Russia condemns Turkey for floating idea of new Syria operation

Tue, Nov. 19, 2019

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was cited on Monday as saying his country would launch a new military operation in northeast Syria if the area was not cleared of Kurdish YPG militia.

Yemenis go solar amid war energy shortage

Sun, Nov. 17, 2019

When electricity was cut to Yemen’s capital four years ago after war broke out, Ebrahim al-Faqih saw a gap in the market and started selling solar panels.

Russia begins moving captured Ukrainian ships before possible handover

Sun, Nov. 17, 2019

Russia began moving three captured Ukrainian navy ships on Sunday after a Russian newspaper reported Moscow would return them to Ukraine ahead of a four-way summit on eastern Ukraine next month.

Guess who's coming to lunch? Pope hosts meal for 1,500 needy people

Sun, Nov. 17, 2019

Pope Francis hosted 1,500 homeless and needy people for lunch on Sunday as the Roman Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor.

Japan monarch spends symbolic night with goddess to end throne rituals

Sat, Nov. 16, 2019

In the chill pre-dawn hours of Friday, Japan’s Emperor Naruhito emerged from a shrine compound where he had spent a symbolic night with the sun goddess.

'Joker' expected to cross $1 billion global box office milestone

Sat, Nov. 16, 2019

Comic book movie “Joker” is poised to surpass $1 billion in global ticket sales on Friday, becoming the first R-rated Hollywood movie ever to overcome the milestone.

Netflix to change Nazi guard documentary after Polish complaint

Fri, Nov. 15, 2019

Netflix said on Thursday it would make changes to maps in a documentary that showed German Nazi death camps inside the borders of modern Poland.

Taylor Swift "not allowed" to perform at awards amid music row

Fri, Nov. 15, 2019

The comments followed news that she was to receive the "Artist of the Decade" prize at the American Music Awards ceremony later this year.