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Updated: 5 hours 46 min ago

Zimbabwe's president courts white voters ahead of election

6 hours 10 min ago
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed a crowd of white voters on Saturday in an attempt improve relations ahead of a July 30 election, a marked shift from his predecessor Robert Mugabe whose policies became increasingly racially divisive.
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Israel-Hamas Gaza truce largely holds after flare-up

6 hours 12 min ago
A truce between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, largely held on Saturday a day after one of the most fierce flare-ups along the volatile border in years.
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Briton discharged from hospital after Novichok poisoning

6 hours 36 min ago
Charlie Rowley, one of two Britons poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok last month, was released from hospital on Friday.
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Arrest warrant issued for man suspected of knife attack on German bus

6 hours 53 min ago
A German court has issued an arrest warrant for a German-Iranian man suspected of carrying out a knife attack on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck but there is no indication that it was a terrorist attack, police and prosecutors said on Saturday.
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Russia and Qatar discuss S-400 missile systems deal TASS

6 hours 58 min ago
Russia and Qatar have been in discussions about a possible sale of S-400 missile systems to Doha, TASS news agency cited the Russian envoy to Qatar as saying on Saturday.
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Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province: state tv, rebels

7 hours 5 min ago
The Syrian army and its allies made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border, state television and rebels said.
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Hundreds protest over Hong Kong's move to ban separatist political party

7 hours 18 min ago
Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Saturday rallied against the government's attempt to ban a political party, saying it dealt the most serious threat to the city's freedom of association since its return to Chinese rule.
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Myanmar violated U.N. child rights pact in Rohingya crackdown, experts find

7 hours 26 min ago
Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya that led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the minority community, legal experts have found.
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French interior minister to face parliament over Macron's bodyguard

7 hours 36 min ago
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb will be questioned by lawmakers next week as the government faces mounting criticism of the way it disciplined President Emmanuel Macron's top bodyguard who was filmed beating a protester on May Day.
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Iran supreme leader says 'obvious mistake' to negotiate with U.S.: website

7 hours 39 min ago
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday it would be an "obvious mistake" to negotiate with the United States as Washington was unreliable.
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Militants kill 10 Iran Guards at Iraqi border post: agency

7 hours 47 min ago
Militants killed 10 Iranian Revolutionary Guards in an attack on a post on the Iraqi border on Saturday, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, the latest deadly clash in an area where armed opposition Kurdish groups are active.
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Kremlin says Russian, French leaders discuss humanitarian aid to Syria

7 hours 51 min ago
The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed joint humanitarian efforts in Syria, particular in the eastern Ghouta province, during a phone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday.
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Thousands mourn Kazakh skating Olympic medalist Denis Ten

7 hours 58 min ago
Thousands of mourners packed into a sports hall to remember Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten on Saturday, two days after he was stabbed to death in the street in Almaty.
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Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in two decades

8 hours 48 min ago
Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighboring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said on Saturday, as the former foes pushed on with a rapprochement.
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Muslim man beaten to death in India on suspicion of smuggling cows

11 hours 4 min ago
Suspected vigilantes on Saturday killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India, just 15 months after a similar attack spotlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups.
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The town that doesn't vote: Pakistan's Ahmadis say forced to abstain

14 hours 6 min ago
There are no campaign posters in the Pakistani town of Rabwah, and no election rallies on its streets. Though they could be an influential bloc in a key electoral battleground, nearly 90 percent of its residents will not vote in a July 25 poll.
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Japan Inc to chase casino stakes as key law passes: industry insiders

14 hours 39 min ago
Japanese firms are likely to pursue stakes in the country's first casino resorts, after parliament on Friday enacted a law smoothing the way for large-scale gambling - a business expected to generate billions of dollars in revenue.
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Canada's immigration detention reviews stacked against detainees: audit

17 hours 22 min ago
Canada's immigration detention system relies on faulty information and is stacked against detainees, many of whom lack lawyers and are penalized for having severe mental illness, an audit as found.
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Incoming Mexico leader blasts campaign fine as 'act of vengeance'

17 hours 38 min ago
Mexico's incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday slammed a decision by the electoral authority to fine his party $10 million over a campaign financing breach, calling it an "act of vengeance" against his landslide victory.
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Hiding in Nicaragua, Ortega's battered opponents plan comeback

18 hours 16 min ago
For almost six hours, one of the leaders of the resistance to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega hid in a house while police and paramilitary groups laid siege to the last opposition stronghold, which finally fell this week.
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