Sherpa Climber Kami Rita Breakes His Own Record by Climbing Mount Everest for 23rd...

Sherpa climber Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the...
French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attend a meeting at the Elysee Palace, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Paris. Several world leaders and tech bosses are meeting in Paris to find ways to stop acts of violent extremism from being shown online. (Charles Platiau/Pool via AP)

U.S. Abstains from Global Pledge to Curb Spread of Hate Speech, Extremism, and Violent...

The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize...

Argentinian Doctor on Trial After He Refused to Perform an Abortion for Medical Reasons

An Argentine doctor is on trial for “obstetrical violence” and breach of duties after he refused to perform a legal abortion on a 19-year-old rape victim. Dr....

Fledgling Synagogue in the Heart of Islam-Dominated Middle East Gets a Rabbi

It’s been a maxim for decades: Jewish synagogues in Arab countries are dying, and no new ones are being built. But there’s an exception. A...
In this Nov. 22, 2018, photo, British army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika, deputy commander for Strategy and Information, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), shakes hands with a Spanish soldier during a transfer of authority ceremony at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq. Ghika denied the U.S. assertion of an increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria. (Spc. Eric Cerami/U.S. Army via AP)

Tensions Over Iran Reveal Cracks in Time-tested UK-U.S. Alliance

Gone, at least for now, are the halcyon days when strong military and political ties between Britain and the United States meant that Washington...
In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln transits the Suez Canal in Egypt. The aircraft carrier and its strike group are deploying to the Persian Gulf on orders from the White House to respond to an unspecified threat from Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dan Snow, U.S. Navy via AP)

U.S. Pulls Nonessential Staff from Iraq Amid Rising Mideast Tensions

The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in...

Religion Professor at the American University in Cairo Loses Position for Refusing to Promote...

A Saudi billionaire whose father endowed a chair in comparative religion at the American University in Cairo has pressured the school to take the...

Israel Marks One Year Since President Trump Moved Embassy to Jerusalem

Seventy-one years ago today, on May 14th, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Israelis celebrated last week according to the Hebrew calendar with dancing in...
FILE - This Jan. 10, 2019 file photo, shows a newly opened segregated West Bank highway near Jerusalem. Israel's government went on a spending binge in its West Bank settlements following the election of President Donald Trump, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press. Both supporters and detractors of the settlement movement have previously referred to a “Trump effect,” claiming the president’s more lenient approach to the settlements would result in additional West Bank construction. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

Trump’s Election has Boosted Israeli Settlement Construction

Israel’s government went on a spending binge in its West Bank settlements following the election of President Donald Trump, according to official data obtained...

Nuclear Wasteland: Inside the Ghost Towns of Fukushima

Eight years on from the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, much of Japan’s Fukushima province remains derelict and deserted. But are the radiation fears stopping...
A worker at the imported beef section of a supermarket that used to carry U.S. products chats with another in Beijing on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest penalties on Chinese products. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

U.S. Targets $300 Billion of Chinese Goods for New Tariff Hikes

U.S. officials listed $300 billion more of Chinese goods for possible tariff hikes while Beijing vowed Tuesday to “fight to the finish” in an...
This handout picture released by the U.S. Navy on May 8, 2019, shows the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln conducting exercises in the Persian Gulf. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Says Trump is Playing a ‘Very Dangerous Game’ and Risking ‘Devastating War’

The United States is playing a "very dangerous game" as it attempts to "drag Iran into an unnecessary war," a senior Iranian official said Tuesday.  Hamid...

Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media to Fight Fierce Anti-Muslim Backlash Following Easter Bombings

Sri Lanka has blocked Facebook and WhatsApp after an eruption of retaliatory attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the wake of the Easter...
FILE - In this Wednesday May 1, 2019 file photo, buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London. Swedish prosecutors plan to decide whether they will reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Sweden to Reopen Rape Case Against WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition after he has served...
In this April 14, 2019 photo, Yusra Dhanoun's grandchildren play in her house in Mosul, Iraq. Her three sons were killed by Islamic State militants in an attack in January. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Remnants of Islamic State Wage Hidden War of Raids and Killings

It was a chilly January evening, and Khadija Abd and her family had just finished supper at their farm when the two men with...
This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the Saudi-flagged oil tanker Amjad off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Monday, May 13, 2019. As many as four oil tankers anchored in the Mideast were damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a "sabotage" attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP)

Saudi Arabia Says Drones Have Attacked its Oil Infrastructure

Saudi Arabia said drones attacked one of its oil pipelines as other assaults targeted energy infrastructure elsewhere in the kingdom on Tuesday, shortly after...

Anti-Semitic Arizona Pastor Who Once Prayed for the Death of Barack Obama and Praised...

A notorious anti-gay, anti-Semitic Arizona pastor who once prayed for the death of Barack Obama has became the first person ever to be banned...
Peace activists protest before the presentation of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest participants in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Politics Takes Center Stage as Israel Hosts Eurovision

As host of this year’s Eurovision, Israel has tried to use the hugely popular song contest to present itself as a tolerant and cosmopolitan...

Saudi Arabia Says 2 Oil Tankers Were Damaged by Sabotage Attacks

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab...

China Retaliates by Raising Tariffs on $60 Billion of U.S. Goods Starting June 1st

China will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the U.S. decision to hike duties on Chinese goods, the Chinese...