Kyrgyzstan referendum likely to back presidential rule

BISHKEK -Voters in Kyrgyzstan are likely to support handing greater powers to the presidency in a referendum on Sunday, given high public trust in p...

Merkel's party chief wants quick decision on chancellor can...

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN -The head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, who wants to be their next candidate for cha...

Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi drones - state media

DUBAI - The Saudi-led military coalition battling Yemen's Houthi movement intercepted and destroyed drones launched by the Iran-aligned group to...

Philippines, U.S. defence chiefs hope to resume joint milit...

MANILA - Philippine and U.S. defence chiefs on Sunday expressed hopes to resume the joint "Balikatan" military exercise that was cancelled last...

Voting starts in Chad presidential election

N'DJAMENA - Polling stations opened in Chad on Sunday for a presidential election in which incumbent Idriss Deby is widely expected to extend hi...

Xinjiang coalmine accident traps 21 - China state media

BEIJING -Twenty-one miners are trapped in a flooded coalmine in northwest China's Xinjiang region, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported on Sund...

Austin makes first Israel visit by Biden official, Iran on...

JERUSALEM - U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin arrived in Israel on Sunday on the first visit by a senior representative of the Biden admini...

Iran reports electrical incident at Natanz nuclear site, no...

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI -An electrical power problem caused an incident at Iran's Natanz underground nuclear facility on Sunday, Irania...

Iran reports electrical problem in Natanz nuclear site, no...

DUBAI - A problem with electrical power caused an incident in Iran's Natanz underground nuclear facility, Iranian Press TV reported, a day after...

Evacuation centres open as cyclone intensifies off Western...

MELBOURNE - Tropical cyclone Seroja strenthened off Western Australia on Sunday, with emergency services opening shelters in preparation for hig...

21 miners trapped after Xinjiang coal mine accident - offic...

BEIJING -Eight miners have been rescued and 21 remain trapped in a coal mine that flooded in northwest China's Xinjiang region, Chinese state news a...

21 miners trapped after Xinjiang coal mine accident - China...

- Eight miners have been rescued and 21 remain trapped in a coal mine that flooded in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, state-...

Chad's veteran leader Deby targets sixth term in presidenti...

By Mahamat Ramadane and Joel Kouam N'DJAMENA - Voters in Chad head to the polls on Sunday for a presidential election in which Idr...

The day before elections, Peru marks record COVID-19 deaths

By Marco Aquino LIMA - One day before it holds presidential and congressional elections, Peru on Saturday marked a second daily re...

France extends gap between mRNA vaccine shots to ramp-up ro...

PARIS - France will lengthen the period between the first and second shots of mRNA anti-COVID vaccines to six weeks from four weeks as of April...

Peruvians head to polls with masks, pens and little excitem...

By Marco Aquino LIMA -Peruvians were preparing to head to the polls on Sunday in a presidential election marked by uncertainty due to...

Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopian proposal for data sharing on...

CAIRO - Egypt and Sudan on Saturday rejected an Ethiopian proposal to share data on the operations of its giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile...

Archbishop of Santiago Chile hospitalized after testing pos...

By Aislinn Laing SANTIAGO - The archbishop of Chile's capital Santiago, Celestino Aos, has been hospitalized after testing positiv...

Ash coats Caribbean island of Saint Vincent after volcano e...

By Robertson S. Henry RABAKA, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -The tiny eastern Caribbean island of Saint Vincent was blanketed with...

Venezuela paid $64 million to receive vaccines through COVA...

- Venezuela has paid $64 million, half of the required amount, for doses it is set to receive through the global COVAX program, Vice President D...

Djibouti's President Guelleh wins fifth term with 97% of vo...

NAIROBI - Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh won a fifth five-year term on Saturday after an election boycotted by most of the opposition...