The Group of Seven nations expressed concern over maritime activities to claim disputed islands in Asian waters and condemned terrorism by Islamic State militants.
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate halt to the fighting in Yemen, as he began the hunt for a new UN envoy who can broker a political end to the conflict.
A passenger plane in Indonesia was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday after air traffic control received a bomb threat, an official said.
Prosecuting those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew – 193 of them Dutch – is a key priority for the Netherlands, the justice minister has said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, tasked three weeks ago with forming Israel's next government, fell short on Wednesday of striking a coalition with rightwing partners after reports emerged of talks with a centre-left party.
The UN peace envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, has resigned, the UN said on Wednesday, after losing support from Gulf countries for his mission in the conflict-riven nation.
Authorities issued an alert for several Mexican states on Wednesday after thieves snatched potentially deadly radioactive material used for industrial radiography.
SpaceX's latest attempt at recycling its Falcon 9 rocket by landing it upright on an ocean platform failed on Tuesday, after a successful launch of its cargo mission to space.
World powers united against Yemen's Huthi rebels on Tuesday, hitting them with a United Nations arms embargo and new United States sanctions.
Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast on Sunday, said survivors who were brought to Italy, where tension is mounting over a surge in boat arrivals from North Africa.
President Barack Obama is set to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, in a landmark step paving the way towards restoring ties frozen for five decades.
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47

A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.