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    Spanish Royals in Paris for Visit; Will Honor Crash Workers

    PARIS— Spanish flags are lining Paris avenues as the French capital hosts King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia for a state visit that was delayed... Read more

  • Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, is welcomed by Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, during his visit at the Finance Ministry in Athens Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Costas Baltas/InTime News via AP)

    Greece Submits Draft Bailout Plan, Creditors Say Not Enough

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece has submitted a proposal for an agreement with its bailout creditors, the prime minister said Tuesday, as the country seeks a deal... Read more

  • Young lion in Kruger National Park in South Africa. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.

    South African Park Where Lion Killed American Stays Open

    JOHANNESBURG— The South African wildlife park where a lion killed an American woman has remained open and is “operating as usual,” a park official said... Read more

  • Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, attends  an African Union summit on health focusing on HIV and AIDS  in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, July 15, 2013, Angry that Nigeria is hosting a fugitive accused of genocide and war crimes, human rights lawyers Monday asked the Federal High Court to issue an arrest warrant for Sudan's leader Omar al-Bashir.Nigerian civil rights activists sent an urgent request to the International Criminal Court to refer the Nigerian government to the U.N. Security Council for failing to detain al-Bashir and surrender him to the court in The Hague for trial, said the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project.  (AP Photo/Sunday Aghaeze)

    Sudan Swears in President Bashir, Wanted in War Crimes

    KHARTOUM, Sudan— Sudan is swearing in incumbent President Omar al-Bashir, who was recently re-elected in a landslide that extended his 25-year-old rule, despite international war... Read more

  • Mikhail Malyshevsky, an adviser to the director general of the state-controlled Almaz-Antei consortium, speaks in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn't in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Russian Missile Maker: MH17 Shot Down by Ukrainian Missile

    MOSCOW— The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by... Read more

  • Dr. Robert Hickey (L) with his kidney donor, Robert Smitty. Hickey found Smitty, who donated his kidney altruistically, through the website Since then, Hickey has worked to shed light on the dark and corrupt aspects of the international organ trade, while also trying to make it easier to obtain ethical organ transplants. (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Hickey)

    Selling the Human Body: Piece by Piece

    Dr. Robert Hickey is a retired clinical psychologist who specialized in addiction medicine. He directed substance abuse treatment programs at two medical schools and served... Read more

  • Archbishop Hovnan Derderian (L) with Shelley B. Blank at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Los Angeles on April 14. (Shelley B. Blank)

    The Digital, the Archdiocese, and the Diasporas

    This week features an interview with Archbishop Hovnan Derderian at the Ecumenical Service in commemoration of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide at the Cathedral... Read more

  • People take part in a protest demanding the resignation of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Tegucigalpa on May 29, 2015. Members of the opposition have accused leaders of the governing Nacional Party of corruption and misappropriating funds.   (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

    Thousands Protest in Honduras Cities Following Scandal

    MEXICO CITY—A protest movement organized over social media in Honduras has led to large demonstrations in cities around the Central American country. The protesters are... Read more

  • This photo released on Saturday May 30, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Tadmur prison, blown up and destroyed by the Islamic State group in Palmyra (Tadmur in Arabic), Homs province, Syria. The prison was where government opponents were held and reports over the years said it was the site of beatings and torture. (Militant website via AP, File)

    Ex-inmates Regret Destruction of Notorious Syrian Prison

    BEIRUT—For decades, just mentioning the name Tadmur Prison was enough to send chills down the spine of Syrians. The notorious facility in the desert of... Read more

  • People gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion, at the central market, in Maiduguri, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola File)

    69 Killed as Tanker Truck Explodes in Southern Nigeria

    LAGOS, Nigeria—A runaway oil tanker truck exploded in a crowded bus station in the south of the country, setting ablaze 12 buses carrying passengers and... Read more

  • U.S. and Afghan security forces inspect the site of suicide attack near an international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 17, 2015.  (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Suicide Attacks in Iraq’s Anbar Kill 35 Troops

