Egyptian woman goes on hunger strike after son killed by celebratory gunfire at wedding

(CAIRO) -- Pictures, paintings and drawings of a smiling 13-year-old who was killed by celebratory gunfire adorn the Cairo home of Marwa Kenawy, a heartbroken mother who is relentlessly calling for justice for her son.

Youssef El-Arabi was... Read More

US deporting more and more people to Eritrea - a country it says tortures and kills its citizens

(NEW YORK) -- As the U.S. remains locked in a debate over asylum seekers from Central America, lawyers and advocacy groups say they are seeing an alarming uptick in deportations to the African nation of Eritrea -- a country that President Donald Trum... Read More

French forces rescue American during raid to free tourists in Burkina Faso

(PARIS) -- French soldiers led a raid to rescue two tourists who had been kidnapped in the West African country of Burkina Faso, and ended up also freeing an American and a South Korean who they were unaware were being held.

Several U.S. o... Read More

Pentagon deploying Patriot anti-missile battery to Middle East to further deter Iranian threat

(WASHINGTON) --  The U.S. military is deploying a Patriot anti-missile battery to the Middle East to further deter threats from Iran, the Pentagon announced on Friday.

The Pentagon would not specify the location but a senior military offi... Read More

Seized N. Korea ship accused of violating US sanctions could be auctioned, used in Navy SEAL training

(NEW YORK) -- The North Korean bulk cargo carrier formally seized by the United States this week could become an auction item or a training boat for Navy SEALS.

The Wise Honest, North Korea’s second-largest cargo vessel, is on its way to... Read More

Giuliani plots trip to Ukraine in effort to hurt Biden, help Trump

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is on a new mission now that he has finished jousting with the special counsel: stopping former Vice President Joe Biden from becoming the 2020 Democratic nominee.

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US deporting more and more people to Eritrea -- a country it says tortures and kills its citizens

(WASHINGTON) -- As the U.S. remains locked in a debate over asylum seekers from Central America, lawyers and advocacy groups say they are seeing an alarming uptick in deportations to the African nation of Eritrea -- a country that President Donald Tr... Read More

Beijing vows retaliation after US increases tariffs on $200 billion of imports

(BEIJING) -- After the working dinner between U.S. and Chinese negotiators in Washington ended after only 90 minutes and without a last-minute deal, President Donald Trump's threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods went into eff... Read More

Princes William and Harry, Kate and Meghan launch new project together

(LONDON) -- Prince William and Kate and new parents Prince Harry and Meghan teamed up to launch a new project inspired by their work on mental health.

The royal "Fab Four," as the in-laws are known, launched Shout, a free text messaging s... Read More

Jeff Bezos unveils plans for space colonization

(WASHINGTON) -- Billionaire Jeff Bezos announced his plans for space colonization on Thursday, starting with the moon.

The world's richest man revealed the plans for the secretive project from his spaceflight company, Blue Origin, and ann... Read More

CDC to block imports of dogs from Egypt, citing rabies concerns

(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control will announce Friday a temporary ban on dogs imported to the U.S. from Egypt, citing multiple instances of dogs that contracted rabies in Egypt being brought to the U.S. in recent years.

Offic... Read More

Trump calls for John Kerry to be prosecuted for Iran talks amid heightened tensions

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump went after former Secretary of State John Kerry again Thursday, calling for the former senator and top U.S. diplomat to be prosecuted for meeting with Iranian leaders and "telling them what to do."

It... Read More

US seized N. Korean ship accused of violating UN sanctions

(NEW YORK) -- The United States has seized a North Korean cargo ship that had been operating in violation of United Nations sanctions, federal prosecutors will announce Thursday.

The United States seized Wise Honest, a bulk carrier that st... Read More

Kim Jong Un wanted 'famous' US basketball players as part of denuclearization deal: Sources

(WASHINGTON) -- Ahead of the second summit in Hanoi, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un requested as part of the agreement between the countries moving forward that the U.S. send "famous basketball players" to normalize relations between the two count... Read More