Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan's former prime minister, dies of virus

CAIRO (AP) — Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister and leader of the country's largest political party, has died of COVID-19 in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, his...

Photo of the Day: Thai activists wave Taiwan independence flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thai activists were seen on Tuesday (Nov. 24) waving the Taiwanese independence flag during a protest near the Chinese embassy in Bangkok. On Tuesday, Thai activists st...

Cambodia opens mass trial of opposition activists

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court on Thursday began hearing the cases of nearly 130 opponents and government critics charged with treason for taking part in nonviolent political activities...

Turkey issues life sentences over failed 2016 coup

A Turkish court on Thursday sentenced 337 suspects to life in jail over a 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A total of 475 defendants were on trial, 365 of them in jail. It is...

Australia's A-League banking on open borders for next season

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s A-League is set to kick off next month with organizers predicting domestic borders will be open and the only club that needs to be relocated because of COVID-19 restrictions ...

Pope Francis' book explores George Floyd, virus skeptics

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the U.S. police killing of George Floyd and is blasting COVID-19 skeptics and the media that spread their conspiracies ...

AP Analysis: 'Who am I to judge?' helps explain pope's view

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' famous quip “Who am I to judge?” could go a long way toward explaining his initial attitude toward Theodore McCarrick, the defrocked and disgraced American cardinal who was t...

Peace was swift in Ethiopia under Abiy. War was, too.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Abiy Ahmed left Ethiopians breathless when he became the prime minister in 2018, introducing a wave of political reforms in the long-repressive country and announcing a shocking ...

Retirees protest Belarus leader on 100th day since vote

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Crowds of retirees marched Monday in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, marking 100 days since mass protests began and became an almost-daily feature of life in the country after au...

Human rights panel in Taiwan highlights nation's immigration issues

TAIWAN (Taiwan News) — The Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan (HRNTT) relaunched its monthly panel on Wednesday (Nov. 11) after the disruptions of COVID-19 to discuss the difficulty coupl...

Indian holy city lights record number of oil lamps

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — The north Indian city of Ayodhya kept its Guinness World Record for a second year on Friday by lighting 584,572 oil lamps and keeping them burning for at least 45 minutes as part...

Saudis say they thwarted attack on oil facility near Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia claimed late Thursday it thwarted an attack by Yemen's Iran-backed rebels that sparked a fire near an Aramco oil distribution center, involving unmanned...

Hong Kong eatery reopens 3 weeks after being vandalized with manure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei restaurant employing Hongkongers living in exile has reopened more than three weeks after it was vandalized with chicken feces by men who received payment from a ...

Rolling with it, Keith Richards is chilling in the garden

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Richards is so old-school that when he does his interviews — he'll do so from a landline. The Rolling Stones icon isn’t a fan of technology. Years ago he admitt...

Mali's former president Amadou Toumani Toure dies at 72

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s former president Amadou Toumani Toure has died at the age of 72. Senegalese President Macky Sall confirmed the death of the former leader Tuesday on Twitt...