Muslim-free Myanmar Elections engender international outcry

New York, Oct. 30: A United Nations investigator accused Myanmar of discrimination and urged the government to take immediate action to allow minorities and...

Ali’s other fight — for civil rights

WASHINGTON, Jun 5: "I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me -- black, confident, cocky," Muhammad Ali...

Turkish parliament approves deal ending rift with Israel

ANKARA, Aug 21: Turkey’s parliament approved a reconciliation agreement signed with Israel in June which has brought to an end a six-year rift between...

China’s leader seeks ‘new chapter’ in ties with Iran

Tehran, Jan.23: Chinese President Xi Jinping, the first head of state visiting Iran since sanctions were lifted on Tehran, is poised to sign letters...

Attack on Saudi intelligence compound in Qatif

Riyadh, Jan 11: A new video has emerged on the social media showing that Saudi intelligence center in the eastern city of Qatif comes...

French mayor bans burqinis on Cannes beaches

CANNES, FRANCE: The mayor of Cannes has banned the wearing of burqinis — full-body swimsuits — on the beaches of the French Riviera resort famous...

Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000

Asunción, Dec.26: More than 150,000 people in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil have been driven from their homes by some of the worst flooding...

Seven dead as gas blast in Russia collapses building

MOSCOW, Feb 16: At least seven people, including two children, were killed in Russia on Tuesday when a gas explosion caused part of a block...

Iran conducts new missile tests defying US sanctions

TEHRAN, Mar 8: Iran said Tuesday it had conducted multiple ballistic missile tests to demonstrate "deterrent power," a move that comes in defiance of...

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak absolved of corruption charges

Kuala Lumpur, Jan.26: Malaysia's top prosecutor has cleared Prime Minister Najib Razak of corruption in a long-running financial scandal that has gripped the nation. The...