The Trump administration aims to turn up the heat on the Taliban and force those fighters into peace talks proposed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Positive assessments by U.S. commanders there during a visit by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are a stark contrast to darker appraisals from the U.S. intelligence community and a top Afghanistan scholar.
NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with Scott Kennedy, a specialist on China’s economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about China’s stake in American intellectual property.
China is threatening to place a tariff on U.S. pork in retaliation to the White House’s move to tax steel, aluminum and various technology.
With elections next week almost certain to give Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi another term, the government has imposed tight restrictions on free speech. Reporters aren’t supposed to ask people how they vote.
German police have arrested the parents of a 17-year-old Libyan girl, after the young asylum-seeker was stabbed by her own brother in her bedroom, according to local media reports.
Eastern Ghouta’s six-year rebel rule was in its dying moments Friday as fighters evacuated one of the Syrian enclave’s three remaining pockets and a deal was reached for another.
Sexual harassment has long been swept under the carpet in Russia. But by going on the record with her allegations against a powerful politician, a young journalist has raised awareness of the problem.
An official says 13 people have been killed and 40 others wounded in a car bombing outside a sports stadium in Afghanistan’s Helmand province
A French policeman shot by an Islamist gunman after swapping himself for a hostage in a siege at a supermarket in the southwest town of Trebes is “fighting for his life”, President Emmanuel Macron said.
A Spanish judge detains five separatist leaders charged with rebellion, amid fears they could flee.
The newborns were found in a freezer at the mother’s home near Bordeaux.
Sixteen people were hurt, two seriously, along with the three killed in the shooting spree in southwest France by a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group, President Emmanuel Macron has said.
A Ukrainian lawmaker once hailed as a hero and a symbol of resistance against Russia could face up to life in prison for plotting a terrorist attack in Kiev, authorities said Friday.
The first non-stop journey takes place on Saturday, almost 80 years after it involved 31 stopovers.