China ruling golf out of bounds

In recent reports, state-run news outlets have depicted gofg as yet another temptation that has led Communist Party officials astray.

about 7 hours ago

Sale of U.S. arms fuels the wars of Arab states

The proxy wars in Middle East have resulted in a boom for U.S. defense industry from overseas sales at a time of shrinking Pentagon budgets.

about 7 hours ago

Islamic State tied to Afghan attack that killed 35

A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan.

about 6 hours ago

Failings on pilot fitness are exposed at German airline

Lufthansa did not, from everything known about the case, pursue any plan to ensure that Andreas Lubitz was getting appropriate treatment.

about 6 hours ago

World Briefs: Finance leaders see some gloom

Plus: Battle over refinery; tax revenue accord; Putin’s U.S. outreach.

about 5 hours ago

 A boy watches as people and security forces gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion in Habibya in eastern Baghdad on Friday. A series of bombings ripped through Baghdad Friday, mainly targeting public places and killing and wounding civilians, officials said.

Iraqi officials believe Saddam’s top deputy killed

He was the last member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run.

1 day ago

 Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack near a bank branch in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghan suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State kills 35

The attack in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nagarhar province, targeted a crowd of soldiers and civilians gathered outside the bank.

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Obama praises bill that gives Congress a vote on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday praised a Senate bill giving Congress a vote on an Iran nuclear deal as a “reasonable

1 day ago

U.N. calls on Western nations to shelter Syrian refugees

The war in Syria is creating the worst global refugee crisis in decades.

1 day ago

 In this Sept. 7, 2012, file photo, Yanomami Indians dance in their village called Irotatheri in Venezuela's Amazon region.

Unprecedented germ diversity found in remote Amazonian tribe

Friday’s study raises tantalizing questions about the microbial diversity of our ancestors.

1 day ago

World Briefs: U.S. Army trainers arrive in Ukraine

Plus: Greece’s creditor woes; fight against racism; Pope may visit Cuba; and more.

1 day ago

Three killed in car bomb near U.S. consulate in northern Iraq

One of the injured was American, Kurdish news agency Rudaw said.

1 day ago

Vatican unexpectedly ends its crackdown of U.S. nuns’ group

Direct Vatican oversight of the main umbrella group for U.S. nuns has ended, as a final report is issued.

2 days ago

Al-Qaida branch captures key airport as U.N. envoy resigns

Yemen’s violent al-Qaida branch has reportedly seized control of a southern airport, seaport and oil terminal.

2 days ago

Sanctions will strengthen Russia, Putin tells nation

Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted the nation’s economic circumstances would improve, despite a year of confrontation and sanctions.

2 days ago

Islamic State proves resilient, presses attack in key Iraqi cities

Islamic State militants fought to take control of the Anbar’s provincial capital, Ramadi, and claimed the strategic oil refinery at Baiji.

2 days ago

National briefs: Ohio man charged in terror plot

Plus: Gyrocoptor pilot charged; Sony documents leaked; Kansas law signed

2 days ago

 People leave their hometown Ramadi, 70 miles (west of Baghdad, Iraq, today as clashes between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants pressing their offensive for Ramadi forced more than 2,000 families to flee from their homes in the area, an Iraqi official said.

Thousands flee as ISIS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi

Hundreds of U.S. troops are training Iraqi forces at a military base west of Ramadi.

2 days ago

Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in southern Yemen

Al-Qaida overran the city itself earlier this month and freed inmates, including a militant commander, from its prison.

2 days ago

Iraqi leader chides Saudi action in Yemen

The Iraqi premier has publicly criticized Saudi Arabia’s air war against Houthi rebels trying to take over Yemen.

3 days ago

Killing of 10 soldiers deals a setback to Colombian peace talks

Deaths Colombia soldiers in an attack is a major setback in two-year-old peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

3 days ago

Rouhani dismisses Congress’ say in deal

Iran’s president said negotiations over its nuclear program are being conducted with six world powers.

3 days ago

 Rescued migrants line up Wednesday after disembarking at the southern Italian port of Corigliano, Italy.

Mediterranean drownings reveal risks in crossing

Four hundred migrants who presumably drowned in the Mediterranean on Monday are the deadliest toll in a migrant tragedy in the last decade.

3 days ago

 The CBC fired Jian Ghomeshi as host of Q, an internationally syndicated CBC Radio music and arts program, in October 2014.

Report slams Canadian Broadcasting Corp. for failing to halt abuse by radio host Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi, former host of Q, is facing eight criminal charges, including seven charges of sexual assault and one of choking.

2 days ago

World briefs: China builds runway in contested waters

Plus: China scolds Dalai Lama; Plane search to be extended; Capsizing remembered; American attacked in Pakistan; 2 slayings in Ukraine

2 days ago

World briefs: A year later, ferry tragedy just as painful

PLUS: Google antitrust claims; Armenian ’genocide’ vote; Anti-Semitic attacks surge.

3 days ago

 Secretary of State John Kerry, center, departs a meeting Tuesday to brief Senators on Capitol Hill about the nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Congress, White House strike deal on Iran bill

Democrats and Republicans have reached a compromise on a bill to give Congress a say on the emerging deal to curb Iran's nuclear program.

4 days ago

Worry grows at U.N. over civilian casualties in Yemen

Comments by U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, may carry special weight because he is in Jordan’s royal family.

