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Factbox Islamist Parties Running In Pakistans Election

ISLAMABAD – Religious parties – some new, others long-established – are fielding more than 1,500 candidates for national and provincial assemblies in...

Hardline Islamists Push Religion To Center Of Pakistan Election

LAHORE, Pakistan – Pakistani cleric Hafiz Saeed is one of the United States’ most-wanted terrorist suspects, accused over the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed...

Migrant Charity Files Manslaughter Complaint Against Cargo Ship Libya

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain – The charity Proactiva Open Arms has filed a complaint, including of involuntary manslaughter, with the Spanish police against a cargo...

Syrian Army Pushes Into Quneitra Province State Tv Rebels

AMMAN – The Syrian army and its allies made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border, state television and...

Ethiopia Offers Amnesty To Recently Freed Political Prisoners

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has passed a law that grants amnesty to political prisoners who have been released recently and reverses decades of security-obsessed rule....

Syrian Rebels Begin Evacuating Golan Frontier

BEIRUT/GOLAN HEIGHTS/JERUSALEM – Syrian rebels began evacuating the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, a witness and a war monitor group...

Red Cross Warns Of Worsening Conditions For Migrants Stuck In Bosnia

SARAJEVO – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) voiced concern on Thursday over worsening conditions for thousands of migrants...

Philippines To Expel Undesirable Australian Nun Who Irked Duterte

MANILA – The Philippines blacklisted and ordered the deportation on Thursday of an elderly Australian nun at odds with President Rodrigo Duterte, calling her an...

Cameroon Arrests Four Soldiers Suspected Of Executing Women And Children

YAOUNDE – Cameroon has arrested four soldiers suspected of shooting dead two women and two children in the country’s far north where its army is battling...

Eu Raps Hungary For Stop Soros Law Steps Up Legal Battle

BRUSSELS – The European Commission on Thursday stepped up a legal battle with Hungary over EU migration rules and denounced as illegal its “Stop Soros”...