Sri Lanka debates expanded powers for President Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's Parliament is gearing up for two days of heated debate starting Wednesday on the proposed constitutional amendment, called 20A, which would restore many executive powers stripped away ...

Lawyer: Iran grants furlough to French-Iranian researcher

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has indefinitely furloughed a prominent researcher with dual French-Iranian citizenship who was imprisoned on security charges, her lawyer said Sunday. Alth...

UK lawmaker: Trial of woman held in Iran since 2016 deferred

LONDON (AP) — A British lawmaker says a new trial that a woman with dual nationality expected to face in Iran on Sunday has been postponed, with no new date arranged. After speaking ...

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. ...

Dutch government asks prosecutors to probe tax office

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government reported its own taxation office to public prosecutors on Tuesday, seeking an investigation into possible discrimination in a long-running scandal ce...

Lawyer: Iran sentences dual national academic to 6 years

An Iranian court has sentenced a prominent researcher with dual French-Iranian citizenship to six years in prison on security charges, her lawyer said Saturday. Fariba Adelkhah was s...

Iran frees French researcher in apparent prisoner swap

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV said late Friday that authorities released a jailed French researcher detained in Tehran for more than eight months on charges of violating stat...

American couple with Taiwanese citizenship jets back to vote in election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American couple who had lived in Taiwan for 39 years before becoming naturalized Taiwanese citizens and retiring in the U.S. has flown 12,000 kilometers back to Taiwan ...

Whole Han clan planned to emigrate from Taiwan to Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) image took another hit on Wednesday (Jan. 8) when news broke that he and his family had applied to emigrate ...

Iran drops spy charges against French-Iranian academic

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A researcher with dual French-Iranian nationality held for months in a notorious Tehran prison will not be tried on espionage charges, her lawyer said Tuesday. But she and another ...

Iran rejects 'conditional release' for Iranian-British woman

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The lawyer of an Iranian-British woman convicted on spying charges in Iran has asked that she be released after serving half of her sentence, a request that was immediately rejecte...

The Latest: Denmark says more Britons seek citizenship

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming election and Brexit (all times local): 10:15 a.m.: Denmark's immigration minister says the number of British citizens...

Iran lawyer: No proof for charges against 2 French citizens

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian lawyer representing two French researchers in custody in Tehran says prosecutors have given no evidence of spying and security charges against them. Th...

Iran rejects French calls for researcher’s release

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry has rejected a French call for the release of an Iranian-French researcher, describing it as interference in Iran’s internal affairs. Mini...

China unseats parliamentary member for having nationality of Taiwan ally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A member of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) was unseated for having the nationality of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, an ally of Taiwan in t...