By Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - When President Bashar al-Assad turns from the wreckage of Aleppo to assert his authority across a fractured Syria, it will be as a figure who is virtually unassailable by rebels, but still faces great challenges in restoring the power of his state. The expected
An explosion at a Cairo Coptic cathedral on Sunday killed at leave five people, the Egyptian health ministry said in a statement.
A runaway tanker carrying volatile gas slammed into other vehicles and burst into flames on a major road in Kenya, killing at least 33 people and injuring 10, officials said early Sunday. The tanker lost ...
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey declared a national day of mourning Sunday after twin blasts in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium — the latest large-scale assault to traumatize a nation confronting an array of security threats.
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Polls opened Sunday in Macedonia for a general election called two years early as part of a Western-brokered agreement to end a paralyzing political crisis.
Roman Catholic churches in Manila on Sunday read a prayer against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's plans to re-impose the death penalty on heinous crimes, including drug-related offences. Last week, the justice panel in the lower house of Congress approved a legislative measure to bring back
ANKARA (Reuters) - A total of 155 people were being treated in hospital and 14 of them were in intensive care after bombings outside an Istanbul soccer stadium, Turkey's health minister said on Sunday. Recep Akdag made the comment at a joint news conference with Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors said Sunday that they have indicted a former senior aide to impeached President Park Geun-hye in their investigation into the massive political scandal that led to Park's downfall, local media reported.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella summoned Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni to the presidential palace on Sunday, in a strong indication that the head of state has chosen him to try to form a new government. Caretaker Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned last week after losing a referendum on constitutional
Italian President Sergio Mattarella summoned Paolo Gentiloni to see him on Sunday in what was seen as a signal the current foreign minister will become the country's new prime minister. Gentiloni is the favourite to replace outgoing premier Matteo Renzi, who resigned last week after suffering a
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians began voting Sunday in a parliamentary election a year after a massive anti-corruption drive forced the last Socialist prime minister from power.
By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide truck bomb hit the entrance of Somalia's biggest port on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, police said, an attack claimed by Islamist al Shabaab militants. Gunfire rang out after the blast at Mogadishu Port, Mohamed Hussein, a worker
South Korea warned Sunday of "fatal" consequences for Pyongyang's leadership if provoked into conflict, after North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw a military drill simulating an attack on Seoul's presidential Blue House. Kim watched with binoculars as North Korea's special operation
Turkey declared a day of national mourning on Sunday after twin bombings targeting police struck the heart of Istanbul near the home stadium of football giants Besiktas, killing 29 people. A car bomb detonated outside the Vodafone Arena football stadium on the shores of the Bosphorus after the Super
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad on Sunday for talks with Iraqi leaders on the U.S.-backed military campaign against Islamic State militants in Mosul, the Pentagon said. Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, have been battling Islamic State in Mosul for eight weeks. Carter
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's extra-long election cycle has ended with a Republican sweep.
South Korea's finance minister vowed Sunday to keep Asia's fourth-largest economy "strong and stable" after a decision by lawmakers to impeach President Park Geun-Hye threatened to hurt growth. Yoo Il-Ho's comments came after parliament voted Friday to impeach Park, stripping away
The soldiers ripped the opium poppies with their hands and tossed them in four bonfires, clearing a hill in Mexico's lush northwestern mountains in less than two hours. After the troops destroyed the 0.5-hectare (1.2-acre) field on Thursday, Lieutenant Juan Pablo Hernandez Zempoaltecatl pointed
More than 30 people died when a tanker carrying inflammable materials crashed into other vehicles and burst into flames outside the town of Naivasha in Kenya late on Saturday night, officials said. "At 5am the death toll was 33 but the search is still on," said Pius Masai of Kenya's National
Macedonians began voting on Sunday in an early general election in a bid to end a deep political crisis that has roiled the small Balkan country for nearly two years. The vote was called as part of a European Union-brokered deal between Macedonia's four main political parties after a mass surveillance
The UN Security Council demanded that Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh hand over power to the president-elect after he rejected the election results in a dramatic political U-turn. In a unanimous statement on Saturday, the 15 council members called on Jammeh to "respect the choice of the sovereign
BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has arrived in Baghdad to meet with American commanders and Iraqi leaders and to assess progress in the fight to retake the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group.
Romanians started voting on Sunday in parliamentary elections that are forecast to see the corruption-tainted left stage a remarkable comeback, a year after a deadly nightclub fire forced them from office. Polls put the Social Democrats (PSD) in first place with around 40 percent. The centre-right
SHAH ALAM, Dec 11— Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali should stop prevaricating and help its Pakatan Harapan ally carry out its programmes in the state, an Amanah delegate said at his...
Vietnam has arrested five former bank employees for alleged mismanagement, including an ex-managing director and his deputy, the latest executives to be punished in the scandal-hit sector. Tran Phuong Binh, his deputy Nguyen Thi Ngoc Van and three others were arrested for "violating laws on financial