A court in Azerbaijan has handed a 10-year prison sentence to a youth activist who was convicted on heroin possession charges in a verdict that Amnesty International is denouncing as politically motivated.
Britain's outspoken foreign secretary has claimed that U.K. ally Saudi Arabia was engaging in "proxy wars" in the Middle East — comments that Prime Minister Theresa May said do not represent Britain's position.
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen says foreigners in France should go through a "waiting period" before benefiting from the country's social services and that children whose parents are in France illegally shouldn't be allowed free schooling.
Dutch police have arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl in Britain in 2008 thanks to his image being uploaded to a European "most-wanted" website that was publicized with an Advent calendar .
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 9:40am
President Bashar Assad said in comments published Thursday that Syrian forces' victory in the battle for Aleppo will be a "big gain" for his government but that it will not end of the country's civil war.
Doctors Without Borders says 70 severely wounded Syrians, including 16 children, have been blocked from life-saving treatment since Jordan closed its border with Syria six months ago and that some have likely died.
Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 7:50am
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ready to "play ball" on reaching a deal to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus because it would help resolve overarching regional issues including mending Turkey's relations with the European Union, a United Nations envoy said Thursday.
Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 7:40am
At least one civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Thursday in protests against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir that erupted following a gunbattle between rebels and government forces, officials and witnesses said.
Lorne Cook, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 7:31am
The European Union said Thursday that Turkey has made virtually no progress on meeting conditions to earn visa-free travel for its citizens, a key part of their deal to prevent refugees reaching Europe.
A Danish lawmaker said Thursday that he regretted saying migrants sailing to Europe should "be fired at" if they cross the continent's "territorial waters." He clarified his remarks to say "warning shots" should be fired instead.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 7:20am
The Philippine defense secretary said Thursday it is highly unlikely his country will allow the U.S. military to use it as a springboard for freedom of navigation patrols in the disputed South China Sea to avoid antagonizing China.