Despite relentless insurgent attacks, Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission is announcing that parliamentary polls will be held in the war-torn country on July 7, 2018, almost three years late.
Mirwais Khan and Amir Shah, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 22nd - 7:55am
A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday at a bank in Afghanistan's Helmand province as Afghan troops and government workers waited to collect their pay ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said.
French authorities are investigating the death of a fitness blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister that was withdrawn from the market in 2013, officials and the company that makes the product said Thursday.
Former prisoners say torture and abuse are rampant in a network of secret prisons in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates and allied Yemeni forces. Up to 2,000 people are estimated to have disappeared into at least 18 black sites over the past year. The AP found that American interrogators have questioned some of the detainees and regularly receive access to their testimony, which experts say could violate international laws against complicity in torture.
Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 22nd - 6:52am
Government forces killed three suspected Kashmiri rebels in fighting in the disputed region Thursday and fatally shot a rock-throwing protester during an ensuing rally demanding an end to Indian rule, officials said.
A lawyer for the owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born is disputing the government's right to take possession of the property in Austria's highest court, saying authorities are using the measure "like a club" because his client refused purchase offers from authorities that were too low.
Teresa Cerojano and Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 22nd - 6:06am
The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia agreed Thursday to closely cooperate to halt the flow of militants, weapons, funds and extremist propaganda across their borders, as they expressed alarm over recent attacks in the region including a monthlong siege of a southern Philippine city.