Saturday is a big day in North Korea: The 105th anniversary of the birth of the country's founder, Kim Il Sung. It's thought that North Korea will conduct a nuclear or missile test to mark the occasion. But South Koreans aren't that worried.
Turks will vote on a referendum Sunday that would expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and could keep him in office until 2029. Opponents say it's a power grab by an increasingly authoritarian ruler — and they’re finding creative ways to stand up to a president who’s been widely accused of cracking down on free expression.
In Kenya’s Rift Valley, known as the breadbasket of Kenya, almost one-third of the population is suffering from acute malnutrition, and an ongoing drought and recent infighting ahead of August’s presidential elections are only worsening an already dire situation.
In an exclusive interview with AFP in Damascus — his first since the alleged April 4 attack prompted a US airstrike on Syrian forces — Bashar al-Assad said his army had given up all its chemical weapons and that Syrian military power was not affected by the US strike.
The civil war in Syria has created colossal human suffering. But it can still be surprising how profoundly this war has changed the lives of Syrians. One US expert describes the cost to his family and community.
At least 7,000 suspected drug users and pushers have been killed in the Philippines since July. Some include people who voluntarily surrendered to the authorities. The fear is reverberating throughout the country’s rehabs.
In South Sudan, people are sheltering from conflict wherever they can, including a network of islands in the swamps of Unity State. On one island, where 2,300 displaced people live without access to clean water or toilets, cholera has become rife.
Joshua Yaffa lives in Russia and is the Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker magazine. In his new book, “Between Two Fires,” he writes about how complicated life is in President Vladimir Putin's Russia, and how — to some degree — he found the same in Ukraine.
About 90% of Poland’s Jewish population was killed during World War II. For the remaining community, hiding their religion became a survival tactic. Now, more and more young people are discovering their Jewish roots.
More than 20,000 people have contracted the virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, the capital of the central province of Hubei. Some nations have closed borders with China, while in Wuhan, the city is in its second week of a virtual lockdown.
The film forces viewers to confront the theme of economic inequality around the world. And in South Korea, that theme hits especially hard as people struggle against a slacking economy, unstable geopolitics and ever-surging living costs.
The number of cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus has shown little sign of slowing — total cases have now surpassed 20,000 — spurring the United States to evacuate some of its citizens from China, issue a travel warning and impose quarantines and a partial travel ban.
Thailand — reliant on Chinese trade and tourism, reluctant to injure Beijing’s feelings — has yet to suspend flights from China, where the virus continues to spread. Only flights from Wuhan and other high-risk cities are on pause. This policy mirrors that of China’s own government, which has quarantined Wuhan.
Earlier this week, President Donald Trump welcomed Juan Guaidó at the State of the Union speech, while other members of Venezuela’s National Assembly lobbied at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, with the support of Washington’s mission.