Amir Shah and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press | PostedJul 20th - 2:09am
Taliban fighters launched a wave of attacks against security outposts in the east and south of Afghanistan over the last two days, even as efforts to jump-start peace talks were renewed. The violence left 14 police dead and 10 others wounded, officials said Friday.
Assailants have shot a Filipino radio commentator about a dozen times while leaving for work in a northeastern province in a new fatal attack in a country with an alarming record of killings of journalists.
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | PostedJul 20th - 12:47am
North Korea said Friday that an August reunion of Korean families separated by war may not happen if South Korea doesn't immediately return some of its citizens who arrived in the South in recent years.
Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press | PostedJul 20th - 12:27am
A landmark half-billion-dollar Israeli plan to develop Palestinian areas of east Jerusalem and hoist residents out of poverty is getting a cool reception from the very people who are supposed to benefit.
Yemeni security officials and tribal leaders say a boat carrying more than 160 African migrants has capsized off the southern province of Shabwa. It is not immediately clear if there have been any fatalities or if any migrants have been rescued.
Luis Manuel Galeano, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 7:53pm
President Daniel Ortega used Thursday's 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza to celebrate strengthening his grip on power after three months of anti-government protests and to attack Nicaragua's Roman Catholic Church as allies of "coup mongers."
Franklin Briceno, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 7:49pm
The head of Peru's judicial branch resigned Thursday in the wake of a mounting corruption scandal involving secret phone recordings capturing numerous judges making behind-the-scenes deals on everything from promotions to criminal sentences.
President Joseph Kabila said in a national address Thursday that Congo's long-delayed December election will go ahead but he still gave no indication what role he will play as the deadline for candidate announcements approaches.
Four humanitarian groups say a commercial boat carrying 40 migrants who had been stranded in the Mediterranean Sea has been waiting to get a green light to dock in the Tunisian port of Zarzis for more than 48 hours.
Philip Issa, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 2:09pm
Syrian rebels agreed to surrender their last pockets of control in southwest Quneitra province to the government, state media reported Thursday, making way for Damascus to re-establish its authority along the Israeli frontier.