FOX News : International (335)

Israel hits Hamas in Gaza after rocket fire at Israeli city

The Israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes in Gaza is response to rocket fire toward southern Israel.

Under Putin, Russia increases clout in the Middle East

When Russia launched a military campaign in Syria two years ago, President Vladimir Putin sought to save his ally from imminent collapse and break Russia's international isolation over a crisis in Ukraine.

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south

Philippine legislators have voted to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the country's south by a year due to what the military says are continuing terrorist threats despite the defeat of a disastrous pro-Islamic State group siege.

China marks Nanking Massacre's 80th anniversary

Chinese officials are calling for deeper ties with Japan on the 80th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre.

Pedophile stopped at Sydney Airport by anti-sex tourism law

A convicted child molester has been prevented from flying overseas from Sydney Airport under new laws aimed at keeping Australian pedophiles out of Southeast Asian sex tourist markets.

AP Exclusive: Sold NKorean brides face hard choices in China

The North Korean woman drives a motorbike slowly down a narrow lane shaded by tall corn to the farmhouse where she lives with the disabled Chinese man who bought her.

Venezuelan judge orders Utah man be tried on weapons charges

A judge in Venezuela has ordered an American man to stand trial on weapons charges, dashing hopes of his family in Utah that he would be released and be with them for Christmas.

UN official: NKoreans say it's important to prevent war

The U.N. political chief says senior North Korea officials told him during his visit to the country last week "that it was important to prevent war" over its rapidly advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Port Authority bomber reportedly wasn't on Bangladeshi terror watch lists

Authorities in Bangladesh have said the man suspected of attempting to detonate a pipe bomb at New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal Monday was not on the country’s terror watch list.

Bahrain interfaith group pays unprecedented visit to Israel

An interfaith group from the Gulf state of Bahrain is paying an unprecedented public visit to Israel this week, receiving a warm welcome but generating uproar across the Arab world.

Iraq PM warns Islamic State might erupt again somewhere else

Three days after declaring victory over the Islamic State group, Iraq's prime minister warns that the group's extremists might "erupt again somewhere else" without international cooperation in combatting the militants.

In rare visit, UN expert pleads with Venezuela

An independent expert for the U.N.'s top human rights body said Tuesday that he pleaded with Venezuela's government to release more than 20 people in custody and is optimistic other U.N. experts will be let in.

Mexico leftist front-runner doubles down on amnesty proposal

Mexican presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has doubled down on a controversial proposal to consider amnesty for criminals.

ICC: Failure to arrest Sudan's president undermines court

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is accusing some of its members including Jordan, Uganda and Chad of undermining the tribunal's "reputation and credibility" by refusing to arrest Sudan's president who is accused of genocide in Darfur.

New PM: Poland needs to protect its national interests

Poland "fits the European puzzle" and should be allowed to protect its national interests and character even while being a member of the European Union, the country's new prime minister said Tuesday.

Pope on Guadalupe feast: Church is mestizo, native, black

Pope Francis is urging Latin American and Caribbean Catholics to celebrate and defend their diversity, saying the face of the Catholic Church is indigenous, mestizo and black.

Police: At least 13 dead in multi-vehicle accident in Kenya

Kenyan police say at least 13 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway outside the capital, Nairobi.

North Korea terror threat remains a concern as Winter Olympics prep gets underway

South Korean officials are getting ready for the worst as they prepare for their Winter Olympic games in PyeongChang in February.

Liberia sets Dec. 26 date for runoff presidential election

Liberia's National Elections Commission has set Dec. 26 as the date for the presidential runoff vote.

Venezuela official orders probe into former UN ambassador

The chief prosecutor in Venezuela says his office has launched a probe into the country's former oil czar and ambassador to the United Nations.

Mexico's president again stumbles in public speaking

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has drawn scorn on the internet after making a grade-school grammar mistake that his office corrected in an official transcript of his remarks.

Italy: helicopters ferry flood victims to safety

Italian firefighters used helicopters and rubber dinghies to evacuate stranded residents of a town in the northern region of Emilia Romagna that flooded when waters overran earthen dikes.

Dennis Rodman wants North Korea, Guam basketball game for peace

Former NBA Star Dennis Rodman believes he can broker a peace deal between the United States and North Korea.

Most fake bomb calls that beset Russia coming from Syria

A top Russian official says most of the fake bomb calls that have plagued cities across Russia have come from Syria.

