Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | PostedJun 25th - 4:02am
The rival Koreas are discussing the possible relocation of North Korea's long-range artillery guns away from the tense Korean border, South Korea's prime minister said Monday, as the countries forge ahead with steps to lower tensions and extend a recent detente.
Multiple attempts to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand for nearly two days have failed, but officials said Monday they believe they're still alive.
Britain's Prince William on Monday toured the ruins of the Roman city of Jerash and met with children, including Syrian refugees, from a U.N.-run education program on the second day of a five-day Mideast tour that will also take him to Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Karin Laub, Associated Press | PostedJun 25th - 3:08am
Jordan will not take in Syrians fleeing their government's latest offensive in the country's south, officials said Monday as violence in the Syrian province of Daraa claimed more lives and displaced thousands.
Ethiopia says a delegation from longtime rival Eritrea is visiting this week for the first time in two decades after surprising gestures by both sides aimed at ending one of Africa's longest-running conflicts.
Cha Song By and Eric Talmadge, Associated Press | PostedJun 25th - 2:38am
In another sign of detente following the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korea has decided to skip one of the most symbolic and politically charged events of its calendar: the annual "anti-U.S. imperialism" rally marking the start of the Korean War.
Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | PostedJun 25th - 1:22am
Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, expelling them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under a blistering sun. Some never make it out alive.
Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | PostedJun 25th - 1:20am
From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world's most unforgiving terrain in the blistering sun.
On the map, it links Algeria's Mediterranean coast to the distant Atlantic shore in Nigeria. Along the way, however, the Trans-Sahara highway frequently deteriorates from black tar into sand tracks lined by half-buried tires.