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Philippines Duterte Says Will Quit If Enough Women Protest His Kiss

MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has defended his kiss on the lips of a married Filipino woman in South Korea, and said he will resign if enough women...

Oas Passes Resolution To Begin Process To Suspend Venezuela

CARACAS – The Organization of American States (OAS) on Tuesday passed a resolution to begin the process of suspending Venezuela from the 34-member organization...

Us Warns United Arab Emirates Against Assault On Yemeni Port Hodeidah

WASHINGTON – The United States has warned its close ally the United Arab Emirates not to launch an assault on Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, which United...

Czechs Protest Against Pm Babis Before His Second Appointment

PRAGUE – Thousands of Czechs protested against Andrej Babis in dozens of cities on Tuesday, a day before his second appointment as prime minister and his second...

Austria Welcomes Putin But Rebuffs His Call For Sanctions To Be Lifted

VIENNA – Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Austria on Tuesday in his first trip to the West since being re-elected to the Kremlin and was rebuffed when he...

Two Somali Lawmakers Killed In Al-shabaab Ambush Army Officer

MOGADISHU – Two lawmakers from Somalia’s semi-autonomous Hirshabelle state were killed on Tuesday along with several of their bodyguards in an ambush near...

Ethiopia Says Will Fully Accept Implement 2000 Deal With Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia will “fully accept and implement” a peace agreement with Eritrea that was signed in 2000, its ruling coalition announced on...

Gazans Send Fire-starting Kites Into Israel Minister Threatens Lethal Response

ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER – Palestinians are sending kites dangling coal embers or burning rags across the Gaza border to set fire to farmland and forests, in a new...

Exclusive In Syria A Russian Move Causes Friction With Iran-backed Forces -officials

BEIRUT – A Russian troop deployment in Syria near the Lebanese border this week caused friction with Iran-backed forces including Hezbollah which objected to the...

Abadi Warns Of Dangerous Violations In Iraq Election

BAGHDAD – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday there were “dangerous violations” in the May 12 parliamentary election, won by a bloc...