Amnesty International: Militants, Philippine Troops Violated Law in Marawi Siege

Amnesty International said Friday it has documented violations of humanitarian law during the five-month siege to the Philippines' southern city of Marawi.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Photo: AP

US Seeks More Action From African Nations on North Korea

US Secretary of State Tilllerson called on African nations on Friday to do more to isolate North Korea, which seeks relationships with the continent.

Iraqi Forces Liberate Country’s Last Town Held by ISIS

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated his forces on Friday on retaking the last Iraqi town that was held by Islamic State.
Transgender, military, serve

Advocacy Groups: Killings of Transgender People Increase in US

At least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record.
Carles Puigdemont, president of Catalonia

Catalan Extradition Case Pushed to Next Month

The lawyer for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the extradition hearing for his client and four others has been pushed to December 4.
Windmill near the COP23 meeting in Bonn, Germany with coal plant in the background

Climate Talks Wrap Up with Progress on Paris Rulebook

Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord.
Hong Kong "Umbrella Movement" demonstrators attacked with tear gas in 2014

China Extends National Anthem Law to Hong Kong, Further Undermining the City’s Autonomy

China voted to extend a national anthem law to Hong Kong, another reminder that Beijing aims to fully incorporate the city into the mainland legal system.
Chinese envoy Song Tao visits North Korea

Senior Chinese Envoy in North Korea Amid Chill in Ties

The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in 2 years visited the country's capital to try to improve relations between the two countries.
Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe at a graduation in Harare

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Makes 1st Public Appearance Amid Talks on Departure

Zimbabwe President Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest, attending a graduation ceremony in the capital.

US Congress Approves Sweeping $700Bln Military Spending Bill

The U.S. Congress on Thursday sent President Donald J. Trump a sweeping defense policy bill authorizing a $700 billion budget for the military.