Daily Archives: November 28, 2016

In India, Opposition Leads Street Protests Against Currency Ban

In India, Opposition Leads Street Protests Against Currency Ban

NEW DELHI —  In India, thousands of people led by opposition parties have staged countrywide protests against the government’s controversial measure of banning high value currency bills. Opposition parties have…

Syria Denounces Qatar for Saying it Will Continue to Back Rebels

Syria Denounces Qatar for Saying it Will Continue to Back Rebels

BEIRUT —  Syria’s Foreign Ministry on Monday denounced comments by Qatar that it will continue to back rebels against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as merely an attempt &#8220…

World Students Face off in Robot Games in India

World Students Face off in Robot Games in India

Whizzing around a green felt table chasing a soccer ball beaming infrared light, the boxy robot shoots — and scores — and wins its Taiwanese teenage creators first prize at this year…

3 of Zuma's Cabinet Ministers Want Him to Resign

3 of Zuma's Cabinet Ministers Want Him to Resign

Three of the South African president’s Cabinet ministers have called on scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma to resign. Local media say Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi…

Can the Rebels Hold On in Aleppo?

Can the Rebels Hold On in Aleppo?

KILIS, TURKEY —  The much fought over front lines in Aleppo separating Syrian rebels in the eastern districts from the mixed forces of President Bashar al-Assad surrounding them have begun…

A Week of Memorials for Castro Begins in Cuba

A Week of Memorials for Castro Begins in Cuba

A huge crowd of people is expected to converge Monday on Cuba’s world famous Revolution Square in Havana as the country begins a week-long goodbye to Fidel…

South Korean President Fades as Impeachment Looms

South Korean President Fades as Impeachment Looms

Despite another weekend of massive protests in Seoul, and facing a possible impeachment vote that could come as early as this week, South Korean President Park Geun-hye remains secluded…

Vietnam Taking Long-Term Hard Line Toward China on Maritime Claims

Vietnam Taking Long-Term Hard Line Toward China on Maritime Claims

TAIPEI —  Vietnam is lengthening a military runway on a tiny islet to help hold off a larger, more aggressive China for control in Asia’s widest-reaching sovereignty dispute as…

African Union Official Remembers Fidel Castro

African Union Official Remembers Fidel Castro

The deputy chair of the African Union Commission said the modern history of Africa owes a lot to Cuba and its late leader Fidel Castro. Erastus Mwencha said Cuba’s…

Myanmar to Probe Allegations of Abuse Against Rohingya

Myanmar to Probe Allegations of Abuse Against Rohingya

The Myanmar government is to set up a “national level committee” to investigate conditions and allegations of abuses amid international pressure from rising violence and a humanitarian crisis in northern…