- Middle East Several Wounded in Syria Attack on Russian-Turkish Patrol Three Russian and several Turkish soldiers were wounded Tuesday in Syria's restive Idlib province when a joint military patrol was hit by an impr...
- World Kremlin Urges 'Restraint' after Armenia-Azerbaijan Clashes Russia on Tuesday urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to show restraint after a deadly escalation in fighting along their shared border. ...
- Middle East Libya Parliament Authorises Egypt Intervention in Principle Libya's parliament has passed a motion authorising Egypt to intervene militarily if needed to safeguard the "national security" of ...
- Lebanon IMF Warns Lebanon of High Price of Delaying Reforms The International Monetary Fund warned Monday of the high cost of holding up reforms in Lebanon, two months into bailout talks to redress its nos...
Member countries of the global toxic arms watchdog voted overwhelmingly Thursday to take action on a probe that blamed Syria for nerve gas attacks for the first time, diplomats said.Full Story
Japan said Thursday it would tighten rules for investment in foreign coal-fired power stations on environmental grounds, but stopped short of ending government funding for projects.Full Story
Former Manchester City and Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini has returned to Spanish football as coach of Real Betis, his new club announced on Thursday.Full Story
Another 1.3 million U.S. workers filed for unemployment benefits last week, continuing the slowdown in the pace of layoffs, the government reported Thursday.Full Story
Iran reported a new single-day record death toll of 221 from the novel coronavirus on Thursday, after weeks of rising numbers in the Middle East's worst-hit country.Full Story
Virus cases jump in worst-hit trio of US, Brazil and India
India on Thursday reported nearly 25,000 new coronavirus infections, as the disease continued its ominous spread through the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people.Full Story
China's top diplomat Thursday warned the United States against "McCarthy-style paranoia" as tensions rise between the two superpowers.
Beijing and Washington have been sparring over a slew of issues, from a new national security law in Hong Kong to trade and US criticism of China's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.Full Story
Five million people in Australia's second-biggest city began a new lockdown Thursday, returning to tough restrictions just weeks after they ended as Melbourne grapples with a resurgence of coronavirus cases.Full Story
Japanese emergency services and troops scrambled on Thursday to reach thousands of homes cut off by catastrophic flooding and landslides that have killed dozens and caused widespread damage.Full Story
After Syria's war whisked away the silkworms from his mulberry trees, 65-year-old Mohammed Saud instead turned his idle home workshop into a silk museum to celebrate the ancient craft.Full Story