Russia Completes Delivery of S-300 System to Syria
Israel and the U.S. object, fearing the arms sale may embolden Iran and escalate the Syrian war
Bedouin Families Appeal to Merkel to Help to Block Israeli Expulsion
Israel plans to raze Bedouin village in West Bank
Pilot Hails ‘Guardian Angel’ Who Died in Indonesia Quake
Agung stayed behind at Palu airport's crumbling control tower to clear a passenger plane for takeoff, but then it was too late for him to leave
Chile church says sorry for conduct guidelines for priests
Chile's Roman Catholic Church has apologized for a set of conduct guidelines for priests dealing with children that have caused outrage just as the South American country is being rocked by a widespread clerical sex abuse scandal.The recommendations include asking priests not to "touch the area of the genitals or ...
Ex-army general accused of murder leads mayoral race in Peru
The retired army general blew kisses to supporters and promised an iron fist against criminals in Peru's massive capital city, delivering one of the trademark bombastic law-and-order speeches that have made him a leading candidate to be Lima's next mayor."I'll eat bad guys for breakfast," Daniel Urresti told the cheering ...
Update: Shiite independent tapped to be next Iraqi PM
The Latest on Iraq's election of a new president, a step toward forming a new government following May elections (all times local):11:15 p.m.Iraq's new president has tasked veteran Shiite politician Adel Abdul-Mahdi with forming a new government nearly five months after national elections were held.Abdul-Mahdi, who was tapped to be ...
IAEA Says All Nuclear Intelligence Gets ‘Rigorous Review’
IAEA chief's statement doesn't mention Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu or his recent UN speech on alleged Iranian misdeeds, but he indicates that no reports given to it are taken at face value
Iraqi Parliament Elects Kurdish Politician Barham Salih President
Iraq's presidency, a largely ceremonial position, traditionally is occupied by a Kurd
Chilean President to Meet Pope Amid Catholic Church Abuse Crisis
The Roman Catholic Church in Chile is facing a crisis over claims of sexual abuse and cover-ups
IS Announces Death of Senior Militant in Egypt’s Sinai
There was no immediate comment from the Egyptian military on the report
Iraq elects new president in step toward forming government
Iraq's parliament elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the country's new president on Tuesday, a step toward forming a new government nearly five months after national elections.State TV said Barham Salih, of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, won 220 votes out of the 273 lawmakers who attended Tuesday's session. He ...
Liberia Central Bank Denies It Lost $100 Million
Scandal has saddled President George Weah with his biggest political crisis since he took office in January
Palestinian students ask Merkel to protect their village
Palestinian schoolchildren in a West Bank hamlet slated for destruction have asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene on their behalf.A picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel hangs on a shack ahead of her expected visit to Israel on Wednesday, in the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, Tuesday, ...
Young Ugandans Protest Entrenched Power
Ugandan youth say they want change at the highest levels of their country’s government
2nd Round of Cholera Vaccinations Under Way in Yemen
More than 3,000 Yemeni health workers aim to reach an estimated 540,000 people
French interior minister to quit in new blow to Macron
France's interior minister insisted on Tuesday that he wants to resign, a day after President Emmanuel Macron's office said the leader rejected his resignation and wanted to keep him in the government.But Gerard Collomb, 71, reiterated his decision in French newspaper Le Figaro. The comments appeared as a tug of ...
State seeks closed hearing on legal dispute in Iowa slaying
A prosecutor is alleging that attorneys for an Iowa man charged with killing an amateur golfer have a potential conflict of interest.Prosecutor Timothy Meals is asking a judge to hold a hearing on the alleged conflict and to bar the media from attending.The development comes in the first-degree murder case ...
World Economic Forum hosts Balkan leaders in Switzerland
The head of the World Economic Forum says its move to bring together leaders from four western Balkan countries and regional powers aims to fight "complacency" in a region facing lingering tensions on a route used by migrants into Europe.WEF president Borge Brende says lessons from history show that events ...
Catalan leader issues ultimatum over independence vote
Catalan regional president Quim Torra has issued an ultimatum to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.Torra says he could deny Sanchez the votes he needs to approve the national budget unless the government proposes by next month an independence referendum in Catalonia.Torra, a leading secessionist, said in a speech Tuesday that ...
Finnish ex-prime minister bids to become EU Commission head
Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Tuesday he would run for the head of the European Commission following next year's elections.Stubb announced his bid at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, saying he sees himself as the "next generation candidate" to lead the European Union, a bloc that will ...