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Pro-Russia party ahead in Latvia election Pro-Russia party ahead in Latvia election

Latvia shares a border with Russia and about a quarter of its 2.2 million population is Russian-speaking


China reports 2 killed in vehicle, knife attack 2 killed in China vehicle, knife attack

Authorities in eastern China say 2 people have been killed and 16 wounded after a knife-wielding man drove a vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians


M5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti M5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti

The U.S. Geologic Survey said the quake hit at 8:11 pm and was centered 12 miles (19 kilometers) northwest of Port-de-Paix on Haiti's north coast


Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey investigates missing journalist Turkey probe into missing Saudi writer

The 59-year-old journalist is one of the most prominent critics of the crown prince, who has unveiled reforms praised by the West


Brett Kavanaugh confirmation: Victory for Trump in Supreme Court battle Brett Kavanaugh sworn in

His confirmation hands Mr Trump a political victory ahead of key mid-term elections in November



13 militants killed in eastern Afghan provinces 13 militants killed in eastern Afghan provinces

In one incident, nine Taliban militants were killed and three others wounded after Afghan army troops launched a cleanup operation in Ghazni province


Melania Trump rounds off Africa tour in Egypt Melania Trump rounds off Africa tour in Egypt

The visit comes as Egyptian security forces face a persistent jihadist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula across the Suez Canal to the northeast


Israel places new restrictions on Gaza after protests Israel places new restrictions on Gaza after protests

Israel says the demonstrators threw grenades at the soldiers, adding that they also tore at parts of the fence with bolt cutters


60 killed, scores burnt in DR Congo road disaster 60 killed, scores burnt in DR Congo road disaster

The accident occurred on a highway linking the capital Kinshasa to the country's sole seaport at Matadi on the Atlantic Ocean


Pakistani court allows officials to quiz opposition leader
Pakistani court allows officials to quiz opposition leader

The decision comes a day after authorities arrested Sharif in the city of Lahore


Interpol demands China ‘clarification’ on missing police chief Interpol demands China ‘clarification’ on missing police chief

“Interpol’s General Secretariat looks forward to an official response from China’s authorities to address concerns over the President’s well-being”


Car bomb in northern Syria kills 4 Car bomb in northern Syria kills 4

Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday's car bomb went off at entrance of the industrial district of the town of Azaz


India suspends bus driver for letting a monkey 'drive' India suspends bus driver for letting a monkey 'drive'

T.S Latha says, "Passengers' safety is paramount and the driver cannot risk it by allowing a monkey on the steering"


State polls pose India's Modi regional test before reelection bid State polls pose India's Modi regional test before reelection bid

The BJP hopes to wrest power in northeastern Mizoram, one of only two states directly ruled by the Congress


Yemen rebels detain dozens of student protesters: activists Yemen rebels detain dozens of student protesters: activists

Yemen war triggers what the UN calls the world's largest single humanitarian crisis


20 killed as overcrowded minibus falls into gorge in Kashmir 20 killed as minibus falls into gorge in Kashmir

The injured 16 people are hospitalized, including 12 in critical condition


Indonesia disaster death toll rises to 1,649 Indonesia disaster death toll rises to 1,649

Around 450 aftershocks being recorded in the area since the September 28 quake


Mike Pompeo heads to North Korea with low expectations

Pompeo heads to North Korea with low expectations

Pompeo is heading into his eighth encounter with the North Korean side -- and his fourth meeting since the Singapore summit


Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker says chance of deal has increased Chance of a Brexit deal 'increasing'

The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019


Teenager among 3 Palestinians killed in Gaza protest 3 Palestinians killed in Gaza protest

Thousands of Palestinians thronged five areas along the fence and chanting slogans against a stifling Israeli-Egyptian blockade on the territory


Cambodian PM begins tour to Japan, Indonesia Cambodian PM begins tour to Japan, Indonesia

In the first leg of his four-day visit, Hun Sen will first visit Tokyo on Saturday evening, where he will attend the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit


Pompeo eyes progress over Trump-Kim summit on Asia trip Pompeo eyes progress over Trump-Kim summit on Asia trip

The United States has called for a comprehensive accord and strict enforcement of sanctions on North Korea in the meantime


Laquan McDonald: Chicago officer convicted of killing teen Chicago officer convicted of killing teen

Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald 16 times, seconds after arriving on the scene, saying he feared for his life as the 17-year-old had a knife


Lubna Al Olayan appointed as first woman Saudi bank head First woman appointed to run Saudi bank

The move comes amid a liberalisation of women's roles in a traditionally conservative society


Romania marriage poll: One man, one woman definition up for vote Romanians vote to redefine marriage

The vote on changing constitution has been portrayed by supporters of the referendum as a way of protecting the status of the "traditional" family


Indonesia quake-tsunami: Death toll rises to 1,558 Indonesia quake-tsunami: Death toll rises to 1,558

Aftershocks are still being felt in the region as rescue missions vigorously continue


Brett Kavanaugh: Key senators back embattled Supreme Court choice Key senators back embattled Kavanaugh

Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation would tilt America's highest court in favour of conservatives


EU warns Myanmar of losing trade privileges EU warns Myanmar of losing trade privileges

The EBA deal gave Myanmar duty-free and tariff-free access to the EU market for all products except weapons and ammunition


India signs $5 billion deal for Russian air defense systems India signs $5 billion deal for Russian air defense systems

The US did not spare China from sanctions last month for purchasing its own Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and fighter jets


Interpol president reported missing after trip to China Interpol president reported missing after trip to China

The 64-year-old Meng Hongwei was elected president of Interpol in November 2016


Pakistan anti-graft agents arrest opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif Pakistan anti-graft agents arrest opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif

PML-N president and former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz is the younger brother of ousted prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif


Gunmen kill 2 Kashmir activists from pro-India party Gunmen kill 2 Kashmir activists from pro-India party

Police say the shootings outside a meat shop in Srinagar also wounded another activist


Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

They win the prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict


Suhaib Ilyasi: India TV crime host acquitted of wife's murder India TV crime host acquitted of wife's murder

Mr Ilyasi was jailed for life in 2017 and appealed against his conviction


Jailed film director stops hunger strike after 144 days Jailed film director stops hunger strike after 144 days

Oleg Sentsov opposed Russia's annexation of his native Crimea in 2014


Israeli police question PM Netanyahu again on corruption allegations Netanyahu being questioned on corruption allegations

Netanyahu is to be questioned concerning two corruptions cases in which police have already recommended indictments


More than 300 injured in South African train collision Over 300 injured in S African train collision

The crash occurs late Thursday on the outskirts of Johannesburg when one train hit another that was stationary


Modi, Putin begin talks at India-Russia summit Modi, Putin begin talks at India-Russia summit

The two countries are expected to sign 20 bilateral agreements including a $5 billion contract for the S-400 air defence missile systems to New Delhi


Saudi Arabia in discussions on oil refinery in Pakistan S Arabia in discussions on oil refinery in Pakistan

The development comes just weeks after Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Saudi Arabia on his first official overseas trip

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