Gunmen take to streets in Lebanese city over economic crisis

June 30, 2021

Gunmen have taken to the streets in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli, firing in the air and at times throwing stones at soldiers amid rising anger at power cuts, fuel shortages and soaring prices…

Putin reveals he was vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V

June 30, 2021

President Vladimir Putin has revealed he was vaccinated earlier this year with the domestically developed Sputnik V, and he encouraged Russians to get their own shots amid a surge of new coronavirus infections and deaths…

Tropical Storm Enrique misses direct hit on Baja resorts

June 30, 2021

What had been the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season has now fallen below tropical storm force after brushing past the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and missing a direct hit on the beach resorts there…

Most European troops exit Afghanistan quietly after 20 years

June 30, 2021

Most European troops have already pulled out of Afghanistan, quietly withdrawing months before the U.S.-led mission was officially expected to end…

It’s the climate change, stupid

June 30, 2021

Scientists believe the extreme weather events of recent years are tied to climate change. But the gap between the visceral reality of a slow-moving planetary disaster and the capacity of governments to take significant climate action is only growing.…

Mexico condemns killings of 2 indigenous activists

June 30, 2021

Mexico’s National Institute of Indigenous Peoples has condemned this week’s killings of two activists from the Triqui  community…

Letters from Hong Kong’s jails

June 30, 2021

In the year since Beijing imposed a national security law in Hong Kong, the city has been transformed. Dozens of activists and politicians were swept up in a single day as the law took hold. From behind bars, some are trying to break through the silence.…

Iran oil workers strike for better wages as economy suffers

June 30, 2021

Thousands of workers in Iran’s vast oil industry have gone on strike over the past week to press demands for better wages and conditions at oil facilities…

UN war crimes court convicts 2 Serbs over Bosnia atrocities

June 30, 2021

A United Nations court has convicted two former allies of late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic of aiding and abetting crimes committed by Serb paramilitaries in a Bosnian town in 1992…

Rights group denounces Houthi trial of female Yemeni actor

June 30, 2021

An international rights group has accused Yemen’s Houthi rebels of prosecuting a female actor and model on charges of committing an indecent act and drug possession…

China marks century of Communist Party with pageantry, propaganda and an iron grip

June 30, 2021

For Beijing, the centennial is a chance to display its power and reach. And bathe the country in red.…

Delia Fiallo, screenwriter known as ‘the mother of the telenovela,’ dies at 96

June 30, 2021

A Cuban exile who lived in Miami, she wrote soap operas that became international hits.…

Putin call-in show: Russians press the president on new coronavirus vaccine rules

June 30, 2021

Putin announced he’d been vaccinated with Russia’s own Sputnik V dose.…

Economic crisis, severe shortages make Lebanon ‘unlivable’

June 30, 2021

Lebanon is struggling amid a 20-month-old economic and financial crisis that has led to shortages of fuel and basic goods like baby formula, medicine and spare parts…

Russia rejects renewing aid from Iraq to Syria’s northeast

June 30, 2021

Russia’s U_N_ ambassador is calling a proposal to reopen a border crossing from Iraq to Syria’s northeast for delivering humanitarian aid “a non-starter.”…

Finland: Dane acquitted of 1987 ferry attack on backpackers

June 30, 2021

In one of the oldest unsolved criminal cases in Finland, a Finnish court has acquitted a 52-year-old Dane of murder and attempted murder over an attack on two German backpackers on a Baltic Sea ferry more than 30 years ago…

The Philippines hopes the voices of this all-female coast guard unit will keep Chinese ships away

June 30, 2021

The “Angels of the Sea” are being billed as part of a broader effort to empower women in uniformed services — but feminist critics say it stereotypes them.…

IMF, World Bank say Sudan meets initial debt relief criteria

June 30, 2021

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have announced that Sudan has met the initial criteria for over $50 billion in foreign debt relief, another step for the East African nation to rejoin the international community after nearly three decades of isolation…

Kim berates North Korean officials for ‘crucial’ virus lapse

June 30, 2021

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has berated top officials for failures in coronavirus prevention that caused a “great crisis.”…

15 killed in Haiti’s capital amid spike in violence

June 30, 2021

Haiti’s national police chief says a shooting rampage down a main street through a neighborhood in the capital killed at least 15 people, including a journalist and a political activist…

2 Pakistani troops killed in attack on post near Afghanistan

June 30, 2021

The Pakistani military says militants in Afghanistan fired across the border at a Pakistani army post in a former local Taliban stronghold, killing two soldiers…

Ethiopia hints at Tigray military move; cease-fire in doubt

June 30, 2021

Ethiopia’s government says its military could re-enter the capital of its embattled Tigray region within weeks, calling into question the unilateral cease-fire it declared in Tigray just days ago…

Covid-19 global updates: Moderna says vaccine works against delta variant, as WHO warns of global spread

June 30, 2021

As much of the world still awaits vaccine supply, the delta variant is tearing through unvaccinated populations everywhere from Britain to the United States to South Africa.…

