Indonesia's national roads ready for Eid homecoming - minister

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's national roads are ready for Eid travelers, said Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, referring to the annual exodus when urbanites return to their hometowns to spend the holiday with their relatives.

UN chief calls on nuke weapon states to champion disarmament

UNITED NATIONS -- UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called on nuclear weapon states to lead the way toward nuclear disarmament, including an agreement on no first use.

Hundreds stranded in northern Australia as cyclone evacuations suspended

CANBERRA, Australia -- Hundreds of residents of remote northern Australia have been left stranded after Tropical Cyclone Megan forced the suspension of evacuation efforts. 

Heavy snowfall, freezing rain wreak havoc across Europe

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Extreme weather conditions involving heavy snowfall and freezing rain hit many countries across Europe on Wednesday, causing flight cancellations and delays and disrupting road traffic.

WEF: Misinformation tops short-term risks; extreme weather a long-term concern in 2024

GENEVA, Switzerland -- Misinformation and disinformation are the leading short-term risks in 2024, the World Economic Forum (WEF) warned in a new report released on Wednesday ahead of its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.