4 days ago

World Briefs: Obama gives Iraqi PM aid, endorsement

Plus: Hope dwindles for Nigerian girls; Google antitrust claims; nuke reactors stay idled; and more.

4 days ago

 In this Dec. 4, 2012, file photo, a sculpture of a cigarette butt is set up inside Gare de Lyon railway station, in Paris.

French lawmakers approve health care bill targeting anorexia

Too-thin models, too much drinking, sexy cigarette packs: France’s parliament is cracking down on all of these.

4 days ago

Al-Qaeda in Yemen says senior leader killed in U.S. air strike

The group announced the death of Ibrahim al-Rubaish today.

4 days ago

 An Amer­i­can clas­sic car drives past the build­ing of the U.S. In­ter­ests Sec­tion in Ha­vana, Cuba.

Obama to remove Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

The step clears away the main obstacle to restoring diplomatic relations and reopening embassies after more than half a century of enmity.

4 days ago

At least 10 dead in attack on Somali government building

Al Shabaab Islamist militants set off two big blasts before gunmen stormed inside, authorities said.

4 days ago

 Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin lifts ban on Russian missile sales to Iran

Russia authorizes delivery of high-tech air defense missiles to Iran, muddling the nuclear pact still to be finalized.

5 days ago

 A Yemeni woman waits by the door Monday for the rest of her family at a designated quarters along with other newly arrived refugees at a refugee boarding facility run by the U.N. High Commission for Refugees at Obock, a small port town in Djibouti located on the northern shore of the Gulf of Tadjoura, where it opens out into the Gulf of Aden.

Human rights group asks Saudi Arabia, US to protect civilians in Yemen

Human Rights Watch said the Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels that began in late March has killed at least 311 civilians.

5 days ago

 Family members, friends and supporters of four former Blackwater security guards follow Steptoe & Johnson attorney Brian Heberlig, center, representing Paul Slough of Keller, Texas, as they depart the Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

Ex-Blackwater guards sentenced to prison in 2007 killings of Iraqi civilians

The shooting in Baghdad’s Nisoor Square left 17 people dead and was a gruesome nadir in the war in Iraq.

5 days ago

Florida ex-senator pursues claims of Saudi ties to Sept. 11 attacks

Bob Graham suggests that since Saudi officials were not held accountable, they have not been restrained in backing a spread of extremism.

5 days ago

World Briefs: North Africa migrant crisis is intensifying

Plus: Female activists released; French far-right feud; island-building criticized

5 days ago

 Pope Francis arrives to celebrates an Armenian-Rite Mass on the occasion of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican Sunday. Historians estimate that up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks around the time of World War I, an event widely viewed by genocide scholars as the first genocide of the 20th century. Turkey however denies that the deaths constituted genocide, saying the toll has been inflated, and that those killed were victims of civil war and unrest.

Pope, Turkey dispute label of ‘genocide’

The context and call for worldwide acknowledgement of Pope Francis’ statement went beyond what any pope before had declared on the massacre.

6 days ago

U.S. airstrikes in Anbar province escalate after Shiite militias withdraw

The U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Stuart E. Jones, met Saturday with Anbar tribal leaders and provincial officials, Iraqi officials said.

6 days ago

Hungarians mark Holocaust in shadow of radical party’s surge

The nationalist Jobbik party is known for its anti-Semitic message and is positioning itself to win the next national election.

6 days ago

Obama deputies to brief skeptical Congress on Iran nuclear deal

The meetings give the Obama administration a chance to explain to lawmakers in person the particulars of the nuclear deal.

6 days ago

World briefs: Thousands march in Brazil

PLUS: Decade-long hacking; Kenyan student dies; Buhari’s party wins vote

6 days ago

American gets life term in Egypt

The verdict is the latest in a long series of similarly harsh sentences handed down against those who protested a military coup in 2013.

1 week ago

Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader for 1971 war crimes

Muhammad Kamaruzzaman’s supporters declared today as a “prayer day” for him and called for a general strike on Monday.

1 week ago

 Mateusz Warszczak, 23,says he volunteered for military training to be able to defend his family in case of danger.

In Poland, ordinary citizens getting military training

Polish volunteers organize militias to oppose any Russian invasion.

1 week ago

 Robin Rombach/Post-Gazette -  4-1-15 - Oakland -   local - Hopey -   Samir Lakhani, a senior environmental studies major at the University of Pittsburgh has partnered with hotels in south-east Asia to recycle soap. The soap is recycled and made into a liquid soap given to the people in Cambodia.

Saving Cambodian lives with slivers of hotel soap

Nonprofit started by a Pitt student helps rural Cambodians combat disease through handwashing and better hygiene

1 week ago

World briefs: Pontiff calls extraordinary Holy Year

PLUS: Somali camp opposed; 20 workers killed in raid; Concern for Syria refugees; Nun’s self-immolation; Iraq PM to seek U.S. aid.

1 week ago

 President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro as they hold a bilateral meeting during the Summit of the Americas in Panama City.

Obama, Castro vow to pursue new future for U.S. and Cuba

President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro sat down together in the first formal meeting of the two country’s leaders in a half-century.

1 week ago

 President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro talk Friday with an unidentified man before the start of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City.

Obama, Raul Castro to meet on sideline of summit

It would be the first such encounter between leaders of the two nations in more than 50 years.

1 week ago


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