Muslim leaders to convene extraordinary summit for Jerusalem

Leaders and high-ranking officials of Muslim countries will meet Wednesday in Istanbul for an extraordinary summit to discuss "repercussions" from the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

EU clears easyJet purchase of part of Germany's Air Berlin

The European Union has cleared easyJet's planned acquisition of part of bankrupt German airline Air Berlin.

2 teenage girl suicide bombers kill 4 in Nigeria's north

A Nigerian official says two teenage girl suicide bombers attacked the town of Gwoza, in the country's north, killing at least four people.

Kenya's president urges unity after divisive election season

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging unity after a divisive election that was boycotted by his main opponent.

German soldier charged in far-right plot against politicians

German prosecutors have indicted a soldier accused of plotting to kill prominent political figures and blame the attack on refugees — a cased that raised concerns about extremism in the country's military.

EU aims to link visa, crime databases to boost terror fight

The European Union is planning to link together its border, visa and fingerprint databases to plug information gaps and better combat terrorism and international crime.

Russia shuts its embassy in Yemen, evacuates diplomats

Russia says it has temporarily shut its embassy in Yemen and evacuated all of its diplomats.

Israeli Jewish radical sentenced to 4 years for church arson

An Israeli court has sentenced a Jewish extremist to four years in prison for torching a famous Holy Land church in 2015.

Yemeni officials say police kill 3 militants in Aden

Yemeni officials say security forces have killed at least three suspected militants in a raid in the southern port city of Aden.

Burundi's president launches campaign to extend his rule

Burundi's president has launched a campaign to support constitutional amendments that could extend his rule.

After pulling out of UN migration talks, US supports world body's refugee effort

The Trump administration, which pulled out of talks last week on a United Nations-sponsored Global Compact on Migration, is quietly staying the course on a proposed Global Compact on Refugees that aims to stem the worst crisis the world has seen since World War II.

Charles Jenkins, Ex-US Army soldier who defected to North Korea, dead at 77

Charles Jenkins, a former U.S. Army soldier who deserted to North Korea at the height of the Cold War, died Monday. He was 77.

The Latest: Egypt official: Mideast peace prospects waning

The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the fallout from the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel : 3:20 p.m. Egypt's defense minister says chances for a Mideast peace deal have been diminished after the U.S. government's decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

Bangladesh questions family of man accused of NYC attack

Bangladesh's government condemned an attack on New York City's subway system, as it emerged that the suspect is an immigrant from the South Asian nation.

NATO prolongs chief Stoltenberg's term for 2 more years

NATO is giving Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg two more years at the head of the world's biggest military alliance.

Dutch model, 19, found naked, dead after falling from condo balcony in Malaysia

A 19-year-old Dutch model who was intoxicated and half naked died after she reportedly plunged from a balcony at a 20th floor condominium in Malaysia last week.

UNICEF: 400,000 Congo children suffering severe malnutrition

The United Nations Children's Fund says at least 400,000 children under 5 in Congo's troubled Kasai region are severely malnourished.

Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe on 1st trip abroad since resigning

Zimbabwe's presidential spokesman says former leader Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, have traveled to Singapore on their first trip abroad since Mugabe resigned last month under pressure from the military and ruling party.

Poland's new PM to list his goals in speech to lawmakers

Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is to outline his foreign and home policy goals, a day after he was sworn in and tasked with boosting the economy and Poland's image abroad.

Somalia intelligence officials report suspected US airstrike

A senior Somali intelligence official says a suspected U.S. airstrike has largely destroyed a minibus travelling near a rebel-held village in southern Somalia.

Thailand welcomes easing of EU political sanctions

Thailand's military junta has welcomed the European Union's decision to ease political sanctions imposed against it for overthrowing an elected government in 2014.

German union calls for strike by pilots at Ryanair

A union is calling on German-based pilots at budget airline Ryanair to strike in a dispute over pay and conditions, though it says there will be no walkouts in the days around Christmas.

Le Pen's party charged with alleged EU funds misuse

The party of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been charged with allegedly misusing European Parliament funds to pay parliamentary aides who did political work for the National Front.

Macedonia's Zaev set to warm up ties with Greece, Kosovo

Macedonia's prime minister repeated his will to reach a solution with Greece following more than two decades of dispute over his country's name.

US ambassador to UK hopes for Trump visit in new year

America's ambassador to Britain says he hopes US President Donald Trump will visit the UK next year despite his recent Twitter dispute with Prime Minister Theresa May.

India says Chinese construction on river dirtying water

Officials in India's northeast are complaining that Chinese construction activity on the upper reaches of one of Asia's largest river that flows into India are likely turning the waters downstream turbid and unfit for human consumption.