Latest stories
The Three Key Men in Sri Lanka's Crisis

Sri Lanka's political crisis has dramatically escalated, with the president calling snap elections and dissolving parliament, two weeks after sacking the prime minister.

W140 Full Story
Letter Shows a Fearful Einstein Long before Nazis' Rise

More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country's future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter.

His longtime friend and fellow Jew, German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, had just been assassinated by right-wing extremists and police had warned the noted physicist that his life could be in danger too.

W140 Full Story
U.S. Midterms 2018: State of Play

Millions of Americans voted Tuesday and results have been projected in several races in the U.S. midterms, the critical first nationwide election seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency.

W140 Full Story
Midterm Election Loss Won't Put Trump Back in His Box

Donald Trump boasts about winning, but after Democrats seized the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the reality show-host-turned-president is finding out how it feels to be one of the "losers" he usually mocks.

W140 Full Story
Major Attacks against Egypt's Christians

Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population, have repeatedly come under attack by Islamic extremists.

W140 Full Story
Sweeping Iran Sanctions Target Oil, Banks

All of Iran's oil exports and financial transactions will be targeted under US sanctions that take force Monday, six months after President Donald Trump bolted from a nuclear deal.

The sanctions bring back the punitive measures that were imposed and then lifted by former president Barack Obama who reached an international agreement under which Iran moved to end its nuclear program.

W140 Full Story
Battling Iran in Syria, Israel Moves Closer to Gulf States

As Israel and Iran clash in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government is courting Gulf Arab states at a time when broader policies align against their common rival Tehran.

W140 Full Story
Peace Treaties that Ended World War I

The warring parties in World War I signed no less than 16 peace treaties at the end of the devastating conflict, the most important being the 1919 Treaty of Versailles in which the victorious Allies made Germany accept responsibility.

W140 Full Story
Qatar May Benefit from Khashoggi Fallout, Analysts Say

Global diplomatic fallout from the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate may help Qatar in its political stand-off with the kingdom, experts said.

W140 Full Story
Saudi's Young Heir Apparent, between Reforms and Crackdown

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose image has been tarnished by the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, gained popularity after shaking up the ultraconservative kingdom with reforms. But many now see his crackdown on dissent as verging on authoritarianism. 

W140 Full Story