SEOUL: A group of international women peace activists broadcast a landmark press conference from North Korea on Saturday, using Twitter’s new video live-streaming app Periscope, apparently with offici
YANGON: A group of migrants recently rescued by Myanmar will be deported to Bangladesh, officials confirmed Saturday, as the United Nations chief called on regional nations to prioritize saving the li
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police came under fire Saturday for their failure to act after the gang rape and murder of a teenage girl in the district of Jaffna, as tensions heightened in the former war zone f
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday said it has decided to ask the FBI and Interpol for assistance with a probe into a Karachi-based firm accused of running a global fake degree empire.
BUJUMBURA: Burundian anti-government protesters began a two-day truce Saturday after almost a month of deadly violence triggered by the president’s bid for a third term, culminating in a grenade attac
BEIJING: The death toll in China’s latest round of flooding has risen to at least 57, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into
ABUJA: Nigeria’s military on Saturday claimed the killing of scores of Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 20 more hostages during an operation in the notorious Sambisa forest, a rebel stronghold.
BANGKOK: Dozens of Thai students who were dragged away and held overnight by police after they staged an anti-coup protest in Bangkok Friday evening were “merely invited for talks,” a senior police of
ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous country, readied Saturday for the first general election since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi, whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is all but
KABUL, Afghanistan: The commander of international forces in Afghanistan says the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there.
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