Myanmar Buddhists jeer ex-U.N. chief on peace mission

Sep 6, 2016

Myanmar Buddhists jeer ex-U.N. chief on peace mission

Hundreds of Buddhists jeered former U.N. chief Kofi Annan as he arrived in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state Tuesday to examine a bitter religious conflict that has displaced tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya. Annan has been tasked by the de facto leader of Myanmar’s ...

Sep 5, 2016

Philippines says three people being sought over deadly blast

Security forces are searching for four people suspected to be behind last week’s powerful blast that killed 14 people and injured 67 at a busy night market in the southern Philippine city of Davao, police said Monday. Police have artist sketches of a man ...

Bangladesh hangs top financier of largest Islamist party

Sep 4, 2016

Bangladesh hangs top financier of largest Islamist party

Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late Saturday for war crimes, dealing a massive blow to the group’s ambitions in the Muslim-majority nation. Mir Quasem Ali, a key leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was executed after ...

Aug 28, 2016

Philippine Muslim extremists stage mass jailbreak

Muslim extremists carrying Islamic State group insignia have staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 28 detainees in the latest in a series of mass escapes, officials said Sunday. About 50 heavily armed members of the Maute group raided the local jail ...

Iraq defense minister fired as Mosul battle looms

Aug 26, 2016

Iraq defense minister fired as Mosul battle looms

Iraq’s parliament impeached Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi on Thursday over corruption allegations, removing him from office as the army gears up for an assault on the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Mosul. Two lawmakers said parliament voted 142-102 to withdraw confidence from al-Obeidi after ...