Pope Francis has expressed his desire to make a trip to South Sudan together with the head of the Anglican Church to bring attention to the suffering of people stricken by civil war and famine.
Iraqi forces are fighting to drive ISIL militants from western Mosul
Five Azeri soldiers were killed in clashes with Armenia-backed separatists along the boundary with the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, Azerbaijan's defense ministry said Monday, with each side accu
State Councillor Yang Jiechi will meet senior American officials on Monday and Tuesday to discuss "bilateral ties and issues of common concern", the foreign ministry announced late Sunday.
The killing of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was organized by the reclusive state's ministry of state security and foreign ministry, according to South Korean lawmakers briefed b
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Thousands of desperate people are streaming into Somalia’s capital seeking food as a result of prolonged drought, overwhelming local and international aid agencies. Th
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California water authorities will stop the outflow from the Oroville Dam’s crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a hydroelectric plant from workin
After having been declared dead several times in the past, a senior Taliban commander has been killed in an airstrike in northern Afghanistan, officials of the militant group confirmed on Monday.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines release video of beheading of German hostage.
GENEVA (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is urging the international community to protect the two-state solution as Israel expands settlement construction. Addressing the United Nations Huma
The former Australian and New Zealand internationals were arrested outside a Paris nightclub.
Jasek was reportedly making a film about the persecution of local Christians in Sudan when he was arrested
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Media reports say seven people were killed when gunmen shot at a bus transporting prisoners to a court in southwest Sri Lanka. Privately owned Maharaja TV says five inmates,
The two main left-leaning candidates in France's presidential election won't join forces after all.
GENEVA (Reuters) - A senior opposition negotiator at Syria peace talks in Geneva said on Monday his delegation would meet Russian foreign ministry officials later in the day to discuss promises that M
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Osc
Rain and floods contaminate a major river and leave four million without water in Santiago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 14-year-old boy who went missing during a storm more than a week ago has been found on an island in the Los Angeles River. The Los Angeles Times repor
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary has begun building a second line of fence along its southern border with Serbia, a government spokesman said on Monday, a move likely to exacerbate criticism from some of
"A projectile fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open area...in southern Israel," a military statement said.
Over 350 suspects, including Afghan and Uzbek nationals, have been arrested and arms and drugs recovered from them during a series of countrywide search operations against terrorists.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Hawks elite police unit said on Monday it is not investigating Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas, but only making enquiries at this stage over claims that he was pa
Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars - but only after Faye Dunaway initially said La La Land had won. Warren Beatty was handed the previous winner's envelope, containin
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police killed a militant on Monday after he detonated a small bomb in the city of Bandung and authorities said they were investigating whether he had links to a radical
BRUSSELS - The European Union is boosting its sanctions against North Korea in line with a U.N. Security Council Resolution following another nuclear test in September last year.
The EU member states
Moscow municipal workers have demolished the impromptu memorial to Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on the day he was killed two years ago.
Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, was shot de
CAIRO (Reuters) - The Philippines-based militant group Abu Sayyaf posted a video on Monday showing the beheading of a man identified as a German hostage captured last November.
Kim Jong Un has reportedly executed or purged a large number of high-level government officials since taking power in 2011.
Falkland Islands representatives met with port of Vigo authorities to assess the infrastructure, services, development plans and competitiveness of the Galician fisheries termi
HALIFAX - Canada's prison service faced 1,200 legal actions at the end of last March — a figure the federal prison ombudsman says is enough to keep an entire law firm busy.
"It's an awful lot ... the
Analysts and experts focused on the war in Ukraine believe a number of factors are combining to keep the Ukrainian conflict on the global diplomatic
Japan's House of Representatives approved Monday a record 97.45 trillion yen ($870 billion) draft budget for fiscal 2017 to finance ballooning social security costs and enhance its defence capabilitie
Queen Elizabeth II to host the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture
Torrential rain over the weekend has prompted mudslides into the Maipo river.