US forces in Afghanistan have attacked networks of anti-China militants in an action that is likely to please Beijing, which had called for Western cooperation in its fight against a group it says wants to split off its Xinjiang region.
Russia said on Friday the Court of Arbitration for Sport was under pressure from Olympic officials when it rejected a last-minute bid from 47 Russian athletes to take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Games.
Bound together, the 10 Rohingya captives watched their Buddhist neighbors dig a grave. Soon afterwards, on the morning of Sept. 2, all 10 lay dead. At least two were hacked to death by Buddhist villagers. The rest were shot by soldiers, two of the gravediggers said.
The embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation that spurred the imposition of a state of emergency, his office said yesterday.
Bangladesh opposition leader and former prime minister Khaleda Zia was jailed yesterday for corruption, but plans to appeal against her five-year term, her lawyer said, as thousands of supporters took to the streets to protest her innocence.
Returning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fire, Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi yesterday accused his government of creating an atmosphere of fear, damaging democratic traditions and eroding pluralistic nature of the society, ...
Angela Merkel’s German coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD) was greeted with more scepticism than joy yesterday, as some said the loveless alliance, born of desperation, showed the conservative chancellor’s time was coming to an end.
North Korea staged a military parade in Pyongyang yesterday to mark the 70th anniversary of its armed forces, putting its intercontinental ballistic missiles on show just a day before the Winter Olympics open in the South.