Wed02212018

LAST_UPDATEWed, 21 Feb 2018 3pm

Dozens Killed In Ethnic Clashes In Ethiopia's Oromia

Clashes this week between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia's Oromia region have killed at least 61 people, according to local officials.

Read more: Dozens Killed In Ethnic Clashes In Ethiopia's Oromia

Cyril Ramaphosa Wins ANC Leadership Vote

Soweto, South Africa- Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president, has been elected as the new leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), narrowly beating Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, after a series of tense sessions at the party's conference.

Read more: Cyril Ramaphosa Wins ANC Leadership Vote

Cyril Ramaphosa: Who Is The ANC's New Leader?

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has elected Cyril Ramaphosa, the country's deputy president, as its new leader.

Read more: Cyril Ramaphosa: Who Is The ANC's New Leader?

Trump-Salman Image In Algeria Angers Saudi Arabia

Saudi officials have registered their dissatisfaction with an image used by pro-Palestine demonstrators in Algiers comparing Saudi Arabia's king to the US president, according to news media reports.

Read more: Trump-Salman Image In Algeria Angers Saudi Arabia

Myanmar Urged To Free Reuters Journalists

A media watchdog has accused authorities in Myanmar of acts of intimidation against journalists, as it renewed a call for the "immediate and unconditional release" of two Reuters reporters arrested last week.

Read more: Myanmar Urged To Free Reuters Journalists

Trump Transcript: 'America First' Security Speech

The following is a White House transcript of US President Donald Trump's speech on Monday on his administration's National Security Strategy:

Read more: Trump Transcript: 'America First' Security Speech

Israeli Settlement Activities Continued In Defiance Of UN Resolution - UN Official

UNITED NATIONS -- Israel continued settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territory in 2017 in violation of a Security Council resolution passed almost a year ago, Nikolay Mladenov, the UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, said on Monday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

Read more: Israeli Settlement Activities Continued In Defiance Of UN Resolution - UN Official

Late Singer Kim Jong-Hyun Left Painful Suicide Note: Musician

Kim Jong-hyun.

SEOUL -- The late Kim Jong-hyun of K-pop group SHINee has left a painful suicide note revealing the state of his depression during his final days, according to a close musician friend Tuesday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

Read more: Late Singer Kim Jong-Hyun Left Painful Suicide Note: Musician

S Korea Aims To Attract More Tourists From Southeast Asia

SEOUL -- The South Korean government said Monday it will focus on attracting more visitors from Southeast Asia as part of its efforts to diversify its tourist portfolio after it suffered a sharp drop in inbound foreigners in the face of a diplomatic row between Seoul and Beijing, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

Read more: S Korea Aims To Attract More Tourists From Southeast Asia

S Korea's FM Leaves For Japan For Talks On N Korea, Bilateral Ties

Kang Kyung-wha.SEOUL -- South Korea's top diplomat embarked on her two-day visit to Japan on Tuesday to discuss North Korea's nuclear issue and frayed ties over Japan's wartime sex slavery, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported according to the Seoul's foreign ministry.

Read more: S Korea's FM Leaves For Japan For Talks On N Korea, Bilateral Ties