Montenegro-Croatia relations in danger over training ship

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next In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, the training vessel ‘Jadran’ is moored in the port of Tivat, Montenegro. Montenegro and Croatia have resolved almost all of their differences more than two decades after fighting a war, except for one: an 85-year-old former Royal Yugoslav Navy training ship. The majestic sailing vessel called Jadran, or
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Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders mark new year at their border

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia –  Celebrating their dramatic diplomatic thaw, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on Tuesday marked the new year at a border where a bloody war and ensuing tensions had divided them for decades. Ethiopia’s reformist new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and longtime Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki were visiting the Bure Front along
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Separate Taliban attacks in Afghanistan kills 21: report

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The Taliban attacked Afghan security forces in the country’s northern Kunduz province on Monday, killing at least 13 at a checkpoint, an official from the country told the Associated Press. Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, a leader in the province, said those killed at the checkpoint were manning in Dashti Archi district and another 15 security forces
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Guatemala Morales defends ending UN anti-graft commission

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Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales reads a statement at the National Palace of Culture in Guatemala City, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Morales said on Thursday that the end of the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala will not jeopardize investigations into corruption in the country. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco) GUATEMALA CITY –  President Jimmy
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India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict

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next Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate after the country’s top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The court gave its ruling Thursday on a petition filed by five people who challenged the law,
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Duterte voids amnesty of critical senator, orders his arrest

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MANILA, Philippines –  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has voided an amnesty given to a former rebel military officer and ordered the arrest of the man who as a senator has been one of the controversial leader’s fiercest critics. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV spoke Tuesday in the Senate to condemn Duterte’s move against him as illegal
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Iran’s secret weapons-smuggling air route to Lebanon revealed by intel sources

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Qeshm Fars Air, an Iranian civil aviation company, is suspected of smuggling arms into Lebanon, destined for the militant group Hezbollah and Iranian weapons factories.  (File) EXCLUSIVE –  An Iranian civil aviation company is suspected of smuggling arms into Lebanon, destined for the militant group Hezbollah and Iranian weapons factories — and western intelligence sources said Monday
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UN agency: Trips across Mediterranean fall, but risks rise

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GENEVA –  People smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya’s coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the Mediterranean journeys, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday. That’s one of the key findings from a new UNHCR
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