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16 Syrian soldiers killed by IS jihadists: monitor

Sixteen Syrian soldiers, including an officer, have been killed in a minefield laid by the Islamic State group and an attack by the jihadists in the desert, a monitor said Wednesday. The soldiers were “killed after they found themselves in a...

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Russian nuclear-powered submarine arrives in Cuba

A Russian nuclear-powered submarine and other naval vessels arrived in Cuba Wednesday for a five-day visit to the communist island off Florida’s coast in a show of force amid spiraling US-Russian tensions. The submarine Kazan, which Cuba says...

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jerry west dead

Jerry West, an iconic 1960s star guard for the Los Angeles Lakers who inspired the NBA logo, died Wednesday at age 86, the Los Angeles Clippers announced. West played for the Lakers from 1960 through 1974, winning his only NBA title in 1972, and was...

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social media users 5 billion

Japan on Wednesday enacted legislation to ensure tech giants like Google and Apple give access to third-party smartphone apps and payment systems on their platforms or risk major fines. Similar to the European Union’s new Digital Markets Act...

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More than 35 dead in Kuwait building fire: interior ministry

A fire killed 49 people in Kuwait when it ripped through a building housing nearly 200 foreign workers on Wednesday, the government said. The blaze, which broke out in the six-storey building south of Kuwait City at around dawn, also left dozens of...

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