Health care workers and institutions came under violent attack in 22 countries last year, including 150 killings, the Red Cross said Wednesday, lamenting that such violence deprives millions of people in need of care.
US Secretary of State John Kerry was Thursday preparing to appeal to Beijing to help the seriously-ill jailed nephew of Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng.
Asian markets slipped Thursday after US stocks tumbled on the back of weak employment and manufacturing data, as dealers eyed a policy meeting of the European Central Bank later in the day....Read More
Chinese home prices picked up in April in their fifth consecutive monthly rise, an independent survey showed on Thursday....Read More
Thousands of rescue workers combed through quake-shattered villages in southwest China on Sunday in a race to find survivors as the death toll from a powerful tremor the day before rose to 179....Read More
Chinese 14-year-old schoolboy Guan Tianlang became the youngest player in Masters history on Thursday when he teed off at Augusta National in the first round of the 77th Masters.
China appears “frustrated” with volatile rhetoric from its North Korean allies but is eager to see the regime stay in power as a “buffer state” on its border, US spy chief James Clapper said Thursday.
North Korea said Tuesday that the Korean peninsula was headed for “thermo-nuclear” war and advised foreigners to consider leaving South Korea.
Tuesday’s advisory — greeted largely with indifference by foreign nationals in the South — followed a similar one last week to foreign embassies in Pyongyang, to consider evacuating by April 10 on the grounds war may break out.
North Korea said Monday it was withdrawing all workers and suspending operations at a lucrative joint industrial zone with South Korea, blaming foreign “warmongers” at a time of acute tensions.
The announcement came amid reports of heightened activity at the North’s nuclear test site, and at a missile battery, although the South Korean government denied suggestions that a fourth nuclear test was imminent.