U.S travel ban bars grandparents, fiancés from six Muslim countries

Grandparents, grandchildren and fiancés of people in the U.S. will not be exempt from the temporary travel ban affecting six Muslim-majority countries.
Jun 29, 2017

Taiwan first in Asia to clear way for same-sex marriage

The court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage is the first in Asia, where socially conservative attitudes largely hold sway.
May 24, 2017

Macron wins French presidency, to European allies’ relief

Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist.
May 8, 2017

Judge blocks Trump order to restrict funding for ‘sanctuary cities’

Seattle had filed a similar lawsuit challenging Trump's order to withhold funding from cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Apr 25, 2017

Philippine President Duterte announces “separation” from U.S.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made the announcement in Beijing, while announcing that his country would realign with China.
Oct 20, 2016

France has “misunderstood” burkini, Australian designer says

Designer Aheda Zanetti says the burkini is meant to open choices for women who want to dress modestly or want more coverage from the sun.
Aug 25, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court upholds race-based college admissions

The court ruled 4-3 in favor of a University of Texas at Austin admissions policy intended to foster racial and ethnic diversity on campus.
Jun 23, 2016

Chicago immigrant claims U.S. retaliated over her activism

Ireri Unzueta, who was denied DACA renewal, says she worries other students who speak up about immigration issues could be targeted.
May 25, 2016

Air strikes hit Syrian hospital, dozens killed

Aleppo has faced six days of air strikes and rebel shelling. The hospital was operated by international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Apr 28, 2016

208 civilians dead, 108 children kidnapped after raid in Ethiopia

Ethiopian officials say South Sudanese gunmen — unconnected to the South Sudanese government — attacked the civilians.
Apr 19, 2016

World leaders deny wrongdoing as “Panama Papers” reveal offshore wealth

Friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin and relatives of prime ministers in Britain, Iceland and Pakistan have been linked to the offshore companies.
Apr 4, 2016

Migrant smugglers offer passage to Italy after Turkey deal to shut route to Greece

After Turkey struck an agreement with the EU to return migrants and refugees who cross illegally to Greece, smugglers started offering trips to Italy.
Apr 1, 2016

26 killed in suicide bomb attack at Iraq soccer game

The bombing occurred just as the winners were being handed their trophies, officials said. 26 people died and 71 were injured.
Mar 25, 2016

New app helps Iranians dodge morality police

Gershad users tag checkpoints in Iran set up by morality police, who enforce Islamic dress and behavior codes, often targeting women.
Feb 12, 2016

Canadians demand Drake instead of Sting at All-Star Game

Canadians were not impressed after the NBA skipped over local rap star Drake in favor of the British singer Sting to perform at All-Star Game in Toronto.
Jan 28, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court to take up Obama immigration action

U.S. Supreme Court will decide the legality of President Obama's action to shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Jan 19, 2016

China ties on the line as Taiwan votes for new president

If she wins, Tsai Ing-wen will have to balance the superpower interests of China and the United States with those of her freewheeling, democratic home.
Jan 15, 2016

Hong Kong bookseller critical of China disappears

Lee Bo is the latest to have gone missing. Four others involved in publishing or selling books critical of China have disappeared over the past few months.
Jan 4, 2016

S. Korea, Japan reach agreement on wartime “comfort women”

The issue of "comfort women," the euphemistic name for women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels, has long plagued ties between the neighbors.
Dec 29, 2015

Passenger: Muslims protected Christians in Kenya bus attack

Gunmen with al Shabaab reportedly tried to force Muslim passengers to identify Christians in a Kenya bus attack, but the passengers refused to cooperate.
Dec 22, 2015