The United Nations Security Council on Thursday held its first closed-door briefing on the human rights situation in Myanmar, focusing on the dire situation of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, council diplomats said.
The winning entry from a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest will not be allowed on ads on Washington's public transportation system, officials said, angering competition organizers.
UK needs meaty deal to persuade voters to stay in bloc, says foreign secretary.
A large part of Bangladesh is likely to disappear due to the impact of climate change, according to noted writer Amitav Ghosh.
Pakistan marked the 17th anniversary of detonating its nuclear devices Thursday by hanging three men who hijacked a plane of Pakistani airlines in 1998 and tried to get it to Delhi to protest the possibility of nulear tests being conducted in their home province.
When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad - they were going to a place of no return.
Car bombs exploded in the parking lots of two heavily fortified five-star hotels in central Baghdad late on Thursday, killing at least 10 people, police and medical sources said.
A Syrian envoy said Al Jazeera's interview with the leader of Nusra Front violated UN counterterrorism resolutions and was an attempt by Qatar to whitewash the image of the al Qaeda affiliate, Syria's state news agency reported on Thursday.
South Korean prosecutors Thursday appealed a court decision that acquitted the eldest daughter of Korean Air's chairman of disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts.
A survey by the Levada Centre suggests that 86% of Russians support President Vladimir Putin's government.
A Pentagon laboratory accidentally shipped out live Anthrax spores to commercial labs in at least nine states here in the United States and one to its airbase in South Korea.
Republican candidate Rand Paul said IS grew stronger because his party hawks gave them arms indiscriminately.
A French barman was convicted of manslaughter after allowwing a customer to drink 56 shots, who later died.
The Dalai Lama has urged Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help the Muslim Rohingya minority.
Nearly 139 people are buried in graves at remote detention , used by people-smugglers, on the Thai border, according to sources in Malaysia.