In a new strategy unveiled today, the South China Sea continues to be a potential flashpoint for China and its neighbors, and between Washington and Beijing.
Iraq and the United States continued to spar over Iraqi forces' willingness to confront Islamic State militants, while Iran weighed in with sharp criticism of the US effort in the fight.
The attack on Thursday night follows Al Shabab's brief takeover of a mosque in the area, which borders Somalia, the base for the militant group.
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced Wednesday that he would postpone parliamentary elections until early June.
The European Union is seeking UN approval for using military force against human traffickers in Libya. Critics say targeting vessels isn't a comprehensive response to the tide of asylum seekers.
Baghdad's war against the Islamic State does not appear to be going as well as US officials have led many to believe.
In a major blow to Iraqi forces and the US, Islamic State fighters captured the provincial capital of Ramadi over the weekend in fighting that killed about 500 people.
We don't know and we don't know appear to be the two answers.
A presidential spokesman said the coup leader was still at large. President Nkurunziza, meanwhile, was said to have returned to Burundi from Tanzania.
Supporters of President Pierre Nkurunziza are contesting control of the state broadcasting building and the airport, one day after an army general declared that he was taking control. Burundi fought a civil war that ended a decade ago with a peace accord.
North Korean defense minister Hyon Yong-chol was killed in front of hundreds of spectators for a variety of offenses, according to South Korea's spy agency. He was the fourth defense minister in 2-1/2 years.
Ananta Bijoy Das was attacked Tuesday by masked men on his way to work and died at the scene. He had written blog posts for a website that is often critical of religious extremism.
Sadly only speculation, much of it making little sense, and unnamed sources who wouldn't seem to be in a position to know.
Houthi rebels have agreed to a five-day truce proposed by Saudi Arabia to allow aid into the country. The UN estimates that at least 300,000 Yemenis have been displaced by the fighting.
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.