World pledges aid for Lebanon, to be delivered 'directly' to population

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted the virtual aid conference from his summer residence on the Mediterranean More World leaders on Sunday pledged “timely, sufficient” emergency aid for disaster-struck Lebanon which they …

Niger: French tourists among eight killed by gunmen

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Despite the dangers, tourists head to Koure to see the only giraffes left in West Africa Gunmen in Niger have attacked a party of wildlife tourists, …

Biden leads Trump in battlegrounds of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin: poll | TheHill – The Hill

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump executive order is ‘a reckless war on Social Security’ Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls …

Lebanon information minister resigns in wake of deadly blast

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s information minister resigned on Sunday as the country grapples with the aftermath of the devastating blast that ripped through the capital and raised public anger to new …

Chad prison deaths: Report disputed claim of mass poisoning

Image copyright AFPImage caption The 44 men were taken into custody around Lake Chad A group of 44 prisoners all died in one night in a prison in Chad because they …

Morocco's carriage horses suffer as COVID-19 bars tourists

Birds fly as horses that are used to drive tourists around rest in a stables in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy) MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Abdenabi Nouidi …

Starvation looms for Morocco's horses as tourism collapses

Birds fly as horses that are used to drive tourists around rest in a stables in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy) MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Abdenabi Nouidi …

It’s decision time for Joe Biden. His VP pick could make history, with Harris, Rice among top contenders – USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – The week Joe Biden will announce his running mate has finally arrived. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Susan Rice, former national security advisor to President Barack Obama, have emerged as the top …

As U.S. infections near 5 million, Fauci says public should temper expectations on COVID-19 vaccine – MarketWatch

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the last three decades and an expert on pandemics for the last four decades, has been optimistic on …

Afghan president agrees Taliban prisoner release – Al Jazeera English

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has agreed to release 400 Taliban prisoners after an Afghan grand assembly, known as the Loya Jirga, passed a resolution to approve the move. The resolution recommending …

A white person and a Black person vote by mail in the same state. Whose ballot is more likely to be rejected? – NBC News

Jessica King’s absentee ballot application never arrived. She tried to vote early at her polling location near her home in Albany, Georgia — but left when the crowd made social distancing …