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US vital in stabilizing Northern Iraq says Archbishop of Erbil

US vital in stabilizing Northern Iraq says Archbishop of Erbil

One of the most predominant religious heads in the ISIS-scarred region of northern Iraq says that assistance from the US in stabilizing the region is vital in ensuring a safe…

US withholds hurricane emergency loan sought by Puerto Rico

US withholds hurricane emergency loan sought by Puerto Rico

A billion-dollar emergency loan approved by Congress to help Puerto Rico deal with the effects of Hurricane Maria has been temporarily withheld by federal officials who say the U.S. territory…

New Czech minority government fails to win confidence vote

New Czech minority government fails to win confidence vote

The new Czech minority government led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis has failed to win a mandatory confidence vote in the lower house of Parliament and has to resign.…

Collapse of Colombian bridge leaves 10 workers dead

Collapse of Colombian bridge leaves 10 workers dead

Ten workers were thrown about 900 feet to their deaths when a partially-constructed bridge collapsed in a mountainous region of central Colombia on Monday, officials said.…

Philippines volcano lava bursts send 34,000 residents scrambling for safety

Philippines volcano lava bursts send 34,000 residents scrambling for safety

A bright red burst of lava that spurted like a fountain and flowed down the side of the Philippines’ most active volcano sent more villagers scrambling for safety Tuesday, as…

Sri Lanka police destroy record seizure of cocaine

Sri Lanka police destroy record seizure of cocaine

Sri Lankan authorities have destroyed more than 900 kilograms of cocaine that was part of the country’s largest single seizure of the illegal drug.…

The Latest: Iraq raises death toll in Baghdad attack to 38

The Latest: Iraq raises death toll in Baghdad attack to 38

The Latest on the twin suicide bombings in Baghdad (all times local): 11:05 a.m.…

Israel slams Palestinian leader Abbas for anti-Trump speech

Israel slams Palestinian leader Abbas for anti-Trump speech

Israel’s defense minister says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has “lost his senses” following his fiery speech against President Donald Trump.…

Journalist killed in Mexican border state of Tamaulipas

Journalist killed in Mexican border state of Tamaulipas

Authorities say a journalist has been killed in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas, marking the first reporter slain in the new year after a deadly 2017 for the profession.…

Reports: 8 dead, dozens injured in Portugal building fire

Reports: 8 dead, dozens injured in Portugal building fire

Portuguese media are reporting that at least eight people have died and dozens are injured after a heating-system explosion and fire at the premises of a local residents’ association in…