WASHINGTON As Donald Trump moves closer to clinching the Republican presidential nomination, he has offered lavish praise for Bernie Sanders, who faces increasingly slim chances in his battle with Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race.
BEIRUT Three people were killed and 25 wounded when rebel-fired mortars hit a mosque in Aleppo as people were leaving Friday prayers, the Syrian state news agency SANA said on Friday
ANKARA Iranians lined up outside polling stations on Friday to vote in a second round of parliamentary elections, with allies of reformist President Hassan Rouhani seeking to wrest more seats from hardliners.
SEOUL North Korea's Supreme Court on Friday sentenced a Korean American man to 10 years of hard labour for subversion, North Korean media reported, in the latest conviction of a foreigner for crimes against the isolated state.
BEIRUT A "regime of calm" will be enforced in parts of Syria's Latakia and Damascus regions from 1:00 a.m. (2200 GMT) on April 30, a Syrian military statement said on Friday.
MOSCOW A "regime of silence" agreed by Russia and the United States for several parts of Syria forbids military action and the use of any kinds of weapons, the Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian military official as saying on Friday.
BEIJING A fire in a basement at the Shanghai Hongqiao airport has killed two people and injured three, the People's Daily said on Friday.
WASHINGTON The U.S. military will announce on Friday that has it taken disciplinary action against 16 service members over a deadly Oct. 3 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run by the international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, U.S. officials told Reuters.
PRETORIA South Africa's High Court ruled on Friday that a decision seven years ago to drop 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma was irrational and should be reviewed, another setback for the scandal-ridden leader who faces calls for his resignation.