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Iranian Nobel Laureate Faces New Trial, Says Family

World Narges Mohammadi, pictured here in April 2021, won the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize for advocating for women's rights in Iran. (AFP)

Iranian Nobel Laureate Faces New Trial, Says Family

Jailed Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi faces a new trial over accusations she made against the security forces of sexually assaulting female…

World Activists are worried by the surge in executions in Iran. (AFP)

Iran Hangs Two Women as Surge in Executions Intensifies, Says NGO

Iran on Saturday hanged at least seven people, including two women, while a member of its Jewish minority is at imminent risk of execution as Tehran further…

World Pedestrians walk at the main square near the House of Culture (L) in Handlova, Slovakia, on May 18, 2024, where Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico had been shot "multiple times" on May 15. (AFP)

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico Still in Serious Condition, Officials Say

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico remains in serious condition and still faces risks of complications but has stabilized, officials said on Saturday, following…

World Demonstrators stand as workers dismantle a pro-Palestinian encampment, as the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas continues, at DePaul university in Chicago, Illinois, US, May 16, 2024. (Reuters)

Gaza War Protesters Temporarily Take over Building on University of Chicago Campus

A group protesting the war in Gaza and demanding that the University of Chicago divest from companies doing business with Israel temporarily took over a…

World  Ukrainian servicemen of the 21st Separate Mechanized Brigade rest atop of a Leopard 2A6 tank after a military exercise, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, near a front line in Donetsk region, Ukraine May 12, 2024. (Reuters)

Ukraine Struggles to Hold Eastern Front as Russians Advance on Cities

For Ukrainian gun commander Oleksandr Kozachenko, the long-awaited US ammunition can't come fast enough as he and his comrades struggle to hold off relentless…

World A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows a test fire of a tactical ballistic missile at an undisclosed location, North Korea, 17 May 2024 (issued 18 May 2024). (EPA/KCNA)

North Korea Confirms Missile Launch, Vows Bolstered Nuclear Force

North Korea has test-fired a tactical ballistic missile equipped with a "new autonomous navigation system", state media said Saturday, with leader Kim Jong Un…

World Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks to guests at the annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner hosted by the Minnesota Republican party on May 17, 2024 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Getty Images via AFP)

Trump Campaigns in Minnesota, Predicting He Will Win the Traditionally Democratic State in November

Former President Donald Trump used a day off from his hush money trial Friday to headline a Republican fundraiser in Minnesota, a traditionally Democratic…

World Philippines' President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. looks on as he meets with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, March 19, 2024. (Reuters)

Philippines to Vigorously Defend Territory, President Says

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Saturday the country will "vigorously defend what is ours", in a thinly veiled reference to mounting tensions…

World An Afghan boy walks along a flooded street in Sheikh Jalal, Baghlan province, Afghanistan May 12, 2024. (Reuters)

Fifty Dead in Heavy Rain, Floods in Central Afghanistan

At least 50 people are dead following a fresh bout of heavy rain and flooding in central Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday. Mawlawi Abdul Hai Zaeem,…

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World Taliban Supreme Leader Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada. (AP)

Taliban Supreme Leader Makes Rare Visit to Kabul

Taliban Supreme Leader Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada, who has been rarely seen outside his reclusive compound in Kandahar, made a rare visit to Afghanistan’s…

World FILED - 18 December 2023, Hungary, Budapest: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks during a press conference in Budapest. Photo: Marton Monus/dpa

Türkiye’s Erdogan Pardons Elderly Generals Imprisoned over 1997 'Postmodern Coup'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday pardoned seven former top military officers who were sentenced to life terms in prison over the ouster of an…

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World Migrants leave Pournara refugee camp during clashes in Kokkinotrimithia on the outskirts of Nicosia, Cyprus October 28, 2022. (Reuters)

Cyprus Says 8 EU States Back Plan to Return Syria Refugees

Cyprus said Friday it is among at least eight EU member states who want safe zones to be declared in parts of Syria to allow the repatriation of refugees from…

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World A supporter of the Slovakian government holds a Slovakian flag as he stands on May 17, 2024 in front of the hospital in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia where Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico is being treated after he was shot "multiple times" the day before. (AFP)

Slovak PM Underwent Another Operation, Remains in Serious Condition

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has undergone another operation two days after being shot multiple times and remains in serious condition, officials said…

World  Ukrainian servicemen of the 42nd Separate Mechanized Brigade fire a 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer towards Russian troops in a front line, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine May 16, 2024. (Reuters)

Putin Says Russia Wants Buffer Zone in Ukraine’s Kharkiv but Has No Plans to Capture City

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday during a visit to China that Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region aims to create a…

World Taiwan President-elect Lai Ching-te, of Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP), holds a press conference, following the victory in the presidential elections, in Taipei, Taiwan January 13, 2024. (Reuters)

Taiwan President Takes Office Under Close Scrutiny

Taiwan's president-elect Lai Ching-te, a staunch defender of the island's democracy, will be sworn into office Monday as Beijing ratchets up military and…

World Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares speaks to the media, on the day of a meeting to discuss the post-Brexit future of Gibraltar, at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, April 12, 2024. REUTERS/Yves Herman/ File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights

