Israeli forces hunting the killers of a rabbi raided a West Bank home before dawn Thursday, killing a wanted Palestinian in a firefight that also wounded two Israeli officers, one seriously, officials said. The raid capped a police and army hunt...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step back on Thursday from comments, challenged by U.S. President Donald Trump, that envisioned a one-year timeframe for the planned relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. An official in Netanyahu's office said...
The U.N. envoy for Libya says military forces "are flexing their muscles in many parts of the country" and the oil-rich nation needs a competent government. Ghassan Salame told the Security Council on Wednesday that "the specter of violence remains present." He...
Egypt's president says he expressed his "extreme concern" over the lack of progress in talks over the construction of a massive Nile dam in Ethiopia during a meeting with that country's visiting prime minister. Egypt fears the dam, which is...
Barely a month after Baghdad declared victory over the Islamic State group, the  terrorists could still recapture areas of Iraq, especially near the border with Syria, experts and officials say. Ali al-Bayati, a commander of the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary units...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that North Korea is responsible for the suffering of North Korean people from international economic sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons. He voiced skepticism that humanitarian aid to alleviate that suffering would reach the...
Britain will pay tens of millions of pounds (dollars) toward border security in France and support French military missions as part of moves to bind the countries closer together after Brexit. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting French President...
The EU agreed to add Venezuelan officials to its sanctions blacklist on Thursday, European sources said, the first time the bloc has targeted individual members of President Nicolas Maduro's embattled regime. Seven individuals have been blacklisted according to diplomats, making them...
Spanish police say they have arrested a man suspected of stabbing an Atletico Madrid fan before a Copa del Rey match. Authorities say the 40-year-old suspect was taken into custody early Thursday and will be charged with attempted murder. He is accused of...
German prosecutors on Thursday filed a war crime charge against an Afghan Taliban suspect who allegedly killed a policeman by savagely beating him in the head and later shooting him. The 20-year-old suspect, named as Omaid N., is also charged with one...
Three female civilians and a soldier have been killed in cross-border firing by the Indian and Pakistani armies, officials said Thursday, taking the death toll along the frontier to 13 this week. Police in India said they had evacuated villagers living...
Fifty-two people were killed Thursday when the Russia-bound bus they were travelling on caught fire in Kazakhstan, the central Asian nation's emergency services ministry said. "On January 18 at 10:30 am (0430 GMT), a bus caught fire ... 55 passengers and two...
Iraq and British energy giant BP have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop lucrative oil fields in the country's north. The Oil Ministry's statement quotes BP's president for the Middle East region, Michael Townshend, as saying that his company...
Emirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a $16 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufactuer said it would have to halt production without new orders. The company said it had placed firm...
Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its...
Britain's top share index fell on Thursday led lower by utilities and a decline in Associated British Foods after the food processor and retailer cautioned over its sugar business. The FTSE was down 0.3 percent by 0938 GMT, while the...
China's economy gained steam in 2017, expanding at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017 in its first annual increase in seven years, according to data released Thursday that exceeded economists' forecasts and the government's target. Buoyant consumer spending and robust...
Global shares were mixed on Thursday, with the Nikkei erasing earlier gains. Chinese indexes got a boost from news that the economy expanded at a robust 6.9 percent annual pace in 2017. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.1 percent...
The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said on Thursday that a U.S military presence in Syria was illegitimate and represented a blatant breach of the international law and an aggression on Syria’s national sovereignty. “The internal affairs in any country in...
Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar and National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan are in Russia for Syria talks, APAreported. Akar is expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Valery Gerasimov. The sides will discuss regional security issues, last events in Syria and...
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that Washington owed Turkey an explanation over reports that it was creating a 30,000-strong border force in northern Syria, adding that the issue has been "misportrayed". "That entire situation has been misportrayed, misdescribed, some...
Moscow is ready to expand cooperation with the US on settling the conflict in Syria on a firm international legal basis, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov has said. Russia is sending an invitation to the US and...
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has commented on Ankara-Washington ties amid the scandal around US support for Kurdish militants. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has explained, as quoted by the Reuters news agency, that despite Ankara's expectation's to see concrete steps from the US, Washington...
The next round of the intra-Syrian negotiations is scheduled to be held in Vienna on January 26-27, a source in the Syrian opposition informed TASS. "The next round of the intra-Syrian negotiations is scheduled for January 26-27, this time not...