Activists in Bangladesh say about 1,000 members of the Rohingya ethnic minority who fled Myanmar during its army's four-month counterinsurgency operation have returned to their villages in Rakhine state after Myanmar's government announced last week that it was halting military operations in the area.
Eileen By and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 6:43am
North Korea doesn't have many friends. There's China, its closest ally, and Singapore, where the North Korean elite have long gone in search of investors and shipping contracts. There are neighbors like Russia, and other nations isolated by politics and sanctions, like Syria and Cuba.
Christopher Torchia, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 6:25am
It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black.
Ken Thomas and Lorne Cook, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 6:25am
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance.
Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 6:01am
Gunmen attacked a Vietnamese cargo ship off the Philippines' southern tip, killing a Vietnamese crewman and abducting six others including the vessel's captain, the Philippine coast guard and the ship's owner said Monday.
Iran has banned use of drones in its capital because of security concerns after authorities opened fire on at least two unmanned aerial vehicles that flew too close to sensitive areas in recent months.
Maggie Michael, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 5:42am
Egypt's highest appeals court on Monday upheld the death sentences against 10 people convicted over a soccer riot that killed over 70 fans in 2012, becoming one of the world's deadliest soccer disasters.
Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 5:12am
Cambodia's legislature amended a law governing political parties on Monday to allow the government to apply to the courts to have a party dissolved, an act aimed at the sole opposition group in parliament.