One last bit of healing from a long-distant war played out this month at Taiwan’s diplomatic outpost in Washington in the run-up to this year’s Memorial Day celebrations.
Activists and officials say Islamic State fighters are combing Palmyra, detaining and killing dozens of people two days after seizing the historic Syrian town.
Two Minneapolis men are accused of using student aid loans in their efforts to join the Islamic State group.
Two North Korean defectors and former spies say Cold War-type missions are ongoing. One claims that hundreds of the communist nation’s agents are in the U.S. at any given time.
U.S. airstrikes in Syria in November likely killed two civilian children, according to a Central Command report released Thursday night.
One year after deposing a popularly elected government in a bloodless coup, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha rules this longtime U.S. ally with absolute power but with an ever-expanding list of headaches, from a flat economy and increasing diplomatic isolation to a new humanitarian crisis over newly discovered “death camps” for Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants.
Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia’s west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.
A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.
Fleeing the war at home, thousands of Yemenis have made it across the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Djibouti, a sleepy Horn of Africa nation where the United Nations has set up a staging hub for aid for the conflict-torn Arab country.
In a meeting Thursday with the newly elected leader of Tunisia, President Obama pledged that the U.S. will work to “stabilize” Libya so that Islamist extremists won’t further threaten the fledgling democracy in Tunis.