Two rival candidates announced bids Sunday to lead Britain’s fractious right-wing U.K. Independence Party — both warning that UKIP faces extinction if it doesn’t change.
The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):
Iraqi and Kurdish forces advanced on a town near Mosul on Sunday as part of an operation to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group, which staged an assault in western Iraq that appeared to be another diversionary attack.
Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on Sunday after recapturing at least a dozen of the 172 inmates who overpowered guards and escaped from a lockup in central Haiti, the prison’s director said.
After her husband was killed by a Boko Haram suicide bomber late last year, Hajjagana Mbasaru was forced to pull her children from school and rely on friends to feed them. Like other widows of civilians fighting the Islamic extremists in northern Nigeria, she spent long months waiting for any kind of government support.
Opponents of Prime Minister Viktor Orban are using referee whistles to disturb the government’s commemorations of Hungary’s 1956 revolution.
Polish women have again donned black and taken to the streets, launching another round of protests against efforts by the nation’s conservative leaders to tighten Poland’s abortion law.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Irbil on Sunday for a closer assessment of the fight against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq and to hear from Kurdish leaders whose forces launched a new offensive in the operation to wrest Mosul from the militants.
The Latest on developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country’s second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local):
Spain’s Socialist party says it will stop blocking the conservative Popular Party from forming a minority government, ending the country’s nearly 10-month political impasse.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday that Filipino fishermen may be able to return to the Chinese-held Scarborough Shoal in a few days after he discussed the territorial rift with Chinese leaders, but he did not provide details, including whether China imposed conditions.
Iraq’s parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages in a surprise move that angered many in the country’s Christian community who rely on the business.
Spain’s Socialist party votes to end political impasse, give Mariano Rajoy another term as prime minister.
German police say they’re investigating allegations that onlookers encouraged a teenage Somali migrant to jump from an apartment block, but officers at the scene heard nothing of the kind and they’ve yet to find any solid evidence.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday criticized the U.S. presidential candidates’ behavior during their recent debates.
A leading northern Syrian rebel coalition warned civilians in Aleppo to stay away from government positions around the contested city early Sunday as rebels and pro-government forces clashed along the city’s outskirts.
Italian officials say that 14 bodies have been recovered in a two-day period on smugglers’ boats packed with migrants making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.
Russian emergency officials say three people are dead and 13 others are injured after an explosion in a high-rise apartment building believed to have been caused by gas.
A little known Egyptian group has claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior Egyptian army officer outside his suburban Cairo home.
The pope says the cruelty of the fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul “makes us cry, leaves us without words.”