At least four people were killed and dozens injured Sunday after security officials in southern Bangladesh opened fire to disperse hundreds of Muslims during a protest over an alleged social media post undermining Islam's Prophet Muhammad, police said.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | PostedOct 20th - 5:30am
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived Sunday in Afghanistan, where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration's pledge to withdraw more than 5,000 American troops.
Two Green parties appeared to have made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country's strongest but saw its support slip, a projection showed.
Indonesia's popular president who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation is to be sworn in for his final five-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions.
Botswana's ruling party faces the tightest election of its history on Wednesday after former President Ian Khama, annoyed with his hand-picked successor, announced his support for the opposition, shaking up one of Africa's most stable countries.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper is outlining what comes next for American troops that are set to leave Syria. He says that under current plans they will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence. Esper isn't ruling out the idea that U.S. forces would conduct counterterrorism missions from Iraq into Syria. Esper says he's spoken to his Iraqi counterpart about the plan to shift the more than 700 troops.