By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military government said on Wednesday there was no connection between two bombings overnight that killed one person in the southern town of Pattani and a wave of deadly attacks on popular tourist spots in the south
By Sami Aboudi and Noah Browning DUBAI (Reuters) - In Yemen's war of attrition, the Saudi-backed exiled government has now decided that the central bank is an easier target than the capital, shielded from its troops by 60 kilometers (40 miles) of daunting mountains teeming with fighters. A decree
Finnish police has arrested Iraqi man on suspicion of taking part in a 2014 mass killing of Iraqi soldiers by Islamic State militants at former U.S. military base Camp Speicher north of Baghdad, the authorities said on Wednesday. As many as 1,700 mainly Shi'ite Muslim soldiers were killed after
When the Nigerian air force claimed Tuesday that it had “fatally wounded” the leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, the report was met with skepticism and little fanfare. Partly, that’s because Nigeria’s military has claimed to have killed Abubakar Shekau before – only to have the mastermind behind
On Tuesday, Turkey entered its second consecutive day of shelling Islamic State and Kurdish YPG forces in Syria, amid reports that more than 1,500 Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have gathered in Turkey to launch an offensive against Jarablus, the last town controlled by ISIS on the Turkish border. The
Instant ramen, the tasty, cheap, and everlasting noodle packet, has replaced tobacco as the most popular form of currency in many US prisons, according to a study soon-to-be published through the American Sociological Association. It may look like a sign of progress, but Michael Gibson-Light, the study
Federal District Court Judge James E. Boasberg has ordered the State Department to scrub the emails of possible classified or personal material on an accelerated schedule, and then release them. Clinton set up her much-criticized private email server while secretary of State at least in part to control
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of South Korea within its striking distance. Seoul officials condemned the
PARIS (AP) — Sensitive data on submarines being built for India's Navy have leaked from a leading French shipbuilder with military customers around the world.
BEIJING (AP) — On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.
Turkey's army backed by international coalition air strikes on Wednesday launched an operation involving fighter jets and tanks to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town. The air and ground operation, the most ambitious launched by Turkey in the Syria conflict, is aimed at
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military launched an operation before dawn Wednesday to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, and the country's state-run news agency said Turkish tanks had crossed into Syria as part of the offensive.
A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 18 people dead and dozens more injured or unaccounted for. Deaths were reported in the villages of Amatrice, Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto as residents and emergency services battled frantically
By Steve Scherer ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) - An earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns over a swathe of central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents under hills of rubble, with at least 20 people believed killed and many missing. The emergency services released an aerial photograph
A stoning ritual which led to the deaths of about 2,300 people during last year's hajj will be more tightly controlled during next month's pilgrimage, Saudi newspapers reported on Wednesday. The period during which pilgrims can perform the Jamarat ritual will be reduced by 12 hours, the Saudi
By Matt Siegel and Sanjeev Miglani SYDNEY/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is investigating the extent to which secrets about French Scorpene submarines being built in the country have been compromised, its defence ministry said on Wednesday, after a leak of documents relating to its combat capabilities.
British drugs giant AstraZeneca on Wednesday agreed to sell part of its antibiotics business to US giant Pfizer for up to $1.6 billion (1.4 billion euros). The deal for the company's small-molecule antibiotics, or those developed using traditional chemistry, is expected to complete in the fourth
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's defense ministry says a 20-year old Afghan migrant crossing illegally from Bulgaria has been shot dead, apparently by hunters.
A car bomb exploded in a nightlife district in Thailand's deep south, killing one and wounding more than 30, in a nation already on edge after a bombing spree that targeted tourist towns. The latest blast struck late Tuesday outside a hotel in Pattani, one of three Muslim-majority southern provinces
ROME (Reuters) - A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets. A preliminary count hours after the quake struck put the death toll at more than 10. Here is a list of major earthquakes in Italy
Pope Francis, saddened by an earthquake that struck central Italy overnight, on Wednesday canceled a speech he was to have given at his general audience and instead prayed with the crowd for victims and survivors. "Hearing the mayor of Amatrice say that the town no longer exists and hearing that
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of a military operation to free a border town held by the Islamic State group.
US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for critical talks with its leadership as Ankara launched a military operation to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town. In the highest-ranking visit by a Western official since Turkey's July 15 failed coup, Biden
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — WWE-style grappling at corner kicks, manhandling of match officials, verbal abuse: Sometimes the beautiful game can take on an ugly side.
Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Wednesday there had been no shift in the balance of diplomatic relations with either the United States and China amid a dispute over the South China Sea. An arbitration court in the Hague infuriated China in July when it ruled that China had no historical