G7 Leaders sign joint declaration against terrorism

The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations on Friday signed a joint declaration on combating terrorism.

Dress to fight extremism

Clothing factories in Tajikistan are churning out brightly colored national dresses amid a surge in sales, and it’s not just because of the arrival of spring. An increasing number of female officials, teachers and students have been wearing the Atlas and ...

Underage laborers

Fourteen-year-old San Min Hteik had worked at the steel factory for less than a week when his hand got caught in a machine, a casualty of the economic boom driving more children into Myanmar’s factories.

Study into east German xenophobia sparks angry backlash

A study into the causes of heightened right-wing extremism and xenophobia in formerly communist eastern Germany has sparked an angry backlash and charges of sloppy academic methods.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 0:28:40

Pope risks joke about Trump’s size

It could have caused a diplomatic incident but a culinary quip from Pope Francis seemed to have gone down well with Donald Trump and his wife Melania.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 0:28:40

Seeking constitutional change

Dancers from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait perform at the opening ceremony for the National Indigenous Constitutional Convention in Mutitjulu, Australia, on Tuesday. More than 250 Aboriginal leaders from across the country will meet for a three-day summit in central Australia to reach a united position on what amendments to the founding document might look like.
Source: IC | 2017/5/25 0:28:39

WHO chief seeks bipartisan US support

The new head of the World Health Organization (WHO) voiced hope on Wednesday that bipartisan support would prevail in the US Congress to fund global health initiatives, despite deep budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/25 0:28:39

31 injured, 5 dead, 386 arrested in security operation in Bahrain

Altogether 31 policemen were injured in a major security operation in Duraz village, southern suburb of capital Manama, in which a total of 386 individuals were arrested.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 0:10:07

Britain on alert

British soldiers arrive by bus and head toward a building next to New Scotland Yard police headquarters near the Houses of Parliament in central London on Wednesday. Britain ordered soldiers to key sites Wednesday and raised the terror alert to maximum after the Manchester concert suicide bombing by a local man of Libyan origin who may have been radicalized in Syria. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 0:08:39

Humbling experience

Pope Francis meets US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during a private audience at the Vatican on Wednesday. Trump and Francis held a keenly-anticipated face-to-face encounter between two world leaders who have clashed repeatedly on several issues. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 0:08:39

Bombs explode in Indonesia's capital, 3 killed

Three people were reported to be killed and some injured as bombs exploded in Indonesia's capital of Jakarta on Wednesday evening, a local TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 23:55:29

Deep social cuts expected

The White House delivered a proposed 2018 budget to Congress on Tuesday that would deeply cut programs for the poor and rural America, as well as diplomacy and foreign aid, while boosting defense and border security spending.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/24 23:33:39

Tanzanian president orders mining minister to resign

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday ordered Minister for Energy and Minerals Sospeter Muhongo to resign after a report showed he was implicated in mining firms' undeclared mineral sand exports.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 22:55:27

Hengyuan Refining looks for options to export to China

Hengyuan Refining Company, previously known as Shell Refining Company before it was acquired by a Chinese company from Shell, is looking for options to export to China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 22:53:56

Necessary action

Philippine policemen check evacuees from Marawi aboard a van at a checkpoint in Iligan City, in the southern island of Mindanao on Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte warned that martial law would be “harsh” and like a dictatorship, after imposing military rule in Mindanao to combat Islamist militants (see story on page 7). Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/5/24 21:28:39

Philippines' Duterte mulls declaring martial law in Visayas region

Philippine President Rodrigo Dutete said on Wednesday that he is mulling placing the Visayas region in the central Philippines under martial law after declaring Mindanao under martial law.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 18:23:01