Rights group: Myanmar election 'fundamentally flawed'

International rights group names biased election watchdog, exclusion of Rohingya Muslims, military parliamentary quota as important problemsBy Joshua CarrollYANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar’s highly anticipated...

Egyptian dissident speaks out on Morsi death sentence

Former MP Ayman Nour says that Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's decisions are unpredictable, claiming he is 'an amateur in politics'ISTANBUL – A prominent Egyptian...

Turkey: Former presidential candidate runs for parliament speaker

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Nationalist Movement Party MP, submits application for parliamentary speaker candidacy ANKARA - Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) member of parliament and former presidential...

Philippines: MILF expresses dismay at failure to pass BBL

Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) would have sealed peace in country's Muslim south, but it is stalled in Congress 'till June 30 By Satuk Bugra...

Turks declare Uighur solidarity at Hague China embassy

Placing a black wreath in front of the embassy, group shout 'Murderer China' and 'Long Live East Turkestan'By Yasin YagciTHE HAGUE - A...

UPDATE 2 – Egypt ‘mistakenly’ kills 12 tourists in anti-terror raid

Egyptian prime minister has apologized for the killing of foreigners in the incident*ADDS PRIME MINISTER'S APOLOGYCAIRO – Egyptian security forces have mistakenly killed 12...

Iran reducing troops in Syria: US

John Kerry says Iran has pulled back 'significant number' of troops but continues weapons flow to SyriaBy Esra Kaymak Avci WASHINGTON -...

Lebanese army shells Nusra Front positions near Syria

Army targets Nusra Front positions near Lebanese town of Arsal near border with Syria, local security source tells Anadolu AgencyBy Hamza Teki BEIRUT,...

UK bombing of Daesh in Syria is all but done deal

Despite having fifth largest military budget in the world, Britain has become restrained in sending armed forces abroadLONDON - French President Francois Hollande’s declaration...

'No simple answer' to migration crisis: EU officials

EU officials say there is 'no simple' nor 'single answer' to dealing with migration following another shipwreck in the MediterraneanBRUSSELS - EU officials...

Turkey vows ‘more intensity’ in fight against Daesh

Ankara to reveal plans against Daesh presence in northern Syria, FM Sinirlioglu says, adding he has hope in new drive for political resolution in...

NKorea calls first congress in decades

Pyongyang statement reveals plans for Workers' Party congress, prompting speculation about what it means for Kim dynastyBy Alex JensenSEOUL - In a significant break...

UPDATE – French PM warns Europe of more attacks

Manuel Valls claims Daesh is planning more murders as French police continue manhunt for Paris suspectUPDATED WITH INTERIOR MINISTER'S COMMENTS ON RAIDS, ARRESTS, EDITS...

UPDATE – Conservatives win UK election, opposition leaders quit

Conservatives win 331 seats, a House of Commons majority of 12 ANKARA - Britain's center-right Conservative Party won the U.K. general election with an overall majority on Friday. Labour Party...

France beefs up security for climate change summit

France has decided to proceed with organizing COP21 despite attacks that claimed 130 lives in French capitalPARIS -  France will deploy 10,800 security forces during the UN climate...

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