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  • By testing a missile, North Korea was probably also testing Trump, experts say

    By testing a missile, North Korea was probably also testing Trump, experts say

    In the last five years, North Korea has test fired more than 50 ballistic missiles in an effort to perfect a technology that its opponents fear might someday deliver a nuclear weapon. So the launch of a missile on Sunday that soared 300 miles across North Korea from west to east before crashing...

  • South Korea says North Korea fired a missile into the Sea of Japan

    South Korea says North Korea fired a missile into the Sea of Japan

    North Korea on Sunday morning deployed what may have been a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korea officials said. The projectile was North Korea’s first missile test-firing since Donald Trump became U.S. president last month, and its first provocation since leader Kim Jong Un boasted...

  • India to Amazon: We're not your doormat

    India to Amazon: We're not your doormat

    No diplomat wants his or her country to be stepped on. India’s foreign minister took that sentiment to another level. Sushma Swaraj lashed out at Amazon’s Canadian website after learning from a Twitter user that the online retailer was selling doormats in the design of the Indian flag. In a series...

  • U.S. military inquiry finds civilians were killed in battle in northern Afghanistan

    U.S. military inquiry finds civilians were killed in battle in northern Afghanistan

    The U.S. military acknowledged Thursday that 33 Afghan civilians were killed and 27 others wounded in a battle in northern Afghanistan in November involving U.S. and Afghan forces. The deaths occurred as U.S. warplanes launched airstrikes during an operation aimed at capturing Taliban commanders...

  • United Arab Emirates says 5 diplomats killed in Afghan blast

    United Arab Emirates says 5 diplomats killed in Afghan blast

    The death toll in two bombings in Afghanistan rose to 46 on Wednesday as the United Arab Emirates said five of its diplomats were killed in an attack in the southern province of Kandahar a day earlier. The federation of Persian Gulf sheikdoms said it would observe three days of mourning for its...

  • Taliban claims responsibility for attack killing 30 in Afghan capital

    Taliban claims responsibility for attack killing 30 in Afghan capital

    Two suicide bombs targeted a minibus in west Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding 80, Afghan officials said. A suicide bomber drove an explosives-packed vehicle toward the minibus as it neared the Afghan parliament building and then detonated the explosives, said Sediq Sediqqi,...

  • A rocky visit to Taiwan for Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong

    A rocky visit to Taiwan for Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong

    In the latest sign of tensions between Taiwan and mainland China, a young pro-democracy activist and three legislators from Hong Kong received protection in Taiwan when their visit prompted demonstrations by pro-Beijing groups. Two of the Hong Kong activists, Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, were reportedly...

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