GENEVA Syrian peace talks in Geneva resumed on Thursday after breaking down 10 months ago as the battle for Aleppo escalated, with the U.N. mediator hoping to corral the warring sides into a rare face-to-face meeting.
SOUTH OF MOSUL U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Thursday, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive Islamic State from the western half of the city.
BERLIN Two senior members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Thursday warned election rivals the Social Democrats (SPD) against politicizing Germany’s efforts to increase military spending, saying security threats made such steps essential.
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia has requested Interpol to put an alert out to apprehend four North Korean suspects in the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Malaysia’s police chief said on Thursday.
Paul Peterson opened a two-shot lead before the opening round was suspended due to a waterlogged course at the Joburg Open.
British No 3 Kyle Edmund has progressed into the quarter-finals of the Delray Beach Open but Aljaz Bedene crashed out of Marseille’s Open 13.
Dominic Thiem remained on course for a first title of the year, seeing off Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic 6-2 7-5 to reach the Rio Open quarter-finals.
Agnieszka Radwanska crashed out of the Dubai Tennis Championships, suffering a shock 6-4 2-6 6-2 defeat to American teenager Catherine Bellis.
BEIJING China’s defense ministry said on Thursday it was aware of the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group in the South China Sea and China respected freedom of navigation for all countries in the waters there.
A bumper week of action continues from Rio, where Kei Nishikori and Dominic Thiem are vying for the title, live on Sky Sports.