Two scandals have shone the spotlight on deeply rooted graft in the PLA: a key target of President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption drive. The concerns are striking given the rapid modernisation of the PLA.
Libyan authorities have decided to shut down two public television stations taken over by Islamist militias embroiled in clashes in Tripoli, a government official said on Tuesday.
The protests are led by Imran Khan, the former cricket star who leads the country’s third largest party, and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. Both say last year’s general election was rigged and have demanded Sharif resign.
The aid will help authorities in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria to strengthen their surveillance and response systems to halt the spread of the deadly disease, president Donald Kaberuka said.
A study points to two unfavourable factors outside human control that could have caused the sinking of Titanic. There were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south and earlier in the year than usual.
Fifteen bodies have so far been recovered from the site of Monday's rocket strike on a refugee convoy of buses and cars in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.
The father of two Amish girls abducted last week said he feels sorry for the man and the woman authorities say kidnapped and sexually abused them before letting them go. 'It's sad,' the 44-year-old father said. 'They (alleged abusers) must have ruined their whole life.'
Iraqi government troops and allied militiamen launched a major operation on Tuesday to retake the city of Tikrit from Sunni militants, senior officials said.
Malaysian police have foiled plans for a wave of bombings drawn up by radical Islamic militants inspired by Iraq's extremist jihad group ISIS, a top counter-terrorism official said Tuesday.
Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island's decades-long separatist conflict, president Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.
Amidst headlines that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s media appearance on Monday was a ‘PR stunt’, officials have rejected his claim that he will leave the Ecuador embassy in London ‘soon’ due to Britain changing its extradition laws recently.
The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel warned on Tuesday that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal ahead of a midnight deadline in Egyptian-brokered talks.
As India called off foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan over its envoy's meeting with Kashmiri separatists, the US termed the cancellation 'unfortunate' and said it continued to support their efforts to improve bilateral relations.
Police fired tear gas Monday in another night of unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, just hours after President Barack Obama called for calm.
The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans 'in any place' if the raids hit its militants.