Tourists, Romans Gather in St. Peter’s Square to Hear Pope
Thousands of tourists and Romans have gathered in St. Peter’s Square for Pope Francis’s Christmas message to the world.
Turkey ‘Determined’ to Drive Out Syrian Kurdish Forces
Turkey says it is working with the United States to coordinate the withdrawal of American forces but remains 'determined' to clear U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters from northeastern Syria.
Cameroon English-Speaking Separatists Attack Town, Kidnap 15
A regional governor in Cameroon says armed English-speaking separatists attacked a French-speaking town, killing one person, kidnapping 15 others and burning 86 homes in the country’s restive North West region.
Sicilian Airport Reopens Amid Mount Etna’s Latest Eruption
Italy’s Catania airport is reopening after an ash cloud from Mount Etna’s latest eruptions forced it to shut down.
Protests in Tunisia After Journalist Sets Himself on Fire
The death of a Tunisian journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation has prompted a protest that led to clashes with police and nationwide concern.
Reports: Attacker on Chinese Bus Kills 5, Wounds 21
Police say an attacker with a knife hijacked a bus in a southeastern Chinese city and drove into pedestrians, killing at least five people before being captured.
Militants Attack Libya’s Foreign Ministry, 3 Killed
Security officials say a suicide bomber has targeted Libya’s Foreign Ministry in the capital, Tripoli, killing three people.
Iran Submits First Budget Since US Sanctions Were Restored
Iran’s president submitted next year’s budget to parliament on Tuesday, the first since the United States restored sanctions that had been lifted under the nuclear deal.
Russian Biathlon Champion in Doping Scandal Retires
Anton Shipulin, a world biathlon champion at the heart of Russia’s doping scandal, has announced his retirement.
Poll Shows Israel’s Netanyahu Cruising Toward Re-election
A public opinion poll published Tuesday, the first following the announcement of snap elections in Israel, predicts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will cruise toward an easy re-election in April.