By Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall MANILA (Reuters) - Launched a year ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths, yet the street price of crystal methamphetamine in Manila has fallen and surveys show Filipinos are as anxious as ever
China has urged Afghanistan and Pakistan to improve relations and establish a crisis prevention and management mechanism, the Chinese foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Saturday and said a three-way conference mechanism involving the two countries
By Sue-Lin Wong MAO COUNTY, China (Reuters) - Rescue workers in China pulled more bodies out of piles of rock and mud on Sunday as they searched for more than 100 people still missing a day after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading of finding survivors. A couple and their two-month-old
“Qatar is finding itself still isolated from the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries...,” writes Richard Miller. “The timing came right after a visit to the Saudi kingdom by U.S. President Donald Trump when he ... assured [King Salman] of a new American approach ... [in] dealings for their
Facts can help remove the political bull’s-eye currently painted on Jared Kushner and others for talking with the Russians. If mistakes of protocol were made, then they should be brought to light and we should move on.
Mr. Rauch worked for 31 years at Trader Joe’s, the last 14 as a president. It took a few tries, but after a while, he started growing another food store – Daily Table, located in a low-income neighborhood of Boston. “I failed retirement,” says Rauch, his eyes crinkling when he smiles.
The Senate Republican health care bill was drafted behind closed doors. At the opening of the 1787 Constitutional Convention delegates voted to keep their proceedings secret. This doesn’t mean the 2017 process that produced the Senate’s proposed health care legislation was business as usual.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivered prayers for Islam's Eid al-Fitr holiday in Hama on Sunday, the furthest he has traveled inside Syria in years, showing his growing confidence. State television broadcast footage of Assad standing to pray in a large mosque in Hama behind its imam, with other
Muslims in Asia celebrated the Eid-al-Fitr religious holiday on Sunday with prayers for peace as they marked the end of Islam's holy month of Ramadan. As at the start of Ramadan, during which believers abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours, Eid-al-Fitr depends on the sighting of
By Harry Pearl SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police fired pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Sunday, the latest protest held by anti-immigration groups in the country. Far-right activists from the True Blue Crew
Eleven people were killed in Mexico's Veracruz state by criminal gangs on Saturday, including four children and the head of the state's federal police and two other federal police officers, Governor Miguel Angel Yunes said. Veracruz is home to rival drug cartels including the Zetas and Jalisco
At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan early Sunday and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an official said. The tragedy came one day before Pakistan was due to begin Eid ul-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the holy
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than 120 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. Rizwan Naseer, the head of the Punjab province's rescue services, said 122 people were
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police have arrested one Hindu for suspected involvement in the killing of a Muslim man who was attacked with a knife on a running train near the Indian capital.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid al-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the capital for the first time in a year. Assad's office published images of him praying inside the brightly-lit Al-Nuri mosque at dawn on Sunday before greeting worshippers
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanians were voting Sunday in a general election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to look past their bitter differences and back efforts for Albania to eventually join the European Union.
By Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police have arrested more than 80,000 people during President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs, but few as prominent or defiant as Leila de Lima. A Philippine senator and Duterte's long-time foe, de Lima was arrested
By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - An overturned oil tanker exploded killing at least 123 people in Pakistan on Sunday, as most of the victims had gathered round when spilt fuel from the stricken vehicle ignited, officials said. The tanker overturned after trying to make a sharp turn
Albania began voting in a parliamentary election Sunday with Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama seeking to strengthen his position and lead the Balkan country into talks on European Union accession. The 52-year-old is calling for a second term to complete sweeping reforms of Albania's notoriously
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than 120 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said.
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Two suspected militants on Sunday attacked a provincial police headquarters in western Indonesia, leaving an officer and an assailant dead during Islam's most important holiday, an official said.
Three federal police officers were mowed down Saturday in Mexico's Veracruz state, where gunman also killed a family of six, in the latest spasm of violence linked to criminal gangs. Among Saturday's victims were a federal police commander and two agents, who were ambushed by gunmen in the city
The "Pac Man" touched down in Brisbane late Saturday from Manila with a large entourage for his World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout at Suncorp Stadium next weekend. Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 knockouts) is a clear favourite against Horn, although the Filipino great has not stopped
The International Table Tennis Federation threatened on Sunday to slap sanctions on China's national team after three top players quit a tournament in apparent protest at their head coach's removal. The ITTF received a public apology from the Chinese team but it said it was taking the matter