Pakistan can’t confirm Taliban leader dead

Pakistan's interior minister said on Tuesday he could not confirm that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had been killed in a U.S. drone...

Abe to meet with Obama, Cameron

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold bilateral meetings on Wednesday evening with U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron ahead...

Bombs kill nearly 150 people in Syria

Bombs killed nearly 150 people and wounded at least 200 in Jableh and Tartous on Syria's Mediterranean coast on Monday in the government-controlled territory...

North Korea rejects Trump’s proposal

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "kind of propaganda or advertisement" in his...

Children near Fukushima likely to suffer

Children living in Fukushima Prefecture in Japan are significantly more likely to suffer from thyroid cancer after the Fukushima nuclear disaster despite denial by...

Iran has no plans to freeze oil exports

Iran has no plans to freeze the level of its oil production and exports, Deputy Oil Minister Rokneddin Javadi was quoted on Sunday as...

Iraq announces start of Falluja operation

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of an offensive to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Falluja after the military told residents...

Arms embargo on Vietnam in the balance

U.S. President Barack Obama began his first visit to Vietnam on Monday, a trip aimed at sealing a partnership with America's former enemy and...

Afghans confirm Afghan Taliban leader dead

The United States has killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban in an air strike in a remote border area just inside Pakistan, Afghanistan...

Suu Kyi wants Rohingya issue addressed

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi asked to be given "enough space" to address the plight of her country's Rohingya Muslim population, as visiting U.S....

Constitution focus of Turkey’s new PM

Turkey's incoming prime minister said his new government's top priority would be a new constitution to create an executive presidency, a move that would...

Egypt finds human remains from plane crash

Egypt said on Friday that its navy had found human remains, wreckage and the personal belongings of passengers floating in the Mediterranean, confirmation that...

Gun-wielding man shot near White House

A U.S. Secret Service agent shot a man who brandished a gun near the White House on Friday while President Barack Obama was out...

Six killed in suspected Boko Haram raid

Six people were killed on Friday in a village in southern Niger in an attack thought to have been carried out by Boko Haram...

Egypt fears terror attack over plane crash

An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean on Thursday in a crash that...

Taiwan inaugurates first woman president

Tsai Ing-wen was sworn in as Taiwan's first woman president on Friday, with the export-driven economy on the ropes and wary Communist Party rulers...

Jayalalithaa hails people’s faith in AIADMK

Poised for a successive term in office with her party establishing clear leads in over 125 seats, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on...

Chinese jets intercept US military plane

Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said on...

Venezuela blocks anti-Maduro protesters

Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas at protesters in Caracas on Wednesday amid nationwide rallies demanding a recall referendum to end President Nicolas Maduro's...

Nigerian schoolgirl rescued after two years

A Nigerian teenager kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued, the first of more than 200 girls seized in...