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.

Philippine troops bomb Islamists in city

Philippine security forces bombed residential areas in a southern city on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 22:58:39

Corruption scandal deepens Brazil crisis

Brazilian soldiers deployed Wednesday to defend government buildings in the capital Brasilia after protesters demanding the exit of President Michel Temer smashed their way into ministries and fought with riot police.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 22:53:40

Indonesia probes ‘IS-linked’ suicide attack

Indonesia's elite anti-terror squad was Thursday investigating a suicide bombing near a Jakarta bus station that killed three policemen in an assault authorities believe is linked to the Islamic State group.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 22:53:40

Zambia mulls moving capital to rural area, says minister

Zambia is considering a proposal to move its capital from fast-developing Lusaka to a nearly uninhabited marshland district in the center of the country, a minister said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 22:53:39

Activists say Belgium’s ban on forced sterilization for gender change ‘not enough’

Belgium won praise on Thursday for banning the forced sterilization of people who wish to change their legal gender, but campaigners said the law still fell short of fully recognizing the rights of transgender people.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/25 22:53:39

US to mark 1st national Poppy Day

Long an international symbol of remembrance for fallen soldiers, the brilliant red bloom of the poppy may soon gain wider recognition in the US as the country marks its first National Poppy Day.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 22:48:39

Uncovering the gods

Archaeologists work to uncover statues at a dig site where 3,500-year-old friezes were recently discovered at Huaca Garagay in Lima, Peru, on Wednesday. The friezes are thought to be part of an ancient temple and depict deities.
Source: CFP | 2017/5/25 22:48:39

Reforming Sex Tourism

For decades, The Gambia has built a reputation as a haven for tourists willing to pay for sun, sand, sea... and sex. But its tourism board has ambitious plans to give a makeover to this tiny West African nation.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 22:33:40

Crucial meeting

European Council President Donald Tusk (left) speaks to US President Donald Trump at the EU headquarters for the NATO meeting, in Brussels on Thursday (see story on page 7). Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 21:38:39

New Zealand sees 691 mln-USD new funding boost for defense: budget

New Zealand unveiled its Budget 2017 on Thursday, which showed that its defense force will receive a total of 982 million-NZ dollars (691 million US dollars) new funding as part of the budget.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 20:41:35

Several feared dead as school bus falls into gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Several students are feared killed after a school bus rolled off a road and fell into a deep gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 20:40:13

World Bank, Mongolia's Ulaanbaatar to partner to improve capital investment planning, public transport financing

The Mongolian capital and the World Bank signed a memorandum of understanding here on Wednesday on jointly strengthening capital investment planning in Ulaanbaatar and financial sustainability of its public transport.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 17:49:50

2 police officers killed in Kenya's border town

At least two Kenyan police officers were killed and two others injured early Thursday in a terror attack involving improvised explosive device (IED) in Garissa county along the border with Somalia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 17:48:59