BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say authorities have seized hundreds of kilograms of ivory along with rhino horns and bear paws and arrested 16 suspected members of a smuggling ring.
The People's Daily online said that police in Beijing on Monday announced the seizure of 804 kilograms of ivory, 11 kilograms of rhino horns and 35 bear paws in a haul worth 24 million yuan ($3.8 million).
This was the result of a crackdown from May to August on the...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that a female U.N. worker was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the city of Kandahar.
Samim Akhpolwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Kandahar province, said on Monday that Toopakai Olfat, an Afghan national, was on her way home from the office when two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed her.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) confirmed Olfat's death in a...
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union foreign ministers are meeting to consider how the bloc should react to multiple, ongoing crises in the Middle East and North Africa, with the EU's top diplomat calling Russian military intervention in Syria a "game changer."
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday Russia's military action was "worrisome" and "dangerous" unless it was coordinated with the U.S.-led coalition attacking the Islamic State group....
KOLKATA, India (AP) — The Missionaries of Charity, the Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa, says it has decided to close its adoption services in India after the country amended its rules to allow single parents to adopt.
The Missionaries of Charity said over the weekend that allowing single parents to adopt goes against the order's religious beliefs.
India's Central Adoption Resource Authority reviewed its guidelines in July in an effort...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Developments as tens of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty in their homelands embark on a quest to seek safety in Europe. All times local.
The United Nations' top official for refugees says European Union plans to take in about 160,000 migrants are insufficient, and is urging Europe to provide asylum-seekers with legal immigration options.
BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a safety bulletin to airlines and authorities regarding Iranian and Iraqi airspace after Russian warships in the Caspian Sea last week fired cruise missiles toward Syria.
EASA said in a bulletin dated Friday that "before reaching Syria, such missiles are necessarily crossing the airspace above (the) Caspian Sea, Iran and Iraq, below flight routes" used by commercial aircraft.