Kerry Tries to Reassure Gulf Allies on Iran Deal

RIYADH— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, meeting with Gulf state officials in Saudi Arabia Thursday, sought to ease their concerns about an Iran nuclear deal, saying the America would not “take our eye off Iran’s destabilizing actions” [...]

IS Fighters Set Ablaze Oilfields Near Tikrit

CAIRO— Iraqi government forces and a large contingent of Shi’ite “volunteer” militiamen battled Islamic State militants for a fourth day of bitter fighting aimed at retaking the strategic Tigris River town of Tikrit. The mostly Sunni [...]

At Least 45 Killed in Boko Haram Attack in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants have attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 45 people. Witnesses and military sources say the militants attacked the village of Njaba in Borno state before dawn on Tuesday. A witness told the French [...]

Officials to Ukraine Peace Deal to Discuss Next Steps

Senior Russian, Ukrainian, German and French officials will meet in Berlin on Friday to discuss eastern Ukraine and the next steps needed toward implementing a peace accord struck three weeks ago in Minsk, Germany’s foreign minister said. “Of [...]

Yemen’s Houthis Seize National Dialogue HQ

SANA’A— Yemen’s dominant Shi’ite Muslim Houthi militia seized the offices of a political conciliation body late on Wednesday, hours after the president refused U.N.-brokered talks with their powerful movement unless they [...]

Brown Family to Sue City of Ferguson, Officer

The family of the unarmed black teenager slain last summer by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, plans to file a wrongful death civil lawsuit, their lawyers said Thursday. Daryl Parks, lead attorney for the family of Michael Brown, [...]

Uganda’s ‘Right to Know’ Data Revolution

KAMPALA— In Uganda, access to government data is changing the face of journalism and community empowerment. Tools for investigating budgets and tracking local initiatives have created an information-driven community who are changing the definition [...]

Human Rights Deteriorating in Annexed Crimea

Human rights conditions have deteriorated in Crimea since its annexation by Russia last year, with Crimean authorities accused of discriminating against minorities, suppressing freedom of expression, and forcing residents to assume Russian citizenship [...]

Delhi rape victim’s father urges viewing of documentary

New Delhi  – The father of a woman who died after a savage gang-rape in Delhi said Thursday he thought everyone should watch a documentary about the attack broadcast by the BBC but banned in India. The British broadcaster brought forward [...]

Ambani loses India rich list top spot to pharma tycoon

Mumbai – A fall in oil prices saw Mukesh Ambani cede his status as “India’s richest man” on Thursday to pharmaceutical tycoon c, who edged to the top of Forbes’ list of billionaires in the country. The “real [...]

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