At least 160 people have died in around three months of clashes between the military and ethnic armed groups in Myanmar's northern state of Shan, a senior army official said Tuesday, threatening peace talks set for next month.
The U.S. government's export credit agency has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-backed financing over the past decade to a supplier of equipment to African mines accused of slave labor, human rights and environmental crimes.
Nearly three decades after it helped topple communist totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe, US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is challenging Moscow again, this time with a new 24-hour TV news channel in Russian.
From ancient Rome to modern times, mankind has suffered devastating periods of hunger caused by drought, war or misguided politics.Last week South Sudan was declared the site of the world's first famine in six years, affecting about 100,000 people.
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Two Malaysian firms linked to a North Korean front company the UN says was selling military equipment will be closed down, police in Kuala Lumpur said Tuesday as they investigate the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam.
International aid on a large scale is needed to avert an imminent disaster unfolding in Somalia. With two years of drought in an already arid region, food insecurity, and internal violence and conflict, Somalia is sinking into famine.
Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded a 70-year-old German hostage they were holding for ransom, Manila officials said Monday, as Berlin condemned the murder as "unscrupulous and inhumane".
In a generous gesture following an electoral victory in which he scooped 97 percent of the vote, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has promoted his closest electoral rival, state media reported Tuesday.