EU Court Orders Hamas Removed from Terror List

A European court has ruled that the Palestinian militant group Hamas must be removed from a European Union list of designated terror groups. The General Court of the European Union said Wednesday that the EU improperly included Hamas on the [...]

‘Fragile’ Cease-Fire Holds in Ukraine

Ukraine’s president said a “fragile” cease-fire is actually in place for the first time in his country’s seven-month conflict between government troops and Russian-back separatists. Petro Poroshenko said Friday that 24 [...]

Afghan official says Western troops leaving prematurely

London – Western forces are leaving Afghanistan too early, the country’s new chief executive told The Sunday Times newspaper, saying continued air support is still needed. Abdullah Abdullah, the number two in the Afghan government, [...]

UN Seeks Review of US Police Practices

GENEVA— United Nations human rights experts on Friday called for a halt to racial profiling by U.S. law enforcement officers and a review of laws allowing police to use lethal force. The independent experts regretted that grand juries in the [...]

Ghani promises self-reliant Afghanistan at London talks

London – President Ashraf Ghani outlined his vision for a more self-reliant Afghanistan at a conference in London on Thursday as he welcomed the withdrawal of foreign combat troops after 13 years. Ghani pledged “results” from [...]

Afghan leaders set to outline reforms at London meet

London  - Afghanistan’s new leaders will seek to build bridges with the West at a conference in London Thursday as they struggle to bring peace while foreign combat forces withdraw after 13 years. The conference is not expected to deliver [...]

Afghanistan to face more violence but local forces ‘capable’

Brussels  - Afghanistan will face further violence next year after NATO ends its longest ever combat mission, chief Jens Stoltenberg admitted Monday, but he insisted local security forces could stem the tide. Stoltenberg, who meets new Afghan [...]

Syrian Migrants Are Latest to Try Perilous Sea Journey

GENEVA— Thousands of migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, are continuing to make the deadly Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa to Europe each year, the International Organization for Migration said. In Italy alone, more than [...]

Pope Francis Visits The Blue Mosque in Turkey

ISTANBUL— Pope Francis is in Istanbul on his three-day visit to Turkey. The Pontiff visited important religious sites ahead of talks with head of the Orthodox Christian church as part of reunification efforts. The pope started his two-day [...]

NATO Commander Warns of Crimea ‘Militarization’

KYIV— The top U.S. general in Europe said he is alarmed at the Russian militarization of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea and by provocative Russian military flights in NATO airspace. After meeting with Ukrainian leaders in Kyiv, General [...]

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