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China confirms sending fuel to Nepal.

China on Thursday confirmed it was sending fuel supplies to Nepal, breaking India’s monopoly on the export of petroleum products to the Himalayan nation. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in his regular media briefing that in r ...

Attacks may divide city, fear Parisians.

Tony Balet came to work on Saturday with a ribbon pinned on his shirt. It was red, white, blue and black. “People died because they were innocent and they were young,” he said. “They had nothing to do with anything; they were just out to ...

Ukraine closes its airspace to Russia.

Ukraine last month banned all Russian airlines from flying into Ukraine but Russian planes have been allowed to fly over its territory. Ukraine’s Prime Minister said his government has decided to close the country’s airspace to all Russian p ...

Christian-Muslim dialogue only way out in Kenya: Pope.

Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the “barbarous” Islamic extremist attacks that have struck the African country recently, saying religio ...

Islamic State taxes masses to swell its coffers.

The jihadist group’s earnings from different sources are approaching $1 billion a year. Across wide swathes of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic Sate (IS), with the goal of building a credible government, has set up a predatory and violent bureaucracy th ...

Kim says N. Korea has hydrogen bomb.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared on Thursday to claim his country has developed a hydrogen bomb, a step up from the less powerful atomic bomb, but outside experts were sceptical. Mr. Kim made the comments as he toured the Phyongchon Revolutionary ...

Saudi voters elect 20 women candidates for the first time.

The women who won hail from vastly different parts of the country, ranging from Saudi Arabia’s largest city to a small village near Islam’s holiest site. Saudi voters have elected 20 women for local government seats, according to results, a ...