Syria says Israel strike kills civilians

BEURUT (Reuters) – Israel said on Saturday it had targeted Syrian military installations after shells landed in the occupied Golan Heights but a Syrian military source said the Israeli strikes killed some civilians.  Syndicated from Reuters

Two hundred migrants rescued off Spanish coast

BARCELONA (Reuters) – More than 200 migrants found drifting in six dinghies off Spain’s southern coast were rescued on Saturday, the maritime rescue service said. Syndicated from Reuters

Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and most other Gulf Arab states will celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast on Sunday to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, regional media said on Saturday. Syndicated from Reuters

U.N. war crimes tribunal urges Balkan leaders to carry on its work

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Authorities in the former Yugoslavia will need to harness a spirit of reconciliation to pursue the legacy of the United Nations war crimes tribunal in bringing justice to victims once it closes down, its president said on Saturday. Syndicated from Reuters

Amnesty for militants in Syria's Raqqa aims to promote stability

AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) – A civil council expected to rule Raqqa once Islamic State is dislodged from the Syrian city pardoned 83 of the jihadist group’s low-ranking militants on Saturday, a goodwill gesture designed to promote stability. Syndicated from Reuters

Ferrand elected to lead Macron's lawmakers in French parliament

PARIS (Reuters) – Former French minister Richard Ferrand, who has been fighting accusations of improper financial dealings during most of his few weeks in office, was elected on Saturday to lead President Emmanuel Macron’s lawmakers in parliament Syndicated from Reuters

Five London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns

LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of residents in a sprawling north London housing estate were forced to leave their apartments late on Friday after fire checks carried out in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze found the buildings to be unsafe. Syndicated from Reuters

China, U.S. agree aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be “complete, verifiable and irreversible”, Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week. Syndicated from Reuters