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Former aide to Malaysian ex-PM Najib detained - 06/25/2018

Kuala Lumpur - A former aide to disgraced Malaysian ex-prime minister Najib Razak has been arrested in connection to the 1MDB corruption scandal, local media reported.   The unnamed 42-year-old...

Israeli intelligence helped stop Aussie terror plot to blow up plane - 02/22/2018

Sydney - Israeli military intelligence helped thwart a Sydney-based terror plot to use a home-made bomb to blow up an Etihad flight, an Australian government minister confirmed Thursday.   Four...

Russia condemns Ukrainian law on retaking separatist areas by force - 02/21/2018

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday condemned Ukraine's law on retaking separatist areas by force as "utterly impermissible."   The law, "which permits and even...

Judge declines to clear conviction for pardoned ex-sheriff Arpaio - 10/20/2017

Washington - A US federal judge in Arizona on Thursday declined to clear a criminal contempt conviction for controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio, who recently was pardoned by President Donald...

Rights report warns Trump-style populism threatens democracy - 01/13/2017

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, Brian Knowlton- In an annual report that typically focuses on abuses in less-developed countries, Human Rights Watch on Thursday issued a sharply worded warning that the...

With US focused on vote, Russia takes advantage in Syria - 10/06/2016

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, Ivan Couronne Dave Clark- With Barack Obama's presidency coming to a close and US policy for Syria at an impasse, Vladimir Putin's Russia has stepped up efforts to secure...

Covering Syria through hunger and fear - 09/27/2016

For Karam al-Masri, AFP's reporter, photographer and videojournalist in rebel-held Aleppo, the past five years have been a series of tragedies: detention by the regime, and then the Islamic State...

End Syria's bloodshed, says father of dead toddler Aylan - 09/02/2016

BERLIN, GERMANY- The father of Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian refugee boy whose body washed ashore on a Turkish beach a year ago, on Thursday denounced the world's failure to stop the...

Photo of dazed Syrian boy symbolises Aleppo's plight - 08/19/2016

ALEPPO, SYRIA, Karam al-Masri- A shocked Syrian boy pictured sitting in an ambulance covered in blood and dust after an air strike became a symbol of civilian suffering in Aleppo Thursday, drawing...

Even after defeat, IS sows fear in Syria's Man - 08/16/2016

MANBIJ, SYRIA, Delil Souleiman- When Fatima and Mohammad pushed open their front door -- elated to return to Syria's Manbij after it was retaken from jihadists -- their weeks-long dream of coming...
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