Nigeria's president and the leading opposition candidate urged people to remain calm after a national election scheduled for Saturday was postponed by a week just five hours before polls were due to open. The chairman of the electoral commission said it was no longer feasible to hold free and fair
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will capture Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria "in a very short time", the battle commander said on Saturday. The victory will bring the jihadist group, whose self-proclaimed caliphate once stretched across swathes of Syria and
A Chinese epic on the impact of the former one-child policy and an adventurous, sexually explicit Israeli drama about an expatriate in Paris looked to be the favourites at the Berlin film festival ahead of awards night Saturday. A jury led by French Oscar winner Juliette Binoche will select among 16
Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused "Pakistan's security forces" of supporting the perpetrators of a suicide bombing that killed 27 troops on Wednesday, in remarks state TV aired Saturday hours before their funeral was held. "Pakistan's government, who has housed these anti-revolutionaries
Boko Haram insurgents killed eight people in Nigeria during an attack on the northeastern city of Maiduguri, a civilian militia leader said on Saturday. "We recovered a total of eight bodies of residents killed in the Boko Haram attack," late on Friday, Haram Abba Aji-Kalli of the Civilian
US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday called on the European Union to recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as the president of Venezuela. "All of us must stand with the Venezuelan people until freedom and democracy is fully restored," Pence told the Munich Security Conference. "
CNN's Don Lemon called out President Donald Trump's "fake national emergency"on Friday -- as he lamented how "the real one" of gun violence in Americacontinues to be "ignored
Egypt's army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were "eliminated" and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State group. Security forces responded to the attack on a checkpoint in restive North Sinai with an "
The European Union must recognise Venezuelan congress leader Juan Guaido as the president of the South American country, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday, pressing not just individual European governments but the bloc as a whole. In a speech at the Munich Security Conference, Pence said
Disgraced former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood following allegations against him, including sexual abuse of minors, the Vatican said on Saturday. McCarrick, who in July became the first Roman Catholic prelate in nearly 100 years to lose the title
Scientists at Hong Kong Polytechnic University involved in China’s latest moon landing have urged young people planning their futures to ride on the coattails of the city’s aspirations for reindustrialisation and innovation. Manufacturing was no longer a dirty job with the industry moving towards hi-tech
Nigerians hoping to cast their ballots in elections set for Saturday were instead turned away from polling stations after the electoral commission's snap decision to delay the vote by a week. The move "deeply disappointed" President Muhammadu Buhari, who issued a statement calling for
Kurdish-led forces said Saturday they were holding up the announcement of final victory over the Islamic State group for "a few days" because the large number of civilians remaining on the battlefield had forced a delay. US President Donald Trump had said Friday that he expected the eradication
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday labelled as "frightening" tough US trade rhetoric planning to declare European car imports a national security threat. "If these cars... suddenly spell a threat to US national security, than that is frightening to us," she said. "
Seven militants were killed and 15 Egyptian military personnel were killed or wounded in a clash in North Sinai on Saturday, the Egyptian military said. The breakdown of military casualties was not immediately clear. Security forces launched a campaign a year ago against Islamist militants focused
Jim Carrey described President Donald Trump's birth as "the real State ofEmergency" in the caption of a new cartoon that he shared online Friday
Mao Zedong's former secretary Li Rui, a bold critic of China's ruling Communist Party who spent a lifetime near the centre of elite politics, died Saturday at the age of 101, his family said. Li earned a position alongside China's paramount leader in the mid-1950s, focusing on industrial
The aircraft was operating a Jakarta-Pontianak service, with 182 passengers and seven crew members onboard, Lion Air spokesman Danang Mandala Prihantoro said in a statement. The Boeing 737-800NG plane skidded off the runway as it was trying to land at Supadio International Airport, a regional hub airport
A steel cable on the cross-border Shenzhen Bay Bridge has snapped and two lanes of the bridge have to be closed for emergency repairs, Hong Kong’s highways chief has announced. Calling the incident “unusual”, Director of Highways Jimmy Chan Pai-ming said on Saturday evening the incident occurred on
Traffic cop Sandeep Shahi used to gift helmets to those riding motorbikes on some of the world's most dangerous streets with their head unprotected -- but on reflection, he found a better approach. Women riding pillion also often give the helmet a miss -- sometimes just for fear of ruining their
Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal in a first for the Roman Catholic church over accusations American Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a teenager 50 years ago, a Vatican statement said Saturday. McCarrick, 88, who resigned from the Vatican's College of Cardinals in July, is the first
Claire Ling-chi Martin is flying from London to Hong Kong looking for a clue, any clue at all, to tell her who she is and why she was abandoned as an infant two days before Christmas 1960. Raised in Liverpool and Chester as the only child of Bo Chin, a Chinese man born in Britain, and his English wife
Chris Cuomo said Friday night that he saw "something of value" from PresidentDonald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to pay for a wall on theU
Iran urged neighbouring Pakistan on Saturday to crack down on militants who killed 27 of its Revolutionary Guards in an attack near the border or expect military action by Tehran "to punish the terrorists", state media reported. Revolutionary Guards commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari