Qatar apologizes, investigates forced airport examinations

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar apologized Wednesday after authorities forcibly examined female passengers from a Qatar Airways flight to Australia to try to identify who might have given bir...

Pompeo brings anti-China roadshow to Indian Ocean islands

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday brought the Trump administration’s anti-China campaign to Indian Ocean islands considered particularly at risk for what Ameri...

Exclusive: EU taps Chinese technology linked to Muslim internment camps in Xinjiang

Two EU institutions are using technology produced by China's Hikvision, a firm that has been accused of providing surveillance equipment to Muslim internment camps in the country's northwest X...

Nicaragua approves "cybercrimes" law, alarming rights groups

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s unicameral legislature approved legislation on Tuesday mandating prison sentences for those who use online platforms to spread false information or information th...

Collins votes against Barrett, heads home to save Senate job

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When Republican Sen. Susan Collins had to vote on a Supreme Court justice in 2018, she deliberated under the spotlight for weeks, building suspense that ended with a dramatic fl...

Belarus leader seeks to punish striking workers, students

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko urged authorities Tuesday to take action against plant workers and students who participate in a strike called by the opposition as the auth...

Court: Belgium violated human rights in Sudan migrant's case

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Belgium violated the rights of a Sudanese refugee it deported three years ago despite a Belgian court's decision against the mo...

China: An unpopular winner in the year of the coronavirus

China has the pandemic under control. But is that also true of the collateral damage it has suffered on the international stage? Beijing faced massive international criticism for its nontransparent co...

Turkey-backed fighters retaliate against Syria-allied troops

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition groups lobbed hundreds of missiles and artillery rockets at government posts in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, in retaliation for a deadly attack that killed dozens of ...

Tanzanian opposition party says police kill 3 ahead of vote

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — A major opposition party in Tanzania is accusing police of shooting dead three citizens amid unrest over alleged fraud on the eve of the country’s presidential election. ...

Taiwan legislature forms new caucus to promote ties with France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 55 lawmakers from different parties formed a legislative caucus on Tuesday (Oct. 27) to promote ties with France. Tsai Shih-ying (蔡適應) from the ruling Democr...

Pompeo, Esper driving US's anti-China message in India visit

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense chief Mark Esper are in India to drive the Trump administration’s anti-China message exactly a week ahead of America’s presidential ele...

UN investigator says Belarus must stop repressing its people

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights investigator for Belarus demanded Monday that the government “stop repressing its own people,” saying at least 20,000 were detained in August and September ...

Iran's Zarif urges UN to unite against US unilateral actions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister used his speech for the 75th anniversary of the United Nations to accuse the United States of initiating or joining eight wars since 200 that displaced 37...

US announces planned $2.37 billion weapon sale to Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday notified Congress of plans for a $2.37 billion sale of Harpoon missile systems to Taiwan just hours after Beijing announced sanctions on U.S. defen...