Government security forces in Venezuela carry out unjustified killings without any apparent consequences as the rule of law in the country quickly vanishes, a United Nations report charged Friday, drawing a rejection from Caracas.
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | PostedJun 22nd - 1:22pm
Syrian government forces kept up their pressure on the country's strategic southwest on Friday, using artillery, airstrikes and dropping barrel bombs that targeted rebel-held parts of the region, activists said.
The leader of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party vowed Friday to implement new laws that critics say will dilute the fight against corruption — a move that came a day after he got a 3½-year jail sentence for abuse of office.
The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss "issues of mutual concern" that will likely include the Middle East peace process and North Korea.
Slovenian lawmakers on Friday overwhelmingly elected a conservative as the country's new parliamentary speaker as talks continued on forming a coalition government after this month's inconclusive election.
Karin Laub, Associated Press | PostedJun 22nd - 11:06am
British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said Friday that a government under his leadership would recognize a Palestinian state "very early on" and push hard for a political solution to the Syrian civil war.
Yemen's warring parties are obstructing the flow of crucial aid from the Red Sea port of Hodeida endangering millions in what is already the world's worst humanitarian crisis, an international rights group said. It urged the U.N. Security Council to impose "targeted sanctions" on those responsible for hampering humanitarian assistance and violating international law.
Barely a week in office, Italy's populist interior minister lost no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,000 migrants from the Mediterranean nation.
Sam Mednick and Elias Meseret, Associated Press | PostedJun 22nd - 9:38am
The latest attempt at ending South Sudan's five-year civil war failed Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years.
British Prime Minister Theresa May joined more than 2,000 people at London's Westminster Abbey on Friday to celebrate the contribution of immigrants from the Caribbean, 70 years to the day after hundreds of West Indians arrived to help rebuild war-scarred Britain.
Diplomats said Friday that Israel has temporarily reduced its participation with the U.N.'s main human rights body, days after the United States pulled out largely over its allegation that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel.