Daily Archives: December 27, 2015

Myanmar's Army Chief Questions Thailand Murder Verdict

Myanmar's Army Chief Questions Thailand Murder Verdict

Video  Myanmar’s Child Labor Problems Are Rampant After 50 years of military rule in Myanmar, also known as Burma, one of the many challenges facing Aung San Suu…

CAR Election Campaign Reaches Rebel-Held North

CAR Election Campaign Reaches Rebel-Held North

BANGUI— In the Central African Republic, the presidential campaign has reached the far north of the country. This past week presidential candidate Karim Meckassoua visited Ndele and Birao in a…

US Gay Rights Battles Continue Beyond Marriage

US Gay Rights Battles Continue Beyond Marriage

WASHINGTON— On June 26, 2015, hundreds of gay rights supporters erupted in jubilation outside the Supreme Court when they learned of a 5-4 decision affirming the right to civil…

Pakistan Army Chief in Kabul for Crucial Talks

Pakistan Army Chief in Kabul for Crucial Talks

ISLAMABAD— Afghanistan and Pakistan have pledged to jointly work for an early resumption of peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban and “sternly” deal with insurgent groups who refuse to…

'The Force Awakens,' A Holiday Gift for Disney

'The Force Awakens,' A Holiday Gift for Disney

Star Wars:The Force Awakens may be set in a galaxy far, far away, but its Christmas Day record-breaking performance was an impressive Earth-bound gift for the Walt…

Obamas Extend Kwanzaa 'Best Wishes'

Obamas Extend Kwanzaa 'Best Wishes'

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday marked the beginning of Kwanzaa with a salute to the “shared values that bind us as Americans.” &#8220…

Death Toll in US Southeast's Storms Increases to 25

Death Toll in US Southeast's Storms Increases to 25

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA— Tornadoes swept through the Dallas area after dark on Saturday leaving substantial damage and at least seven people dead either from the storm or related traffic accidents, in…

150,000 Flee Flooding in South America

150,000 Flee Flooding in South America

Emergency officials said Saturday that as many as 150,000 people in the border areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina had fled their homes ahead of severe flooding from…

Modi's Trip Seen as Another Step in Cultivating South Asian Ties

Modi's Trip Seen as Another Step in Cultivating South Asian Ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan this week is a new step in the three countries’ effort to find a more normal pattern of…

Purported Baghdadi Message Claims IS Is 'Doing Well'

Purported Baghdadi Message Claims IS Is 'Doing Well'

Islamic State has released a new message purportedly from its reclusive leader, saying his self-styled “caliphate” is “doing well” and that airstrikes by Russia and a…