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KAYSERI, Turkey (AP) — Iminjin Qari felt upbeat as he drove to Istanbul’s airport with three empty buses and a simple task: pick up about 200 fellow Uighurs who had fled China for asylum in Turkey – and escort them to safety. Qari, a Uighur emigre and community worker,...

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Tibetan film-maker jailed in China for making a film about the Olympics and Tibet has arrived in the United States after...

BEIJING (AP) — Zhang Haitao was a rare voice in China, a member of the ethnic Han majority who for years had criticized the government...

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand on Wednesday appealed to the pop star Lorde to meet him after she canceled a show in...

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff...

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, best known for portraying Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 film “The Sound of Music,”...

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Lamenting “the winds of war” blowing around the world, Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas...

(Variety.com) – Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is showing plenty of force at mulitplexes worldwide with $745.4 million globally...

JIAN, China (AP) — The former smuggler sits on the floor by a muted TV set, smoking cheap North Korean cigarettes one after the...

(Reuters) – The head of the organization that stages the Miss America beauty pageant and other leaders with the group resigned on Saturday after...