Los Angeles Times
Subscribe to International RSS feed
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — The advertisements in the magazine of Mongolia’s national airline signal much about what’s happening these days in this sparsely populated, resource-rich country of 3 million sandwiched between Russia and China.
NAIROBI, Kenya — While the world mourned Cecil, the 13-year-old lion allegedly shot by an American hunter in Zimbabwe, an even more devastating poaching incident was quietly carried out in Kenya.
WASHINGTON — The commander of a U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group has been captured by al-Qaida militants near the spot north of Aleppo where a new contingent of U.S.-trained Syrian opposition fighters entered the country earlier this month from Turkey, the group said Thursday.
KABUL — Taliban officials confirmed the death of the group’s founder Thursday and picked his former deputy as successor even as they put the brakes on peace talks with Afghan leaders.
TEL AVIV, Israel — Ten years ago, delicatessen owner Eitan Levi couldn’t get the suppliers of his Greek olives on the phone, so he flew to their factory in Kalamata, Greece, to sign an import deal. He and his brother had recently inherited their father’s shop in Tel Aviv’s Levinsky market, but they had not learned all the business details. When Levi arrived, the olive factory was dark.
BEIRUT — An Israeli airstrike killed at least two pro-government fighters in the volatile border zone in southern Syria on Wednesday, according to a report by a television station affiliated with Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia.
Los Angeles Times
WARSAW — Jan Kulczyk, who became Poland’s richest man after buying companies from the government and selling them to private investors following the fall of communism, died after undergoing heart surgery. He was 65.
MOGADISHU — Somali militants detonated a car bomb at a hotel in the capital, killing at least 12 people including a Chinese national and damaging China’s embassy.