Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 6:31am
China has sought information from Filipino authorities to help capture suspected Chinese drug traffickers in the Philippines and wants to forge a stronger anti-drug pact to fight the menace, the Chinese ambassador said, while also cautioning that generalizations should be avoided.
Suzan Fraser and Philip Issa, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 6:00am
After a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkey sent tanks and special forces into Syria on Wednesday to help clear a border town of Islamic State militants, marking the NATO member's most significant military involvement so far in the Syria conflict.
Basque authorities say a prominent regional leader who was jailed for his links with the outlawed armed group ETA can*t stand as candidate in upcoming elections because his sentence bans him from holding office until 2021.
Mike Corder, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 5:11am
A lawyer for residents of Timbuktu told International Criminal Court judges Wednesday that the destruction by Islamic extremists of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert left them feeling shame at the desecration of their saints and ancestors.
Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 5:01am
Indian government forces fired shotguns and tear gas in India's portion of Kashmir on Wednesday to break up new protests demanding an end to Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region, killing a young man and wounding dozens of other people.
Bangladeshi police arrested a leading suspect in last year's killing of a publisher as part of a crackdown on radicals blamed for violent attacks on foreigners, liberals and minorities, an official said Wednesday.
Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 4:40am
Everything is up for discussion in an intensified phase of ongoing Cyprus peace talks, including "taboo" issues that rival leaders had previously opted to tackle at a later stage, a U.N. envoy said Wednesday.