Jihadi John, the Islamic State's (IS) high profile masked executioner behind one of the most horrific beheadings recently, has reportedly fled the terror network and gone on the run in Syria fearing for his own life, according to a report.
US President Barack Obama delivered a blunt appraisal of Ethiopia's democracy deficit during a landmark visit Monday, but indicated it would not scuttle their close security and political relationship.
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has lashed out at perceived foreign interference in the honeymoon island's affairs, following Western pressure over the controversial conviction of former president Mohamed Nasheed for terrorism.
Chinese authorities plan to start a second cruise ship link to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday, in a move that may irk Vietnam, which also claims the islets.
Bangladesh has only about 100 tigers living in the world's largest mangrove forest, far fewer of the endangered animals than previously thought, following a recent survey, a top forestry official said today.