WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama paid a Memorial Day tribute to America’s “fallen heroes” Monday, stressing the heavy burden of perennial wars and underscoring his decision to pull troops from Af
FORT SAN FELIPE, Philippines: The Philippines is seeking a “stronger commitment” from the United States to help its ally, the defense minister said on Monday, as China asserts its sovereignty over dis
DHAKA: Bangladesh on Monday banned an Islamist militant group suspected of involvement in the murders of atheist bloggers that sparked protests in Dhaka and outrage around the world, an official said.
MOSCOW: The United States led criticism of Russia’s new law targeting “undesirable” NGOs, which activists fear will stifle critical voices at international rights groups working in the country.
BUJUMBURA: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Burundi’s government and its opponents not to let violence derail United Nations-sponsored talks, after the killing of an opposition leader prompted s
GENEVA: Medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) said Sunday it had launched emergency treatment centers in Tanzania, where thousands of Burundians fleeing unrest have b
ALOR SETAR, Malaysia: Malaysia said Sunday it had found mass graves feared to contain the bodies of Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants at the center of a regional human-trafficking crisis.
KATMANDU: Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal’s mountainous north-west, officials said Sunday.
CLEVELAND: Some 71 people were arrested in Cleveland overnight during protests that flared after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman follow
MADRID: Spaniards voted Sunday in elections that could see the anti-austerity protest movement conquer city halls and transform Spanish politics.
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