JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president ordered parliament on Friday to delay voting on a bill to criminalize extra-marital and gay sex, amid protests and criticism from rights groups and after major
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed all departments and state-run firms to halt negotiations and agreements on grants and loans from countries that have backed a U.N.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has widened a crackdown against Jehovah's Witnesses, jailing six adherents of the Christian denomination for extremism in a move rights activists said was unjust and flouted freedom.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Friday ordered the release of an aspiring actor whose prison sentence for injuring a police officer on the sidelines of an opposition protest sparked a public outcry
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Siberian shaman detained by police while trekking to Moscow on what he said was a mission to drive President Vladimir Putin out of the Kremlin has been accused of extremism, an offence
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker urged supporters to pull down "Lennon Walls" on Saturday across the Chinese-ruled city, where the displays of anti-government graffiti have sometimes
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was due in Moscow soon for talks. Russia has been one of Maduro's biggest backers in the face of what it has described
GENEVA (Reuters) - A record 12.4 million people in Yemen received food aid in August, the first time the targeted population was reached fully, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. At the
ROME (Reuters) - Members of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Friday backed a local alliance with the center-left Democratic Party, (PD) in an online vote that could strengthen the new government
ROME (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's new party will not find it easy to claim the middle ground of Italian politics, the first polls after its breakaway from the ruling center-left Democratic
ARARIBOIA INDIGENOUS TERRITORY, Brazil (Reuters) - Near midnight, a group of six Guajajara tribesmen with their faces painted for battle listen to the rumble of heavy trucks about 19 miles (30 km) from
KHURAIS, Saudi Arabia(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's newly appointed energy minister was in London when he learned in the middle of the night of the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil infrastructure.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he would discuss how Mexico and Guatemala could work together to address the challenge posed by migration, when he met Guatemalan
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, embroiled in a blackface picture scandal, on Friday pledged to ban military-style assault rifles in the country's most ethnically diverse city
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday he did not rule out a Brexit deal before the October 31 deadline but he still has not seen new solutions to the Irish border problem.
CAIRO (Reuters) - The U.S. air strike killed eight suspected Islamic State militants in southern Libya near the town of Murzuq, the U.S. military said on Friday. The strike took place on Thursday, the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Australia's prime minister on Friday for only the second state visit of his administration, signaling the close bond between the two allies Washington
JALALABAD/KABUL (Reuters) - A senior U.S. defense official in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Friday said Islamic State fighters were hiding among pine nut harvesters when a U.S. drone strike in eastern
HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - Israel's Arab parties are set to be the largest non-ruling bloc in parliament - and could even lead the opposition - if a national unity government emerges from Tuesday's election.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Friday accused the United States of brazenly threatening it after a senior U.S. general said Washington had drawn up a plan in case it needed to destroy air defenses in Russia's
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S.-China trade deal appeared elusive on Friday after Chinese officials unexpectedly canceled a visit to farms in Montana and Nebraska as deputy trade negotiators wrapped
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The release from a Turkish jail of the former leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) is set to be blocked after a court on Friday ordered his arrest on new terrorism-related