Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | Posted
May 25th - 12:54am
Cyclone Mekunu will be "extremely severe" when it crashes into the Arabian Peninsula this weekend, meteorologists warned Friday, after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra. At least 17 people are missing from Socotra, with one Yemeni official describing them as likely dead.
Niniek Karmini, Associated Press | Posted
May 25th - 12:28am
Indonesia's parliament unanimously approved a tougher anti-terrorism law on Friday, lengthening detention periods and involving the military in counter-terrorism policing, spurred into action by recent bombings that involved children as perpetrators.
Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press | Posted
May 25th - 12:14am
Israel called on the European Union on Friday to halt funding to more than a dozen European and Palestinian non-governmental organizations that it says promote boycotts against Israel, saying the financial support violates the EU's stated policy that it opposes boycotts against the Jewish state.
Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 11:04pm
North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to sit for talks with the United States "at any time, (in) any format," a remarkably restrained and diplomatic response, from a nation noted for its proud belligerence, to U.S. President Donald Trump's abrupt cancellation of a summit with the North's autocratic leader, Kim Jong Un.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 5:29pm
The U.N. special envoy for Burundi urged the African nation's government Thursday to quickly restart dialogue with the opposition following a referendum that will allow the president to stay in power until 2034.
Freddy Cuevas, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 4:35pm
A U.N. agency called Thursday for an impartial investigation into the killing of three indigenous men by a military patrol in a remote part of eastern Honduras that is a common transit point for Colombian cocaine.
Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 3:43pm
Congo's fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said as the health ministry on Thursday announced that confirmed cases had reached 31, including nine deaths.
Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a legal challenge to the military's rules on when soldiers can fire their weapons amid weeks of violent protests that have killed dozens of Palestinians on the border with Gaza.
Bassem Mroue, Associated Press | Posted
May 24th - 1:58pm
Growing U.S. pressure on Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah group, including a new wave of sanctions targeting its top leadership, may hamper the formation of a new government that caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri was overwhelmingly chosen to form on Thursday.