    BAGHDAD—Three ISIS suicide bombers targeted a police base in Iraq’s western Anbar province with explosives-laden Humvees on Monday, killing at least 35 police and Shiite militiamen,... Read more

  • This file image taken from a militant website associated with Islamic State extremists, posted Saturday, May 23, 2015, purports to show a suicide bomber,  with the Arabic bar below reading: "Urgent: The heroic martyr Abu Amer al-Najdi, the attacker of the (Shiite) temple in Qatif",  which the Islamic State group's radio station claimed responsibility for. (Militant photo via AP)

    ISIS Revamps Recruitment, With Savvy, Professional Broadcasts

    PARIS—After a selection of tunes, the presenter with an American accent offers “a glimpse at our main headlines.” ISIS extremists have just seized three Iraqi cities... Read more

  • Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg waves from the aircraft Solar Impulse 2 before taking off at Nanjing Lukou International Airport in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province. (Chinatopix via AP)

    Solar Impulse Plane to Land in Japan Due to Bad Weather

    TOKYO—A solar plane attempting to fly around the world without a drop of fuel plans to make an unscheduled stop Monday night in Nagoya, Japan,... Read more

  • German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier address the media during a statement at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    German Foreign Minister Visits Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Germany’s foreign minister has paid a rare visit to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to ease a blockade on the... Read more

  • A woman walks by barbed wire fences surrounding detention buildings at the Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Watchdog Finds Ex-Nazis Got $20.2 Million in Social Security

    WASHINGTON—Elfriede Rinkel’s past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn’t keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security benefits. Rinkel admitted to being... Read more

  • A Malaysia Airlines ground staff member unloads luggage from a plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia Monday, June 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Malaysia Air CEO Says Carrier Could Break Even by 2018

    The new CEO of Malaysia Airlines said the ailing carrier could break even by 2018 after cutting staff, selling surplus aircraft and refurbishing its international... Read more

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures while addressing the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Israeli Premier Warns of Palestinian Boycott Campaign

    JERUSALEM—Israel faces an “international campaign to blacken its name” aimed at delegitimizing its very existence regardless to its policies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday... Read more

  • A barista serves coffee in Gran Caffe Gambrinus on November 16, 2011 in Naples, Italy. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

    A Few Cups of Coffee a Day Won’t Hurt, Says European Authority

    Drinking up to 400 milligrams of caffeine a day is not a health risk for adults, according to a newly published report by the European... Read more

  • Indian students participate in a silent march urging the Indian government to lift the ban on the documentary film 'India's Daughter', in Bangalore on March 13, 2015. The students appealed to the government that banning the documentary by film maker Leslee Udwin was not justified as it throws light on the mindset of a sector of people which blame women for everything including rape. AFP PHOTO / Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

    Freedom of Speech in the World’s Largest Democracy Is Increasingly Elusive

    In January, an Indian author announced his own death in a Facebook post. “Author Perumal Murugan is dead,” it said. “He is no God. Hence,... Read more

  • An Indian man rests on the road side during a hot summer day in Allahabad on May 22, 2015. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

    India’s Poor Live and Die on the Streets; No Escape From Deadly Heat Wave

    “Cover properly, have light color clothes, take umbrella, take care, be in cool area—had they taken such care, this could have been avoided,” said B.R... 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

  • African elephants. (Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson)

    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

  • An elephant in Tsavo, Kenya in 2011. (Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson)

    Conservationists Say Now is the Time to Stop Elephant Slaughter

    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)

    Saving the Great Being of the Elephant

    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

  • 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’?

