UPDATE – Death toll rises in Ecuador earthquake

President declares state of emergency following magnitude-7.8 tremor UPDATES DEATH TOLL By Senabri Silvestre SANTO DOMINGO. Dom. Rep. - The death toll rose to 238 from a...

UPDATE 2 – Japan quakes leave 31 dead, nearly 2,000 injured

Rescue teams search for victims believed trapped in collapsed buildings, caught in landslides UPDATES THROUGHOUT   By Todd Crowell TOKYO – At least 22 people were confirmed dead...

Philippine army seizes 3 militants after fatal clash

Suspected members of Daesh-linked Abu Sayyaf captured amid operation in troubled southern Basilan By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, the Philippines – Three suspected members of...

Philippine leader visits south after fatal clash

Benigno Aquino III visits dozens of hospitalized troops, families of 18 soldiers killed in 10-hour fighting with Abu Sayyaf By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, the Philippines...

6.9 magnitude quake reported to have hit Myanmar

USGS says tremor struck 100 km north-northwest of city of Monywa at depth of 135 km By Kyaw Ye Lynn YANGON, Myanmar - Northeast Myanmar was...

7.1-magnitude quake jolts northern Pakistan

At least three killed in quake-hit areas, according to local authorities By Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan - A 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook northern parts of Pakistan on...

Japan: 6 feared dead in air force jet crash

Defense ministry official says crewmembers found in wreckage don’t show any vital signs TOKYO – Japanese rescue teams found Thursday the wreckage of an...

Former China military leader admits to graft

Guo Boxiong found to have taken advantage of his position to assist promotion and relocation of other people, accepted huge amount of bribes By Mahmut...

European volleyball body disqualifies Russian teams

Belogorie Belgorod and Dinamo Moscow refused to play matches in Turkey ANKARA - The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) has disqualified Russian clubs Belogorie Belgorod and Dinamo Moscow since the...

Daesh stronger in Afghanistan in 2015: Pentagon report

Defense Department report asserts that Daesh militant group is now openly fighting the Taliban for control of Afghanistan WASHINGTON - The Daesh militant group has grown...

Pakistan surprised by listing in Saudi-led anti-terror bloc

Islamabad voices surprise over its reported inclusion in 34-nation coalition against terrorism KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistan has expressed its surprise to hear that Saudi Arabia this...

US, Russia can make ‘significant difference’ on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says powers made 'strong beginning' at Vienna talks MOSCOW - The U.S. and Russia could “make a significant difference”...

1 year on, Pakistanis recall Peshawar school massacre

Last year's murder of 140 students at a Peshawar school by the Taliban has been followed by an unprecedented crackdown on militancy KARACHI, Pakistan –...

UPDATE – Nuclear watchdog closes Iranian weapons probe

International Atomic Energy Agency finds no credible indication of nuclear weapons program since 2009 UPDATES WITH COMMENTS FROM IRAN, US ANKARA - The world’s nuclear watchdog on Tuesday...

Nuclear watchdog closes Iranian weapons probe

International Atomic Energy Agency finds no credible indication of nuclear weapons program since 2009 ANKARA - The world’s nuclear watchdog on Tuesday announced the end of its...