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Beijing hosts regional conference on Afghanistan

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 12:32PM UTC Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China is hosting an international conference on Afghanistan’s security and reconstruction that highlights its growing role in the country as U.S. and NATO forces depart.

N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:34AM UTC Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is threatening to drop its offers of visits by United Nations human rights officials if a U.N. resolution on the country doesn’t remove a reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday.

US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:30AM UTC

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the South Pacific nation.

Obama speaks to Burma’s political leaders

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 9:12AM UTC U.S. President Barack Obama and Burma President Thein Sein pictured together at an event in 2011. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has discussed an upcoming visit to Burma/Myanmar with two of the country’s political leaders.

N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:56AM UTC Pic: AP.

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.

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