Algerians Keep Up Pressure After President’s Half-Concession
Algerian students are protesting President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to delay presidential elections indefinitely.
Iran’s Hard-Line Judiciary Chief Becomes Deputy of Key Panel
Iran’s official IRNA news agency says the country’s newly appointed head of judiciary has also been elected as a deputy chief in the panel known as Assembly of Experts, which can appoint or remove the country’s supreme leader.
Swiss End Commercial Flights by Vintage Plane Crash Airline
Switzerland’s aviation agency is revoking the commercial flight license of a local airline that operated vintage propeller planes after one of its aircraft crashed in the Alps last year, killing all 20 people on board.
Russian PM Vows to Look Into Construction Plans for Baikal
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has vowed to audit a prospective water bottling plant on the shores of the world’s deepest freshwater lake.
China Says 2 Pilots Killed in Crash of Navy Jet
China says a fighter jet crashed during a training mission in the southern island province of Hainan, killing both pilots.
UN Agency: Thousands Trapped in Yemen’s Northern Flashpoint
A U.N. humanitarian agency says thousands of Yemeni civilians caught in fierce clashes between warring factions are trapped in an embattled northern district.
FIFA: Nations Must Restore Ties With Qatar to Host WC Games
Persian Gulf countries would have to lift boycotts of Qatar before being eligible to join hosting of the World Cup, FIFA determined in a feasibility study recommending its ruling council endorse expansion of the 2022 tournament to 48 teams despite the logistical and political complexities.
UK Prime Minister Set to Put Her EU Divorce Deal to the Test
British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing continued opposition to her European Union divorce deal despite 'legally binding' changes that she hopes will win parliamentary support for the agreement.
Islamic State Audio Calls on Followers to Avenge Syria Push
An audio recording purportedly from the Islamic State group is calling on supporters across the world to stage attacks in defense of die-hard militants besieged by U.S.-backed forces in their last foothold in a village in eastern Syria.
With Ghosn Gone, Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi Form New Board
The chief executives of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have announced a new board to oversee the French-Japanese auto alliance, seeking a 'new start' for the partnership after the arrest and dismissal of Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.