Esther Htusan, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 1:22am
Myanmar has a unique opportunity to end decades of ethnic rebellions in various parts of the country, leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday as she promised that her government will guarantee rebel groups equal rights and respect in historic peace talks that her government organized.
Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 1:20am
Lawyers for victims of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos's regime said Wednesday that the late leader was a despot and oppressor unfit for a hero's burial, as they argued at a hearing on petitions against President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to have Marcos buried at a heroes' cemetery.
The Philippine president says he is ready to discuss his bloody anti-drugs campaign, which has sparked U.S. concerns as the body count in the crackdown climbs alarmingly, with President Barack Obama on the sidelines of an Asian summit next week.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 11:50pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rejected proposals Wednesday for him to declare a state of emergency in a violent southern island to more rapidly defeat Abu Sayyaf extremists, who killed 15 soldiers in his government's largest single-day combat loss so far.
Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 10:21pm
Twelve South Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II have sued the Seoul government over a deal it reached with Tokyo to pay the victims, saying it doesn't go far enough to establish Japan's responsibility.
Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 10:11pm
Impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff have put a spotlight on corruption among Brazil's lawmakers. Watchdog groups say about 60 percent of the 594 legislators in both chambers of Congress are being investigated for wrongdoing or already face corruption charges, including the three men in line to replace Rousseff if she is removed from office.
Esther Htusan, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 9:51pm
Hundreds of representatives of Myanmar's ethnic tribes gathered Wednesday in the country's capital for historic peace talks with the government aimed at ending decades of separatist insurgencies that have claimed thousands of lives.
Zeina Karam, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 7:11pm
The Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group announced Tuesday.
Michael Astor, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 6:11pm
The U.N. Security Council failed to agree Tuesday on whether Syria merited sanctions over the use of chemical weapons, with Russia questioning the evidence from an independent commission that found government forces were behind at least two such attacks.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 5:32pm
The U.N. Security Council warned Tuesday that violations of the cessation of hostilities agreement between Lebanon and Israel could lead to a new conflict "that none of the parties or the region can afford."
Lori Hinnant and Desmond Butler, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 5:32pm
Peering through binoculars, the young man watched as Islamic State extremists gunned down the handcuffed men and then buried them with a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as IS filled one grave after another with his friends and neighbors.