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North Korea summit: Pence warns Kim Jong-un not to 'play' Trump Pence warns N Korea not to 'play' Trump

North Korea has threatened to pull out of the June 12 summit after comments by US National Security Adviser John Bolton


First woman CIA director sworn in First woman CIA director sworn in

The 61-year-old Haspel, a Russia specialist who spent her career in the Central Intelligence Agency's clandestine service, takes over from Mike Pompeo


Syrian army takes full control of Damascus after ousting IS Syrian army takes full control of Damascus

The announcement cames after troops clear Islamic State (IS) militants from the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp and the Hajar al-Aswad district


Pakistan's Karachi hit by sweltering heat wave Pakistan's Karachi hit by sweltering heat wave

The city of more than 15 million is hit by frequent power cuts and has few green spaces


Man rams car into his daughter and daughter-in-law Man rams car into his daughter and daughter-in-law

Roger Glenn Self drove at full speed straight into the table where his family was sitting


Maduro wins disputed vote as Venezuela mulls bleak future Maduro wins disputed vote as Venezuela mulls bleak future

Election officials says Maduro won 68 percent of the votes cast in Sunday's presidential poll


Syria says capital 'completely secure', IS ousted Syria says capital 'completely secure'

Syrian government denies reaching a deal with IS


US vows 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran US vows 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

In a speech in Washington, America's top diplomat says Iran will be "battling to keep its economy alive" after the sanctions take effect


Beijing denies 'militarisation' of South China Sea Beijing denies 'militarisation' of South China Sea

China has built a string of artificial islands in contested areas of the South China Sea since 2013


Syria army moves into Yarmuk after IS evacuations end Syria army moves into Yarmuk

Evacuations of Islamic State group fighters from their final stronghold in Syria's capital ended on Monday


Taiwan pleads for access to key WHO meeting Taiwan pleads for access to key WHO meeting

China sees self-governing democratic Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting reunification


Taliban kill 5 workers clearing land mines:Afghan official 'Taliban kill 5 workers clearing land mines'

According to police, a sixth worker is missing and his fate is unknown following the attack on Monday morning in the district of Maiwand


Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupts again Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupts again

Indonesia, an archipelago of 240 million people, is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity because it sits along the Pacific "Ring of Fire,"



Abbas, 83-year-old Palestinian leader, still in hospital after fever Palestinian President hospitalised

Palestinian officials on Sunday had said that Abbas has pneumonia and was on a respirator, receiving antibiotics intravenously


UAE launches 10-year residency visas for investors, specialists
UAE launches 10-year residency visas for investors, specialists

Investors and specialists such as doctors and engineers will receive UAE residency visas valid for up to 10 years, it is announced on Sunday

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