Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, El Salvador

May 22, 2017

Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, El Salvador

In a surprise announcement Sunday, Pope Francis named new cardinals for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden. “Their origin, from different parts of the world, manifests the universality of the Church spread out all ...

Assad's forces clear rebels out of key city of Homs

May 22, 2017

Assad's forces clear rebels out of key city of Homs

Syria’s government announced Sunday the country’s third-largest city, Homs — once named the capital of the revolt against President Bashar Assad — had been cleared of armed opposition for the first time in more than five years. The announcement follows the completion of the ...

May 2, 2017

U.S. issues new terrorism alert for Europe

State Department is warning Americans living in and traveling to Europe of the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks on the continent through the summer. In a new travel alert issued on Monday, the department said the Islamic State group, al-Qaida and their affiliates retain ...

May 1, 2017

Suspected U.S. airstrike kills four al-Qaida operatives in car in Yemen

A suspected U.S. airstrike killed four al-Qaida operatives in Yemen’s eastern province of Marib on Sunday, Yemeni tribal and security officials said. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media, say the operatives killed were ...