Activists: Airstrike on Shelter Kills 17 in Southwest Syria
Syrian activists say at least 17 civilians, including children, have been killed in an airstrike on an underground shelter in a rebel-held area in the country’s southwest.
Israel Convicts Hacker Who Threatened US Jewish Centers
A Tel Aviv district court has convicted an Israeli Jewish man for making a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the United States.
Moscow: Top US, Russian Diplomats to Meet Before Summit
Moscow says the top Russian and U.S. diplomats are likely to meet to set the stage for a summit between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump.
North and South Korea Combining in 3 Sports at Asian Games
The Olympic Council of Asia says North and South Korea will field combined teams in three sports — canoeing, rowing and women’s basketball — at the Asian Games in the latest sign of cooperation between the countries.
Court: S.Korea Must Allow Alternative for Military Objectors
South Korea’s Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the country must allow alternative social service for people who conscientiously object to military service, which is currently mandatory for able-bodied males.
AP Explains: Why Cave Search for Thai Boys Is So Complicated
A team of Thai soccer players — 12 boys aged 11-16 and their coach — have been missing inside a flooded cave in the country’s far north since June 23. Rescuers led by elite navy divers have found signs of the boys inside but have been unable to locate them. Here’s a look at what’s complicating the search:
Malaysia Ex-PM Says Seized Items Gifts, Value Inflated
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday that a huge haul of jewelry and valuables seized from properties linked to him as part of a money-laundering probe were mostly gifts and the police valuation was likely grossly inflated.
Chartered Plane Crashes in Mumbai; At Least 5 People Dead
A small chartered plane crashed Thursday in a busy area of Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing at least five people, a fire official said.
UAE Offers Its Defense in Qatar Lawsuit at UN High Court
The United Arab Emirates on Thursday disputed Qatar’s discrimination lawsuit before the United Nations’ highest court, alleging there was evidence of Doha’s 'support of terrorism, its interference in the affairs of its neighbors and its distribution of hate speech.'
Chinese Navy Hospital Ship’s 11-Nation Tour Includes Vanuatu
A Chinese navy hospital ship will set sail Thursday to visit 11 countries including Vanuatu, where Australia has warned Beijing against building a military base.