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North Korea's nuke tests suspension draws mixed reaction

UPI.com - 9 hours ago
April 21 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's announcement that he will suspend nuclear testing starting Saturday has been met with mixed reaction. The decision comes as North Korea heads...

International inspectors enter Douma, site of alleged Syrian chemical attack

Washington Post - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT — Weapons inspectors on Saturday entered the Syrian city of Douma, where a suspected poison gas attack two weeks earlier killed at least 43 people and prompted U.S.-led airstrikes against...

After rare gunfire in Saudi capital, officials say they shot down a toy drone

Washington Post - 3 hours ago
ISTANBUL — After residents in Saudi Arabia's capital reported hearing rare bursts of gunfire on Saturday evening, followed by videos of heavy shooting that circulated on the Internet, the Saudi...

Iranian foreign minister says 'change of attitude' needed for prisoner swap talks

Politico - 3 hours ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his nation is open to the possibility of a prisoner swap with the U.S., but it would require a "change of attitude" and...

Hamas accuses Israel of killing 'loyal' engineer in Malaysia, threatens retaliation

Los Angeles Times - 20 minutes ago
The Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, accusing Israel of being behind the brazen...

Palestinian lecturer killed in Malaysia, Israel blamed

WAFA - 17 hours ago
KUALA LUMBUR, April 21, 2018 (WAFA) – Palestinian lecturer Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh, 35, was shot dead near his house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Malaysian police said on Saturday. His family...

Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

Reuters - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a rebel official said, in a surrender agreement...

Melania Trump looks to history for inspired state dinner with the Macrons

CNN - 6 hours ago
(CNN) It was three days before the most important dinner party she has ever hosted, but Melania Trump was not at the White House, triple-checking details. Instead, she was in Houston, Texas, to pay...

India institutes death penalty for child rape in wake of 8-year-old's brutal death

Washington Post - 7 hours ago
NEW DELHI — Offenders who rape girls under 12 may now be subject to the death penalty in India, according to an ordinance passed by India's cabinet Saturday after a nationwide furor over the...

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Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site

HeraldScotland - 24 minutes ago
Douma was the final target of the government's sweeping campaign to seize back control of the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus from rebels after seven years of revolt. Militants gave up the...

North Korea's nuke tests suspension draws mixed reaction

UPI.com - 9 hours ago
April 21 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's announcement that he will suspend nuclear testing starting Saturday has been met with mixed reaction. The decision comes as North Korea heads...

Saudi security shoots down recreational drone near royal palace

Reuters - 2 hours ago
DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security forces said they had shot down a recreational drone in the capital on Saturday after online videos showing gunfire in a neighborhood where royal...

The Latest: Barbara Bush Buried at Presidential Library

U.S. News & World Report - 1 hour ago
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):. 6:30 p.m.. Former first lady Barbara Bush has been laid to rest at her husband's...

Donald Trump to 'visit UK with summer visit pencilled in'

ITV News - 17 hours ago
Donald Trump has not visited his Turnberry golf course in South Ayrshire, Scotland, since being elected to the presidency. Credit: PA. US president Donald Trump is planning on visiting the UK this...

Women on the front line of protests in Gaza's buffer zone

The Independent - 3 hours ago
In the deadly no-man's land of Gaza's buffer zone, a small group of Palestinian protesters hidden by black smoke, braved Israeli sniper fire and reached the perimeter fence. Tearing a piece...

POCSO Act amendment gets thumbs up from B-town

Zee News - 10 minutes ago
The Centre has given its nod to an ordinance to amend the existing Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act, allowing courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping...

Bertie Ahern cuts short interview with Tim Sebastian for German TV show Conflict Zone over Mahon question

The Times - 2 hours ago
A German television programme called Conflict Zone lived up to its name when its presenter quizzed Bertie Ahern about the report of the planning tribunal and his role in the financial crash....

Donald Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson after Sylvester Stallone's call

Telegraph.co.uk - 1 hour ago
Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of...

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