OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's state prosecutor has said the state will freeze the assets of the leaders and presumed accomplices of the coup that was launched earlier this month.
Laurent Poda said in the statement released Saturday that the assets would be frozen for three months for 14 individuals, including coup leader Gen. Gilbert Diendere and his wife Fatou Diendere, a member of parliament for the former ruling party.
BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert says he has postponed his visit to Australia because the government has refused to suspend a law criminalizing the disclosure of "protected information" about detention centers.
The U.N. special investigator on migration, Francois Crepeau, said in a statement late Friday that he asked the Australian government to guarantee that nobody would face sanctions or intimidation for talking to him.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state prosecutor says he will pursue legal action against Saudi Arabia's rulers in international courts over the crush of pilgrims at this year's hajj, which killed more than 700 people, including 136 Iranians.
Ebrahim Raisi, speaking on state TV Saturday, called the disaster "a crime" subject to prosecution. He said Saudi authorities blocked a road used by hajj pilgrims to allow a royal convoy to pass through, causing the deadly convergence of...
MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — India's Foreign Ministry says that the number of Indian citizens confirmed killed in a deadly stampede in the midst of the hajj pilgrimage has risen from 14 to 18.
Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said Saturday in a press statement that his government was "working with Saudi authorities and family members" to confirm the identities of the deceased and expedite formalities for release of the bodies.
BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand say they have gathered enough evidence to prosecute two arrested men whom they accuse of carrying out August's deadly Bangkok bombing.
National Police Chief Somyot Poomphanmuang said Saturday that authorities are confident that the two men in custody, identified as Adem Karadag and Mieraili Yusufu, are the culprits who planted and detonated the bomb at the Erawan Shrine on Aug. 17, killing 20 people and injuring more than 120....
BANGKOK (AP) — A Hungarian woman has been killed and a South Korean woman seriously injured in a collision between two boats during a nighttime tourist trip to watch fireflies on a Thai river.
Police Lt. Col. Bhakin Sivamethakul says around 20 other people, mainly from South Korea, were also injured in the accident, which occured Friday night at Amphawa, a popular tourist destination about 60 kilometers (35 miles) west of Bangkok.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An alleged Islamic extremist charged with involvement in the destruction of religious buildings in the historic city of Timbuktu in Mali in 2012 has been arrested and sent to the International Criminal Court to face justice.
Ahmad Al Mahdi Al Faqi, known as Abu Tourab, is the first suspect in the court's custody charged with the war crime of destroying religious or historical monuments.