Top Stories

Archive by category ''World


    Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 10 Houthi rebels

    A suicide car bomb on Monday targeted a house used by Shiite Houthi rebels in a town south of Sanaa, killing at least 10 and injuring 15, security officials said, in an attack that bore all the hallmarks of al-Qaida.


    Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 33

    Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles the Sunni-led insurgency by the Islamic State group.


    Few hopes of success in Hong Kong talks

    Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks to try to end pro-democracy protests gripping the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given vast differences between the two sides.


    Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

    The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and calling on Palestinians to defend a contested Jerusalem holy site "by any means."


    Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

    The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.


    China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

    China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.


    HK leader: 'External forces' involved in protests

    Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.


    Taliban attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers in Kabul

    At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital.


    AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana

    In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon.


    Cuba pledges more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola in Africa

    The announcement Monday by Cuba that it will send an additional 91 medical staff to help contain the Ebola virus outbreak surging across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea brings the island nation’s contribution of people fighting the epidemic to 256 – or more than one-third of all ...

View More