President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court. Restrictions on citizens from Sudan were lifted.
By Haejin Choi and Michelle Nichols SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dialed up the rhetoric against North Korea again at the weekend, warning the country's foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer", as Pyongyang staged
By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's main opposition party on Monday put up banners around the country calling for the release of its detained leader Kem Sokha in a challenge to the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen, which has accused him of treason. Kem Sokha, the leader of the
Weeks earlier, Nadia Murad had been ripped from her village by Islamic State (ISIS) fighters who murdered her family and took her captive. Along with other young Yazidi women, she was transported to Mosul, in northern Iraq. Ms. Murad, just 21 years old at the time, had already attempted escape once
“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated against Jews.... The military junta of Myanmar torches Rohingya villages, stops aid to Rohingya camps, and
Regarding the Aug. 21 Monitor Daily story “Home prices, and a thought shift, give ‘small living’ a boost”: Interesting concept. My friend has done it, downsizing and living in a tiny apartment. Decluttering would be a two-month, full-time job, which I haven’t been willing to devote myself to at this
As he considers what to do about the 2015 international agreement with Iran that he disdains, President Trump may be about to lob the ball into the international community’s court. Rather than pulling the United States out of the deal as he has long threatened, Mr. Trump may instead agree to stick with
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's main Islamic Jamaat-e-Islami party have gathered in Karachi to protest Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A light plane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon on Wednesday, killing a man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing, authorities said.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs.
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurds were casting ballots on Monday in Iraq's Kurdish region and disputed territories on whether to support independence from Baghdad in a historic but non-binding vote that has raised regional tensions and fears of instability.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders will likely need to wait two or three weeks to find out who will next lead their country after a general election on Saturday ended with an inconclusive result.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar police said Monday that they have discovered at least 28 slain Hindu women and boys in two mass graves in the Southeast Asian country's conflict-torn northern Rakhine state. The government blames Muslim insurgents for the killings. Myanmar Border Guard Police Maj. Zayar
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Nearly 50,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption as dozens of tremors rattle the surrounding region, officials said Monday.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines said Monday it respects Malaysia's decision to dissociate itself from a statement on Myanmar's Rakhine state issued by Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
The Philippines has banned companies from compelling women to wear high heels to work under a government order hailed by a labour group Monday as a victory against sexism and pain. The labour department order took effect on Sunday as the government took up the cudgels for long-suffering shopping mall
Frauke Petry, the co-leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) said on Monday she would not be part of the parliamentary group of her anti-immigrant party and stormed out of a news conference without answering questions. Petry's surprise announcement came after the AfD shocked the German
By Madeline Chambers and Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel turns to the task of sounding out partners to build a coalition government after securing a fourth term as chancellor in Sunday's election, although she has been weakened by a surge in support for the far right
By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will dissolve parliament's lower house on Thursday for a snap election, a party official said, in a move aimed at taking advantage of improved ratings and opposition disarray. Abe's junior coalition partner Natuo Yamaguchi,
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's governor is launching a new political party to challenge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party in national elections that are expected next month.
BERLIN (Reuters) - (This Sep 24th story has been refiled to correct lead and second paragraph to remove reference to preliminary results to make clear results are final.) Berlin residents voted on Sunday to keep open the German capital's Tegel airport even after a new international hub is completed
Iraqi Kurds voted in an independence referendum Monday in defiance of Baghdad which has warned of "measures" to defend Iraq's unity and threatened to deprive their region of lifeline oil revenues. The non-binding vote on the Kurds' long-cherished dream of independence, initiated by
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union presidency says time is running out for Britain to seal an agreement on leaving the EU, with a fourth round of Brexit negotiations about to begin in Brussels.