Residents of California`s largely agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties, feeling out of sync with their counterparts in major urban areas, are contemplating breaking away to become America`s 51st state.
The Sri Lankan government should comply with the March 2014 UN Human Rights Council resolution creating an international investigation into allegations of serious abuses by both sides during the civil war, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
Ukraine`s interim leaders on Wednesday pushed a plan to allow the regions a greater say over their affairs, but the exclusion of separatists from round table talks cast doubt over whether the move could defuse the crisis.
From ornate staterooms once used to host dignitaries including Barack Obama, Thailand`s opposition protesters are plotting the appointment of an unelected premier in a move which government supporters warn could spark civil war.
South Sudan`s president and rebel chief prepared Friday to meet for the first time since brutal civil war broke out nearly five months ago, amid international pressure to stem bloodshed and avert famine and genocide.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk accused Russia on Sunday of engineering clashes in Odessa that led to the deaths of more than 40 pro-Russian activists in a blazing building and pushed the country closer to civil war.