Customers barely glanced at the television in a bar in central Catalonia as Spain's new King Felipe VI, in military regalia, took the throne alongside his glamorous wife Letizia.
Spain's King Felipe VI begins a new reign Thursday already facing a threat to the unity of his kingdom as the northeastern region of Catalonia fights to hold an independence referendum on Nov. 9.
Fleeing discrimination and violence, members of a Muslim sect have abandoned their homes in Pakistan to find an unlikely refuge in China.
As Ivory Coast strives to put more than a decade of bloody conflict behind it, courts in the agrarian west African nation are overwhelmed by quarrels over land ownership.
From nationwide seizures of newspapers to tough new regulations on live political programming, rights groups and journalists say Nigeria's media freedom record is falling worryingly short of international standards.
A spate of daring high-seas attacks off Southeast Asia is stoking fears that its vital shipping lanes could once again become a hotspot for piracy unless regional powers act fast.
The kidnapping in Iraq of dozens of Turks by extremist fighters has revived debate over Ankara's alleged courtship of jihadist groups and prompted calls for an overhaul in its approach to the war in Syria.
As fears grow that China is on an aggressive South China Sea territorial grab, a sleepy Philippine village is being transformed into a major naval base that may host U.S. warships.
Spain's government is crafting a new legal shield for King Juan Carlos after he steps off the throne and loses the absolute royal immunity that has protected him for 39 years.
Thailand's military is bolstering its self-designated role as protector of the monarchy with increased “cyber patrols” to root out critics of the king following last month's coup.