Meeting of U.S. and Central American officials reset for October

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico said on Friday that it will participate in a U.S.-hosted meeting with Central American countries on Oct. 11 and 12 in Washington, after a prior postponement put in question whether the event would actually take place. The Alliance for Prosperity, a U.S.-led economic and security group, was launched in 2014 […]

Israel: Border crossing with Syria to reopen for UN staff

FILE – In this Aug. 2014, file photo, metal boards in the shape of gunmen sit on an old bunker at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria near the Quneitra province. Israel’s defense minister says the country’s border crossing with Syria is reopening for […]

Syrian rebels see jihadists leaving Idlib demilitarized zone

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian mainstream rebel groups said on Thursday they have growing confidence that their jihadist rivals will comply with a requirement to leave a demilitarized buffer zone set up by Turkey and Russia under a deal that averted a Russian-backed Syrian army offensive. Earlier this month, Turkey and Russia reached an agreement to […]

Lesbos refugee camp at centre of Greek misuse of EU funds row | World news

The conditions in which thousands of asylum seekers are being detained on Lesbos has unleashed a furious political backlash in Greece, as financing of the island’s overcrowded Moria detention camp comes under scrutiny. Tensions mounted after the defence minister, Panos Kammenos, filed a defamation action against three journalists, including the editor-in-chief of the Fileleftheros daily, […]

A Close-Up Look at the Forgotten War in Yemen

September 25, 2018  03:51 PM Hussein Tayeb, 38, leads the way into a sparsely furnished living room and serves tea and sweet sesame bread on the earthen floor. He pulls his mobile phone out of the pocket of his dishdasha and plays back a couple of videos he filmed himself. To the beat of […]

College players getting on court education at World Cup

FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2018 file photo Pittsburgh’s Yacine Diop, left, maintains control of a rebound as Florida State’s Nicole Ekhomu reaches for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Pittsburgh. Several college players are getting quite the education on the court playing against the best players […]

Philip Morris Hypocrisy on New Healthy Image

September 25, 2018  11:04 AM Along the Avenue de Rhodanie in Lausanne, Switzerland, the world’s largest cigarette manufacturer, Philip Morris, is taking an unconventional step that might be described, by some, as an attempt by a reformed tobacco company to save the world’s smokers. The cigarette maker, the story goes, doesn’t want to make […]

Major powers, Iran meet to salvage nuclear deal without U.S.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran has ample reason to stay in the 2015 nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal and the remaining parties on Monday will discuss ways to blunt the effect of impending U.S. sanctions on Tehran, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said. FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the […]