A "huge explosion" Thursday in northern Syria leveled a hotel that government troops used as a military base, along with several other buildings in a government-held area, state television and activists reported. Members of armed opposition said some 50 troops were killed in the blast. A local activist group called…
Abuja, Nigeria -- More than 300 people died in the latest attack took place in the town of Gamboru Ngala, a remote state capital near Nigeria's border with Cameroon that has been used as a staging ground for troops searching for the girls, witnesses told the reporters Wednesday. The assault…
BANGKOK—A Thai court ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Wednesday for the relatively obscure offense of improperly removing a senior bureaucrat from his job three years ago. The verdict from Thailand's Constitutional Court, which came after six months of antigovernment street protests, riots and occupations of government buildings, marks a somewhat…
The United Nations Secretary-General is in South Sudan to urge the country's leaders to find peace through dialogue. Africa's newest nation has been in crisis since December 2013 following a power struggle between the president and his former deputy. Ban Ki-moon told journalists he was there "with a sad and…
KIEV, Ukraine — At least four members of the Ukrainian Security were killed and no less 30 others were injured in different armed clashes that broke out on Monday between the Ukrainian troops and separatist pro-Russian east of the country , amid a Russian warning of a humanitarian catastrophe and…