Nigeria sent troops and fighter jets to Senegal in a show of military force Wednesday aimed at persuading Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to finally surrender power after an election defeat.
The families of two missing Pakistani bloggers claimed their loved ones were innocent on Wednesday after a virulent social media campaign painted the activists as blasphemers deserving execution under the country’s draconian laws.
Brazilian authorities said Wednesday they are deploying 1,000 troops to “clean out” arms and cellphones from restive prisons while police struggled to end a deadly gang face-off in one northern penitentiary.
The Colombian government and the country’s last active rebel group, the ELN, have reached a new agreement to launch formal peace talks, President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is closer to getting a power boost after parliament’s first approval of a bill to change the constitution, but the flagging economy could present an unexpected roadblock.
Nations should strive for a world where nuclear weapons are prohibited and where existing stocks are destroyed, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a speech at the United Nations Wednesday.
US President Barack Obama will give his final presidential press conference Wednesday, a traditionally mild-mannered ritual given fresh political weight by the rocky handover to Donald Trump.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will travel to the United States to face charges he says he faces there for whistleblowing only if his “rights are guaranteed,” his website said on Wednesday.
A leading member of German right-wing populist party AfD sparked an outcry Wednesday by criticising the Holocaust memorial in Berlin and calling for the country to stop atoning for its Nazi past.
Key Syrian rebel group Ahrar al-Sham said on Wednesday it will not take part in peace talks between the regime and opposition factions in the Kazakh capital next week.
Theresa May’s proposals for a hard Brexit have met a mixed response in the European Union, where it always takes 28 countries to tango, and where many feel Britain may be dancing with two left feet.