A Syrian activist group says a suicide car bomber has killed more than 50 Syrian soldiers and gunmen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in central Hama province.
Three human rights groups have called on the Myanmar government to allow an independent international fact-finding mission to probe the causes behind the latest spate of violence and identify perpetrators of the heinous acts against the Rohingya community.
A human rights group has urged Burma to protect thousands of Muslims in the country's west after satellite images showed once-thriving communities reduced to ashes.
Thousands of Muslim have been arriving in the Saudi city of Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
A new wave of sectarian violence in western Myanmar has left five people dead and dozens injured in recent days, triggering another exodus of Muslims to emergency camps, officials said Thursday.
The Sudanese government is blaming Israel for what it says was the bombing of an arms factory in the capital.
Dozens of rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel, wounding several people, while Israeli warplanes have killed four Gaza militants in an escalation of a long-simmering conflict.
Burmese state media say over a thousand houses have been burned down during communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims that erupted this week in western Rakhine state.
The leaders of the Philippines and New Zealand have agreed to strengthen their economic and defense ties. Philippines President Benigno Aquino III met with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday in Wellington as part of a visit to New Zealand and Australia. Aquino brought with him a large entourage of 70 in a symbolic show of friendship.
JERUSALEM — There was drama on the high seas Saturday as a ship challenged Israel’s naval blockade on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
Lebanese security forces have set up tight security in Beirut's Martyrs Square Sunday for the public funeral of Wissam al-Hassan, the police intelligence chief who was killed along with seven others in a massive car bombing Friday.
A massive car bomb in Beirut has killed at least eight people and injured about 80 others.
A new study shows that five Asian powers have become the world's largest defense spenders over the past decade, with China leading the way.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Istanbul it has become "more and more difficult" each day for the U.N. to fulfill its duties due to "unjust, unequal and inactive mechanisms."
International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Istanbul Saturday to discuss the growing tension between Turkey and neighboring Syria over cargo seized from a Syrian passenger plane.
Officials in northwest Pakistan say a suicide bomber in a market has killed at least 13 people and wounded many others.
Turkey says it has confiscated illicit cargo from a Syrian passenger plane that it forced to land in Ankara after entering Turkish airspace on a flight from Moscow to Damascus.
Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed five people in the country's northwest, near the border with Afghanistan.
During his re-election campaign, President Hugo Chavez promised to deepen the "21st century socialism" that has meant an ever-greater state role in the economy. That message won him a surprising 11-percentage point win in what many had thought would be a tight race.