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...

Trump would talk to North Korea’s Kim

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop...

Yemen suspends participation in peace talks

The Yemeni government on Tuesday suspended its participation in U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait and said it would only return if its opponents, the...

China sends graft inspectors to armed forces

China's Central Military Commision, the country's top military leadership body, has dispatched corruption inspectors to the armed forces and its military academies to conduct...

Pope criticizes West over Iraq and Libya

Pope Francis criticized Western powers for trying to export their own brand of democracy to countries such as Iraq and Libya without respecting indigenous...