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

Up to 500 migrants feared dead after boat sinks in Mediterranean

Survivors say traffickers overloaded a boat, and then stopped the survivors from rescuing others in the water when the boat sank.
Apr 21, 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

Easter Day bombing in Pakistan kills 70, including 29 children

Sunday's suicide bombing at a public park was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban's Jamaat-ur-Ahrar faction, which once declared loyalty to Islamic State.
Mar 28, 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

Ivory Coast makes arrests in al Qaeda beach attack that killed 19

Nineteen people were killed in the Ivory Coast attack. Authorities arrested 15 suspects this week, but still seek the suspected leader, Kounta Dallah.
Mar 23, 2016

Attacks on Brussels airport, metro kill at least 30

No one has claimed responsibility, but the attacks follow Belgium police's arrest of Salah Abdeslam, a surviving suspect of November's Paris attacks.
Mar 22, 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

Jimi Hendrix’s restored London flat open to the public

Seattle-born Jimi Hendrix called the London flat his first real home of his own.
Feb 11, 2016

Myanmar expectations high as Suu Kyi allies sworn in

The change comes after decades of struggle, but Aung San Suu Kyi's party still must share power with the army.
Feb 1, 2016

WHO anticipates 4 million Zika infections in Americas

Little is known about Zika, which has mild symptoms for adults, but doctors have found possible links between outbreaks and serious birth defects.
Jan 29, 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

Weather, sanitation, public health gaps factors in Brazil Zika outbreak

Doctors suspect a link to the spread of Zika, new to the Americas, and a rise in brain birth defects in Brazil and other neighboring countries.
Jan 22, 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

Starvation used as weapon in Syrian town, U.N. investigators say

The tactic of starvation targets civilians — and could be in violation of international law.
Jan 12, 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