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G20 women's forum urged to press hosts Saudi on rights

DUBAI (Reuters) – Rights groups want participants in a G20 women’s meeting starting in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to seek...

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EU tells Britain to make up its mind as Brexit deal 'within reach'

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union told Britain on Wednesday to make up its mind on Brexit, putting the onus...

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Afghans jostling for visas sparks stampede, killing at least 15

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – At least 15 people were killed in stampede among thousands of Afghans gathered near Pakistan’s consulate...

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Battle over Israel's budget risks election, more economic gloom

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A festering government crisis over passage of a national budget could push Israel into its fourth election...

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Russia calls for collective security in Gulf, US blames Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister called for collective efforts Tuesday to prevent a large-scale war in the Persian...

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Israel uncovers tunnel from Gaza, military says holds Hamas responsible

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel discovered a new cross-border tunnel from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday that its military said...

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Fiancee of Khashoggi, human rights group sue Saudi crown prince in US

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a human rights group that he founded filed...

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Seven more people handed over to judge in probe on French teacher's murder

PARIS (Reuters) – Seven more people, including two underage minors, were handed over to a judge overnight as part of...

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Young Egyptian remembers father killed by COVID-19 as she heads back to school

CAIRO (Reuters) – When 12-year-old Sama Mohamed’s father died of the coronavirus in May, the family tried cutting expenses. With...

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Egyptian designer tailors clothing brand for people with disabilities

CAIRO (Reuters) – When Ashgan al-Abhar’s wheelchair-using friend said she dreamed of wearing a dress that did not obstruct her...

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Yazidi Iraqi keeps tradition alive of arak-making from dates

BASHIQA, Iraq (Reuters) – Saad Hussein, a 42-year-old Yazidi Iraqi, is one of the last in the northern region of...

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Sudanese strains surface as US pressure triggers debate on Israel

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – US pressure on Sudan to normalize ties with former adversary Israel has stirred public debate on a...

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U.S. blacklists Chinese entities, individuals for dealing with Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday said it blacklisted two Chinese men and six Chinese entities for having...

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Turkey withdraws from base in northwest Syria, sources say

AMMAN/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey is withdrawing troops from a military post in northwest Syria that was surrounded by Syrian government...

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