Seoul hails N.K.’s release of American

South Korea on Wednesday welcomed North Korea’s release of one of three American citizens detained in the communist country, calling for Pyongyang to set free other detainees from a humanitarian perspective.North Korea has releas...

Kurds weather IS assault, await reinforcements

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AFP) ― Kurdish defenders of the strategic Syrian border town of Kobane awaited reinforcements Wednesday after weathering another onslaught by Islamic State jihadists.Fighting appeared to have diminished after...

U.N. tells Israel, Palestinians to stop unilateral actions

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) ―U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday to move away from unilateral actions stoking tensions and make the “tough compromises” needed to end their decades-old conflict.Ban spoke...

WHO to investigate Ebola response

GENEVA (AFP) ― The World Health Organization said Tuesday it would probe complaints that it had been slow to wake up to the scale of Ebola, but insisted the focus now must be on battling the epidemic.“We know that many elements ...