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Iraqi forces fire tear gas injuring 22 in Baghda

Security forces fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in Baghdad Sunday injuring at least 22 people, police and medical sources said, a day after they pushed demonstrations back towards one…

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Hezbollah says its ‘arms won’t be twisted’ as crisis deepens in Lebanon

Political talks to agree an urgently needed Lebanese government are still deadlocked, three senior sources said Sunday, as the powerful Hezbollah indicated it would not be forced into concessions. The…

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Eight killed in bombing in Turkish-controlled northeast Syria

Eight people were killed when a bomb exploded Sunday in an area of northeast Syria controlled by Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies, Turkey's defense ministry and local emergency…

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Gas stations close as fuel runs low across Lebanon

Many petrol stations across Lebanon have closed due to fuel shortages, the head of the Syndicate of Gas Station Owners told The Daily Star Sunday. Sami Brax was unable to…

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Woman legally declared dead while still alive

Sherry Ellis found out she was dead the day after Halloween. The 73-year-old from Magnolia, Texas, was picking up her prescription from Walgreens when her bank card was declined. She…

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Missing hiker found dead on top of glacier

A three-day search for a California hiker has ended after he was found dead on top of a glacier in Sequoia and Kings National Park. Alan Stringer, 40, of Huntington…

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Madonna sued over 10:30 p.m. start time

"There's something that you all need to understand," Madonna said during her Las Vegas concert, while perched atop a piano, legs swinging. "And that is, that a queen is never…

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Sydney under ‘catastrophic’ warning as dozens of bushfires burn across NSW

Fire officials are warning of "catastrophic fire danger" as firefighters battle dozens of blazes raging across the Australian state of New South Wales. There were 64 fires burning as of…

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Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday amid growing opposition after an international audit found the results of last month's election could not be validated due to "serious irregularities." Morales said…

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Armenian joy as Congress recognizes genocide

Armenia rejoiced but Turkey was furious Wednesday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic resolution recognizing mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide. With tensions already…

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