A year after Taliban's return, some women fight for lost freedoms

By Mohammad Yunus Yawar KABUL - Monesa Mubarez is not going to give up the rights she and other Afghan women won during 20 years of Western-backed rule easily. Before the hardline Islamist...

Alex Jones likely to win large cut in Sandy Hook punitive damages award

By Jack Queen - U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones could end up owing as little as 10% of the $45.2 million in punitive damages that a Texas jury awarded to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim...

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough dies at 89

By Brendan O'Brien - David McCullough, best-selling author and renowned historian who won Pulitzer Prizes for his biographies of presidents John Adams and Harry Truman, has died at the age of 89,...

Ahmaud Arbery killers could face life in prison for federal hate-crimes charges

By Rich McKay BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Ahmaud Arbery's family will ask a judge to hand down life terms for the three white men convicted of chasing down and murdering the young Black man as he jogged in...

Harris meets college, univerity leaders to discuss abortion ruling

WASHINGTON - Vice President Kamala Harris will meet leaders from U.S. colleges and universities on Monday to discuss challenges students are facing after the recent Supreme Court decision to end...

Israel re-opens Gaza crossings as truce with Palestinians holds

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and James Mackenzie GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel reopened border crossings into Gaza on Monday following an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with the militant Islamic Jihad group that...

London's Horniman Museum to return Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

LONDON - London's Horniman Museum said on Sunday it would return 72 artefacts, including 12 brass plaques known as Benin Bronzes, looted from Benin City by British soldiers in 1897 to the...

Palestinians sift through rubble at Gaza camp hit in Israeli strike

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA - When Israeli rockets slammed into her neighbourhood in a crowded refugee camp in the Gaza strip on Saturday night, 9-year-old Leen Matar said she was so scared that...

Italy's centre-left dealt blow as centrist party quits electoral pact

By Federico Maccioni and Angelo Amante ROME -The leader of Italy's centrist Azione party said on Sunday it would leave a centre-left election alliance it formed with the Democratic Party (PD)...

Taiwan is not a part of U.S. but Chinese territory, says Chinese foreign minister

BEIJING - Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said on Sunday that Taiwan is not part of the United States but Chinese territory, in the latest diplomatic invective against U.S. policy since a visit...

Ukraine probing almost 26,000 suspected war crimes cases

KYIV - Ukraine is investigating almost 26,000 suspected war crime cases committed since Russia's Feb. 24 invasion and has charged 135 people, its chief war crimes prosecutor told Reuters. Of...

Flash floods strand 1,000 people in California's Death Valley National Park

By Steve Gorman - Flash flooding triggered by a near-record downpour on Friday over one of the hottest, driest spots on Earth has stranded nearly 1,000 people inside California's Death Valley...

Amnesty regrets 'distress' caused by report rebuking Ukraine

KYIV - Amnesty International apologised on Sunday for "distress and anger" caused by a report accusing Ukraine of endangering civilians which infuriated President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and...

Suspected Islamists kill 20 in east Congo village attacks

By Erikas Mwisi Kambale BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo - Suspected Islamist militants killed around 20 people in attacks on two villages in eastern Congo over the weekend, the army and a...

Explainer: Monkeypox in the U.S

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO - The United States declared monkeypox a public health emergency last week, an effort to bolster the U.S. response to contain the outbreak. The virus continues to be...

Analysis-With Taiwan drills, Xi tries to salvage Pelosi crisis

By Yew Lun Tian BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping may not have been able to stop Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, but he ordered his country's military to rehearse a much more aggressive...

Palestinian rockets reach west of Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM - Sirens sounded and explosions were heard on the western outskirts of Jerusalem on Sunday, signalling longer-range Palestinian rocket attacks...

Canada jury convicts Dutch man of sexually extorting Canadian teen

By Kanishka Singh - A Canadian jury on Saturday found Dutch national Aydin Coban guilty on all charges of sexually extorting a teenager from British Columbia whose video of her online harassment...

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at the border

PRISTINA - Kosovo’s interior minister said on Saturday it has arrested a Russian journalist at the border on suspicion that she could be a spy, and security authorities were searching “for her...

U.S. readies new $1 billion Ukraine weapons package

By Idrees Ali and Mike Stone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration's next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to be $1 billion, one of the largest so far, and include...

Brazil police arrest 5 more in murder of British journalist in Amazon

BRASILIA - Brazil's federal police on Saturday arrested five more men in an investigation into the murder of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon...

Ukraine police patrol dark night time streets, seeking curfew violators

By Alkis Konstantinidis and Horaci Garcia KRAMATORSK, Ukraine - When night falls in the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, just 20 km (12 miles) from the front line with Russia, police officers cruise...

FT says Western governments are alarmed over Turkey's deepening ties with Russia

- Western governments are increasingly alarmed about deepening economic ties between Turkey and Russia, warning of the mounting risk that Turkey could be hit by punitive retaliation if it helps...

Gazans said they got 15 minute warning before Israeli strikes destroyed homes

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA - As Israel's campaign against the militant Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza moved into its second day on Saturday, residents of houses targeted for destruction said...

Republican Newhouse advances in Washington primary over Trump-backed challenger

WASHINGTON - U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse of Washington, one of 10 House Republicans who bucked the party and voted to impeach former President Donald Trump over the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S....

Alex Jones lawyer could face legal consequences for phone records release

By Jacqueline Thomsen - The lawyer defending conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in a Texas trial drew his own national headlines this week for accidentally handing over highly-sensitive data to his...

Blast in Afghan capital Kabul, many feared injured, eyewitnesses say

KABUL - A bomb blast hit Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Saturday, eyewitnesses said, adding that many people were feared injured. The blast occurred in the western part of the city, home to...

Twelve Poles killed, 31 injured in Croatia bus crash

VARAZDIN, Croatia - Twelve people were killed and 31 injured, 18 of them seriously, when a Polish bus filled with religious pilgrims slipped off a road and crashed near Varazdin in northwestern...

Head of Ukraine's Amnesty office leaves after group accuses Kyiv

KYIV - The head of Amnesty International's Ukrainian branch is leaving the human rights body after the group accused Ukraine's armed forces of endangering civilians by basing troops in...

Israel-Gaza fighting spills into second day with air strikes, rockets

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM -Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets at Israel on Saturday after an Israeli operation against the Islamic Jihad...

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