U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to defuse tensions following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone this week by the Islamic Republic …read more
Qu Dongyu on Sunday became the first Chinese national to be elected to head the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, clinching the post in the first round of voting.
Qu, 55, a biologist by training, won 108 votes, followed by Catherine Geslain-Laneelle of France with 71 votes and Georgia's Davit …read more
Sri Lanka's President Sunday called for sweeping reforms to the country's constitution that he introduced in 2015 to be rolled back, saying they are responsible for political instability.
Maithripala Sirisena said the 19th amendment to the constitution -- which notably transferred some of the president's powers to the Prime Minister and …read more
Ethiopia's army chief and the president of a key region have been shot dead in a wave of violence highlighting the political instability in the country as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tries to push through reforms.
The latest unrest in the Horn of Africa nation flared on Saturday afternoon in …read more
Indian women's hockey team beat Asian Games champions and hosts Japan 3-1 in the summit clash of the FIH Series Finals in Hiroshima today.
Indian men had won the FIH Series Finals in Bhubaneswar recently.
For India, Gurjit Kaur scored two goals while captain Rani Rampal gave India early lead …read more
US President Donald Trump's economic vision as part of the wider plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was met with contempt, repudiation and exasperation in the Arab world, even as some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance.
The $50 billion "peace to prosperity" plan, set …read more
Ethiopia's army chief of staff has been shot, the prime minister's press secretary said on Sunday, hours after a failed coup attempt was reported in a federal state north of the capital. It was unclear whether General Seare Mekonnen had been killed or wounded, the press aide, Billene Seyoum, told …read more
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has received a personal letter of "excellent content" from US President Donald Trump, the country's state news agency said Sunday.
Kim "said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content," Korean Central News Agency reported.
"Appreciating the political judging faculty and extraordinary courage …read more
Trump's new pick for Pentagon chief Mark Esper takes over as acting defense secretary on Monday -- and will quickly find himself in the hot seat on everything from tensions with Iran to Washington's position within NATO.
Esper, the secretary of the US Army who served in its much-heralded 101st Airborne …read more
President Donald Trump said Saturday he was delaying a planned immigration sweep for two weeks to allow time for his Republican Party and opposition Democrats to find a political solution to the hot-button issue.
The mass round-up of as many as 2,000 families who had been served with deportation …read more
Southeast Asian leaders met on Sunday for the second day of a summit in Bangkok, where they were expected to discuss pressing regional issues including the plight of Myanmar’s fleeing Rohingyas and the South China Sea dispute.
Leaders of the 10 countries on Saturday adopted a joint declaration against …read more