Egypt’s ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

CAIRO — Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, his family and a member of his defense team said. Morsi’s family attended funeral prayers in the mosque of Cairo’s Tora prison, followed by […]

Hunt begins for the cause of huge South American blackout

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The lights were back on Monday across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a huge blackout that affected tens of millions people, but authorities remained in the dark about the cause of the grid collapse and continued to calculate the economic damage. Argentine President Mauricio Macri promised a thorough investigation into what […]

Guatemalans choose president amid distrust, flight to US

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalans voted for a new president Sunday following an electoral process that generated widespread disillusion and distrust, and came as tens of thousands were fleeing poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States. Marco René Cuellar, the first to vote at the Mixed Rural School in the […]

Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protesters

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police and protesters faced off Monday as authorities began trying to clear the streets of a few hundred who remained near the city government headquarters after massive demonstrations that stretched deep into the night before. The police asked for cooperation in clearing the road but said the protesters could stay […]

Ships operating in Gulf region urged to take extreme caution

BERLIN — Governments and maritime agencies urged an abundance of caution Thursday for ships operating in the Persian Gulf region after two oil tankers were damaged in suspected attacks near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Though details of the suspected attack on the ships in the Gulf of Oman of the coast of Iran were […]

Japan premier in Iran as Yemen rebels strike Saudi airport

Shinzo Abe

TEHRAN, Iran — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe landed Wednesday in Tehran on a mission to ease tensions between the U.S. and Iran, just hours after Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen launched an attack on an airport in Saudi Arabia, wounding 26 people. Abe’s trip is the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate the crisis as Tehran […]

Police, protesters face off ahead of Hong Kong law debate

HONG KONG — Government officials in Hong Kong are bracing for a showdown as protesters and police continue to face off into the early morning hours outside the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s legislature ahead of Wednesday’s debate over changes allowing extradition to the Chinese mainland. Opponents of legislation that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited […]

Extradition bill pushes Hong Kong to a political crisis

HONG KONG — A highly controversial legislative measure in Hong Kong that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China has pushed the former British colony to its biggest political crisis in years. A march to protest the measure drew hundreds of thousands of people to the streets Sunday and stretched into Monday, […]

Massive extradition bill protest fills Hong Kong streets

HONG KONG — Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China where they could face politically charged trials. The massive demonstration took place three days before the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s government plans to bring the highly […]

Undone by Brexit, May steps down as Conservative leader

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May formally stepped down as Conservative Party leader on Friday, defeated by the Brexit conundrum. May’s three years at the helm ended not with a bang but a whimper: The party simply confirmed there had been a private exchange of letters between May and the committee that oversees party […]