ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani troops have rescued a Canadian man, his American wife and their three children from "terrorist custody" following a tip from U.S. intelligence agencies, the army said on Thursday.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan blamed his country's dispute with the United States on the outgoing U.S. ambassador on Thursday, saying Washington was "sacrificing" relations with its NATO ally.
MADRID (Reuters) - A Eurofighter combat jet plane crashed near a military base in southeastern Spain on Thursday but it was not immediately clear if there were any victims, a defense ministry spokesman said.
CAIRO/GAZA (Reuters) - Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah reached a deal over political reconciliation on Thursday after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of the Gaza enclave the group has controlled for more than a decade.
SEOUL, (Reuters) - In 2009, a pop video from North Korea celebrated a new national hero - one that outside experts would later realize was at the heart of the secretive state's banned nuclear and missile programs.
ROME (Reuters) - The Italian government on Thursday won the last of three confidence votes it had called on a contested electoral law that is likely to penalize the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in next year's election.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, said on Thursday a landmark arms control treaty that helped end the Cold War was in peril and called for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to save it.
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Moscow believes allegations against Russia's Kaspersky Lab are "absurd", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, adding that the Russian government had nothing to do with it.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spaniards began lining the streets of Madrid on Thursday and national flags hung from balconies across the capital as unionists used a holiday military parade to show unity in the face of moves by Catalonia to declare independence.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Inside the packed exhibition hall in central Beijing is a showcase of China's recent achievements: the country's first operational aircraft carrier; a gleaming fleet of high-speed trains; happy villagers lifted from poverty.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chastened by their worst result since 1949 in September's national election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are hoping for victory in a regional vote on Sunday to strengthen their hand in thorny three-way coalition talks in Berlin.
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish President Sauli Niinisto is set to be elected for a second six-year term in January elections by a wide margin, a poll commissioned by public broadcaster YLE showed on Thursday.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has received a request from the United States to solve an escalating row between the two countries, the spokesman for President Erdogan said on Thursday, after a U.S. consulate worker was arrested in Istanbul last week.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) offered to hold talks with Iraqi authorities on the status of Kurdish airports, border posts and banks, on which they placed restrictions following an independence referendum.
YANGON (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing.