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A 30-year-old prisoner nicknamed “The Fly” has become notorious in France overnight after a daring and bloody escape from a prison convoy in Normandy that left two guards dead. Mohamed Amra has a … more
Chances of restarting formal talks to mend Cyprus’ decades-long ethnic division appeared dimmer as the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots told a U.N. envoy that he saw no common ground with … more
A radical Sunni scholar whose criticisms of Saudi Arabia’s government and the West drew praise from the late al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden should be immediately tried or released from a … more
Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed targeting a U.S. Navy destroyer and a commercial ship in the Red Sea. However, the attack on the warship apparently happened nearly two days earlier and saw the … more
A welding operation sparked a huge fire in February at a water park that was under construction at one of Sweden’s biggest amusement centers, causing the death of one person. A local daily quoting … more
The World Health Organization has authorized a second dengue vaccine, a move that could provide protection for millions worldwide against the mosquito-borne disease that has already sparked numerous … more
Switzerland’s top criminal court has convicted a former interior minister of Gambia for crimes against humanity over the repression by the west African country’s security forces against opponents … more
Anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders is on the verge of brokering a four-party coalition in the Netherlands six months after coming in first in national elections, opening the prospect that yet another … more
The political power of Muslims is declining in the world's largest democracy. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims in India are not new, but they have gotten worse under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. … more
After 30 years of dominating South African politics, the ruling African National Congress will face its toughest election this month as most opinion polls predict it will lose its parliamentary … more
Singapore’s deputy leader Lawrence Wong is set to be sworn in as the nation’s fourth prime minister in a carefully planned political succession to ensure continuity and stability in the Asian … more
Sizzling heat across Asia and the Middle East in late April that echoed last year’s destructive swelter was made 45 times more likely in some parts of the continent because of human-caused climate … more
A court in Germany has ruled that one of the best-known figures in the far-right Alternative for Germany party knowingly used a Nazi slogan in a speech and ordered him to pay a fine. The verdict in … more
From the sky, the Ukrainian drone unit commander had a bird’s-eye view of Russia’s renewed offensive playing out in the country’s war-ravaged northeast. Enemy forces have captured a string of … more
More people are being told to leave an area of western Canada at threat from a nearby wildfire that has grown significantly in the past day. Forecasts call for wind that could blow the fire closer to … more
Israel's Independence Day is normally a raucous affair, celebrated with day parties and barbecues in parks, but this year, celebrations — from Monday evening through Tuesday — were muted. In the … more
A young Thai activist who went on a hunger strike after being jailed for advocating reform of the country’s system of monarchy has died in a prison hospital. Netiporn Sanesangkhom was a member of … more
European Union nations have officially endorsed a major overhaul of the bloc’s failed asylum system. Tuesday's move wraps up years of work and comes just as campaigning for next month's Europe-wide … more
A top migration monitoring group says conflicts and natural disasters left nearly 76 million people displaced within their countries last year, a new record. Violence in Sudan, Congo and the Middle … more
The Chinese Foreign Ministery says Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a two-day state visit to China this week. Putin will meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping during his visit starting on Thurday, … more
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