The new Philippine leader on Wednesday gathered four past presidents, most of whom have been politically at odds with one another, to discuss a unifying worry: their country's territorial disputes with China.
Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press | Posted Jul 27th - 4:30am
A suicide bomber targeted a police checkpoint in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least six people. South of the Iraqi capital, a provincial council approved a decision allowing authorities to demolish homes of convicted militants and banish their families from the province.
A lawyer says the eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece in a military helicopter after the failed July 15 coup in Turkey have earned a postponement in the discussion of their applications for political asylum.
Police in Armenia say gunmen who have been barricaded in a police station for 10 days have taken an ambulance crew hostage after they came in to help the wounded following an exchange of fire with officers.
Geneva police have increased a deployment at the Swiss city's airport and are conducting a sweep of identity papers and other checks after receiving unspecified "information" in connection with an investigation in neighboring France.
An Indian who led a grassroots movement on behalf of the low-caste Dalit community and the Philippines' chief anti-corruption fighter are among the six recipients of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award, honoring leadership in solving society's most intractable problems.
A southern Chinese court has sentenced four people, including at least two Hong Kong journalists, to prison on charges of running an illegal business after they reportedly sent copies of their sensitive political magazines to mainland China.
Israeli forces tracked down a group of suspects behind the deadly ambush of a family car in the West Bank earlier this month and killed the man who pulled the trigger in that attack in a shootout early on Wednesday, the military said.
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that returns a reformist to the Finance Ministry and puts a former head of the military with a checkered career in charge of security.