Taiwan boy dies after being repeatedly slammed in judo class

June 30, 2021

A 7-year-old Taiwanese boy has died after being repeatedly slammed by his coach and others at a judo class…

Migrant hunger strike puts pressure on Belgian government

June 30, 2021

A hunger strike by hundreds of migrants living in Belgium without legal permission is putting increasing pressure on a government coalition weighing the wellbeing of those involved against the need to stick to immigration and asylum rules…

EXPLAINER: How bad is the pandemic in North Korea

June 30, 2021

After saying for months that it kept the coronavirus at bay, North Korea has come closest to admitting that its anti-virus campaign has been less than perfect…

Migrant boat flips off Italy as rescuers near; 7 dead

June 30, 2021

Italy’s coast guard says it has recovered seven bodies from a migrant boat that overturned just as rescue crews were arriving…

In Norway, Syrian teen gets 5 years for planning terror

June 30, 2021

A Syrian teenager has been sentenced to five years in prison by a Norwegian court for planning an act of terror in Norway using poison or explosives, and for having supported the Islamic State extremist group…

Russian cargo ship lifts off for International Space Station

June 30, 2021

An uncrewed Russian cargo ship has blasted off on a mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station…

Girl dies during rescue of migrant ship off Canary Islands

June 30, 2021

Spanish authorities say that a young girl has died during a rescue operation to save a boatload of migrants trying to reach Spain’s Canary Islands…

Trapped in Ethiopia’s Tigray, people ‘falling like leaves’

June 30, 2021

The plea arrived from a remote area that had produced only rumors and residents fleeing for their lives…

2 Australian states urge against under 40s taking AZ vaccine

June 30, 2021

The Queensland and Western Australia state governments have advised people under age 40 not to take the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine because of the risk of a rare blood clotting disorder, despite the Australian government making those shots available to all adults…

Virus infections surging in Africa’s vulnerable rural areas

June 30, 2021

A new surge of the coronavirus is finally penetrating Africa’s rural areas, where most people on the continent live, spreading to areas that once had been seen as safe havens from infections that hit cities particularly hard…

Variant surge at border forces Bangladesh into new lockdown

June 30, 2021

Hospitals near Bangladesh’s border with India are crowded with patients struggling to breathe and worried relatives desperately trying to find oxygen cylinders…

Report: Chinese students in Australia threatened by Beijing

June 30, 2021

Human Rights Watch says China’s government and its supporters have monitored, harassed and intimidated pro-democracy Chinese students living in Australia…

Tropical Storm Enrique heads for resorts in southern Baja

June 29, 2021

Tropical Storm Enrique is losing steam as it heads for the resorts at the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula after spending the weekend as the first hurricane of eastern Pacific season…

Russia allows booster shots 6 months after vaccination

June 29, 2021

Russian health officials have approved booster shots for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 six months after their first immunization…

Eswatini imposes curfew to quell pro-democracy protests

June 29, 2021

Pro-democracy activists in Eswatini, the southern African kingdom previously known as Swaziland, have vowed to intensify demonstrations against the monarchy until it makes democratic reforms and lifts its ban on all opposition parties…

Canada sees temperature of over 118 degrees amid heat wave, surpassing the record

June 29, 2021

Lytton, a village in British Columbia, now has a higher record temperature than Las Vegas.…

The U.S. and Iran near a breaking point

June 29, 2021

A spasm of violence between Iranian proxies and U.S. forces comes at a fraught moment for diplomacy.…

Nine years after Greek art heist, stolen Picasso is found in a gorge

June 29, 2021

Missing paintings were discovered in a crypt in Keratea, a town in East Attica.…

Sweltering heat wave linked to sudden deaths in Vancouver

June 29, 2021

Canadian police say a sweltering heat wave that has settled over western Canada for several days is believed to be a contributing factor in dozens of sudden-death calls in the Vancouver area…

Palestinian frustrations with West Bank government boil over with death of activist

June 29, 2021

Protesters have railed against the Palestinian Authority and President Mahmoud Abbas despite violent crackdown…

Iran power cuts fuel fears in Iraq as scorching summer peaks

June 29, 2021

Iran has halted its crucial supply of power to Iraq, fueling fears of protests amid instability following the resignation of Iraq’s electricity minister…

Berlin moves forward on plans to return looted Benin Bronzes

June 29, 2021

Berlin’s museums authority is moving forward with plans to return to Nigeria artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes, saying that it aims to make “substantial” handovers next year…

Jacob Zuma, former president of South Africa, handed 15-month sentence for contempt of court

June 29, 2021

Zuma had repeatedly refused to attend court proceedings for a sprawling investigation into government corruption.…

Police: Kashmir rebel in police custody killed in gunfight

June 29, 2021

Indian police in disputed Kashmir say a suspected rebel commander being held in police custody was killed in a gunfight between government forces and another militant…

Top US general foresees Afghan civil war as security worsens

June 29, 2021

The U.S.’s top general in Afghanistan has given a sobering assessment of the country’s deteriorating security situation…

At 100, China’s Communist Party looks to cement its future

June 29, 2021

For China’s Communist Party, celebrating its 100th birthday on Thursday is not just about glorifying its past…