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Xi Says China Must Lead Way In Reform Of Global Governance

BEIJING – China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to...

World Cup Helps Putin Step Up His Diplomacy

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin hosted the first official visit by a South Korean president to Russia since 1999 on Friday, in the latest of a series of meetings...

As Hodeidah Battle Grinds On Residents Suffer Lack Of Clean Water Electricity

DUBAI – Residents unable to flee Hodeidah face constant bombardment, lack of clean water and power cuts as an Arab coalition battles to capture Yemen’s main...

Un Calls On Us To Find Alternatives To Child Migrant Detention

GENEVA – The U.N. human rights office called on the Trump administration on Friday to “overhaul” its migration polices and find alternatives to...

Killings By Security Forces Rife In Venezuela Rule Of Law Virtually Absent Un

GENEVA – Venezuelan security forces suspected of killing hundreds of demonstrators and alleged criminals enjoy immunity from prosecution, indicating that the rule...

Yemens Houthis Indicate Willingness To Hand Over Port To Un Sources

WASHINGTON – Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis have indicated they would be willing to hand over management of Hodeidah port to the United Nations, a potential...

Survivors Report 220 Migrants Drown Off Libya In Recent Days Unhcr

GENEVA – Survivors have reported that about 220 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya in the last few days while trying to reach Europe, putting the death toll...

Assad Presses Assault In Southwest Syria Civilians Flee

BEIRUT – Syrian government forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest with artillery on Thursday, in a steady escalation by President Bashar al-Assad who has...

Survivors Report 220 Migrants Drown Off Libya In Last Days Unhcr

GENEVA – Survivors have reported that about 220 people drowned off the coast of Libya in the last few days while trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe,...

Italy To Pick Up Migrants Impound German Charity Ship

ROME – Italy appeared to relent on Thursday after at first refusing to accept 226 migrants on board a German charity rescue ship, saying later in the day it would...