The skies above this small northern Iraqi town are black with smoke and ash rains down from around a half dozen oil wells that Islamic State group fighters set ablaze as Iraqi troops moved in to retake Qayara last week.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona’s voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the November presidential election, according to a U.S.
Italian naval ships and vessels from nongovernment groups rescued thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast on Monday, the latest surge in desperate attempts to flee to Europe driven by war, poverty, and human traffickers.
The Japanese government will launch a project to improve medical services in the Russian Far East, as part of the eight-point assistance initiative shown by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Russian President Vladimir Putin in May, sources said Monday.
A museum in London dedicated to Japanese novelist Soseki Natsume (1867-1916), who spent two years in the British capital, will close in September, a year earlier than initially planned, its operator told Kyodo News on Sunday.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said Monday it seeks ¥6.665 trillion in its general-account budget request for fiscal 2017, up 15.4 percent from the sum under the fiscal 2016 initial budget.
In what would be a significant change in policy, the government is considering prioritizing economic assistance to Russia even if there is no progress in the long-standing territorial dispute, according to sources.