The Saudi ambassador to the Human Rights Council said Thursday that his country rejects "accusations" from two top human rights groups, who have called for Saudi Arabia's suspension from the U.N.-backed body over its military campaign in Yemen.
The U.N. children's fund has warned that 3.6 million Iraqi children are at "serious risk" of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, and has called on warring parties in Iraq to protect their rights.
Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 2:01am
Japanese prosecutors charged a U.S. military contractor Thursday with the murder and rape of a 20-year-old woman on Okinawa, a high-profile case that has renewed anti-American base sentiment on the southern Japanese island.
Police in Istanbul conducted a series raids in the city targeting Islamic State suspects, the state-run news agency reported Thursday, following the gunfire and suicide bomb attack at Ataturk Airport which killed 42 people.
Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press | Posted Jun 29th - 10:30pm
Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as president of the Philippines, with some hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he will undercut one of Asia's liveliest democracies amid threats to kill criminals en masse.