UPDATE – Muslim Scholars Union reacts to China ‘Ramadan ban’

Int'l body says reported partial ban on fasting in China's Xinjiang autonomous region against law UPDATES FOR NEW CYCLE TO ADD ATTRIBUTION, QUOTE AND TO CLARIFY DOHA, Qatar  - An...

Pakistan announces $5 million aid for Rohingya Muslims

Food aid among measures recommended by ministerial committee established to suggest relief efforts after protests in support of minority. By Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistan...

3 Thais arrested marking coup against absolute monarchy

Police official tells Anadolu Agency students were ‘conducting political activity that could be seen as opposing the junta’ By CS Thana BANGKOK  - Three Thai students...
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Afghan imams denounce terrorism and militancy

Hundreds gather in Kabul to condemn violence against civilians. KABUL, Afghanistan - Hundreds of religious scholars and imams have gathered Thursday in the Afghan capital of Kabul...

SKorea president admits mistakes as MERS spread continues

South Korea imposes travel ban after confirming 18th case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome By Alex Jensen SEOUL - President Park Geun-hye conceded Monday that South Korea...

China: Burglar who leaves sorry letters caught sleeping

‘Please don’t blame the security guards, they have it tough, too,’ says note by suspect, who claims he left letters ‘for fun’ BEIJING - A burglar...

UPDATE – Erdogan calls for global unity to resolve conflicts

Leaders of Belarus and Kyrgyzstan call on Russia and Turkey to de-escalate tensions in wake of downing Russian warplane on Nov. 24 UPDATES WITH MORE...
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Cambodia accepts transfer of 4 refugees held by Australia

- Undecided when 1 Rohingya, 3 Iranians previously detained at Nauru will be moved under controversial deal PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Cambodia’s government has granted...

Indonesia urged to combat wildlife smuggling

NGO says port where police seized more than 20 live birds in bottles is a transit point in smuggling protected wildlife. JAKARTA, Indonesia  - An...

21 killed in Pakistan road attack

Suspected Baluch separatists kidnap dozens in attack on Pashtuns traveling to Karachi from Baluchistan capital by Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan - At least 21 passengers were killed...

‘Missing’ Chinese tycoon ‘assisting probes’: company

Statement comes after Guo Guangchang reported missing amid speculation whether he was detained as graft suspect BEIJING - Companies controlled by a renowned Chinese businessman...

Report: Quake leaves 160 stranded on Malaysian peak

Report says 10 climbers unconscious, 3 guides stuck between boulders and rocks after 6.0-magnitude tremor rocks Malaysian state of Sabah By P. Prem Kumar KUALA LUMPUR...

NKorea again denies executed defectors caught in Laos

Children detained by Laotian authorities in 2013 and forced onto plane to China before being returned to North. SEOUL (AA) - North Korea has again...

UPDATE 2 – Death toll rises in Ecuador earthquake

Venezuela, Colombia offer aid UPDATES WITH OFFERS OF ASSISTANCE FROM VENEZUELA, COLOMBIA By Senabri Silvestre SANTO DOMINGO. Dom. Rep. – The death toll rose to 238 from...

Activists cross inter-Korean DMZ on wheels, not foot

- Group promoting peace and women's rights by marching across heavily guarded border forced to take bus. By Alex Jensen SEOUL – Activists from 15 countries...

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Illinois governor plans to block the revamp on Chicago schools’ funding

On Monday, the Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner stated his intentions to prevent the money set aside for setting off the pension of teachers of...