China, 1949-2019: Seven decades in pictures

September 30, 2019

Much of China’s chapters over the past seven decades can seem disconnected from today’s economic powerhouse. But not everything has changed.…

Security forces respond with gunfire to protests at Syrian detention camp

September 30, 2019

Doctors Without Borders said it treated four women for injuries in an area housing foreigners, mostly Islamic State followers.…

Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused of groping a journalist

September 30, 2019

Downing Street denies the allegation that he grabbed Charlotte Edwardes’s thigh at a 1999 lunch.…

Hurricane warning for the Azores as Lorenzo approaches after setting intensity records

September 30, 2019

It was the farthest north and east Category 5 on record. Now it’s eyeing the island chain with damaging winds and monstrous waves.…

Syria and Iraq open a key border crossing closed since 2012

September 30, 2019

The move helps normalize ties between the neighbors and also gives Iran a corridor to Syria via its ally Iraq.…

Twin al-Shabab attacks in Somalia target U.S. and European armed forces

September 30, 2019

U.S. forces carried out two airstrikes in response to the attacks, killing 10 militants, U.S. Africa Command said in a statement.…

As backlash fears fade, major firms are returning to Saudi Arabia a year after Khashoggi’s killing

September 30, 2019

Wall Street banks are among the big names expected for a Saudi investment conference in October.…

Saudi king’s bodyguard shot dead in private dispute, state news agency says

September 30, 2019

Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz al-Faghm was a familiar presence by king’s side for Saudis.…

Hong Kong police smash anti-China demonstration, creating chaos

September 30, 2019

Police hit hard against protesters in what is likely an effort to deter demonstrations on the upcoming anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.…

Egypt’s security clampdown mostly thwarts fresh protests

September 28, 2019

Egypt has loosened security measures in the capital, Cairo, a day after it sealed off the main square and thoroughfares downtown to thwart a possible protest against the country’s president…

Iran slams US for barring Zarif from New York hospital visit

September 28, 2019

Iran has criticized the U.S. for its ‘inhumane’ decision to bar its foreign minister — who is attending the U.N. summit meetings — from visiting a hospitalized Iranian diplomat in New York…

Fraud, misconduct threaten Afghan presidential election

September 28, 2019

Accusations of fraud and misconduct, more than scores of Taliban attacks, threatened to overwhelm the results of Afghanistan’s presidential election…

The Latest: Cuba blasts US for its travel ban on Raul Castro

September 28, 2019

Cuba blasts the Trump administration for its “baseness and rot” as it denounces the U.S. decision to impose a travel ban on former Cuban President Raul Castro.…

Syria demands withdrawal of all American, Turkish forces

September 28, 2019

Syria’s top diplomat has demanded the immediate withdrawal of American and Turkish forces from the country and said his government reserves the right to defend its territory in any way necessary if they remain…

Afghan presidential vote spared major violence, but turnout sharply lower

September 28, 2019

The winner may have a weaker hand on key issues such as launching peace talks with the Taliban.…

Watchdog asked if UK’s Johnson merits misconduct probe

September 28, 2019

Boris Johnson faces probe for alleged US businesswoman links during time as London mayor…

Hong Kong pro-democracy rally ends early as violence erupts

September 28, 2019

A massive pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong has ended early after violence broke out, with police firing tear gas and a water cannon after protesters threw bricks and Molotov cocktails at government buildings…

The Latest: Despite heat, 50k walks to go on as scheduled

September 28, 2019

The Latest: Despite stifling heat, 50k walks will go on as scheduled…

Officials says ancient gilded coffin arrived in Egypt

September 28, 2019

Egyptian airport officials say a gilded coffin that was featured at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has arrived in Cairo…

7 Moroccan migrants die in capsizing off the country’s coast

September 28, 2019

7 Moroccan migrants die in boat capsizing off the country’s coast; search work continues…

‘This man lives forever’: Zimbabwe’s Mugabe set for burial

September 28, 2019

‘This man lives forever’: Zimbabwe’s Mugabe gets private burial at home after weeks of drama…

‘We are back’: Hong Kong protesters mark anniversary of Umbrella Movement in face of police water cannons 

September 28, 2019

Protests are building to the Oct. 1 anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, expected to be a tense day of clashes in Hong Kong.…

The Latest: Afghan polls close amid complaints, violence

September 28, 2019

Polls have closed in Afghanistan’s presidential election amid widespread complaints of irregularities and pockets of violence from Taliban insurgents, mostly in the south and north of the country…

3 rebels, 1 Indian soldier killed in clash in Kashmir

September 28, 2019

Indian police say they have killed three insurgents in an exchange of gunfire in Indian-controlled Kashmir and rescued a civilian in whose house they took refuge…

Presidential polls close in Afghanistan amid accusations voting was deeply flawed, and Taliban attacks in north, south.

