World Bulletin / News Desk
Iran should be part of the solution to the Syria crisis, international mediator Kofi Annan said on Friday, a week before a planned crisis meeting that is in doubt because of Western objections to the Islamic Republic's participation.
Annan told a news conference that he wanted states with influence on both sides of the conflict to be involved in the peace process and said some countries had taken national initiatives that risked unleashing "destructive competition".
Protestors chanted slogans demanding the arrest of Park and business tycoons including Lee Jae-Yong, heir to the Samsung empire, calling them "co-culprits" in the scandal.
The Maldivian rails against the argument forwarded by developing economies such as India that they are entitled to as many years of polluting the environment as the West was allowed.
The opposition delegation will depart for Astana on Saturday
Systematic and institutionalized discrimination against the Rohingya population led to attacks, says UN human rights envoy
Pakistan International Airlines acquires 2 Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Pegasus Airlines
The crew members are taken from fishing vessel in the Sulu Sea in the southwestern Philippines
Blacklist said to have targeted thousands of artists critical of president, who faces claims of abusing power
One firefighter, who had managed to escape the 15-storey Plasco building before it fell, died in hospital from severe burns, the official IRNA news agency reported.
"In the past, present and from now on, the Japan-US alliance has been the cornerstone of our diplomacy and security policy," Abe said in a speech to mark the beginning of a new parliamentary session.
Group demands Myanmar take decisive steps to restore calm to affected areas
Two Abu Sayyaf captives saved by troops in mainly Muslim Sulu province in the south
Senior police to investigate claims group in far northwest is backed by Indian intelligence
Chances are high North Korea may undertake various military provocations to disrupt sanctions, says South’s acting leader
Upcoming Syria peace talks in Kazakh capital will be a "difficult" and "long" process, Russian experts say
School bus carrying 50 children collides head-on with truck in northern Uttar Pradesh state; death toll expected to rise