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Nigerian soldiers sent to fight Boko Haram Islamists, May 22, 2013. REUTERS

Islamists kill 9 soldiers in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI  – Islamist militants killed nine Nigerian soldiers in an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country, three soldiers and...
US Customs and Border Protection agents in May 2019 check documents in El Paso, Texas, from a small group of migrants who crossed from Mexico. AFP

Top US court backs asylum crackdown

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed President Donald Trump's administration to implement asylum restrictions that prevent most Central American migrants from applying at...
HMCS Ottawa, a frigate from the Royal Canadian Navy, sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sept. 9 to 10, 2019. AFP

Canada sails warship in ‘sensitive’ Taiwan Strait

OTTAWA – Canada has sailed a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the Canadian government said, three months after a similar operation and amid...
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gives a speech during the press conference at the end of the meeting with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, left, at The Great Hall Of The People in Beijing, on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. AP

‘Germany must engage in dialogue with China’

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it’s important for her country to engage in dialogue with China, including on issues such as human...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 4, 2019. REUTERS

Iran says sacking of Bolton won’t lead to talks with US

DUBAI – The resignation of White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, a hawk on Iran, will not lead to talks between Washington and...
A supplied image obtained September 10, 2019 shows firefighters battling a bushfire in Peregian Springs on the Sunshine Coast, Australia, September 9, 2019. AAP IMAGE/JOHN PARK VIA REUTERS

Australians flee homes after ‘suspicious’ fires

SYDNEY – Hundreds of Australians have fled their homes in the eastern states as 140 fires ravaged parts of Queensland and New South Wales,...
Soldiers stand in formation during a temporary state of siege, approved by the Guatemalan Congress following the death of several soldiers last week, in the community of Semuy II, Izabal province, Guatemala Sept. 9, 2019. REUTERS

Guatemala deploys 2,000 troops after deadly attack

IZABAL – Hundreds of Guatemalan soldiers were deployed on Monday to an area near the border with Honduras and Mexico, home to long-standing social...
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to North Carolina. AP

Trump says Taliban peace talks now ‘dead’

WASHINGTON – U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now “dead,” President Donald Trump declared Monday, two days after he abruptly canceled a secret...
In this March 31, 2019 file photo, Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, attends the opening of the 30th Arab Summit, in Tunis, Tunisia. Kuwait said Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, that its 90-year-old ruling emir Sheikh Sabah has been admitted to a U.S. hospital after an earlier health scare. AP

Kuwait’s ruler in US hospital; halts Trump visit

DUBAI – Kuwait’s 90-year-old ruling emir has cancelled a visit Thursday with President Donald Trump at the White House after being admitted to a...
Students hold hands to surround St. Paul's College in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. AP

Hong Kong tells US to stay out

HONG KONG – Thousands of students formed human chains outside schools across Hong Kong on Monday to show solidarity to push for democratic reforms...

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