Wed, 24 Jul 2019

The disappearance of Burundian reporter Jean Bigirimana

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI - When a journalist we know walks through the streets of his hometown in Burundi, his neighbors often ...

Demolition of homes in Sur Baher could just be the start, UN warns

RAMALLAH, Palestinian territories - UN officials on Monday slammed the decision by the Israeli army to demolish a number of ...

Hundreds of Israeli soldiers and bulldozers begin demolitions

SUR BAHER, West Bank - The Israeli army has begun widespread demolitions in the West Bank on the edge of ...

Europe turning blind eye to humanitarian crisis, says MSF

NEW YORK, New York - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is to resume lifesaving ...

Imran Khan welcomed to U.S. by 30,000 supporters

WASHINGTON, DC - Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan who has arrived in the U.S. for a meeting with President Donald ...

Iranian anti-narcotics police swoop on major drug ring

TEHRAN, Iran - The anti-narcotics police forces in Iran are waging war on drug dealers, and are having success.A drug ...

Gulf tensions put global flow of oil supplies at risk

Tensions between the United States, Iran and other countries are flaring again in the Strait of Hormuz.There are competing explanations ...

Guzman jailed but business as usual for Sinaloa cartel

The infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera – aka "El Chapo" – has been sentenced to life plus ...

8 school children dead after truck crash in Philippines

CEBU, Philippines - An excursion on Friday for 39 primary school kids on their way to a sports meet at ...

For Syrians in Istanbul, fears rise as deportations begin

Turkey is deporting Syrians from Istanbul to Syria, including to the volatile northwest province of Idlib, according to people who ...

Why Zimbabwe is running on empty, again

Hunger, rocketing inflation, power blackouts, fuel queues - Zimbabwe has been here before, but it's been a decade since things ...

Briefing: For many Iraqis, post-war life remains a struggle

At a glance: Iraq's stalled recovery 1.6 million Iraqis remain displaced across the country; around one fifth are from the ...

Yukiya Amano, Head of UN Agency Overseeing Iran Deal, Dies

VIENNA - Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively ...

IMF Sees Weaker Global Economy But Upgrades US Forecast

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its outlook for the world economy because of simmering international trade tensions.But ...

Facebook-Style App Launches in Vietnam Amid Tightening Internet Rules

HANOI - A Facebook-style social network was launched in Vietnam on Tuesday, Gapo, a mobile app that lets users create ...

IMF Cuts 2019 Latin America Growth Estimate by More Than Half

NEW YORK - The IMF on Tuesday slashed its economic growth expectation for Latin America in 2019 by more than ...

Hundreds of Black Beaths in Red Summer Ignored Century Later

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not ...

Iran, World Powers To Meet Over Nuclear Deal In Vienna On July 28

Five world powers will hold talks with Iran later this month as they work to save a 2015 nuclear accord ...

Turkmenistan: Shortness of death

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, like punk, is not dead. Probably.Over the weekend, Turkmenistan's president joined that exclusive club of regional leaders who ...

Huawei unit cuts more than 600 jobs following US sanctions

Chinese telecom giant Huawei said on Tuesday that more than 600 jobs would be lost at a US unit as ...

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View from The Hill: Morrison cracks the whip

Scott Morrison on Tuesday had a firm message for his troops in the Coalition party room. Don't go freelancing in ...

Sun snubbed again after retaining 200m freestyle world title

Gwangju - China's Sun Yang was snubbed on the podium again on Tuesday after retaining his 200 metres freestyle world ...

All Blacks fired up for Springbok World Cup rehearsal

Wellington - All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick predicted fireworks against the Springboks in Wellington this Saturday, as the southern hemisphere ...

England's Anderson ruled out of Ireland Test with calf injury

London - James Anderson has been ruled out of England's four-day Test against Ireland at Lord's starting on Wednesday due ...

China lashes 'clown' Horton for Sun podium protest

Shanghai - Australian swimmer Mack Horton was slammed as "arrogant" and "rude" by Chinese media as his feud with China's ...

Health scare for Ledecky, Sun survives 800m freestyle fright

Gwangju - Three-time champion Sun Yang survived a fright in the world 800m freestyle heats on Tuesday, while American Katie ...

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