Taliban capture first Afghan provincial capital as US, NATO forces withdraw, report says
Taliban fighters reportedly have captured their first provincial capital Friday since U.S. and NATO troops began pulling out of Afghanistan: the city of Zaranj in southern Nimroz province. | 06-Aug-2021 20:02

At least 10 passengers injured in stabbings on Tokyo train
A man with a knife stabbed at least 10 passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo on Friday. | 06-Aug-2021 18:43

Taliban ambushes and kills Afghan government media official
The Taliban ambushed and killed the director of Afghanistan's government media center on Friday in the capital of Kabul, the latest killing of a government official just days after an assassination attempt on the country's acting defense minister. | 06-Aug-2021 17:12

Indonesia building its own 'Jurassic Park' despite warnings
Construction on an Indonesian tourism project dubbed "Jurassic Park" on social media will continue, the Southeast Asian country's environment ministry said on Thursday, despite UNESCO warnings the plans could have a negative environmental impact. | 06-Aug-2021 15:16

Hezbollah says it fired rockets after Israeli airstrikes
The militant Hezbollah group said it fired a barrage of rockets near Israeli positions close to the Lebanese border on Friday, calling it retaliation for Israeli airstrikes on southern Lebanon a day earlier. | 06-Aug-2021 12:37

Israel sirens warn of attack from Lebanon
The Israeli army says sirens in northern Israel are warning of new attacks from over the border with Lebanon on Friday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. | 06-Aug-2021 10:54

Beijing must not host Winter Olympics, Uyghur American pleads in heartbreaking testimony
Uyghur American Ziba Murat shares the heartbreaking story of her mother's disappearance and argues that the 2022 Winter Olympics should be taken out of Beijing. | 06-Aug-2021 03:06

Iranian hardliner Raisi, tied to mass executions, sworn in as regime president
Iran’s new hardline president Ebrahim Raisi, who has been tied to mass executions and crackdowns of political opponents, was sworn in on Thursday as dissidents urged international leaders not to play ball with the regime. | 06-Aug-2021 01:08

Benny Gantz says Israel ready to strike Iran as tensions run high: 'Don't test us'
Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz has warned Iran his country’s military is poised to take action should tensions continue to escalate between the two nations. | 05-Aug-2021 22:31

Tanker hijacking in Oman thwarted when crew shut down engines: report
According to a report, a group of about six Iranians stormed the Princess Asphalt in the Gulf of Oman, off the coast of the United Arab Emirates | 05-Aug-2021 21:34

Suspected rape and killing of Indian girl, 9, triggers protests in New Delhi
Angry villagers in the Indian capital held a protest Thursday outside a crematorium where they say a 9-year-old girl was raped and killed earlier this week. | 05-Aug-2021 17:29

Iran nuclear concerns: Israel warns Tehran is only ‘10 weeks away’ from acquiring weapons-grade materials
Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz reportedly has warned U.N. Security Council diplomats this week that Iran is “only around 10 weeks away from acquiring weapons-grade materials necessary for a nuclear weapon.” | 05-Aug-2021 16:44

Reporter's Notebook: Beirut demands accountability 1 year after deadly blast
Wednesday marked one year since an explosion in the port of Beirut killed more than 200 people. | 05-Aug-2021 02:55

Arms trafficking caused Mexican gov to sue U.S. gun manufacturers
Feeling that American gun manufacturers' commercial practices are dangerous and illegal, causing tremendous bloodshed in Mexico, the Mexican government files suit to them. | 04-Aug-2021 21:23

Afghan translators, families fear Taliban takeover as they try escaping to US
It’s been reported that several hundred Afghans who worked with the U.S. have been killed by the Taliban in recent years. | 04-Aug-2021 20:11

Iraq gets back looted ancient artifacts from US, others
Over 17,000 looted ancient artifacts recovered from the United States and other countries were handed over to Iraq's Culture Ministry on Tuesday, a restitution described by the government as the largest in the country's history. | 04-Aug-2021 16:46

Pope resumes public audiences a month after major surgery
Pope Francis resumed his routine of holding weekly audiences with the general public a month after he underwent bowel surgery, and during the much-awaited appearance Wednesday he recalled the anniversary of the devastating Beirut port explosion and expressed the desire to visit Lebanon. | 04-Aug-2021 16:38

Lebanon, mired in crises, marks 1 year since horrific Beirut blast
Banks, businesses and government offices were shuttered Wednesday as Lebanon marks one year since the horrific explosion at the port of Beirut. | 04-Aug-2021 10:44

China claims US report on coronavirus origins based on 'concocted lies and distorted facts'
The Chinese government released a statement Tuesday slamming comments by U.S. congressmen that there is a preponderance of evidence showing the coronavirus originated in Wuhan lab. | 04-Aug-2021 03:35

Turkey's Erdogan faces mounting criticism over wildfires
As Turkish fire crews pressed ahead Tuesday with their weeklong battle against blazes tearing through forests and villages on the country's southern coast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government faced increased criticism over its apparent poor response and inadequate preparedness for large-scale wildfires. | 04-Aug-2021 01:17

2 ships off UAE in Gulf of Oman warn they've lost control
Two ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates broadcast warnings Tuesday that they had lost control of their steering under unclear circumstances as authorities reported "an incident" was underway in the area. | 03-Aug-2021 17:42

Kim Jong Un photographed with mystery spot, bandage on head
Kim Jong Un has appeared in public with a dark spot, at times covered by a small bandage, on the back of his head – stoking more speculation about the slimmed-down North Korean despot’s health. | 03-Aug-2021 17:31

