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U.N. Security Council considers North Korea response: China
The United Nations Security Council is working on a response to North Korea's latest missile tests, China said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Pyongyang to cease "further provocative actions."
U.S. F-22s land in Lithuania in show of force amid Russia tensions
Two of the U.S. Air Force's most advanced jets landed in Lithuania for the first time on Wednesday in a show of force and support for a region worried by Russian military maneuvers.
Parties in struggling Syria talks unclear on date of next round
The United Nations said on Wednesday no date had been set for the next round of Syria peace talks, contradicting a report quoting Russia's deputy foreign minister as saying talks would resume in Geneva on May 10.
Japan eyes more foreign workers, stealthily challenging immigration taboo
Desperately seeking an antidote to a rapidly aging population, Japanese policymakers are exploring ways to bring in more foreign workers without calling it an "immigration policy".
Iran and Russia move closer but their alliance has limits
When Iran took delivery of the first parts of an advanced Russian air defense system this month, it paraded the anti-aircraft missile launchers sent by Moscow to mark Army Day.
China says EU criticism of its rule of Hong Kong unfounded
EU criticism of China's rule over Hong Kong is unfounded, China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, after an EU report called the disappearance of five booksellers the most serious challenge to the "one country, two systems" principle since the city's return to China
Saudi prince unveils sweeping plans to end 'addiction' to oil
The powerful young prince overseeing Saudi Arabia's economy unveiled ambitious plans on Monday aimed at ending the kingdom's "addiction" to oil and transforming it into a global investment power.
Yemeni forces seize main oil terminal from al Qaeda
Yemeni government forces and their Emirati allies took back control of the country's largest oil export terminal from al Qaeda on Monday, security officials said, a day after routing the militants from their nearby stronghold.