U.N. stunned by multiple civilian casualties in western Mosul
BAGHDAD The United Nations expressed profound concern on Saturday over reports of an incident in the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul that caused a high number of civilian casualties.
BISHKEK Kyrgyzstan's security service said on Tuesday it was checking reports a Kyrgyz national was involved in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day and that it was in touch with Turkish authorities.
A gunman, who remains at large, shot dead 39 people at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul on Sunday. CNN Turk said he was believed to be of Kyrgyz origin.
The Kyrgyz security service gave no further details.
(Reporting by Olga Dzyubenko; Writing by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Louise Ireland)
ROME Leaders of the European Union met in Rome on Saturday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaty and demonstrate that the EU can survive the impending departure of major power Britain.
UNITED NATIONS Israel has ignored a demand by the United Nations Security Council to halt settlement building and some Palestinian groups are continuing to incite violence against Jews, U.N. Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the 15-member body on Friday.