Victorious Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari praised his defeated rival Goodluck Jonathan for overseeing smooth elections and said his victory over the incumbent president in Sunday’s vote signaled a new era of democracy and reconciliation for Africa’s most populous country.
The leader of Thailand’s military coup lifted martial law Wednesday but established a harsher security edict that critics say creates a 1950s-style dictatorship with “absolute powers” — just 10 days after Thai troops received U.S. training.
In a sign that a nuclear deal may be further off than the Obama administration is willing to admit, Iranian negotiators said Wednesday that they are holding out for a complete end to sanctions and accused the U.S. and its allies of lacking the “political will” to go along. And officials in Tehran are already trying pin the blame for failure on the Obama administration.
U.S. efforts to head off a new China-sponsored development bank for the booming Asia region ended in abject failure this week as organizers announced nearly four dozen countries — including some of America’s closest Asian and European allies — have applied to membership, amid growing criticism of how the Obama administration handled the entire episode.
Iraq declared a “magnificent victory” Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of their biggest strongholds.
Nigerian President-elect Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari praised his defeated rival Goodluck Jonathan for overseeing smooth elections and said his victory over the incumbent president in Sunday’s vote signaled a new era of democracy and reconciliation for Africa’s most populous country.
Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest person, died on Wednesday at age 117. She was born on March 5, 1898, in Osaka, Japan.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that Russia has been supplying Syria with weapons since 2011, which contradicts Moscow’s earlier assertion that deals were only made prior to the nation’s civil war.
The emergency landing of two U.S. Marine Corps F-18 fighter jets on the island of Taiwan appears to have been a political message from the Pentagon to Beijing following a recent Chinese bomber drill near the island nation that is a key rival to Beijing’s rule.
Lufthansa was made aware several years ago that the co-pilot who crashed the Germanwings plane into the French Alps last week had suffered from severe depression, the airline said in a statement Tuesday.