World Bulletin / News Desk
Unidentified gunmen on Monday killed at least 40 Syrian soldiers and government employees who were being taken to the Syrian border by Iraqi authorities after fleeing into Iraq from a Syrian rebel attack, Iraqi officials said.
The attack on the convoy carrying the Syrians occurred in Iraq's westerly Anbar province, they said.
The Iraqi officials said some 65 Syrian soldiers and government officials had handed themselves over to Iraqi authorities on Friday after anti-government rebels seized the Syrian side of the Yaarabiya frontier crossing.
Foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg signed off a new package of measures including a ban on investments in North Korea and on EU exports of oil to Pyongyang.
Chancellor Angela Merkel says election defeat in Lower Saxony will not weaken bargaining position ahead of coalition talks
Pope Francis also says governments should cooperate globally to stop forced migration
As tensions continue to mount between Baghdad and Erbil, Iraqi army begins operations to secure oil-rich Kirkuk province
In Portugal, Prime Minister Antonio Costa declared a state of emergency as more than 5,800 firefighters fought some 30 major fires still raging Monday.
The most senior figure in the Church of England wrote in the Financial Times that Britain's "broken" economic model was leaving younger generations behind.
President Emmanuel Macron launched strong televised defense of his first five months
Residents of the Somali capital, while wearily accustomed to regular bombs and attacks by Islamist militants, have been left stunned by the monster explosion Saturday which gutted surrounding buildings and left victims burned beyond recognition.
European Council points to 'disproportionate' use of force by Myanmar's army in Rohingya crisis
The Social Democrats saw a firm display of support from Macedonia’s electorate on Sunday.
Federica Mogherini says EU to discuss on workable cooperation with Turkey on Syria, Iraq
Nearly 6.4 million registered voters are going to the polls on Sunday to elect lawmakers for the National Assembly, Nationalrat.
Six government forces were killed in artillery shelling by Kurdish Peshmerga in Tuz Khurmatu district
High-level meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker comes amid claims of stalemate in Brexit talks
Iraqi Turkmen Front head Ershad Salihi urges 'US forces in Baghdad and Kirkuk to intervene'