China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID outbreak spreads
Chinese authorities announced Tuesday mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan as an unusually wide series of COVID-19 outbreaks reached the city where the disease was first detected in late 2019. | 03-Aug-2021 11:06

Belarusian activist found hanged in Ukraine
A Belarusian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians fleeing persecution was found dead in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, local police said Tuesday. | 03-Aug-2021 11:05

China has placed millions under lockdown as the nation faces the biggest outbreak of the coronavirus in months
China has placed millions under lockdown as the nation faces the biggest outbreak of the coronavirus in months due to the more transmissible delta variant. | 02-Aug-2021 22:55

Coronavirus vaccine shortage: World’s refugees pushed to the back of the line
Salimullah, a Rohingya refugee, has been living in the Indian capital of New Delhi since 2013 when he fled violence in Myanmar. Stateless, and now homeless after a fire razed his camp, the 35-year-old lives in a tent with as many as 10 other people at a time. | 02-Aug-2021 20:53

Afghan president blames swift US withdrawal for Taliban surge, with key cities under threat
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday blamed the United States’ "sudden" decision to withdraw its troops for the rapid collapse of security in the country as Taliban forces close in on three major cities. | 02-Aug-2021 19:16

German court sets trial date for former Nazi guard, aged 100
A German court has set a trial date for a 100-year-old man who is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp on the outskirts of Berlin during World War II. | 02-Aug-2021 16:17

Citing Taliban violence, US expands Afghan refugee program
The Biden administration on Monday expanded its efforts to evacuate at-risk Afghan citizens from Afghanistan as Taliban violence increases ahead there of the U.S. military pullout at the end of the month. | 02-Aug-2021 15:56

Death toll jumps to more than 300 in recent China flooding
Chinese authorities have announced a large jump in the death toll from recent floods. | 02-Aug-2021 11:45

Germany protesters slam 'unbearable level of arrogance' as lockdown fears loom
Thousands turned out in Berlin on Sunday to protest the German government’s anti-coronavirus measures despite a ban on the gatherings, leading to clashes with police and the detention of some 600 protesters. | 02-Aug-2021 02:40

Wuhan lab report raises further questions about possible COVID-19 lab leak
Months ahead of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Wuhan National Biosafety Lab requested bids for major renovations to air safety and waste treatment systems in research facilities that had been operational for less than 2 years, according to a new congressional report on the pandemic’s origins, obtained by Fox News. | 02-Aug-2021 00:10

US, UK and Israel blame Iran for attack on Israeli-managed tanker
The United States has joined the United Kingdom and Israel in accusing Iran of carrying out a deadly drone strike that killed two aboard a tanker off Oman. | 01-Aug-2021 20:20

Boris Johnson's wife pregnant with second child months after miscarriage
Carrie Johnson, the wife of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, announced she is pregnant with the couple’s second child just months after she suffered a miscarriage, according to reports. | 01-Aug-2021 09:44

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris
Thousands of people protested France's special virus pass with marches through Paris and other French cities on Saturday. Most demonstrations were peaceful, but sporadic clashes with riot police marked protests in the French capital. | 01-Aug-2021 02:10

US Marine quick reaction force deployed twice in last 30 days to defend embassies
The U.S. Marine Security Augmentation Unit has deployed twice in the past 30 days to support and protect embassies in Africa and the Caribbean. | 31-Jul-2021 19:19

Osama bin Laden was found because his family hung their clothes out to dry
One of 54 children, Osama was born in 1957 to 15-year-old Allia Ghanem, one of at least 20 women whom Mohammed, nearly 40 years her senior, had married and divorced during his lifetime. | 31-Jul-2021 18:51

Two American travelers to Canada fined $16,000 each for fake vaccination documents
Canadian officials have charged two American travelers and fined them 20,000 Canadian dollars each - around $16,000 USD - for providing fake COVID-19 vaccination documents. | 31-Jul-2021 13:58

UN compound in Afghanistan attacked, at least one guard killed
At least one security guard was killed in Afghanistan Friday after the Taliban attacked the central United Nations compound in the western province of Herat. | 31-Jul-2021 02:49

Hong Kong protester sentenced to 9 years in prison for violating China-imposed national security law
A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first prosecution under Hong Kong’s national security law as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over the territory. | 30-Jul-2021 21:42

Woman's burnt corpse mistaken for mannequin, tossed by Canadian authorities
Cops at the scene of a suspicious brush fire in Quebec last week mistook a woman’s burnt body for a mannequin and placed it in a police station dumpster. | 30-Jul-2021 17:59

Brazil cold snap gives rare chance for snowmen and snowballs
A fierce cold snap prompted snowfall in southern Brazil, with snow accumulating on streets of cities where the wintry phenomenon is rarely seen. | 30-Jul-2021 17:25

Evacuation flight brings 200 Afghans to US
The first flight evacuating Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan brought more than 200 people, including scores of children and babies in arms, to resettlement in the United States on Friday, and President Biden welcomed them home. | 30-Jul-2021 13:17

UK to build national Holocaust memorial beside Parliament
The British government on Thursday approved plans to build a national Holocaust memorial beside Parliament, rejecting claims by campaigners that the location was unsuitable. | 29-Jul-2021 22:47

China expects Taliban to play 'important' role in Afghan peace
China has started talks with the Taliban as tensions mount about the future of Afghanistan following the U.S. military’s withdrawal from the country. | 29-Jul-2021 22:01

Australian man accused of punching police horse at COVID protest refuses virus test
A man accused of punching a police horse at an anti-lockdown protest in Australia will remain in jail after refusing a COVID-19 test. | 29-Jul-2021 18:58

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