The Brief

Opposition forces break through the Qaboun siege

Airstrike in Syria Kills and Wounds Dozens

Warplanes struck rebel-held parts of Syria Saturday killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the worst violence to hit the country in weeks, opposition activists said

Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque

Lawmakers Want FBI Help on Missing Black Girls

Black lawmakers are putting pressure on the FBI to help investigate the number of missing black minors in Washington, D.C. after social media users have been tweeting about the lack of media coverage of missing black and Hispanic girls


Hong Kong Elects a New Chief Executive

In the first leadership change since Hong Kong’s massive pro-democracy protests in 2014, a 1,194-strong election committee comprising largely of business interests and pro-China elites, elected Carrie Lam as the territory's next chief executive

Police line belt

At Least 1 Dead in Shooting on Las Vegas Strip

Police say a gunman has barricaded himself inside a bus along the Las Vegas Strip, prompting a partial closure of the busy boulevard. The standoff began after a shooting was reported on Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of the Strip near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino

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London Attacker Worked in Saudi Arabia Teaching English

The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia: He taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage

Italy EU Summit

The European Union Just Turned 60. Now What?

European leaders marked the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty as a turning point in their history in the knowledge that Britain will officially trigger divorce proceedings from the bloc next week

Britain Attack

Two Further Arrests In Connection With London Attack

London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England. Nine people are currently in custody, while one has been released on bail.

US President Donald Trump speaks during the Women in Healthcare panel at the White House in Washington, DC, March 22, 2017.

Trump Administration Approves Keystone Pipeline Permit

The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. President Donald Trump is expected to discuss this decision in a press conference later today

2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition

The NHL Is Headed to China

National Hockey League officials are putting finishing touches on a pair of exhibition games between the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings. The move comes as local Chinese officials and businessmen discuss investing in an NHL franchise