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East of Kobani, Turkish town appreciates 'peace' brought by Islamic State

Residents of a Turkish border town, an hour's drive from where Islamic State is battling for control of Kobani, appreciate the quiet they say the S...

Japan prosecutors set to rule on possible Fukushima indictments

Japanese prosecutors must decide this week whether to charge Tokyo Electric Power Co executives for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster,...

France does the splits on EU economic governance

France has long called for a European economic government to harmonise the bloc's policies, but it is baulking now at that governance being applied...

Soldier shot near Canada's parliament; shooter at large

A Canadian soldier was shot at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and a shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings, where mo...

Kerry welcomes North Korea's release of American, restates terms for resuming talks

 U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea and said Washington is willing to resume talk...

Hong Kong protesters march after fruitless talks with government

About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day...

U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defense

 Japan said on Tuesday it would hold a bilateral military exercise with the United States in November to ensure smooth joint operations between the...

Pope to visit Turkey as region's Christians flee Islamic State persecution

Pope Francis will travel to Turkey next month, the Vatican said on Tuesday, his first visit to the predominantly Muslim country which has become a...

Palestinians downbeat on promised rebuilding of ruined Gaza Strip

The first torrential downpour of an approaching winter has already soaked the Gaza Strip, compounding the misery of thousands of Palestinians who s...

Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained

In the fishing village of Oori, two mothers await news of their young daughters who were taken to a care home three months ago after their alleged...

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