United Nations, July 11 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday said that he was "shocked and appalled by the heavy fighting" that is currently taking place in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, and strongly urged the leaders of the youngest country in the world to "do everything within their power" to de-escalae the hostilities.
Nairobi, July 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kenya from Tanzania on Saturday on the fourth and final leg of his four-nation African tour.
Nay Pyi Taw, July 10 (IANS) Hundreds of people took to the streets of Yangon on Sunday to oppose a government order that media and the public use the phrase "Muslims in Rakhine State" to refer to the state's local people who practice Islam.
Tokyo, July 10 (IANS) The Japanese ruling camp led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to win a majority in Sunday's upper house elections, according to exit polls by local media.
Damascus, July 10 (IANS) At least 29 militants were killed in battles with the Syrian government forces near a key route in Syria's Aleppo city, a Human Rights monitor group reported on Sunday.