Raul Castro Tells Pope Francis that he Is ‘Ready to Go Back to Praying...

Cuban President Raúl Castro met with Pope Francisat the Vatican on Sunday and thanked the pontiff for his role in rekindling relations between the...

Pope Francis Holds Private Meeting With Cuban President Raul Castro

Pope Francis welcomed Cuban President Raúl Castro to the Vatican on Sunday. The two had a "strictly private" meeting, in the study of the Vatican's...

Proposal by Chinese government would ban display of crosses on Christian buildings

A Chinese province where authorities have forcibly removed hundreds of rooftop crosses from Protestant and Catholic churches has proposed a ban on any further...

Houthi rebels agree to 5-day cease-fire in Yemen as Saudis face UN condemnation for...

Yemen’s Houthi rebels said on Sunday that they had agreed to a five-day cease-fire proposed by Saudi Arabia that would allow desperately needed humanitarian...

Death Toll Rises After Two Days of Clashes Between Police and ‘Terrorist Group’ in...

Fighting between police forces and members of an armed group has continued for a second day in the northern Macedonian town of Kumanovo. Local TV...

German Catholics Vote to Allow People Who are Divorced and Remarried and Who...

Germany’s bishops have been increasingly criticized for leading the church into heresy with impunity. The latest example of this came this week when over...

5 People Dead in Shooting in Switzerland Triggered by Family Argument

Five people have been killed in a mass shooting after a gunman opened fire in a tiny town in northern Switzerland. A couple and their...

Taliban Releases Video Claiming They Shot Down Helicopter Carrying Diplomats in Pakistan

A militant video purports to show Taliban fighters with a surface-to-air missile, claiming they used a similar one to shoot down a Pakistani helicopter...

Super Typhoon Noul Makes Landfall in Northeastern Philippines

Super Typhoon Noul roared over the northeastern Philippines on Sunday, prompting evacuations and warnings of flooding and landslides in the mountainous region. The storm, referred...

Queen Elizabeth Attends Westminster Abbey Service for Victory in Europe Day

The Queen has joined around 1,000 veterans and their families in a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to mark the 70th anniversary of...

5 Dead as Police Clash With ‘Armed Group’ in Macedonia

Five police officers died and dozens were wounded in a daylong gun battle in an ethnic Albanian suburb of northern Macedonia on Saturday, adding...

Tens of Thousands of People Flee Fierce Fighting in South Sudan, Red Cross and...

Tens of thousands of people have fled fierce fighting in South Sudan's northern Unity State and humanitarian organizations have withdrawn staff from the area,...

4 People Killed in Military Plane Crash Near Seville Airport in Spain

Four people have been killed in a military plane crash near Seville airport in Spain. The plane, a new Airbus A400M, reportedly developed a fault...

North Korea Successfully Test-fires Submarine-launched Missile

North Korea says it has successfully tested a submarine-launched missile, which if confirmed would be a significant boost in its arsenal. Analysts say North Korea...

50 Inmates, 12 Police Killed in Iraq Prison Escape Organized by ISIS

Fifty inmates and 12 police died in a prison escape organized by Islamic State, Iraqi officials said on Saturday, while supporters of the group...

Egyptian Court Sentences Hosni Mubarak and Sons to 3 Years in Prison

An Egyptian court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in jail without parole on Saturday in the retrial...

Saudi-led coalition launches wave of air strikes on Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition said on Saturday it had hit Yemen with 130 air strikes over the previous 24 hours, and a senior UN official...

40 Prisoners Escape During Jail Riot in Iraq; 6 Police and 30 Other Prisoners...

Forty inmates in a prison in northeastern Iraq, including some convicted of terrorism charges, escaped amid a riot that killed at least six police...

Daylong gunbattle with ‘armed group’ leaves 5 police dead and dozens wounded

Five police officers died and dozens were wounded in a daylong gun battle in an ethnic Albanian suburb of northern Macedonia on Saturday, adding...

Russian Military and Hundreds of Thousands of Citizens March to Celebrate Victory in World...

Russia marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War today, with huge crowds shrugging off signs of international isolation, and...