September 28, 2019

Presidential polls close in Afghanistan amid accusations voting was deeply flawed, and Taliban attacks in north, south.…

Indian security forces kill 3 rebels in Kashmir

September 28, 2019

Indian police say they have killed three insurgents in an exchange of gunfire in Indian-controlled Kashmir and rescued a civilian in whose house they took refuge…

The Latest: HK protesters kick barricades at gov’t complex

September 28, 2019

A small group of protesters has kicked and attempted to scale barricades outside the Hong Kong government office complex, prompting riot police to fire pepper spray to disperse the crowd.…

Bosnia police arrest 2 for attack on radio station over news

September 28, 2019

Bosnia police arrest 2 for attack on radio station that forced removal of soccer news item…

Alberta, Canada: Rat-free for 70 years!

September 28, 2019

The western province keeps the rodents at bay with zero tolerance, poison and shotguns.…

‘French Spiderman’ climbs Frankfurt high-rise, faces fine

September 28, 2019

‘French Spiderman’ climbs Frankfurt high-rise in 20 minutes, now faces fine…

Saudi Arabia unveils new tourist visas

September 28, 2019

Saudi Arabia has announced a new tourist visa scheme, as the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom seeks to diversify its economy and reduce dependence on oil…

Torrential monsoon rains kill 59 in India this week

September 28, 2019

Retreating monsoon rains have flooded wide areas in northern India, killing dozens of people this week…

Top 5 Afghan presidential candidates in Saturday’s election

September 28, 2019

There will be 18 names on the presidential ballot when Afghans go to the polls this weekend, but only 5 have actually been campaigning after several suspended their campaigns, believing a peace deal with the Taliban was imminent…

At a glance: Key factors in Afghanistan’s tense election

September 28, 2019

At a glance: Key factors in Afghanistan’s tense election, a delicate situation that could easily descend into violence…

Russian minister: West out of step, can’t accept its decline

September 28, 2019

Russia’s foreign minister takes aim at the West, saying its philosophies are out of step with the times and it is struggling to accept its diminishing dominance in world affairs…

Pakistan PM warns of ‘bloodbath’ in Kashmir; India PM silent

September 28, 2019

India’s prime minister dodge mention of his nation’s crackdown in the disputed region of Kashmir, while rival Pakistan’s leader warns of potential “bloodbath” by Indian troops…

Polls open in Afghanistan’s presidential elections amid Taliban threats and heightened security

September 28, 2019

Polls open in Afghanistan’s presidential elections amid Taliban threats and heightened security…

Bangladeshi leader at UN: Rohingya refugee crisis worsening

September 28, 2019

Bangladeshi leader at UN: Rohingya refugee crisis worsening…

AP Photos: The graffiti of Hong Kong’s summer of protest

September 28, 2019

AP Photos: The graffiti of Hong Kong’s summer of protest…

Venezuela VP condemns countries that shunned Maduro

September 28, 2019

Venezuela’s vice president condemned the U.S. and more than 50 other countries that have recognized an opposition leader as Venezuela’s rightful president, calling it the “worst mistake in the diplomatic history of these countries.”…

China’s government, turning 70, tells its story at the UN

September 28, 2019

Four days before its communist government’s 70th birthday, China’s foreign minister has outlined his country’s story at the U.N. General Assembly…

They said it: Leaders at the UN, in their own words

September 28, 2019

They said it: Leaders at the UN, in their own words…

Greta: Grown-ups mock children because world view threatened

September 28, 2019

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg said Friday she doesn’t understand why grown-ups and world leaders would mock children and teens for acting on science.…

US: Zarif can visit sick colleague after Iran frees American

September 27, 2019

The United States says Iran’s foreign minister can visit ailing colleague at a New York hospital only if Tehran releases an American citizen…

Peru leader pushes vote that could let him dissolve congress

September 27, 2019

Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra on Friday escalated his feud with the opposition-controlled congress, saying he would push for a vote of confidence on his administration.…

Nicaragua’s Nuevo Diario paper stops printing after 39 years

September 27, 2019

Nicaragua’s Nuevo Diario paper suspends printing after 39 years…

The Latest: Venezuela condemns countries that shunned Maduro

September 27, 2019

Venezuela’s vice president is condemning the U.S. and more than 50 other countries that recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s rightful president, calling it the “worst mistake in the diplomatic history of these countries.”…

Canada police: 2 fugitives talked about killing on videos

September 27, 2019

Canadian police say two fugitives suspected of killing three people before taking their own lives had recorded videos in which they took responsibility for the deaths of the victims.…

Pakistan PM warns of ‘bloodbath’ in Kashmir; India PM silent

September 27, 2019

India’s prime minister dodge mention of his nation’s crackdown in the disputed region of Kashmir, while rival Pakistan’s leader warns of potential “bloodbath” by Indian troops…

Decorum prevails as nations at odds take each other on

September 27, 2019

Nations at odds with each other didn’t shy away from taking gibes as their leaders took to the podium on the fourth day of the annual U.N. General Assembly…

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