Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

A court in Myanmar has rejected an appeal by two Reuters news agency reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the country's Official Secrets Act,...

Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn indicted on two new charges

Prosecutors in Japan have indicted former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn on two new charges of financial misconduct, hours before his latest detention period...

US-led coalition says Syria withdrawal has begun

The United States-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) has started the process of withdrawing...

Jim Yong Kim steps down as President of World Bank

World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim has made the surprise announcement that he is stepping down after six years in the post. His resignation will...

Gabon Coup leaders arrested for treason

Gabon’s government has retained control of the West African country after an attempted military coup early Monday, the government said. Five army officers who took...

Gabon: Army says it has seized power ‘to restore democracy’

The military says it has seized power in oil-rich Gabon, where the ailing leader's family has ruled for 50 years. Soldiers in the west African...

Dozens killed in ethnic violence in Burkina Faso

About 46 people were killed in ethnic clashes in central Burkina Faso this week, the government said on Friday. After nightfall on December 31, armed...

DRC Catholic Church declares knowing winner of December 30 polls

The Roman Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, says it already knows the winner of the December 30 presidential elections, according...

Positive outlook for 2019: New Year messages from world leaders

International collaboration remains the best hope to combat issues like climate change and political division, which are getting harder to solve, the United Nation...

Germany adopts third gender identity for intersex people

Intersex people in Germany can now legally identify themselves as a third gender, under a new law adopted in December. People who do not fit...

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