01162018

Remaining international staffers leave chaotic Yemen, UN says

UNITED NATIONS –  The United Nations said Tuesday that the last of its international staffers have now left Yemen as the U.N. human rights chief warns of a “total collapse” in the Arab world’s poorest country. The deputy [...]

Germanwings co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode, Lufthansa says

March 31, 2015: Passengers watch candles and flowers for the victims of the plane crash at the airport in Dusseldorf , Germany. (AP) March 30, 2015: Devotees attend a Mass for the victims of the Germanwings [...]

Myanmar government, rebel groups sign draft cease-fire agreement, fighting continues

YANGON, Myanmar –  Myanmar’s government and 16 ethnic armed groups have agreed on the text of a draft nationwide cease-fire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest. Though lauded as a significant step — the opposing sides [...]

Iran sends aid to Yemen’s Shiite rebels, first such shipment since Saudi-led airstrikes began

Graphic provides background on the conflict in Yemen and the Saudi-led coalition; 2c x 7 inches; 96.3 mm x 177 mm; (The Associated Press) SANAA, Yemen –  Iran’s official news agency says Tehran has sent aid to Yemen, its [...]

Early returns show Nigeria presidential election too close to call

March 30, 2015: A young Nigerian girl walks past election posters, some showing presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in Kaduna, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) ABUJa, Nigeria –  In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns [...]

Death toll in Kashmir flood hits 15; Kashmiris brace for more trouble as more rain predicted

SRINAGAR, India –  Police say at least 15 people have died in flood waters that submerged several areas in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir just six months after the worst floods in half a century devastated the Himalayan region. Police [...]

Fed up with slow pace of reconstruction, despondent Gazans return to destroyed homes

Mexican growers offer 15 percent in Baja California farm strike, state claims workers return

FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2014 file photo, day laborers work in a strawberry field as they prepare the field for planting in the Valle de San Quintin in the municipality of Ensenada, south of Tijuana in Baja California, Mexico. [...]

Trial of 6 people accused of joining Islamic State group starts in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan –  A trial of six Azerbaijani citizens accused of fighting alongside the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq has begun in Azerbaijan’s capital. At the start of the trial on Monday, the judge rejected defense appeals, [...]

Singapore teen arrested for critical video comparing former Prime Minister to Hitler

Amos Yee, 17, who was arrested in Singapore Monday after posting an inflammatory YouTube video, comparing the country’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew- who died Tuesday- to famous dictators, incl Mao, Hitler and Stalin. A [...]