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Last remains of Ethiopian plane crash victims buried, families say little notice given

Last remains of Ethiopian plane crash victims buried, families say little notice given

The last remains of 157 people killed aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane in March were interred at the crash site this week, farmers and families told Reuters, but some relatives were upset they had been unable to take part in the ceremony. Nadia Milleron, whose daughter Samya Stumo was...

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Polls close in Sri Lanka presidential poll marred by violence

Polls close in Sri Lanka presidential poll marred by violence

Polls have closed in Sri Lanka where elections were held Saturday for a new president of the tourism-dependent island nation still struggling to recover from the Easter Sunday militant attacks which killed more than 250 people. A convoy of buses carrying Muslim voters was shot at just...

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Afghanistan announces delay in Taliban-for-hostages exchange

Afghanistan announces delay in Taliban-for-hostages exchange

The exchange of three senior Taliban prisoners for two foreign hostages announced by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has been delayed, a spokesman said Saturday. The Taliban prisoners "are still being held by the Afghan government. The inability of the Taliban to meet the conditions has...

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Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary

Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary

French police fired water cannon and fired tear gas in Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of anti-government “yellow vest” demonstrations. Demonstrators, many clad in black and hiding their faces, vandalized an HSBC bank branch at the Place...

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Deir Ezzor: Iran builds military camps, recruits locals      Regime says Syrian population increased despite war      Last remains of Ethiopian plane crash victims buried, families say little notice given      Russian airstrikes kill 4 civilians in Idlib      Polls close in Sri Lanka presidential poll marred by violence      Afghanistan announces delay in Taliban-for-hostages exchange      Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary      Germany arrests citizen accused of Islamic State membership upon return home