Myanmar wants minimum wage accepted on trial basis

Plea made as hundreds march in commercial capital to demand a daily wage of at least 4,000 Kyat, roughly US$3.50.By Joshua CarrollYANGON, Myanmar  - Myanmar’s...

No Turkish politics without AK Party, says official

Justice and Development deputy chairman speaks out as party ponders next stepsANKARA - A senior member of the Justice and Development (AK) Party on...
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UPDATE – Palestinian flag raised at UN for first time

PA President Mahmoud Abbas hails 'historical moment in the struggle of the Palestinian people towards freedom and independence' ADDS ERDOGAN'S COMMENT NEW YORK/ANKARA - The Palestinian flag was...

French court validates eviction of Calais ‘Jungle’ camp

More than 5,000 refugees and migrants live in 'Jungle' camp in northern France ...
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Malaysia says Myanmar to help solve boat people crisis

- Statement comes after Thursday meeting in Myanmar capital with Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesian foreign ministers. By P Prem Kumar KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's foreign minister...

UPDATE – Eleven killed in India-Pakistan border shelling

Cross-border fire in disputed Kashmir causes civilian casualtiesBy Zahid Rafiq and Aamir LatifSRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir - Cross-border firing killed at least eleven people...

Turkey: 30 detained in ‘wiretapping’ operation

Turkish police conducts simultaneous operations more than 10 provincesANKARA - Thirty people alleged to have illegally wiretapped hundreds of Turkish officials, politicians and...

US, EU concerned with Russian ‘backslide’ on Minsk accord

White House says Russia has not reacted the way we 'would like to see'WASHINGTON – The U.S. and EU are concerned by Russia's...

20 pro-Hadi fighters killed in Aden ‘by mistake’

SANAA – At least 20 fighters loyal to embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi were killed in the southern Aden province by airstrikes...

Catalan president fails to win parliament's support

Personal setback for Artur Mas comes after Spain's Constitutional Court stymies parliament's independence declarationBy Alyssa McMurtryMADRID – Artur Mas, the current president of...

Kenya: Government debt grows, while economy falters

Debt-to-GDP ratio approaches 60 percent, while foreign currency revenue declines, economist saysby Magdalene MukamiNAIROBI, Kenya - As Kenyan government debt grows, and the...

3,500 Palestinian children stranded in Yarmouk: UNRWA

Mashasha said that some 90 percent of Yarmouk's 180,000 Palestinian residents have fled the camp – which continues to see violent clashes between Daesh...

Muslim scholars urge Philippines to pass law on south

Scholars from majority Muslim region say desired Bangsamoro gov’t would bring reconciliation and justice while addressing povertyBy Hader GlangZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Islamic...

North Korea sparks new nuclear concerns

South Korea and US ponder Pyongyang’s latest weapon ambitions on 62nd anniversary of Korean War armisticeBy Alex JensenSEOUL  - A senior nuclear envoy from...

Israel to build underground barrier around Gaza Strip

In addition to 'security fence', Israel plans to surround Gaza Strip with subterranean barrier, according to Israeli officialsJERUSALEM – Israeli Defense Minister Moshe...

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8 Reported Dead During Mississippi Shooting

Mississippi authorities announced on Sunday the suspect, responsible for shooting and killing 8 people including a sheriff’s deputy, is in custody. The shooting Warren Strain, Mississippi...