Elias Meseret, Associated Press | PostedJun 20th - 1:48am
Eritrean diplomats say the reclusive nation's president is sending a rare delegation to neighboring Ethiopia for peace talks days after Ethiopia's new prime minister took a major step toward calming deadly tensions with its decades-long rival.
Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | PostedJun 20th - 12:54am
South Korea's president on Wednesday urged Pyongyang to show a plan for concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to Beijing to discuss the outcome of his summit with President Donald Trump.
After years of rocket attacks and militant infiltrations from Gaza, residents of southern Israel are now coping with a new kind of threat: incendiary kites and balloons that have damaged farmlands and nature reserves.
Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia's government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for at least 178 people missing since a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week.
Ben Fox, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 10:04pm
Hurricane Maria ripped away part of the steel roof from Carmen Lidia Torres Mercado's home in the Puerto Rican capital. Nine months later, she is still relying on a blue plastic tarp to protect her home, even with a new storm season already two weeks old.
Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 7:59pm
Officials in a Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels for control of a crucial port in Yemen on Tuesday displayed weapons captured on the battlefield that they say show Iran is arming the insurgents.
Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday his military government will hold elections only after a coronation ceremony for the new Thai king, casting fresh doubt on promises the polls will be held by next February.
Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Hyung-Jyung, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 6:46pm
U.S. and South Korean officials are hoping the suspension of a major joint military exercise helps advance nuclear negotiations with North Korea. It's a bold gamble that could trigger a serious security crisis if the talks falter and the allies are forced to resume the drills, infuriating North Korea, analysts say.
Luis Manuel Galeano, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 5:12pm
Three people were shot dead in the city of Masaya as security forces and allied groups tried to regain control of the area, a human rights group reported Tuesday, the two-month anniversary of political unrest that has shaken Nicaragua.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 4:16pm
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres put a spotlight on the forgotten children born to wartime rape victims who are often shamed and excluded, issuing a cautionary statement Tuesday on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 2:16pm
Fierce fighting raged Tuesday outside the airport of the crucial Yemeni city of Hodeida as thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition battled Iranian-allied Shiite rebels for control of the Red Sea port — the main passageway for food and aid supplies in a country teetering on the brink of famine.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 12:43pm
The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees is "weeks away from painful cuts" to its emergency assistance for Gaza and refugees elsewhere because of an unprecedented gap in its budget of more than $250 million, the U.N. Mideast envoy said Tuesday.