Former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan says the world must stand together against "the extremists and terrorists" responsible for the attack in Manchester and similar senseless violence elsewhere. Annan told The Associated Press on Tuesday that all countries need to work together and share information to deny extremists "their opportunities" and bring those who commit crimes to justice.
Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 11:50am
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected as the next director-general of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, becoming the first non-medical doctor and the first African tapped to lead the U.N. health agency.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 11:34am
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the country's south under martial rule for 60 days and cut short a visit to Moscow on Tuesday after Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group laid siege to a southern city.
Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 11:34am
Authorities in Congo said Tuesday they have opened an investigation into whether a former government minister played a role in inciting violence in the turbulent Kasai provinces that has killed hundreds in recent months, including a team of United Nations experts.
Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention for one day of an opposition leader widely tipped to challenge President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in 2018 elections following a complaint that he publicly made an obscene finger gesture.
Heri Juanda, Associated Press | Posted
May 23rd - 9:12am
Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash in the world's most populous Muslim country and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture."