At least 22 people are now known to have died when Taliban militants slaughtered guests at a luxury Kabul hotel, Afghan officials said Monday, as fears grew that the attackers may have had inside help.
A motorcycle bomb killed three civilians and wounded two dozen others on Monday at a bustling morning market in Thailand’s insurgency-hit south, the first such attack by suspected militants on a ‘soft target’ in the Muslim-majority region for months.
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The world’s richest one percent raked in 82 percent of the wealth created last year while the poorest half of the population received none, Oxfam said Monday, as the world’s elite prepared to mingle at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Turkey gave Washington advance warning before launching an operation against US-allied Syrian Kurdish forces, and Ankara has “legitimate” security concerns in the area, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Sunday voiced concern over Washington’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as US Vice President Mike Pence visited Amman during an uncomfortable Middle East tour.
Former international footballer George Weah will be sworn in as Liberia’s new president on Monday, a landmark moment that marks the troubled country’s first peaceful democratic transition since 1944.
Dozens of Russian athletes banned by the International Olympic Committee for life over doping will seek to overturn their punishment from Monday at the world’s top sports court.
President Emmanuel Macron’s campaign for a “French Renaissance” kicks into overdrive Monday as he welcomes 140 multinational business leaders before this week’s jamboree of the rich and powerful in Davos.
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will seek EU support in Brussels on Monday amid bitter acrimony with the United States, but he looks unlikely to get much the in way of concrete commitments.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday said the West’s “Russiaphobia” was worse than during the Cold War and warned that Moscow has “red lines” that should be respected.