Since the Communist takeover in 1949, the Catholic Church has had limited control in China with a split between underground and state-sponsored churches. This new compromise could signal a new direction for the faithful and a step toward restoring diplomatic ties between the Vatican and Beijing.
After an Associated Press report highlighted that food aid wasn't reaching target beneficiaries in remote parts of Yemen, the United Nations and donors are rushing to deliver supplies to avert famine conditions from spreading out across the country.
A decree approved by Premier Giuseppe Conte and his Cabinet tightens criteria by which migrants can receive humanitarian protection. The movement was driven by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, whose right-wing League party associates migrants with crime.
Major world powers are meeting at the United Nations this week and the future of the Syrian conflict will be on the table. As rebels stage their last holdout against President Bashar Assad in Idlib, here is a look at what could come next after the seven-year civil war winds down.
In what many feared would be a rigged election and a slide back toward autocratic rule, opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory over President Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Over the past few years, Mr. Yameen has grown increasingly powerful by jailing his opponents.
Dozens of media outlets critical of Prime Minister Viktor Orban have changed hands in the past four years. Those that toe the government line receive more state advertising spending, media researchers say. The EU has sent a warning to Hungary for violating rules on media freedom.
A statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela was unveiled in front of the New York United Nations building on Sept. 24. The UN looks to remember the symbolism of Mandela's struggles against injustice during this year's peace summit.
Ministers from countries around the world – except the US – will meet in New York on Sept. 24 to discuss a way to move forward with Iran's nuclear deal. European diplomats are desperate to keep the deal alive, but US sanctions complicate the issue.
In a series of meetings between the EU and the UK, both sides left empty-handed as Prime Minister Theresa May's government feels increasing political pressure in London and the final date for Brexit approaches in March.
The number of Mexican-born immigrants in the US plunged between 2016 and 2017, according to new census figures. The decline is likely due to both growing US hostility towards immigrants and increased opportunity in Mexico.
It has been almost one year since Catalans voted to separate from Spain. The government in Madrid reacted by imprisoning many Catalonian political leaders, and that continues to be a source of tension for a resolution over the issue of independence.
In Ghana's capital, female market vendors are often forcibly removed from the street, leaving them with nowhere to sell their goods. But this year, the women came together to demand a new, safer working space from the city.