Spain Denies Port of Call to Ship Carrying Arms to Israel

Spain has refused permission for a ship carrying arms to Israel to dock at a Spanish port, Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares said. "This is the first…

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World A Turkish flag with the Bosphorus Bridge in the background, flies on a passenger ferry in Istanbul, Turkey September 30, 2020. (Reuters)

Türkiye Opposition Chief Cool to Constitution Talks with Erdogan

Türkiye's main opposition leader, boosted by sweeping local election gains in March, said he is "far off" opening talks with Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party over…

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World Activists paint their hands and make a banner in an encampment, set up by pro-Palestinian students and activists at Ghent University, as students occupy parts of the campus in Ghent, Belgium, Thursday, May 16, 2024. (AP) 

Belgium’s Ghent University Severs Ties with Three Israeli Institutions 

Belgium's University of Ghent (UGent) is severing ties with three Israeli educational or research institutions which it says no longer align with UGent's human…

World This picture taken on May 15, 2024 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) via KNS on May 16, 2024 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (C) inspecting the completed construction of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Cadre School in Pyongyang. (KCNA via KNS / AFP) 

North Korea Fires Multiple Short-Range Ballistic Missiles, Seoul Says 

North Korea fired multiple short-range ballistic missiles towards the sea off its east coast on Friday, South Korea's military said, the latest in series of…

World Protesters stand in front of a police officer during a pro-Palestinian demonstration outside Leiden University, on the day of a hearing where South Africa requests new emergency measures over Israel's attacks on Rafah, as part of an ongoing case South Africa filed at the International Court of Justice in December last year accusing Israel of violating the Genocide Convention during its offensive against Palestinians in Gaza, in The Hague Netherlands May 16, 2024. (Reuters)

South Africa Urges UN's Top Court to Order Ceasefire in Gaza to Shield Citizens in Rafah 

South Africa urged the United Nations’ top court on Thursday to order a ceasefire in Gaza during hearings over emergency measures to halt Israel’s military…

World Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a concert marking the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China and opening of China-Russia Years of Culture at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China, on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Alexander Ryumin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin Concludes Trip to China by Emphasizing Its Strategic, Personal Ties to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded a two-day visit to China on Friday, emphasizing the countries’ burgeoning strategic ties as well as his own personal…

World Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a meeting with top military officials as he visits Kharkiv region, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine May 16, 2024 in this handout image. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Zelenskiy Visits Kharkiv Region as Russian Pressure Mounts in East

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited the northeastern city of Kharkiv on Thursday to boost morale and reinforce Ukraine's troops in the region where Russian…

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World Crews disassemble the pro-Palestinian protest encampment in the quad at DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus in Chicago, Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Police Dismantle Pro-Palestinian Encampment at DePaul University in Chicago

Police began dismantling a pro-Palestinian encampment early Thursday at DePaul University in Chicago, hours after the school's president told students to leave…

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World FILE - Migrants disembark from a Greek coast vessel after a rescue operation, at the port of Mytilene, on the northeastern Aegean Sea island of Lesbos, Greece, Monday, Aug. 28, 2023. (AP Photo/Panagiotis Balaskas, File)

42 Rescued, 3 Still Missing after Migrant Boat Sends Distress Signal South of Greece

Forty-two people have been rescued while another three are missing after a boat believed to have been carrying migrants sent out a distress call while sailing…

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World Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Beijing, China May 16, 2024. Sputnik/Sergei Bobylev/Pool via REUTERS

Xi Lauds China-Russia Ties as Putin Arrives in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to work with counterpart Vladimir Putin to "rejuvenate" their countries as the pair started a day of talks in Beijing,…

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World Slovak Defense Minister Robert Kalinak speaks to members of the media outside F.D. Roosevelt University Hospital where Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was taken after a shooting incident in Handlova, in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, May 16, 2024. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Slovakian Leader in Stable but Serious Condition after Assassination Attempt

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico is in stable but serious condition on Thursday after being shot multiple times in an assassination attempt a day earlier,…

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World A helicopter takes flight near the site of a plane crash where three people were killed Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Leipers Fork, Tenn. (Nicole Hester/The Tennessean via AP)

3 Dead after Small Plane Crashes in Tennessee

Three people are dead after a small plane crashed on Wednesday in Williamson County, local US officials confirmed. Williamson County Chief Deputy Mark Elrod…

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World Combination picture showing former US President Donald Trump attending the Trump Organization civil fraud trial, in New York State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, US, November 6, 2023 and US President Joe Biden participating in a meeting with Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, March 1, 2024. (Reuters)

Biden and Trump Agree on Presidential Debates in June and September

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump on Wednesday agreed to hold two campaign debates in June and September — the first on June 27 hosted by…

World Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with commanders of troops of military districts, in Moscow, Russia May 15, 2024. (Sputnik/Vyacheslav Prokofyev/Pool via Reuters)

On Eve of China Visit, Putin Says Russia Prepared to Negotiate over Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Kremlin is prepared to negotiate over the conflict in Ukraine in an interview with Chinese media on the eve of visit…