HK should provide evidence on murder case before suspect returns: MAC

Taiwan's top policymaking body on China, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), said Sunday the government will not lift its recently imposed travel ban on a Hong Kong citizen wanted for murder in Ta...

Indonesia’s popular president sworn in for 2nd term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, was sworn i...

Botswana, calm for decades, faces surprising election fight

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana's ruling party faces the tightest election of its history on Wednesday after former President Ian Khama, annoyed with his hand-picked successor, announced his suppor...

Bolivia's Evo Morales faces tightest presidential election

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales faces the tightest election of his political career Sunday as he tries to extend his nearly 14 years in power. The 59-year-old l...

The Latest: Turkey says 41 suspected IS members re-captured

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Turkey's interior minister says 41 suspected Islamic State members were...

Rights lawyers: Egypt frees more than 100 held in crackdown

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian rights lawyers say authorities have released over 100 people who were among hundreds more arrested in a sweeping crackdown following small but rare anti-government protests last ...

Kurdish forces say Turkey violating cease-fire in NE Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish forces say Turkey is failing to abide by terms of a U.S.-brokered cease-fire, refusing to lift a siege it imposed on a key border town in northeastern Syria 30 hours after...

Taiwan's fishing industry still flouting human rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new paper has been published this week detailing the human rights abuses of workers on board Taiwanese coastal and deep water fishing industry vessels. The 20-page Hu...

US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is hitting Cuba with new sanctions over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights record at home. The Department of...

The Latest: Pompeo meets Israel PM amid Mideast turmoil

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 11:30 a.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Israel's prim...

Taiwan ally Marshall Islands takes seat on UN Human Rights Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It was announced on Friday (Oct. 18) that Taiwanese ally and Pacific island nation the Marshall Islands will take a seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)...

Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Associated Press journalists are seeing continued fighting in a Syrian town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire...

Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Associated Press journalists are seeing continued fighting in a Syrian town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire. ...

Pakistan blacklists, expels global journalists' group leader

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has blacklisted and expelled the Asia coordinator of global press freedom group the Committee to Protect Journalists. CPJ executive director Joel Simon call...

Mexican court orders soldiers re-arrested in army massacre

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A court in Mexico has ordered the re-arrest of seven soldiers charged with abuse of authority for a 2014 army massacre. The soldiers killed 22 suspects at a grain ...