Three American citizens, including The Washington Post’s correspondent in Iran, appear to have been detained this week in Tehran, U.S. officials and the newspaper said Thursday.
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The White House is considering a proposal that would allow Honduran children to apply for admission to the United States as refugees or on humanitarian grounds while still in their native country.
As the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala prepare to meet with President Barack Obama Friday, more than 40 organisations issued a petition urging U.S. lawmakers to meet their “moral and legal obligations” by providing emergency aid to Central American children and families.
A study shows state media are promoting the president with an intensity unseen since the Mao era.
China investigated more than 25,000 people for corruption in the first six months of 2014, state media said on Friday, amid a nationwide crackdown on graft.
McDonald's Japan said it has decided to stop selling all chicken products produced in China after reports earlier this week that a Chinese food supplier may have shipped expired meat.
Millions still live in poverty and even those who have gained the security of the middle-income bracket could relapse into poverty due to sudden changes to their economic fortunes in South Asia, the latest annual Human Development Report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) revealed.
President François Hollande has announced that French troops have located the wreckage of the Air Algérie flight that disappeared on Thursday and that there were no survivors of the crash.
Companies are trying to make their operations less labor intensive.
The move comes after Berlin this month expelled the head of US intelligence in Germany and launched investigations into two German officials it suspects of spying for Washington.
For all of the diplomatic frenzy that has followed the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, there is no sign of an investigation at the crash site.
In a damning decision for Poland, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Wednesday that the country broke the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to detain and torture two terror suspects on its territory.
The U.S. believes Russia is firing artillery across its border at Ukrainian military positions, the State Department said, an assertion that Moscow is playing a more direct role in the conflict.
A group of militant Islamists planning to carry out attacks in the West is on its way from Syria, possibly heading towards Norway, police said on Friday.
Down a dusty back street in this Sicilian port, a crowded former school houses participants in what some are describing as nothing less than a biblical exodus.
Iraq's senior cleric on Friday urged political leaders to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, and further violence loomed between Israelis and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
Islamic Jihad said that Salah Abu Hassanein -- a spokesman for its militia, Al-Quds Brigades -- and his sons, aged 15 and 12, were killed at their home in the southern city of Rafah.
At least 15 Palestinians were killed and scores were wounded on Thursday when explosions ripped through the courtyard of a United Nations school where hundreds of people who had fled fighting in the Gaza Strip had taken shelter, local health officials said.
When historians look back on 2014, they will note not just how flagrantly Vladimir Putin disregarded international law or how stubbornly Gaza and Israel kept firing missiles at each other. They will also be puzzled at how poorly the United States handled its economy.
Hillary Clinton's Central American foreign policy blunder ought to darken her presidential prospects.
The failure to manage the crisis of Central American child refugees at the Mexican border is not only about the inability to enact a comprehensive immigration policy reform. The real problem is the failure to build transparent and competent criminal justice institutions in Central America.
Deadly anti-Muslim attacks in Mandalay have again revealed that dark forces loom large over Myanmar.
The country’s burgeoning space sector could be a useful foreign policy tool.
The debate over parole for apartheid killers reveals that South Africa’s truth and reconciliation was a mirage.
The history of the Central African Republic over the past 20 years is linked to a dizzying number of peacekeeping acronyms. The latest mission, to be led by the UN, seems fated to repeat mistakes of its predecessors.
Education campaigners and activists for girls’ rights held vigils around the world this week to mark the 100th day since more than 200 Nigerian girls were abducted from their school in Chibok. The “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign has spurred a global movement for recognition of girls’ rights -- a movement led by girls themselves.
Before a sexual violence survivor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has her day in court, she must surmount many obstacles. Poor or nonexistent roads and costly transportation may prevent her from going to a police station to report the crime, or to a hospital to receive treatment for the injuries sustained during the violence.
If America and the E.U. don’t stand up to Russia, they’ll cease to be relevant global players.
The Ukraine crisis has shone a spotlight on one of the glaring gaps in the world: the lack of a strategic and purposeful Europe.
Like a teenager exhibiting aggressive behavior, Russia needs the help of a very patient and high-minded adult, writes columnist Ivan Sukhov.
Novelist and longtime Scotland resident J.K. Rowling did not mention national security issues when she recently donated 1 million pounds ($1.71 million) to the Better Together Campaign, which wants Scottish voters to reject the independence option in the Sept. 18 referendum.
The cycle can end, now and decisively. As Operation Protective Edge enters its third week , responsible world leaders can give Israel the time and the leverage it needs to alter Hamas’s calculus.
The 3-mile-long tunnel from Gaza was designed for launching murder and kidnapping raids.
For the first time, Netanyahu has evinced signs of leadership maturity and is behaving in a serious and measured way, like somebody one could trust.
It took the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon two weeks to come out with a call for a ceasefire in Gaza. A diplomatic gesture of the lowest order, the Secretary-General’s meek move reflected the unwillingness, not to say inability, of the international community to address the real causes of the bloody conflict.
If ISIS continues to consolidate and expand, this terrorist “army” will eventually be able to exert a destabilizing influence far beyond its immediate strongholds.
The United States is suspending its Peace Corps program in Kenya due to security concerns, the State Department said Thursday.
Brazil will propose during the Mercosur summit in Caracas that the group and the Pacific Alliance reach an agreement on free trade by the end of the year.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye rebuffed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proposal for a set of measures designed to mend relations between the two countries, including a summit meeting, on Friday.
In a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, King Shah Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz assured that Saudi Arabia would always stand by Pakistan.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe embarked on a five-nation Latin America tour starting July 25 in the hopes of gaining diplomatic allies, but he will likely find that China has already made even stronger inroads in the region.
Vietnam and the Czech Republic have agree to enhance the operation of their intergovernmental economic cooperation committee while facilitating and encouraging their firms' investment in an effort to boost their two-way trade and partnership.
Mali's government and Tuareg-led rebels on Thursday signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal to end decades of uprisings in the north.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Thursday swore in the new Prime Minister Anasatse Murekezi, cabinet ministers and permanent secretaries.
Sudanese presidential assistant, Ibrahim Ghandour, said that the ruling National Congress Party and opposition parties participating in the national dialogue endorsed a roadmap and a timeframe to conduct the process.
About 573 pounds of ivory have been seized at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.
Despite losing 15 soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR), South Africa has not ruled out a return to the war-torn country.
Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighter jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq’s defense minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive.
The U.N. atomic watchdog said it needs $1.3 million in extra funding to help pay for its monitoring of a four-month extension of an interim nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.
A Canadian warship with a crew of 250 headed Thursday to the Mediterranean, where it will join a NATO fleet providing increased security in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan is just two days away from arriving at a U.S. port, according to ship-tracking satellites, despite Washington’s long-standing concern over independent oil sales from the autonomous region.
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