BAGHDAD — Turkey’s government edged closer Tuesday to direct intervention in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, bolstering security along its border with Syria and asking parliament to authorize sending troops to the two war-ravaged countries. Read full article >>
Hong Kong crowds gather for huge pro-democracy rallies, as leader CY Leung urges protesters to work with Beijing speaking on China's national day.
By Donny Kwok and Irene Jay Liu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread to a new area of the city, ratcheting up pressure on its pro-Beijing government. There was little sign of momentum flagging on the fifth day of the mass campaign, whose aim has been to
Nicolae Corneanu, a Romanian Orthodox bishop who was the first senior cleric to acknowledge collaborating with Romania’s feared Securitate communist secret police, died Sept. 28. He was 90.He died at his residence, church spokesman Lucian Florea said. The cause was not reported. Read full article >>
KABUL — The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a vital, long-delayed security deal that will allow nearly 10,000 American troops to remain in Afghanistan beyond the final withdrawal of U.S. and international combat forces this year. Read full article >>