Police and protesters clash in Jakarta after Jokowi wins re-election
Clashes between Prabowo Subianto supporters and police erupted late on Tuesday, May 21, and continued on the streets of Jakarta on Wednesday, following the announcement that the incumbent President Joko Widodo won the election for the second term. Angry supporters of ...
Post-election clashes calm in Indonesia
Protesters supporting Prabowo Subianto battled with the security forces; at least seven people dead
India’s Modi paints image of Hindu ascetic called to power
The man in the saffron robe sat cross-legged with his eyes closed, back to the wall of a cave framed by the Himalayas. This was India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest production, traveling to a remote mountain temple with a preferred ...
For Gaza grooms, crippling debt overshadows marital bliss
Two years ago, Gaza resident Saleh Abu Serdanah took out a small loan in order to get married and start a family. These days, the 31-year-old construction worker is on the run, hiding from police in a tiny rental apartment ...
Update: Early results show Modi’s party in clear lead
The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local):9 a.m.Early results are showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party in the lead in India's general elections.Election officials begin counting votes of India's massive general elections, in ...
Defeated Indonesia candidate to challenge vote at top court
The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election is expected to file a court challenge to the result as calm returned to the capital Jakarta following a 24-hour spasm of apparently orchestrated violence.The campaign team of former general Prabowo Subianto has ...
Vote counting begins in India, Modi expected to hold power
Vote counting began Thursday morning in India's massive general elections, which have been forecast to keep Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party in power.The count was expected to conclude by the evening, with strong trends visible by ...
US tells Syrian Kurds only future is part of peaceful Syrian state
Top US diplomat tells lawmakers, 'The political future we offer for them is the political future we offer for everybody in Syria'
Report: Vietnam’s ethnic minorities need connectivity to catch up
Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups that are recognized officially by the government
Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts
Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels —some over 5,000 years old.Archaeologists and microbiologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority and four Israeli universities teamed ...
Lawmaker says Iran doesn’t want direct or proxy war with US
A prominent reformist lawmaker in Iran has reportedly said the Islamic Republic "under no circumstance" will enter a war with the U.S., either directly or through proxy forces. Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh's comments on Wednesday, reported by the semi-official ILNA news agency, come ...
US aside, China fears mostly Japan’s influence in disputed sea
Countries from Australia to the UK send ships to check Beijing’s expansion in the South China Sea, China particularly worries about Japan
Update: Social media blocked due to Indonesia protests
The Latest on post-election protests in Indonesia (all times local):1:30 p.m.Indonesia's top security minister says authorities will block access to social media in certain areas amid violent protests in the capital Jakarta by supporters of the losing presidential candidate.A protester ...
Clashes in Jakarta in wake of election
Supporters of Prabowo Subianto rumble with the security forces early Wednesday as at least 1 supporter killed
Duterte’s allies dominate Senate race, shut out opposition
The Philippine president's allies won a majority of the 12 Senate seats at stake in the midterm elections, official results showed Wednesday, while the opposition's shutout heralds a stronger grip on power by a leader accused of massive human rights ...
Protesters clash with Indonesian police after election loss
Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital on Wednesday after the release of official election results.The situation turned violent late Tuesday when protesters tried ...
US: Syria may be using chemical weapons again
State Department warns Syria the U.S. and allies will 'respond quickly and appropriately'
Indonesian President Jokowi elected for second term
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been elected for a second term, official results showed, in a victory over a would-be strongman who aligned himself with Islamic hard-liners. Declaring victory, Widodo said he and his running mate, Ma'ruf Amin, "will be the ...
First female president of Bangladesh garment group eyes advances
Rubana Huq says her priorities in next two years would be to offer transparency in areas including the working environment, labor relations and compliance and creating opportunities for women in management
Civilian casualties mount as fighting in Syria’s Idlib province intensifies
At least 105 civilians have been killed since the latest military escalation in Idlib started at the end of April