Crowds have protested for nearly two weeks, with the toll rising to at least 13 dead. Opposition leaders have argued for a postponement of a planned June 26 election.
In a letter to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 187 scholars say Japan's wartime history has become 'distorted by nationalist invective' at a time of growing regional tensions.
'Two soldiers of the caliphate' attacked the Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, Islamic State said. But officials say the IS role more likely was inspirational.
The allegations by Amnesty focus on the battle waged in the divided city of Aleppo. The UN is hoping to revive peace talks at which Iran and Turkey – but not Islamist rebel forces – will be represented.
Texas police killed two gunmen on Sunday after they opened fired outside the exhibit, which was hosted by a prominent anti-Islam group in a Dallas suburb.
Rescuing even some of the Chibok girls seized last year would boost President Goodluck Jonathan's battered legacy before he leaves office this month.
Six days after the massive earthquake that struck Nepal a teenager was rescued. The death toll is now at nearly 5,500. Search and rescue teams continued to dig through the rubble for survivors.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo agreed to stay the execution of a Filipina, but eight others, mostly foreigners, were executed by firing squad in the early hours of Wednesday.
Kiev says that rebels fired rockets last night at government forces on the outskirts of the rebel-held city of Donetsk. President Poroshenko warned that the threat of full-scale war still looms.
Government officials say the calls are 'unacceptable' after all the destruction caused by the Houthi rebel offensive.
Police around Italy Friday were rounding up 18 Pakistanis and Afghans, two of whom were thought to be former bodyguards for slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
A report in the Wall Street Journal suggests that US defense officials may have underestimated North Korea's nuclear capability.
The rules and culture of Wikipedia make editing with a political agenda easy.
Saudi officials had signaled that negotiations may be at hand in Yemen. But with Houthi advances continuing and a resumption of airstrikes, prospects of a political resolution have receded.
Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday it was suspending its air offensive against Houthi rebels in Yemen, dropping its 'Decisive Storm' campaign and pivoting to 'Restoring Hope.'
Under Qaddafi, Libya worked closely with Europe to harshly stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean. But the country's chaos has upended that.
Unidentified US officials say the USS Theodore Roosevelt has been sent to dissuade Iran from sending arms to the rebel Houthi movement.
Added to the danger of leaky fishing boats and unscrupulous people smugglers for African migrants trying to reach Europe has been the Islamic State, which murdered about 30 Ethiopian migrants, which the group claimed were Christians, on video.
Douri was the King of Clubs in the playing cards that the US distributed as its most-wanted list after invading Iraq and had linked up with the Islamic State.
And not in a good way.