BANGKOK (AP) — Violence spread Tuesday to another anti-government protest site in Thailand's capital following weekend explosions that left five people dead, including four children, security officials said.
Deputy National Police spokesman Anucha Romyanan said gunmen attacked a protest camp near Lumpini Park in downtown Bangkok early Tuesday. He said shots were fired from a car and a motorcycle at protest site guards there and at another protest site near the upscale...
LONDON (AP) — A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a well-known advocate for the rights of terrorism suspects was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offenses, British police said.
West Midlands Police said Moazzam Begg was one of four people detained in the Birmingham area of central England.
Police said Begg, 45, is suspected of attending a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian military official said Tuesday that the Islamic Republic has analyzed Israeli strikes during the 2006 war in Lebanon to boost its own defense capabilities against the U.S. and Israel.
Iran sees Israel as its arch-nemesis. The Jewish state fought a 2006 war against Iran's ally, the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Israel and the U.S. have not ruled out a military option against Iranian nuclear facilities.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country's "200 top" gays, outing some Ugandans and raising fears of violence against those named just a day after the president enacted a severe anti-gay law.
Many on the list "are scared and they need help," said Pepe Julian Onziema, a prominent Ugandan gay activist who was named in in the Red Pepper tabloid. "Some want to leave the country and they are asking to be helped."...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — BlackBerry will release a low-cost phone in Indonesia in April and plans a broader release of a phone that restores a beloved row of control keys with a track pad.
The Indonesia phone, the Z3, will sell for less than $200 without subsidies, the company said Tuesday. It will later expand to other markets in southeast Asia. BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen said a version with faster, 4G connectivity is planned for the rest of the world "sometime in the...
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police fired bullets and tear gas as hundreds of pro-independence villagers tried to storm a police station in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday, a day after government forces killed seven suspected rebels in the disputed region, police said.
One protester was shot and wounded, police said. At least four policemen, three other protesters and two photographers covering the protests were also hurt, officials said.
BEIJING (AP) — The smog is so bad even the statues wear masks. Or at least they do in pictures of a campus stunt that circulated online Tuesday as parts of northern China suffered a sixth straight day of severe pollution.
After being cooped inside because of the bad air, a psychology student at Peking University ventured out to place the masks on campus statues of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes, Communist Party co-founder Li Dazhao and a sage practicing tai chi....
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka rejected a call by U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes committed during the country's civil war on Tuesday, saying it reflects a "preconceived, politicized and prejudicial agenda" against the island nation.
Pillay's recommendation "gives scant or no regard to the domestic process" in Sri Lanka, the government's statement said in response to a draft report that precedes the release...
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens of pro-Russian protesters rallied Tuesday in this Crimean Peninsula city, bitterly denouncing politicians in Kiev who are trying to form a new government, with some even calling for secession from Ukraine. A Russian lawmaker stoked their passions by promising that Moscow will protect them.
"Russia, save us!" they chanted.
The outburst of pro-Russian sentiment in the strategic peninsula on the Black Sea, home to a...