Iraq may have announced a final victory over the Islamic State group in the country, but Baghdad’s triumph remains fragile and the root causes for the jihadists’ rise have not been tackled.
Old alliances between North Korea and several African nations forged at the height of the Cold War will not be swept away easily.
Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons on Sunday at demonstrators near the US embassy as they protested Washington’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Japan will hold a drill with the United States and South Korea this week to practise jointly detecting airborne missiles, officials said Sunday amid rising security threats from North Korea.
A senior UN envoy warned Saturday there was a grave risk of a miscalculation that could trigger conflict with North Korea as he urged Pyongyang to keep channels open after a rare visit to the reclusive state.
The only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down 140,000 euros and walked away the new owner of a small slice of German history: the village of Alwine, population 20.
South Korea will impose new unilateral sanctions against nuclear-armed Pyongyang, a report said Sunday, in Seoul’s latest effort to pressure the North after a series of weapons tests that have sent regional tensions surging.
The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on Sunday to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in Oslo, as its representatives warn of “an urgent threat” over US-North Korea tensions.
Honduras’s leftwing opposition is demanding a presidential election held two weeks ago be voided and its results annulled, alleging it was “rigged” in favor of incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
Bitcoin will make its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a landmark for the cryptocurrency that has generated enthusiasm among some investors and more than a little anxiety from others.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is expecting few surprises in Sunday’s municipal elections, amid an opposition boycott and voter enthusiasm undercut by economic crisis.