China holds war games in disputed sea

China said it conducted air and sea drills in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) on Tuesday as it stakes an increasingly assertive claim to virtually the whole sea despite rival claims by neighbors.Full article

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4 sentenced to death in Kuwait

As of 07/28/2015 11:55 PM
A Kuwaiti court on Tuesday sentenced four Egyptian men to death for murdering a Pakistani guard during a robbery at a construction site. Full article

Oxfam: Millions in Yemen on brink of starvation

As of 07/28/2015 11:33 PM
More than 6 million people in Yemen are on the verge of starvation, Oxfam warned on Tuesday, adding that months of war and a blockade on imports were pushing an additional 25,000 people into hunger every day. Full article

Saudi beheaded for illegal drugs

As of 07/28/2015 11:01 PM
Saudi Arabia beheaded one of its citizens for drug trafficking on Tuesday, in the second execution after a pause for Ramadan. Full article

Bomb blast kills 2 Bahrain cops

As of 07/28/2015 10:58 PM
A bomb blast killed two Bahrain policemen and wounded six others Tuesday in an area often shaken by clashes between security forces and Shiite Muslim protesters, the interior ministry said. Full article

Libya court sentences Kadhafi son, 8 aides to death

As of 07/28/2015 10:54 PM
TRIPOLO, Libya - A Libyan court sentenced a son and eight aides of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising on Tuesday after a trial overshadowed by the country's bloody division. Full article

Hong Kong rebuts U.S. human trafficking report

As of 07/28/2015 7:05 PM
Hong Kong has rebutted U.S. allegations in an annual report of making only "modest" efforts to prevent human trafficking and forced labor. Full article

Boy Scouts of America lifts ban on gay troop leaders

As of 07/28/2015 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON - The Boy Scouts of America officially ended its ban on gay troop leaders Monday, a historic but controversial shift after years of legal wrangling and internal strife. Full article

South Korea declares end to MERS outbreak

As of 07/28/2015 9:12 AM
SEOUL - South Korea on Tuesday declared an end to a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people, triggered widespread panic and stymied growth in Asia's fourth-largest economy. Full article

Singapore's ruling party contends with new voting majority

As of 07/28/2015 9:12 AM
SINGAPORE - When Singapore celebrates its 50th year of independence on Aug. 9 and its older citizens eulogise the country's economic feats, its ruling party founded by the late Lee Kuan Yew faces an unprecedented wave of young voters who may not be as nostalgic. Full article

US blasts Thailand, rewards Malaysia on trafficking

As of 07/28/2015 9:06 AM
WASHINGTON - Washington accused Russia and Thailand of failing to tackle human trafficking Monday, while praising progress in Malaysia and Cuba, in a report on a global scourge decried as ''modern slavery.'' Full article