In an effort to rejuvinate its tourism sector, South Korea has said on Wednesday that it will waive off visa fees for visitors from China and southeast Asia. The numbers of tourists to the country have plummetted as it stuggles to recover from MERS outbreak.
Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of Hillary Clinton gave her advice on issues ranging from British politics to Afghanistan and Iran while she was secretary of state even though he was not employed by the US government, according to emails released on Tuesday.
The young college student who killed 38 tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort was in a jihadi training camp in western Libya at the same time as the two attackers who hit the National Bardo Museum in March, a top security official said on Tuesday.
China passed a new national security law on Wednesday, in an attempt to expand its legal reach over the Internet and even outer space as there have been growing concerns about the country's tight limits on rights.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie became on Tuesday the 14th Republican running for the White House with “telling it like it is” as his slogan, in keeping with his reputation for bluntness.
Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in connection with Boko Haram's mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria's Defense Ministry said.
A US source announced on Tuesday that the United States and Cuba have made a major step towards ending decades of Cold War enmity by reaching a deal to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana.
Nearly 1,200 inmates, inlcuind al-Qaeda suspects, have fled a Yemeni prison on Tuesday after their guards deserted their posts amid fierce fighting between Shiite rebels and their opponents, according to official statements.
Islamic State fighters stormed the Syrian town of Tel Abyad on the Turkish border on Tuesday and captured a neighbourhood from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, but suffered setbacks in the northeastern city of Hasaka, a monitor and the army said.
An Indonesian police official said more than 140 bodies have been recovered from the crash of a military plane in Medan. Rescue teams are searching rubble in the residential neighbourhood where the plane crashed Tuesday but hold out little hope of finding survivors.
The Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at the South Carolina Capitol, where a statue of a former state governor who championed white supremacy was vandalized on Tuesday amid scrutiny of symbols associated with slavery.
Indonesian president Joko Widodo promised a review of the country's ageing air force fleet and a defence modernisation drive on Wednesday, as the death toll from the crash of a military transport plane in the north of the country climbed past 140.
US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that he would "walk away" from a bad nuclear deal with Iran, emphasising that the goal of the agreement is to ensure that Tehran does not get a nuclear weapon and that the pact has a strong verifiable mechanism.
Eurozone finance ministers declined to extend Greece's bailout on Tuesday just hours before its expiry and a possible IMF default, but talks will continue on Wednesday after Athens asked for a new aid plan, officials said.
Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.