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".
Yanghee Lee concerned over arbitrary arrests during security operations in Rakhine state
Filmmaker Saleh Daldam is reportedly detained for ‘working to detriment of national security’
Japanese PM says he will try to convince the new US administration led by Donald Trump to reconsider decision to scrap deal
Gen. Dostum's guards are accused of abducting and sexually assaulting his political rival in northern Afghanistan
Singapore's foreign ministry said Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a letter that investigations had been completed and the Terrex vehicles would be released.
Spicer said Monday that the US "is going to make sure we protect our interests" in the sea.
The men were the second batch of would-be refugees denied asylum by German authorities and deported, despite growing insecurity in Afghanistan.
The agreement, the biggest trade deal in history, was seen as a counter to China's rising economic influence. It was signed last year but has not gone into effect.
Some 21,000 internally displaced while 66,000 have fled to Bangladesh since October attacks, security ops, report says
The bodies of six women and three men were washed ashore at a beach near the town of Mersing earlier Monday, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said.
At least eight soldiers and a rebel get killed in clash in North Cotabato amid peace talks in Rome, Italy
Mountaineering experts say climbing in winter is more dangerous than spring -- when most people tackle the 8,848 metre peak -- owing to high winds and extreme cold.
The announcement of a probe came a day before parliament was due to debate a report by lawmakers who in October recommended the criminal prosecution of former central bank chief Arjuna Mahendran.
Xu Xiang's was the first insider trading case to be brought to court in the country and involved more than 40 billion yuan ($5.8 billion), respected Chinese financial magazine Caixin reported.
Turkish authorities became suspicious the group was planning to enter Syria, where IS controls territory, and decided to send them back to Indonesia, said the spokesman, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.
Several others wounded during encounter in northeastern India, military says