Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the terrorist group's political office in Qatar. One of the five, Mohammed Fazl, is accused of overseeing the massacre of thousands of...
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela will remove five zeroes from the bolivar currency rather than the three zeroes originally planned, President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday, in an effort to keep up with inflation projected to reach 1 million percent this year. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a bank...
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s public prosecutor has detained a disgraced monk on charges of killing a bishop at a desert monastery, his lawyer said on Saturday, in a case that has rocked the Coptic community, the Middle East’s biggest Christian minority. The killing last month of Bishop Epiphanius, a...
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament. Erdogan’s main rival, Muharrem Ince of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), conceded defeat but...
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday welcomed warming ties between Eritrea and Ethiopia, but diplomats said it stopped short of pledging that it could review sanctions on Eritrea after the United States, China, Britain, France and Ivory Coast raised concerns. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy...
GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights panel said on Friday that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are held in what resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy.” A police patrol walk in front of the...
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The United States gave Turkey a deadline until last Wednesday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, to release an American pastor being tried by a Turkish court. The case of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Christian, is one of a series of disputes that lies at...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy’s prime minister refused to approve an EU summit statement on Thursday, telling fellow leaders that they must first meet his demands on migration, in an unusual showdown that underscored deep divisions over the sensitive issue. EU leaders take part in a European Union summit in...
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Tuesday his group was stronger than ever and would “very soon” celebrate victory in Syria, where it has been fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad. Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah gestures as he addresses...
Israel's army, which has reportedly struck over 200 Iranian targets inside Syria over the past year, is vowing to continue their military operations against the Islamic regime's forces. "Israel has no choice but to keep striking in every possible way at Iranian positions in Syria," Michael Oren, Israel's deputy minister...