World News, Middle East News, Afghanistan War - Washington Times
Skip to content

World

Featured Articles

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim speaks to the media in Ankara, Turkey, Friday Sept. 22, 2017. Yildirim said Friday his country will never accept a separate Kurdish state in neighboring Iraq and would not refrain from taking steps to prevent it. Binali Yildirim again called on Iraqi Kurdish leaders to abandon plans for a referendum on independence, saying it was not too late for them to turn away "from this adventure." (Turkish Prime Ministry, pool photo via AP)

Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

- Associated Press

The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats - a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendum.

This Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber, in San Francisco. Transport for London says it won't renew a license for Uber to operate in the British capital. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Uber to lose its license to operate in London

- Associated Press

Uber’s license to operate in London won’t be renewed because its practices endanger public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture.

British Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Theresa May, U.K. leader, to try to break Brexit logjam in Italy speech

Associated Press

British Prime Minister Theresa May will try Friday to revive foundering Brexit talks — and unify her fractious government — by proposing a two-year transition after Britain’s departure from the European Union in 2019 during which the U.K. would continue to pay into the bloc’s coffers.

Search and rescue efforts continue at the Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake has stunned central Mexico, killing more than 200 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico shocked by fake news the young girl trapped in rubble of school

- Associated Press

News media, officials and volunteer rescuers all repeated the story of “Frida Sofia” with a sense of urgency that made it a national drama, drawing attention away from other rescue efforts across the quake-stricken city and leaving people in Mexico and abroad glued to their television sets.

Related Articles

North Korea Minister for Foreign Affairs Ri Yong Ho speaks during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NKorea: Trump insult makes attack on US 'more inevitable'

- Associated Press

North Korea's foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump's insult calling leader Kim Jong Un "rocket man" makes "our rocket's visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable all the more."

Demi Lovato to help war-scarred children in Iraq

- Associated Press

Demi Lovato was named a Global Citizen ambassador at the organization's annual music festival Saturday, championing the mental health of thousands of children displaced within Iraq and other vulnerable communities.

Verizon will keep serving eastern Montana customers for now

Associated Press

Verizon says it will give hundreds of rural customers in eastern Montana more time to switch plans or find a new provider after members of the state's Congressional delegation objected to the company's plans to end services.

World wonders: Could NKorea fire nuclear missile over Japan?

- Associated Press

Will North Korea's next nuclear test involve a thermonuclear missile screaming over Japan? That's a question being asked after North Korea's foreign minister said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walks to his seat at a luncheon with President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. From left, Vice President Mike Pence, Abe, Trump, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

- Associated Press

In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and flight escorts flew on Saturday to the farther point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea's "reckless behavior."

In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during parade

- Associated Press

Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country's president vowed that Tehran would press ahead with its missile program in defiance of U.S. demands to the contrary.