RABAT, March 22: A total of 25,514 girls under the legal age of 18 got married in 2018, Mohamed Aujjar, Morrocan minister of justice, said Friday in Rabat.

March 23: Islamic State fighters have been defeated at the final shred of territory they held in eastern Syria, marking the end of jihadist rule that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday.

BEIRUT, March 23: Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared “caliphate” that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria.

WASHINGTON, March 23: The top U.S. law enforcement official could release as early as Saturday the main findings in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s confidential report on his 22-month-long inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by President Donald Trump.

UNITED KINGDOM, March 23: A man has been arrested after five mosques had their windows smashed in Birmingham.

CHINA, March 23: A Tourist bus suddenly caught fire on a highway in Hunan Province of Central China, late on Friday, killing 26 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said.

CHICAGO, March 23: The three U.S. airlines that own Boeing Co’s (BA.N) 737 MAX are meeting the U.S. manufacturer this weekend to review a software upgrade for the jet that has suffered two fatal crashes in five months, officials from the airlines told Reuters.

YANCHENG, March23: Rescuers pulled a survivor from rubble early on Saturday in the wake of a massive explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China that flattened buildings, blew out windows more than a mile away and killed at least 64 people.

CHRISTCHURCH, March 23: Muslims prayed at Christchurch's main mosque on Saturday for the first time since a white supremacist massacred worshippers there as New Zealand sought to return to normality after the tragedy.

Twin cyclones batter Australia

March 23, 2019 10:30 am

A "very destructive" category 4 cyclone slammed into Australia's remote northern coast on Saturday, while a second, equally powerful storm bore down on the country's west.