A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on illegal drugs has petitioned the Supreme Court to nullify a Manila court’s arrest warrant against her for drug charges and release her from jail.
Athens’ Muslims have long made do with living rooms, community centers and basements when seeking out places to pray. But now, the only European capital without an official mosque is about to get one.
The Iranian national chess team has banned grand master Dorsa Derakhshani for not wearing a hijab during a recent competition, as well as her younger brother, Borna, for playing against an Israeli opponent.
Denmark’s courts have dusted off rarely used blasphemy laws to charge a 42-year old man accused of burning a Koran.
Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Trump, said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that the Islamic State terrorist group will be defeated “rapidly,” while allowing that the battle against the underlying ideology behind it is likely to take longer.
Turkey’s state news agency Andadolu says the death toll from a car bomb near the town of al-Bab, just captured from Islamic State militants in northern Syria, has risen to 60. Most of the victims were civilians.
Mexican leaders scolded their American counterparts on Thursday for President Trump’s new immigration policies, using an initial meeting to register their displeasure and demand that the U.S. not increase the number of people deported to Mexico.
President Trump has called NAFTA the “worst trade deal in history,” but a poll released Friday says U.S. voters are deeply divided on whether it’s been good for the nation.
The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong-nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, police said Friday. The announcement raised serious questions about public safety in a building that authorities went 11 days without decontaminating.
President Trump said Thursday the U.S. nuclear arsenal has fallen behind, and he wants to ensure it is at the “top of the pack.”