Philippine anti-narcotics officers gunned down a town mayor and nine of his men in a clash Friday in one of the bloodiest operations since President Rodrigo Duterte launched a crackdown on illegal drugs.
Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 9:21pm
When Kashmir erupted in anti-India protests almost four months ago, 14-year-old Shazia Batool was sequestered at home — forbidden from venturing out as stone-throwing protesters faced off in street clashes with government forces and demanded an end to Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region.
Michael Astor, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 5:32pm
United Nations member states voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve a resolution calling for negotiations on a treaty that would outlaw nuclear weapons, despite strong opposition from nuclear-armed nations and their allies.
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 2:24pm
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Thursday for an immediate investigation of an attack on a school in Syria's Idlib province that the U.N.'s children's agency is calling one of the deadliest of its kind in the country's six-year war.
Amir Shah, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 1:41pm
U.S. airstrikes this week in eastern Afghanistan killed several al-Qaida militants, including two Arabs and four Pakistanis, Afghan officials said Thursday, but added that authorities cannot definitively identify the slain militants because of the area's inaccessibility and remoteness.
Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 1:31pm
Senior officials from Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed Thursday to step up pressure on North Korea as they stick to their goal of persuading the communist state to abandon its nuclear weapons.
Munir Ahmed and Asif Shahzad, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 1:12pm
Police in Pakistan's capital detained dozens of supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan late on Thursday, triggering brief clashes between police and opposition activists in various parts of Islamabad.
Ciaran Giles, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 12:32pm
Spanish lawmakers Thursday rejected conservative leader Mariano Rajoy's bid to form a minority government and end a 10-month political impasse, a move that pushes the decision on making him prime minister to a second round of voting later this week.
Munir Ahmed, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 12:21pm
Pakistan and India on Thursday each expelled a diplomat from the other country in an exchange amid escalating tensions between the two South Asian archrivals over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.