military Options for Defeating ISIS

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is expected to ask the Pentagon for ways to accelerate the fight against the ISIS terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. Officials said... Read more


    Police Rescue 24 People From Organ Trafficking Gang in Pakistan

    Police in Pakistan rescued 24 people from an organ trafficking gang, according to a report this week. The two-dozen people had been kept in a... Read more

  • Cameroon soldiers stand guard at a lookout post as they take part in operations against the Islamic extremists group Boko Haram, their guard post is on Elbeid bridge, left rear, that separates northern Cameroon form Nigeria's Borno state near the village of Fotokol, Cameroon. (AP Photo/Edwin Kindzeka Moki, File)

    Nigeria Mistakenly Bombs Camp, Kills More Than 100

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100... Read more

  • Iraqi special forces advance inside Mosul University grounds, during fighting against Islamic State militants in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq on Jan. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraq Makes Swift Territorial Gains Against ISIS in Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq—Iraqi forces have won a string of swift territorial gains in Mosul in the fight against the ISIS terrorist group after months of slow progress,... Read more

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