Taiwan significantly improves rights for Muslims: U.S. religion report

Taiwan has made "significant" progress in improving the rights enjoyed by Muslims, according to the 2018 International Religious Freedom report released by the U.S. Department of State on Fr...

Suicide bomber kills 9 in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber walked up to an Afghan police vehicle in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, and detonated an explosive device that killed three police and...

5 Pakistani Shiites killed in 2 bombings in southwest town

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani security official says two bombings hours apart targeted vehicles carrying minority Shiite tourists in the southwestern town of Ziarat, killing five people and woun...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

The 30th anniversary of China's crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square passed with an information lockdown and extra security in the Beijing landmark. Thousands of people attended a c...

Taiwan deports 268 illegal immigrants in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the month of May, 268 illegal immigrants were deported to their home countries, the largest number in a single month since an amnesty program began at the start of the year,...

Egyptian officials: Militant attack kills 10 police in Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Islamic militants attacked a checkpoint in Egypt's restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 10 policemen, security officials said. ...

Baghdad's Green Zone reopens to the public

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say Baghdad's Green Zone area, the heavily fortified strip on the west bank of the Tigris River, is now open to the public around the clock. M...

Government confirms Iran to free imprisoned Lebanese man

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Foreign Ministry says Iran has agreed to release a Lebanese man who has been imprisoned there since 2015. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry says it has bee...

Deadly shooting shakes Lebanese city as Muslims mark Eid

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon's interior minister says a gunman was working alone when he went on a shooting spree that killed four security personnel in the northern city of Tripoli. ...

The Latest: Sudanese protesters defiant after army crackdown

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on aftermath of Sudanese military crackdown on protest sit-in (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Thousands of Sudanese pro-democracy pr...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP TALKS BUSINESS, FACES MASS PROTEST The president te...

Faithful Muslims around the world begin celebrating Eid

BEIRUT (AP) — Muslims across the Middle East and beyond are celebrating the start of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a time for family and festivities. The holiday marks the end ...

Afghan president says he'll visit Pakistan to improve ties

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he will visit Pakistan on June 27 to open a new chapter in his country's uneasy relationship with its neighbor and mend ties that are often...

Schedule of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Muslims will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr (開齋節) across Taiwan, starting with an event at the Taipei Main Station on Wednesday (June 5). Eid al-Fitr is a Muslim festival that m...

British Airways resumes flights to Pakistan after 11 years

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani state-run media says British Airways has resumed flights to the South Asian country, over a decade after they were suspending in the wake of a truck bombing of a hotel in th...