Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 11:27am
Saudi authorities have released three prominent women's rights activists, but continue to hold at least seven others in a sweep targeting prominent icons of the country's women's rights movement, activists and rights groups said Thursday.
Mike Corder, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 11:24am
The missile used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 aboard, belonged to a Russia-based military unit, an international team of investigators said Thursday after painstakingly studying video and photos of a military convoy.
Bassem Mroue, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 11:14am
Growing U.S. pressure on Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah group, including a new wave of sanctions targeting its top leadership, may hamper the formation of a new government that caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri was overwhelmingly chosen to form on Thursday.
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 10:44am
Italy's premier-designate Giuseppe Conte spent his first day on the job Thursday finalizing his proposed cabinet list as European officials vowed to judge deeds, not words, from a decidedly euroskeptic and populist Italy in their ranks.
Burundi's main opposition coalition asked the constitutional court on Thursday to invalidate the results of last week's referendum on constitutional changes to allow the president to stay in power until 2034.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a group of foreign journalists looked on.
Philip Issa, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 9:55am
A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish group has detained a high-profile French Islamic State fighter in northern Syria who has been linked to terror attacks in Paris and Nice in 2015 and 2016, the group announced Thursday.
Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 9:43am
Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on Thursday morning, lashing it with heavy rain and strong winds as the powerful storm remained on a path to strike Oman this weekend. At least 17 people were reported missing.
Johnson Lai, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 9:25am
Burkina Faso has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the West African nation's foreign minister said Thursday, in the latest blow to the self-ruled island that Beijing has been trying to isolate on the global stage.
Yanan Wang, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 9:19am
No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee's report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of illness-stricken American diplomats in Cuba.
Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 9:19am
Congo's fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said, as the health ministry on Thursday announced that confirmed cases had reached 30, including eight deaths.