Former Taiwan president Ma to visit China in landmark trip

Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will visit China this month, his office said on Sunday, the first time a former or current Taiwanese leader has visited since the defeated Republic of China government fled to the island in 1949.

Ruling party likely to sweep Kazakhstan election

Kazakhstan’s president is expected to cement his hold on power as the Central Asian country goes to the polls in a snap parliamentary election.

Iran president welcomes Saudi king’s visit invitation

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has invited Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to visit Riyadh, an Iranian official says.

France Pension Tensions There have been days of protests in France over Emmanuel Macron's proposed pension changes.
Macron faces no-confidence vote over pensions

France’s National Assembly is set to vote on no-confidence motions filed after President Emanuel Macron’s move to push through controversial pension reforms.

East Congo militants kill at least 22 in string of attacks

Suspected militants killed at least 22 people in a string of attacks across the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Ituri and North Kivu provinces overnight Saturday, officials and activists said on Sunday.

CAR ‘rebels’ kill nine Chinese citizens in mine attack

A local official in the Central African Republic says nine Chinese businessmen have been killed in an attack on a gold mine blamed on rebels.

N Korea calls for nuke preparedness against US, S Korea

Kim Jong-un says the US and South Korea are expanding drills involving nuclear assets, and that North Korea must be ready to conduct nuclear attacks if needed.