Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press | Posted Feb 8th - 1:20am
An Australian woman who was freed by her al-Qaida captors after several weeks landed in Burkina Faso's capital early Monday, as family members urged the militants to grant similar mercy to her husband who remained a hostage.
Polish officials are trying to prove to the members of an international human rights commission that recent changes to the Constitutional Tribunal are in line with the Polish constitution and European Union standards.
Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | Posted Feb 8th - 12:20am
The former Australian immigration minister who began the widely condemned policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become Australia's first special envoy for human rights, the government said Monday.
Esther Htusan, Associated Press | Posted Feb 7th - 11:40pm
The names of Myanmar's next president and two vice presidents will be revealed on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's party.
Taiwan media are reporting that a survivor found shielded under the body of her husband has been pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building, two days after a powerful quake killed at least 36 people.
Turkey's president lashed out at the United States a week after President Barack Obama's envoy visited a northern Syrian town that is under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces, which Ankara considers terrorists.
David McFadden, Associated Press | Posted Feb 7th - 8:32pm
President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Sunday with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was delayed for a second time last month amid violent protests and deep suspicions about vote rigging.
Mehmet Guzel and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press | Posted Feb 7th - 2:41pm
Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught.
Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press | Posted Feb 7th - 10:00am
A second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence, Italy's interior minister said Sunday as he pressed Egypt's president to fully cooperate with the criminal investigation.