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 ...

Iraqi Christians fear extinction in wake of Islamic State onslaught

Mar 28, 2016

Iraqi Christians fear extinction in wake of Islamic State onslaught

Iraqi Christians gathered in Baghdad over the weekend to mark Easter, but celebrations were tempered by fears the Islamic State group would eradicate their shrinking community, even as the army launched a U.S.-backed offensive to retake Mosul, their ancestral homeland. In mid-2014, Christians in ...

Mar 22, 2016

China says Philippine fishermen used firebombs in South China Sea

Philippine fishermen threw fire bombs at Chinese law enforcement vessels in the South China Sea, China’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, after Philippine media said fishermen had been struck by bottles hurled from Chinese coast guard ships. China and the Philippines have long exchanged accusations ...

Paris suspect backed out of suicide attack

Mar 20, 2016

Paris suspect backed out of suicide attack

The prime surviving suspect for the Nov. 13 Paris attacks planned to blow himself up at a sports stadium with fellow Islamic State militants but changed his mind, he told Belgian investigators on Saturday. The admission by Salah Abdeslam came a day after he ...