Thailand’s military junta is worried that impeachment proceedings against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra could spark a backlash that threatens to unravel the country’s fragile peace.
Zambians are voting for a new president following the death of the country’s populist leader and the emergence of new economic challenges that include frictions with foreign investors.
Shiite Muslim militiamen have taken over the presidential palace in Yemen’s capital, Interior Ministry officials said.
Petro Poroshenko said he’s hopeful talks with Russia will bring an end to fighting with separatists. In an interview with a small group of reporters, he said sanctions are succeeding at keeping Russia at the negotiating table.
Australian police believe they’re at a heightened risk of being targeted by homegrown militants following the terrorist murder of staff on a French magazine and the bloody Sydney cafe siege last month.
Nigeria kept its key interest rate on hold, betting recently-imposed capital controls will be enough to arrest the damage tumbling oil prices have brought.
China’s slipping economic momentum is driving the government to seek new sources of growth and multinationals and Chinese companies to look for a Plan B to prosper in the world’s second-largest economy.
North Korea has renewed its efforts to counter international pressure over alleged human-rights abuses after a high-profile defector admitted to changing parts of his story about life in a prison camp.
Data from the AirAsia jet that crashed on Dec. 28 into the Java Sea killing all 162 people aboard show that the aircraft climbed and descended at extreme rates before crashing, Indonesia’s transport minister said Tuesday.