UN Official: Buffer Zone in Syria’s Idlib Province Averts War for Now
The joint Russian-Turkish agreement has bought more time to protect civilians inside the buffer zone and avert a humanitarian disaster
China Eyes Banning Foreign Online News
Draft regulations show government may bar current affairs content
British FM Suggests Referring Myanmar Leaders to ICC
Absent accountability and justice, Hunt said the international community should look at all options, including ICC referral
Egypt court orders release of former president’s sons
An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release from detention of former president Hosni Mubarak's two sons, overturning a ruling by another court whose judge surprisingly told police to arrest them and send them to prison.The judge in the Sept. 15 hearing ordered the detention of wealthy businessman Alaa and ...
eSwatini, Formerly Swaziland, Heads for First Elections Under New Name
But critics say elections in Africa’s last absolute monarchy are purely cosmetic
Cameroon’s Muslim, Christian Leaders Join in Call for Peace
Christian and Muslim clerics accuse diaspora of funding violence that has rocked country's English-speaking regions for two years
EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge
European Union leaders agreed Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, offering to step up economic cooperation and the prospect of a high-profile summit in Cairo as incentives.Speaking to reporters after hosting talks between EU leaders in Salzburg, Austrian Chancellor ...
Laos Accused of Copy-Pasting Dam Impact Survey
Embarrassing revelation comes as Mekong countries meet to debate the new project
Hong Kong Cardinal Calls for Vatican Official to Resign Over China Dealings
The Vatican and China have been in advanced talks this year to forge what would be an historic breakthrough and precursor to a resumption in diplomatic relations after 70 years
Hezbollah Defies Israel, Says Has ‘Precision Missiles’
Lebanon's Hezbollah says it had acquired 'precision missiles' despite extensive efforts by neighbor and foe Israel to prevent Shi'ite movement developing this capability
Iran FM Tweets US Offer to Reach Treaty Only Mocks Call for Peace
Mohammad Javad Zarif says the US is in violation of its treaty obligations
Former Top Eritrean Official Arrested After Criticizing President
Rights groups call for release of an ex-finance minister arrested after publishing a book critical of the government, Isaias Afwerki
Egypt’s Ancient Temples Rescued From the Nile 50 Years Ago
Here is a look back at the remarkable feat
Plight of jailed Catalans strains dialogue with Spain
A farm tractor with a crane lifts up half a dozen people holding Catalan independence flags in northeast Spain, trying to get high enough so they can peek into a prison courtyard and see their separatist heroes.The distance makes it hard to recognize the faces of the Catalan activists and ...
At Least 12 Killed in New Philippine Landslide
Authorities say as many as 50 people missing and feared trapped in rubble in Naga city on island of Cebu
Israeli air force chief due in Moscow after plane downing
Israel's air force chief is flying to Moscow on Thursday to brief Russian President Vladimir Putin on the incident over Syria that led to the downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane.Syrian missile forces on Monday mistook the Russian Il-20 for an Israeli aircraft, shooting it down and killing all 15 ...
Ex-Malaysian PM Hit with 25 New Charges in 1MDB Looting Scandal
Najib Razak pleads not guilty during Thursday's hearing; now facing 32 total charges, including corruption and money laundering
Ugandan Politician Bobi Wine at Home After Police Detention
Police took him into custody on his arrival at airport; hours later, he was taken to his home
Russian Far East to hold new election after vote rigging
Election officials in Russia's Far East have cancelled the results of Sunday's gubernatorial election following reports of blatant vote rigging and say they will hold a new vote.Andrei Ishchenko, communist candidate of governor election in Primorye region, center, speaks with his supporters in Vladivostok, Russia's Far East, Monday, Sept. 17, ...
Ukraine pushes ahead with plans to secure NATO membership
Ukraine's president says the country needs to amend its constitution to make NATO membership its long-term goal.President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday that Ukrainians are finally convinced of the benefits of the alliance with NATO and said the Ukrainian army will meet the criteria for NATO membership by 2020.Ukraine abruptly changed ...