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23 min ago Egypt police block workers’ assembly, labor activist says
Egyptian police prevented hundreds of workers from holding a meeting in Cairo to commemorate International Workers’ Day, an independent Egyptian trade union leader said.
23 min ago Iraqis end demonstration in Baghdad’s Green Zone
Anti-government protesters temporarily ended their mass demonstration in Baghdad’s Green Zone on Sunday and began an orderly withdrawal a day after tearing down walls around the government district and invading parliament.
23 min ago Yemen security chief in Aden survives suicide attack, 5 dead
Yemen’s security directorate in Aden says a suicide bomber attacked the security chief’s motorcade in the southern port city, killing five of his bodyguards.
23 min ago Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after deadly attacks
Under extra security, the Brussels Airport reopened its departure hall Sunday for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist attacks in March.
23 min ago Labour Party denies anti-Semitism in its ranks as vote nears
Senior Labour Party figures including leader Jeremy Corbyn are fighting back against charges there is anti-Semitism in the party’s ranks before Thursday’s vote for a new mayor of London and other posts.
23 min ago Protesters leave Baghdad’s Green Zone a day after ransacking parliament
The withdrawal of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s supporters gives Abadi some breathing room.
3 hours ago 3 dead in eastern Ukraine amid Easter armistice violations
Three deaths were reported Sunday in the fighting in eastern Ukraine despite a recently brokered armistice for Orthodox Easter.
3 hours ago French far-right father-daughter feud disrupts tradition
Jean-Marie Le Pen, a founder and the decades-long leader of France’s far-right National Front, declared Sunday that his daughter, the party president who has expelled him, will lose next year’s presidential race if she fails to unify the party.
3 hours ago Pope insists pedophile criminals be ‘severely’ punished
Pope Francis is insisting that pedophiles who abuse children be severely punished.
3 hours ago Slovakia’s premier leaves hospital after heart surgery
Slovakia’s prime minister has been discharged from a clinic in the capital following heart surgery.
3 hours ago Nationalist party declares Islam doesn’t belong to Germany
Members of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party have backed a political program that says Islam doesn’t belong to Germany and supports a ban against minarets, muezzin calls and headscarves for women and girls in school.
3 hours ago South Africa: Rescued lions explore new home in sanctuary
Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to South Africa scratched their manes on trees and explored their new territory in the African bush after being released into a sanctuary north of Johannesburg Sunday.
3 hours ago Iraqi prime minister orders arrest of troublemaking protesters
Haider al-Abadi’s call came a day after demonstrators breached the heavily fortified Green Zone and burst into Iraq’s parliament demanding reform.
6 hours ago Malaysia sends 32 Taiwanese suspects to China, draws protest
Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia’s deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island’s nationals to China this weekend to face wire fraud charges, the latest in a series of disputes that has raised new friction between China and Taiwan.
6 hours ago Iraqi officials: Double car bombings in southern Iraq kill at least 18 people, wound up to 40 others
Iraqi officials: Double car bombings in southern Iraq kill at least 18 people, wound up to 40 others.
6 hours ago Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines
Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday.
6 hours ago Iraq: Car bombings kill at least 18 people in southern city
Iraqi officials say separate car bombings in southern Iraq have killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens.
6 hours ago Ukraine accuses separatists of violating Easter armistice
The Ukrainian government says one soldier has been killed and several troops wounded in the country’s east in what seems to be a violation of a recently brokered armistice.
6 hours ago Villagers just protected a sacred forest outside India’s polluted capital
The battle has reflected India’s struggle to save its green cover amid a wave of urban growth.
6 hours ago Iraqi prime minister orders arrest of troublemaking protesters
Haideral-Abadi’s call came a day after demonstrators breached the heavily fortified Green Zone and burst into Iraq’s parliament demanding reform.
9 hours ago Malaysia deports 32 Taiwan suspects to China, draws protest
Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia’s deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island’s nationals to China this weekend to face wire fraud charges, the latest in a series of disputes that has raised new friction between China and Taiwan.
9 hours ago Iraq: PM orders arrest of protesters who attacked lawmakers
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered authorities to arrest and bring to justice protesters who attacked security forces, lawmakers and damaged properties of state institutions after breaking into Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone to protest delays in reform plans.
9 hours ago In London’s mayoral race, candidate rejects ‘extremism’ barb
One is a bus driver’s son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire’s son raised in a mansion. They are two very different London success stories, and one is about to become the city’s next mayor.
9 hours ago Philippine officials say 10 Indonesian hostages have been freed by Muslim extremists in the country’
Philippine officials say 10 Indonesian hostages have been freed by Muslim extremists in the country’s south.
9 hours ago Iran president welcomes parliamentary results
Iran’s official IRNA news agency reports that President Hassan Rouhani has welcomed the success of the moderate-reformist bloc in parliamentary runoff elections.
9 hours ago Car bomb in southern Turkey kills policeman, 13 wounded
A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing a policeman and injuring 13 other people, an official said.
Today Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch
Venezuela’s president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation.
Today Malaysia deports 32 Taiwanese to China, draws protest
Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia’s deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island’s nationals to China to face wire fraud charges.
15 hours ago IS claims responsibility for killing Bangladesh Hindu man
A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh in the latest attack claimed by radical Islamists in the Muslim-majority nation, police said.
18 hours ago Worker dies after falling ill at World Cup stadium site
World Cup organizers say a worker has died after falling ill on the site of one of the stadiums being constructed for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.