The Latest: Bhutan imposes 1st nationwide virus lockdown

THIMPU, Bhutan — The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has imposed its first nationwide lockdown due to a virus infection in a returning traveler who had been released from quarantine. Th...

UN chief: pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens gains in fighting global poverty and building peace but risks exacerbating ...

Mauritius seeks compensation as oil spill cleanup continues

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mauritius says it is seeking compensation from the owners of a Japanese ship that spilled oil after it grounded in the shallow waters off the Indian Ocean island nation, while urge...

Belarus protests: Women line the streets of Minsk to protest Lukashenko's crackdown

Hundreds of women took to the streets of Minsk on Wednesday to vent their anger at a crackdown enforced by President Alexander Lukashenko in the wake of protests in Belarus. Across the Belarusian cap...

Outcry in Somalia as new bill would allow child marriage

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An outcry is rising in Somalia as parliament considers a bill that would allow child marriage once a girl’s sexual organs mature and would allow forced marriage as long as the fami...

UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council remains at odds over the way the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon operates on the ground, with the United States backing Israel’s demands f...

Philippine navy chief says China wants 'us to take first shot'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chief of the Philippines Navy on Monday (Aug. 10) called on his government to protest the presence of Chinese ships near Reed (Recto) Bank and accused the People's...

1000s of Korean laborers still lost after WWII, Cold War end

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shin Yun-sun describes her life as a maze of dead ends. The South Korean has spent many of her 75 years pestering government officials, digging into records...

US revises UN resolution to extend UN arms embargo on Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday circulated a revised resolution that would extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran indefinitely, seeking to gain more support in the 15-member Security Co...

UN says more than 70 killed in clashes in South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 70 people were killed and dozens injured during weekend clashes between South Sudan’s army and armed civilians in north-central Tonj, the United Nations reported Tuesda...

Sudan imposes curfew in eastern city after clashes kill 13

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities Tuesday imposed a round-the-clock curfew in an eastern port city after tribal clashes earlier this week killed more than a dozen people and wounded more than 40 other...

Watchdog report: Pompeo acted properly in Saudi arms sale

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's internal watchdog has found that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not act improperly last year when he approved billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Ar...

Severe flooding displaces scores of thousands in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Severe flooding continues to displace thousands of people in Somalia. The government in recent days issued new warnings to communities living along the Jubba an...

The Latest: Virus reemerges in New Zealand after 102 days

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first cases of ...

UN envoy says Guinea-Bissau in fragile state after elections

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Guinea-Bissau said Monday the “political crisis and the parliamentary paralysis” following elections this year have left the impoverished West African nation i...