Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention for one day of an opposition leader widely tipped to challenge President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in 2018 elections following a complaint that he publicly made an obscene finger gesture.
Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 10:52am
Authorities in Congo said Tuesday they have opened an investigation into whether a former government minister may have played a role in inciting violence in the turbulent Kasai provinces that has killed hundreds in recent months.
The chiefs of Italy's police and intelligence forces, along with a British security official, have met to review anti-terrorism measures in light of the Manchester bomb blast, which occurred four days ahead of a G-7 summit in Sicily. Interior Minister Marco Minniti led the huddle Tuesday at his ministry, with a Rome-based British security official among the participants.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 10:30am
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says he has declared martial rule in the country's south for 60 days and will cut short a trip to Moscow and return home to deal with an attack by Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group who laid siege to a southern city.
Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 10:20am
The Hungarian government should "engage directly" with a university founded by billionaire George Soros which may have to leave Budapest because of recent amendments to the law on higher education, the United States said Tuesday.
Heri Juanda, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 9:12am
Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash in the world's most populous Muslim country and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture."
Bassem Mroue, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 9:12am
An explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported.