Amir Shah, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 5:31am
A motorcycle bomb went off at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing three people, while a Taliban ambush targeting a military convoy in the country's northeast killed four civilians, officials said.
Asif Shahzad, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 5:23am
Pakistan said Wednesday it will send paramilitary forces to crack down on Islamic militants in the Punjab province, a move that the ruling party of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had long rejected because of opposition among its Islamist supporters.
Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 5:13am
A ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels on Wednesday killed the deputy chief of staff of the country's military in a major blow to the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition, which heavily supports the government, officials said.
Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 5:04am
Talks to reunify ethnically-split Cyprus suffered another blow after the leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots backed out of a scheduled meeting aiming to push negotiations forward, officials said Wednesday.
An Iranian semi-official news agency is quoting a Revolutionary Guard commander alleging that a U.S. permanent resident sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran confessed he tried to "encourage decadence" in the Iranian society.
Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 4:21am
Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal announced Wednesday that it has dropped crimes against humanity charges against a former lower-ranking Khmer Rouge official, saying she was not high enough in the regime's leadership hierarchy.
Eileen Ng, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 3:53am
The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals, then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack.