Queen Celebrates her 92nd in Royal Style

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended a star-studded special concert Saturday as the world’s oldest and longest-reigning living monarch celebrated her 92nd birthday. Welsh singer Tom Jones kicked off the show with his hit “It’s Not Unusual” shortly before Elizabeth appeared in the royal box of London’s Albert Hall, flanked by her family. Kylie Minogue, Sting, Ladysmith …

Dozens of Bodies Reported Found in Raqqa Mass Grave

Dozens of bodies, including those of jihadists and civilians, have been found in a mass grave in the former Islamic State group stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, a local official said Saturday. The former de facto capital of the group in northern Syria, Raqqa saw the jihadists ousted by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in October 2017. Nearly …

US Lawmakers Call for Greater US Role in Libya

U.S. lawmakers this week strongly endorsed continued U.S. military engagement in Libya, calling it vital for building the country’s unity and keeping it from becoming a hub for terrorism. U.S. involvement in Libya has been a politically divisive issue ever since former President Barack Obama launched the U.N.-authorized military intervention aimed at saving pro-democracy protesters …

4 Palestinians Dead, Hundreds Hurt in Gaza Protest

Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza staged a fourth round of weekly protests on the border with Israel. Huge black plumes of smoke from burning tires engulfed the border …