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Vowing anti-graft revolution, Mexican governor shakes election

Sunday  01:21,   21 january 2018
Reuters

<p>Invoking Pancho Villa's revolutionary legacy and armed with a hard-hitting corruption investigation into the country's ruling party, the governor of border state Chihuahua is shaking up Mexico's presidential election, without being [...]

Terrified children, empty streets in Syria's Afrin as Turkey attacks

Sunday  00:35,   21 january 2018
AFP

As soon as Turkish warplanes began bombing raids over Afrin on Saturday, terrified residents of the Syrian Kurdish enclave dashed to take cover in the cellars of their homes. Load Error They had been bracing for a Turkish assault over the[...]

ISIS still has up to 10,000 loyalists in Syria and Iraq

Saturday  23:21,   20 january 2018
NBC News

After its losses on the battlefield, ISIS is transforming into a new threat, with as many as 10,000 loyalists still lurking in Iraq and Syria.WASHINGTON — The Iraqi government has declared victory over ISIS, and President Donald Trump has taken[...]

Syria Promotes Tourism, Despite Devastation of Civil War

Saturday  21:30,   20 january 2018
The New York Times

The country was once home to an array of tourist landmarks, but many of those have been damaged or destroyed by war, and most governments still advise against their citizens traveling there.Across Syria, buildings lie in ruin. Millions have fled[...]

Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

Saturday  21:05,   20 january 2018
Reuters

<p>Turkey opened a new front in Syria's war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of deeper strains between Ankara and NATO ally Washington.</p>The operation,[...]

Cardinal rebukes pope over Chile 'slander' comments on abuse

Saturday  21:05,   20 january 2018
Associated Press

Pope Francis' top adviser on clerical sex abuse implicitly rebuked the pontiff over his accusations of slander against Chilean abuse victims, saying Saturday that his words were "a source ofCardinal Sean O'Malley, the archbishop of Boston,[...]

Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel - Afghan official

Saturday  20:05,   20 january 2018
Reuters

A group of three or four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday and were exchanging fire with security forces, an interior ministry spokesman said. Details of the incident, including information on any[...]

Pope consoles Peruvians reeling from floods, violence

Saturday  19:35,   20 january 2018
Associated Press

Pope Francis consoled Peruvians who lost their homes and livelihoods in devastating floods last year, telling them Saturday they can overcome all of life's "storms" by coming together as a community and stamping out the violence that[...]

Nearly 20 American hostages languish around the world

Saturday  19:05,   20 january 2018
FOX News

It's been nearly 11 years since retired FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared while investigating a cigarette smuggling ring on Kish Island off the coast of Iran in the Persian Gulf.  When the Obama administration negotiated the release of[...]

Serbian president visits Kosovo after politician's slaying

Saturday  18:36,   20 january 2018
Associated Press

Serbia's president on Saturday pledged to help build a lasting peace in Kosovo days after the killing this week of a moderate Kosovo Serb politician fueled fears of instability in the Balkans. Load Error Amid tight security, Aleksandar[...]

2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed

Saturday  18:35,   20 january 2018
Associated Press

Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria's north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition.YOLA, Nigeria — Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria's north-central Kaduna [...]

El-Sisi Enters Egypt Election That Looks Like a Coronation

Saturday  18:35,   20 january 2018
Bloomberg

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi finally declared his candidacy for re-election in March and pledged a “transparent” election process. Load Error The widely-anticipated announcement came at the end of a three-day conference that[...]

North Korea: Olympic officials discuss participation plans

Saturday  14:31,   20 january 2018
CNN

Delegations from North Korea and South Korea are meeting Saturday with Olympic officials to decide on the participation of North Korean athletes at the Winter Olympics. North and South Korean athletes are set to march together at the Winter Olympics [...]

China says US warship 'violated' its sovereignty

Saturday  14:07,   20 january 2018
AFP

Beijing on Saturday said it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had "violated" its sovereignty by sailing close to a shoal in the disputed South China Sea. The USS Hopper sailed within 12 nautical miles of[...]

North Korea Tells How It Defied U.S. And Others Failed

Saturday  12:55,   20 january 2018
Newsweek

North Korea said it was able to build nuclear bombs and intercontinental ballistic missiles because it trusts no one but itself.Load[...]