What You Need To Know:
1. Two ISIS suicide bombers struck Afghanistan’s capital, killing 25 people, including nine journalists, in the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
2. The Iran-backed Shi’ite group Hezbollah and its political allies looked set to win more than half the seats in Lebanon’s first parliamentary election in nine years
3. Powerful rainstorms killed at least 91 people in northern and western India.
4. Protests in the Armenian capital Yerevan suddenly calmed after the ruling party confirmed it would back an opposition leader to become prime minister.
5. The U.S. government to take another 30 days to decide whether to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico, extending a period of uncertainty for businesses in those regions.
6. Nearly 1,600 protesters were arrested across Russia as Vladimir Putin is set to begin a new 6-year term. Opposition leader Navalny was among those arrested.
7. ISIS suicide bombers attacked Libya’s election commission, killing at least 14 people in an attack aimed to disrupt a nation-wide vote planned for later this year.
8. Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas at Palestinian protesters injuring nearly 1,100 people.
9. Boko Haram bombed a mosque in northeast Nigeria killing 27 people. At least 45 people were killed in a separate attack on a village in northern Nigeria.
10. Spain’s maritime rescue service saved 476 migrants who were attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from African shores.
- Twin ISIS bombings kill 25 people, including 9 reporters
- Taliban fighters seize district in northern Afghanistan
- Afghan security forces shrink sharply in past 12 months
- Explosion at mosque in Khost killed at least 17 people, 34 injured
- 7 Indian engineers kidnapped in northern Afghanistan
- Opposition leader Pashinyan fails to win selection as Prime Minister
- Parliament to hold fresh vote for PM on May 8
- Ruling party will back opposition leader
- Traffic cop robs bank, 2 killed
- Culture minister resigns after meeting with protesters
- Cardinal Pell to face trial on sexual abuse charges
- French President Macron calls PM Turnbull’s wife ‘delicious’, sparking reaction
- Burning building in Sao Paulo collapses; at least 1 dead
- Workers Party hit by new corruption charges
Central African Republic
- China offers to increase U.S. imports, cut tariffs on some products
- Taiwan says China dangled $3 billion to grab ally Dominican Republic
- Greenland PM to stay as PM following coalition agreement
- Prime Minister Rasmussen reshuffles cabinet after resignations
- 109 in custody in Paris over May Day violence
- Thousands protest against President Macron at one year anniversary of election
- President Macron to visit Pope Francis in June
- French people outraged after U.S. President Trump mimics Paris attackers
- Germany vows to take tougher stance on migrant deportations
- Foreign Ministry to support Israel if it gets seat on U.N. Security Council
- Prime Minister Orban vows tougher laws on migrations, names new deputy PM’s
- Ruling party wants to amend constitution to ban settlement of migrants
- Rainstorms kill at least 91 people, injures over 160
- Kashmir erupts in deadly violence killing 7
- Indian forces fire on Kashmir protesters, killing at least 5
- Foreign minister says no re-negotiating nuclear deal
- President Rouhani criticizes blocking of Telegram messaging app
- China reiterates call to continue upholding Iran nuclear deal
- Earthquake injures at least 76 people in southwest Iran
- PM Netanyahu says documents prove Iran lied about nuclear program
- Defense minister rejects Palestinian President’s apology over remarks on Jews
- Court convicts Arab poet of incitement
- Israeli forces kill 3 men in Gaza border breach attempt
- Right-wing ministers move against Supreme Court with legislation
- 6 dead in overnight flooding, 11 others missing
- 4 Kenyans killed in al-Shabab attack near northern border
- Lebanon to elect first new parliament since 2009, turnout low
- Unofficial results show gains for Hezbollah
- Explosions at mosque in northeast Nigeria kills at least 27 people
- At least 45 dead in attack on village in northern Nigeria
- PLO convention affirms President Abbas as unchallenged leader
- Israeli troops fire bullets at Gaza protesters, 1,100 Palestinians hurt
- Explosion in Gaza kills 6 Hamas gunmen, Israel blamed
- Israel to shift West Bank power supply to Palestinian Authority in $775 million deal
- Russian Olympic Committee President to step down
- Nearly 1,600 people arrested in anti-Putin protests, including opposition leader Navalny
- 2 dead in fighter jet crash off Syrian coast
- Syrian held by rebels freed as part of deal with government
- Missile strikes kill over a dozen in northern Syria, mostly Iranians
- Airstrikes kill 23 people in ISIS-held territory
- Conservative party avoids London wipeout in local elections
- Government defeated as Lords back powers to block or change E.U. exit deal
United States of America
- Cargo plane crash kills 9 Puerto Rican airmen
- U.S. delays decision on tariffs for E.U.
- President Trump demands China slash U.S. trade surplus by $200 billion, cut tariffs
- President Trump moves to expel 57,000 Hondurans
- U.S. says of consequences for China’s South China Sea militarization
- U.S. complains to China after laser incidents in Djibouti
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