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Unicef: Starving to death in South Sudan as the world watches

The South Sudanese government has denied that it is deliberately preventing humanitarian assistance from reaching civilians in conflict zones. Martin Elia Lomuro, cabinet affairs minister for the fam...

Violent Portrait Emerges of London Attacker

The Westminster terrorist who instigated the London attack has been named by police as Khalid Masood, a British-born criminal with a string of previous convictions. After Isil claimed the attacker wa...

42 police ambushed, beheaded by Congolese militia

KINSHASA (REUTERS) - Militia fighters in central Democratic Republic of Congo decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush, local officials said on Saturday (March 25), the deadliest attack on s...

Israeli Occupation Forces kidnap several youths across the West Bank and Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly blew off a demand by President Donald Trump to freeze settlement building in isolated areas of the West Bank as a condition for continuing constru...

Amid Trump Inquiry, a Primer on Surveillance Practices and Privacy

There is still no evidence to support President Donald Trump's tweets accusing President Barack Obama of illegally “tapping my phones in October” during the “very sacred election process.” In a March...

The reaction from Nigel Farage and more as UKIP’s only MP Douglas Carswell steps dow...

Ukip's only MP Douglas Carswell has announced he is quitting the party and will sit in the House of Commons as an independent. Mr Carswell, 45, said he was leaving "amicably" and that there will be n...

The Treaty of Rome’s faded vision

Today, atop Rome's exquisite Capitoline Hill, it was a solemn scene inside the Palazzo dei Conservatori where leaders from 27 European Union nations renewed their pledge to the now precarious pan-Eur...

Thousands march in London against looming Brexit

More than a thousand campaigners have taken part in a march supporting the European Union in Edinburgh. Police estimated that a crowd of about 1,500 walked from the city centre to the Scottish Parlia...

1000 march in protest against small-circle vote on eve of Hong Kong leadership election

Hong Kong's former financial secretary and Chief Executive candidate John Tsang Chun-wah during the election campaign yesterday. Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader tomorrow, when members of a...

China captures more than 2500 fugitives who fled overseas – Xinhua

BEIJING: China has captured 2,566 fugitives who had fled to more than 90 countries and regions and recovered 8.6 billion yuan (US$1.25 billion) of illicit funds from 2014 to 2016, the official Xinhua...

‘Devastating’ coral loss in South China Sea – scientists

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea, in this undated photo taken December, 2016. Reuters/Stringer. Conducting joint patrols in the...

For Trump, no closing this deal

Republicans suffered a devastating defeat on Obamacare. But the pulling of the American Health Care Act could be a 'blessing in disguise' for Trump. Donald Trump listens to a speaker in the East Room...

You get a home! You get a home! Johor Sultan’s offer of cheap landed homes drew over...

Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar wants to meet the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to share information on an agent who tried to bribe the ruler over the sale of a 'Tan Sri'...

Bangladesh attack: Suicide bomber blows himself up near Dhaka airport, no casualties

Doctors say the bomb that exploded in front of Dhaka airport on Friday was tied to the attacker's body in the same fashion as previous suicide bombers. After conducting the autopsy, Dhaka Medical Col...

Asia Briefs: UN to probe crimes against Rohingya

GENEVA • The top United Nations human rights body has agreed to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces again...

Same-Sex Marriage Debated in Taiwan, as Rights Activists Petition Government

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was listed among the world's 50 greatest leaders in the latest annual ranking complied by Fortune, a New York-based business magazine. Tsai ranked ...

Hong Kong sizes up chief executive candidates but Beijing has final say

Hong Kong's elite selects a new leader Sunday in a vote marked by leaks about China's behind-the-scenes efforts to control who runs the former British colony. Beijing's support for Carrie Lam, Hong K...

Ralph Peters: Turkish tyrant Erdogan’s very low new low

"Go live in better neighborhoods. Drive the best cars. Live in the best houses," Erdogan told a rally in Eskisehir last week, addressing not his immediate audience but the 4.6 million-strong Turkish ...

Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak freed after 6 years in detention

CAIRO — Six years after roaring crowds ousted him at the peak of the Arab Spring, former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was freed early Friday from the Cairo hospital where he had been detained, ca...

World has just months to stop starvation in Yemen, Somalia – Red Cross

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States warned South Sudan's government on Thursday that preventing humanitarian aid workers from reaching parts of the war-torn state that are suffering famine c...