Hong Kong Activists Unsure of Future Role in Taiwan

TAIPEI -  A government error in Taiwan that saw a set of political restrictions on Hong Kongers and Macanese residents briefly published online has once again raised the question about how welcome they are, despite promises of support from President Tsai Ing-wen.

Russia Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly warned Russia will use all means to defend itself.
Don't lecture us on nuclear deployment

US criticism of Moscow’s plan to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus has been dismissed by Russia, which says its position has been misinterpreted.

Two India air force jets crash, pilot dies

Two Indian air force fighter jets have crashed near the town of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, killing one of the pilots.

Turkey Election Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a campaign rally in Istanbul ahead of Sunday's vote
Turks to vote as Erdogan positioned to extend rule

Turks vote on Sunday in a momentous presidential run-off to decide whether or not Recep Tayyip Erdogan should remain in power.

Iran Boosts Cheap Oil Sale to China Despite Sanctions

Facing crippling economic sanctions, inflation and widespread social unrest, the Iranian government has boosted oil sales to China at a highly discounted price.

Mass protests against Israeli government enter 21st week

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered on Saturday for the relentless weekly protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu government's plans to overhaul the legal system in the country.

Late Poet Credited with Rescue of Kashmiri Language 

SRINIGAR, INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR -  The literary world of Indian-administered Kashmir is mourning the death of a beloved poet and champion of the Kashmiri language, which he is largely credited with rescuing from obscurity.