Apr 3, 2016

Turkish police capture suspected car bomber who targeted police

Turkish authorities detained a key suspect Saturday in a bombing that killed seven people and wounded 23 on Thursday in the strife-torn southeast, security sources said. Separately, eight members of the security forces were killed Saturday in clashes around the mainly Kurdish region, the ...

Libya unity government looks to assert authority in Tripoli

Apr 1, 2016

Libya unity government looks to assert authority in Tripoli

Libya’s unity government received a boost to its authority Thursday as 10 cities formerly under control of a rival militia-backed Tripoli body pledged support to the newly arrived prime minister-designate. The arrival of U.N.-backed Fayez al-Sarraj at a naval base on Wednesday drew fury ...

Mar 29, 2016

Myanmar lifts four-year curfew in state after communal violence

Myanmar’s outgoing government has lifted a nearly four-year curfew in the western state of Rakhine, where clashes between the minority Rohingya Muslims and majority Buddhists left more than 200 people dead, mostly Muslims. State media reported President Thein Sein lifted the nighttime curfew Monday ...

Microsoft axes 'chatbot' that learned a little too much online

Mar 25, 2016

Microsoft axes 'chatbot' that learned a little too much online

OMG! Did you hear about the artificial intelligence program that Microsoft designed to chat like a teenage girl? It was totally yanked offline in less than a day after it began spouting racist, sexist and otherwise offensive remarks. Microsoft said it was all the ...

Three foreigners among five killed in Istanbul suicide bomb attack

Mar 20, 2016

Three foreigners among five killed in Istanbul suicide bomb attack

A suicide attack on Istanbul’s main pedestrian shopping street Saturday killed five people, including two dual nationality Israeli-Americans and one Iranian citizen, and wounded several dozen others, in the sixth suicide bombing in Turkey in the past year. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu issued a ...

Mar 17, 2016

Conflict-plagued Myanmar plans ethnic ministry

Myanmar’s incoming government announced plans Thursday to create a ministry for ethnic affairs, marking the importance it places on relations with minorities in a country scarred by festering civil wars and sectarian tensions. The move was contained within a wider civil service reform plan ...

Defiant Trump stares down protesters after rally violence

Mar 13, 2016

Defiant Trump stares down protesters after rally violence

Donald Trump trained his fire Saturday on protesters disrupting his rallies, branding them “thugs” and extremists, as White House rivals warned the Republican’s heated rhetoric was dangerously fanning tensions. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton issued a stern warning a day after a Trump rally in ...

Mar 8, 2016

Amazonian tribe in Peru takes hostages after oil spill

An indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon took at least eight public officials hostage to demand help from the central government after an oil spill polluted its lands, authorities said Monday. The Wampis community of Mayuriaga seized a grounded military helicopter late on Sunday, ...