An international watchdog has renewed its calls for an independent and transparent investigation into the recent deaths of at least four Syrians in Lebanese army custody, as well as allegations of torture and ill-treatment of the detained.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 20th - 6:51am
The Philippine president flew for the first time Thursday to a besieged southern city to cheer troops who have been trying to quell a nearly two-month uprising by Islamic State group-linked militants, who he warned were plotting to attack other cities.
Israelis and Palestinians dug in over new security measures at a contested Jerusalem shrine after a deadly attack there, as international efforts were underway to try and stave off a major conflagration after Muslim clerics called for mass protests at the site on Friday.
A Rome court on Thursday convicted dozens of defendants in a wide-ranging corruption trial that revealed a system of kickbacks and intimidation to gain control of city contracts, but acquitted all of the defendants on key charges of mafia-style association.
The junior senator from Arizona says Sen. John McCain told him about his brain tumor only at the end of a telephone conversation, saying he was "feeling fine, but I might have some chemotherapy in my future." Sen. Jeff Flake says his colleague is "optimistic obviously. He's John McCain, that's what we'd expect."
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 20th - 6:31am
Some 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province Thursday became the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S. training course, part of an internal security force to hold and secure areas as they are captured from Islamic State group militants.
Germany on Thursday told all citizens traveling to Turkey to exercise caution following the jailing of a human rights activist, which the foreign minister said shows that "every German citizen in Turkey" could suffer the same fate.
Michael Weissenstein and Jorge Rueda, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 20th - 5:51am
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown Thursday as the country's opposition calls the first national strike since a 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez.