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GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Several dozen rockets and mortar bombs launched at Israel by Palestinians in Gaza, and Israeli air strikes on the enclave’s dominant Hamas militant group, raised the heat along the border on Wednesday. People stand next to a pole damaged by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip that landed near it, in […]

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department, U.S. Ambassador […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to craft legislation that would quell an outcry over the Trump administration’s separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, with an opinion poll showing most Americans oppose the policy. The family separations and detentions of children, highlighted by videos of youngsters in cages and […]

BILBAO, Spain (Reuters) – Italy’s Osteria Francescana took the top spot at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony on Tuesday, garnering praise for playful use of local ingredients in dishes including “Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano”. Massimo Bottura, the chef patron of Osteria Francescana restaurant in Italy, talks after receiving the award for Best […]

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s all-powerful Constituent Assembly elected as its head on Tuesday Socialist Party No. 2 Diosdado Cabello, boosting the profile of a political leader who the United States has accused of being a coordinator of international drug shipments. FILE PHOTO: National constituent assembly’s member Diosdado Cabello speaks during a session of the assembly […]

These organizations are working to help and protect these elephants, and you can support their efforts to keep this species from going extinct. Wildlife Conservation Society WildAid’s “Be Ivory Free” campaign Save the Elephants – Elephant Crisis Fund Elephants Without Borders African Wildlife Foundation International Elephant Foundation – Mounted Horse Patrol

Personal: Birth date: June 25, 1972 Birth place: Tripoli, Libya Birth name: Saif al-Islam Gadhafi Father: Moammar Gadhafi, former leader of Libya for 42 years Mother: Safia (Farkash) Gadhafi Education: El-Fateh University, Libya, Degree in architectural engineering, 1994; Imadec University, Vienna, Austria, M.B.A., 2000; London School of Economics, Ph.D., 2008 Military service: Libyan military, November […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Decrying “internment camps,” Democrats and their supporters disrupted a high-profile U.S. congressional hearing on Tuesday with a dramatic protest against the Trump administration’s policy of detaining immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. With the sound of a young child crying in the background, the top Democrat on the […]

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will try to reassure Germany and Italy over migration at a summit next week as a stand-off in Berlin threatens Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition. FILE PHOTO: Migrants, part of a group intercepted aboard two dinghies off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, rest after arriving on a rescue […]

GENEVA (Reuters) – North Korea on Tuesday rejected allegations by the top U.N. human rights official that serious and widespread violations persisted in the country despite its diplomatic opening. FILE PHOTO: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein of Jordan speaks during a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in […]

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