MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Masked police officers pointed semi-automatic rifles from a helicopter that flew low over Mexico City last week as security forces employ unprecedented heavy-handed tactics to combat a rise in levels of drug violence rarely seen in the capital.  Police officers, members of a team...
BEIJING (Reuters) - Anti-China forces are behind criticism of policies in the far western region of Xinjiang, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after a U.N. panel aired accusations that a million ethnic Uighurs may be held in internment camps there. China has said Xinjiang faces a serious...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A suicide car bomber attacked a police headquarters in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar on Thursday, killing at least two people and wounding 15, state TV reported. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though a semi-official news agency blamed a Sunni...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gunfire erupted as Iranian security forces confronted protesters early Sunday amid demonstrations over water scarcity in the country’s south, violence that authorities said wounded at least 11 people, mostly police. The protests around Khorramshahr, some 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Tehran, come as...
(Reuters) - New U.S. sanctions against Iran took effect on Tuesday and President Donald Trump, who defied Washington’s allies to impose them, pledged that companies doing business with Tehran would be barred from doing business with the United States. FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani disembarks from a plane...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will face a difficult task in identifying the remains of soldiers missing from the Korean War as the Pentagon prepares to receive them from North Korea in coming days, officials and experts said. FILE PHOTO: North Korean soldiers carry a coffin believed to...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year’s general election. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets schoolchildren...
CIUDAD JUAREZ (Reuters) - Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s launched his first “peace forum” on Tuesday in the northern border town of Ciudad Juarez, aiming to convince victims of the region’s entrenched drug war violence to embrace forgiveness. Family members of missing people gather outside the First...
MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will sit down in a room together in the Finnish capital on July 16 for their first summit meeting. FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to U.S. President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg,...