Lutz Bachmann, the founder of Germany’s far-right anti-Islamist movement, has practically made a habit out of appearing in court. Over the past few decades, the now 43-year-old has been convicted of drug-dealing, drunken driving, and assault, to name a few.
BEIRUT — Even though they strongly oppose militants linked to al-Qaida, residents of a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday faced devastating airstrikes from pro-government warplanes that killed at least 37 people, according to activists and a monitoring group.
KABUL — A Taliban suicide bomb and gun assault on a government security building during Tuesday morning rush hour in central Kabul killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 320. It was the deadliest single attack in the Afghan capital since 2011.
TOKYO — The Japanese share market fell more than 3 percent on Monday after a series of earthquakes measuring up to 7.3 magnitude struck a southern manufacturing hub, killing at least 42 people and forcing major companies to close factories.
PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador — Ecuador’s earthquake death toll rose to 350 on Monday as traumatized survivors rested amid the rubble of their homes and rescuers dug for survivors in the Andean nation’s shattered coastal region.
MANILA — The United States will transfer an observation blimp to the Philippines to help it track maritime activity and guard its borders amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, a U.S. diplomat said Monday.
HAVANA — President Raul Castro warned Cubans on Saturday that the United States was determined to end Cuba’s socialist revolution despite restoring relations and a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama, saying one-party Communism was essential to defend the system.
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck at a shallow depth in southern Japan, causing the strongest shaking since the 2011 disaster and collapsing houses. There were reports of deaths and injuries, but no tsunami warning was issued.
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — A surge in fighting across Syria on Thursday signaled the apparent collapse of a landmark cease-fire that has been under mounting stress in recent days because of intensifying assaults by government forces and rebels.
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — Even as Syrian peace efforts resumed Wednesday in Geneva, President Bashar Assad took a major jab at the process from Damascus: voting in parliamentary elections denounced as a farce by the opposition.
MANILA — The Philippines army defended its operations on Monday after 18 soldiers were killed and more than 50 wounded in a jungle ambush by militants in the south of the country who have pledged allegiance to Islamic State.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India — Indian police have detained five people after a fireworks display at a Hindu temple set off explosions and fire, killing 108 people, in one of the worst accidents at a religious festival.
LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron took the unusual step on Sunday of publishing his tax records to try to end days of questions about his personal wealth raised by the mention of his late father’s offshore fund in the Panama Papers.
ISTANBUL — Turkish police carried out a controlled explosion of a bag left in Istanbul's popular Taksim square on Saturday, a Reuters witness at the scene said, hours after the U.S. embassy warned of "credible threats" to tourist areas.
BRUSSELS — The main identified suspects in Islamic State attacks on Paris and Brussels are now dead or in custody after Belgian investigators charged two men on Saturday with aiding last month's Brussels suicide bombers.
Whether feuding Libyan factions unite to combat the Islamic State will depend on the appeal of a fragile new unity government, the head of U.S. Africa Command said on Thursday, providing a guarded assessment of the prospects for action against the militants.
LONDON/PANAMA CITY — Governments across the world began investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful on Monday after a leak of four decades of documents from a Panamanian law firm that specialized in setting up offshore companies.