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Rights body and U.N. say Eritrea detains ex-minister who wrote critical books

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Eritrea has arrested a former minister who wrote books critical of the country’s leader, a rights group and a U.N. official said....

Venezuela’s Maduro says ex-military officers conspiring with U.S. help

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday said ex-military officers were conspiring against his government with the help of the United...

North Korea’s Kim says summit with Trump stabilized region, sees more progress

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday his “historic” summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore stabilized regional...

Turkey to reinforce Idlib region after Russia deal: foreign minister

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will reinforce troop deployments in Idlib after agreeing a demilitarized zone which it will jointly patrol with Russia, Foreign Minister...

Democratic transition in Myanmar ‘at standstill’: U.N. rights panel

GENEVA (Reuters) – Myanmar’s democratic transition has ground to a standstill as authorities seek to silence critics while allowing hate speech, particularly...

Turkey hopes no more blood will be shed in Syria: foreign minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey hopes for stability in Syria and wants no more blood to be shed there, the Turkish foreign minister said on Tuesday, a day after Ankara...

Zimbabwe’s opposition members of parliament walk out on Mnangagwa address

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean opposition lawmakers on Tuesday walked out on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s state of the nation address to parliament, signaling...

Italian priest kidnapped overnight in south Niger: government spokesman

NIAMEY (Reuters) – An Italian priest was kidnapped overnight in south Niger, near the border with Burkina Faso, a Nigerian government spokesman said on Tuesday....

North Korea’s Kim says summit with U.S. brought stability, sees further progress

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in June provided geopolitical stability and that he...

North Korea’s Kim says he hopes for ‘big outcome’ at inter-Korean summit

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wanted to produce a “big outcome” as he began three days of summit talks on Tuesday with South...