    “For my friends, everything; for my enemies, the law.” The origins of this infamous phrase can be debated, but it most likely originated with Oscar... Read more

  • 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

  • People enjoy a concert for peace in Carmen de Bolivar, Colombia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, will sign a peace agreement to end over 50 years of conflict, in Cartagena, on Monday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombia to Sign Historic Peace Deal on Ending Long Conflict

    CARTAGENA, Colombia—Colombia will take a big step toward emerging from its long nightmare of bloody violence Monday when the government and the country’s largest rebel... 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)

    Malaysia Says Airport Safe, Autopsy Shows Nerve Agent Effect

    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

    The Chinese regime recently said that it would suspend all coal imports from North Korea for a year. The move, according to analysts, could be... Read more

  • 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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  • Minister of Finance Bill Morneau speaks during a press conference before tabling Budget 2017 in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on March 22, 2017. Innovation is a major focus in the Liberals’ second budget. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

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  • An officer displays bags containing fentanyl during a news conference hosted by the Ontario Provincial Police in Vaughan, Ont., on Feb. 23, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

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  • Civilians displaced by heavy fighting between Iraqi security forces and ISIS terrorists line up outside a medical aid tent in Makhmour, Iraq, on March 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Alice Martins)

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  • 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)

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    Turkish Airlines Flight to Toronto Evacuated After Note Seen

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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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  • French far-right Front National (FN) party candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen (C) delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Metz, eastern France on March 18, 2017. (JEAN CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US, Britain, France, Others Skip Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Talks

    UNITED NATIONS—The United States, Britain, and France are among almost 40 countries that will not join talks on a nuclear weapons ban treaty starting at... Read more

  • Picture taken in Vienna, Austria on June 25, 2010 shows experts of an Austrian art forwarding company holding one of the world's largest gold coins, a 2007 Canadian $1,000,000 "Big Maple Leaf." An identical coin was stolen from Berlin's Bode Museum on March 27, 2017. (REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/File Photo)

    Gold Coin Worth $4 Million Stolen From Berlin Museum

    BERLIN—A Canadian gold coin named “Big Maple Leaf” which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning... Read more

  • South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-hye arrives at a prosecutor's office in Seoul. (REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji)

    South Korean Court to Decide Whether to Arrest Ousted President Park

    SEOUL—A South Korean court will hold a hearing on Thursday to decide whether to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye and hold her in a cell... Read more

  • Head of the centre-right GERB party and former prime minister Boyko Borisov (C) speaks to media in Sofia on March 26, 2017. (DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bulgaria’s Socialists Concede Election Defeat

    SOFIA—Bulgaria’s Socialists (BSP) conceded defeat in Sunday’s parliamentary election but the party’s leader said it would look at options for forming a government should the... Read more

  • German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble at a press conference in Berlin, Germany on June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    German Finance Minister: Erdogan Setting Back Integration in Germany by Years

    BERLIN—Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who accuses Chancellor Angela Merkel of using “Nazi methods” against Turks in Germany, is setting back their integration by years, Finance... Read more

  • Armed police secure the area across the road from the Palace of Westminster housing the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 23, 2017. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    UK Police Make Another Arrest in Parliamentary Attack Investigation

    LONDON—Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with last week’s attack on parliament, “on suspicion of preparation... Read more

  • Iraqi Federal Police fight in the frontline at Bab al Jadid district as the battle against Islamic State's fighters continues in the old city of Mosul, Iraq on March 26, 2017. (REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal)

    Iraqi Military Says 61 Bodies Found in Mosul District More Than Week After Strike

    MOSUL, Iraq—Iraq’s military said on Sunday that 61 bodies were recovered from a collapsed building that ISIS had booby-trapped in west Mosul, but there was... Read more

  • A ballistic missile is launched and tested in an undisclosed location, Iran, in this handout photo released by Farsnews on March 9, 2016. (REUTERS/ via Reuters)

    US Sanctions 30 Firms, Individuals for Aiding Iran, North Korea Arms Programs

    WASHINGTON—The United States has imposed sanctions on 30 foreign companies or individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran for its missile program or for violating... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for the French 2017 presidential election, during their meeting in Moscow, Russia on March 24, 2017. (Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS)

    Russia’s Putin Meets French Presidential Contender Le Pen in Kremlin

    MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin met French National Front leader Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin on Friday, handing her a potential boost to her campaign to win... Read more

  • Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak during celebrations of the 43rd anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, at Maadi military hospital on the outskirts of Cairo, on Oct. 2016. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

