Kurdish-led forces in Syria said they would complete the evacuation of thousands of civilians from Islamic State’s last redoubt in the area on Friday, and welcomed a White House reversal of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out all U.S. … Continue reading Syria Kurds evacuate civilians from IS redoubt, hail Trump troop reversal
British lawmaker Ian Austin resigned from the opposition Labour Party on Friday, the ninth person to do so this week, saying it was “broken” and had been taken over by the “hard left”. Reuters Continue reading Ninth lawmaker quits Britain's opposition Labour Party
Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel after Israel’s acting foreign minister said on Monday that “many Poles” had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared responsibility for the Holocaust. Reuters Continue reading Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role
Indian security forces on Monday killed two suspected organizers of a deadly suicide bombing in the disputed region of Kashmir that has fueled tension between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, police said. Reuters Continue reading India says two masterminds of Kashmir bombing killed in clash
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday said Saudi Arabia has signed investment agreements worth $20 billion during his high-profile visit to Pakistan, where tensions were flaring up with nuclear-armed rival India. Reuters Continue reading Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 billion Pakistan investment pledge
U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of “100 … Continue reading IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more
The defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is a “very important signal” to the Catholic Church hierarchy that no one is above the law, the Vatican’s top sexual crimes investigator said on Saturday. Reuters Continue reading Exclusive: McCarrick defrocking shows 'bishops not above the law' – top Vatican investigator
A suicide bomber killed 27 members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, state media said, in a southeastern region where security forces are facing a rise in attacks by militants from the country’s Sunni Muslim minority. Reuters Continue reading Suicide bomber kills 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards
Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Monday that President Donald Trump did not ask Iraq’s permission for U.S. troops stationed there to “watch Iran.” Reuters Continue reading Iraqi president says Trump did not ask permission to 'watch Iran'
Pope Francis on Sunday became the first pontiff to set foot on the Arabian Peninsula, just hours after issuing his strongest condemnation yet of the war in Yemen, where his host the United Arab Emirates has a leading military role. … Continue reading Pope arrives in UAE for historic Gulf visit, condemns Yemen war
Pope Francis became the first pontiff to visit the Arabian Peninsula on Sunday, just hours after issuing his strongest condemnation yet of the war in Yemen, where his host the United Arab Emirates has a leading military role. Reuters Continue reading Pope arrives in UAE for historic Gulf visit
Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the twin bombings that killed at least 20 people during a Catholic Church service in the Philippines as a “terrorist attack” and prayed that God would convert the hearts of those who carried it out. … Continue reading Pope condemns bombing of Philippines cathedral as 'terrorist attack'
Pope Francis said on Saturday the Roman Catholic Church was weary and “wounded by her own sin,” in an apparent reference to the global sexual abuse crisis. Reuters Continue reading Pope says weary Church 'wounded by her own sin,' in reference to abuse
A predominantly Muslim area of the southern Philippines has returned a resounding “Yes” in this week’s referendum on greater autonomy, boosting hopes for peace in one of Asia’s most conflict-torn regions. Reuters Continue reading Philippine referendum returns big 'yes' vote on Bangsamoro self-rule
The pedestal for a Confederate monument called Silent Sam that has been a flashpoint for demonstrations at a North Carolina university will be removed, the school’s president said on Monday, nearly five months after protesters toppled the statue. Reuters Continue reading Confederate monument's pedestal ordered removed at university in North Carolina
A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defense had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent. Reuters Continue reading Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters