Nigeria confirms one of its warships is heading toward Gambia but calls it a "flag-showing and West Africa training" exercise as the tiny West African nation faces a possible regional military intervention.
Malaysia's foreign minister said Wednesday that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is expected to call for a halt to violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority and for the safe return of refugees.
Aron Heller, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 4:40am
An Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel, police said, while local residents accused the police of using excessive force, saying the man lost control of his vehicle after he was shot.
Geir Moulson, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 4:00am
Germany's traditionally left-leaning Greens have chosen two centrists to lead them into this year's election, in which the party could be a key to forming a new government with or without Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Gambia's Parliament has voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh's term in office for three months, even as his mandate was set to end Thursday, state television said Wednesday. The extension takes effect immediately.
China on Wednesday called on the U.S. to bar a Taiwanese delegation from attending Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, underscoring concerns that the incoming president could seek to redefine relations between Beijing, Taipei and Washington.
Cara Anna, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 3:20am
The tiny nation of Gambia has West Africa on the brink of a military intervention, and thousands, including cabinet ministers, are fleeing the country. Longtime President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down after losing elections and has declared a state of emergency. On Thursday, President-elect Adama Barrow intends to go through with his inauguration, with the support of the international community. Here's a look at the crisis.
Human Rights Watch says Mali's government is failing to protect civilians in its northern and central regions from Islamic extremists who killed dozens of people last year while pressuring families to give up their children to jihad.
Gerry Shih, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 2:40am
China's top judge has drawn criticism from legal professionals after he dismissed the concept of judicial independence as an "erroneous Western ideal," a statement seemingly aimed at emphasizing the ruling Communist Party's ultimate control over all areas of public life.