    Egypt’s Toppled President Mubarak Freed After 6-year Detention

    CAIRO—Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was... Read more

  • Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) and Switzerland's Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter during Cavusoglu's visit to Switzerland in Bern, Switzerland on March 23, 2017. (REUTERS/Anthony Anex/Pool)

    Swiss Foreign Minister Warns Turkey Against Illegal Spying

    ZURICH—The Swiss foreign minister told his Turkish counterpart on Thursday that his country would “rigorously investigate” any illegal spying by Ankara on expatriate Turks before... Read more

  • French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope appear during a rally in Paris on March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Fillon Accuses French President of Involvement in Campaign to Damage Him

    PARIS—French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging... Read more

  • Newly recruited Houthi fighters chant slogans in the capital Sanaa on Feb. 2 to mobilize more fighters to fight pro-government forces in several Yemeni cities. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Yemen Moves From Crisis to Brink of Disaster

    Yemen has reached a state of crisis. Its civilians are suffering famine, terrorists including ISIS and al-Qaeda are building training camps within its borders, and... Read more

  • A man wears a Union Flag sweatshirt near the Houses of Parliament in Westminster the day after an attack, in London on March 23, 2017. (REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

    London Attack a Reminder of Fears for Post-Brexit Security Cooperation

    BRUSSELS—Hours before Wednesday’s attack in London, the head of the European Union police agency Europol warned that a large group of radicalized individuals posed a... Read more

  • Armed police secure the area across the road from the Palace of Westminster housing the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 23, 2017. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    UK Parliament Attacker Named as British-Born Khalid Masood

    LONDON—The attacker who killed three people near parliament in London before being shot dead was named on Thursday as British-born Khalid Masood, who was once... Read more

  • Police officers stand next to a car which had entered the main pedestrianised shopping street in the city at high speed, in Antwerp, Belgium on March 23, 2017. (Anouk Frankly/Twitter Handout via REUTERS)

    Belgium Arrests Man Trying to Drive Down Shopping Street at High Speed

    BRUSSELS—Police in the northern Belgian city of Antwerp said on Thursday they had detained a man who tried to enter the main pedestrianized shopping street... 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

  • Seagulls fly over a Turkish flag on May 3, 2016 in Istanbul Turkey. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

    Turkey Arrests 1,656 Social Media Users Since Summer

    ISTANBUL—Turkey’s Interior Ministry says authorities have formally arrested 1,656 people in the past six months for allegedly supporting terrorist organizations or insulting officials on social... Read more

  • In this photo taken on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, Pakistani Hindu Jeevti sits in her husband's house in Pyaro Lundh, Pakistan. The night Jeevti disappeared, her family slept outside to escape Pakistan's brutal summer heat; in the morning she was gone, snatched by a wealthy landlord to whom her parents owed $1,000 dollars. She is one of the estimated 1,000 Christian and Hindu girls taken from their homes every year in Pakistan for supposed repayments of debt, most of them ending up married off to older men and forcibly converted to Islam. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    A Pakistani Girl Is Snatched Away, Payment for a Family Debt

    The mother rummages through a large metal trunk, searching for a picture of her young daughter taken away in the night to be the bride... Read more

  • Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein points while listening to the prosecution during his 'Anfal' genocide trial on December 21, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq. Saddam and six co-defendants are being tried on charges of murdering Kurds during the 1987-88 'Anfal' campaign. Hussein allegedly kept a torture chamber at the Mission of Iraq located in New York City. (Nikola Solic-Pool/Getty Images)

    Former CIA Agent Says US ‘Got It so Wrong’ on Saddam Hussein, Iraq

    A former CIA intelligence officer who interviewed former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein said U.S. officials “got it so wrong” on invading Iraq. John Nixon, who... Read more

  • In this May 21, 2016 file photo, an EgyptAir plane flies past minarets of a mosque as it approaches Cairo International Airport   (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

    Osama Bin Laden’s Son Denied Entry at Egypt Airport: Officials

    Security officials at Cairo International Airport say Omar bin Laden, son of the former leader of al Qaeda Osama bin Laden, was denied entry to... Read more

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