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El Chapo faces biggest US drugs trial El Chapo faces biggest US drugs trial

Experts say the government has a near water-tight case likely to send Guzman, 61, to a maximum-security US prison for the rest of his life


A luxury city shows blueprint for Syria's rebuilding plans A luxury city shows blueprint for Syria's rebuilding plans

Officials say the projects aim at re-planning slums and destroyed areas and attracting private investors to join the massively expensive task


Riyadh sent experts to cover up Khashoggi murder: Turkey Riyadh sent experts to cover up Khashoggi murder: Turkey

The killing of the 59-year-old has severely dented the kingdom's image in the West


Appeals filed for 2 Myanmar journalists in secrets case
Appeals filed for 2 Myanmar journalists in secrets case

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on the brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority when they were arrested


Saudi Arabia notes 'regret and pain' at killing Saudi Arabia notes 'regret and pain' at killing

Meanwhile, Khashoggi's sons appealed for his remains to be returned so that he may be buried in Saudi Arabia


Iran vows to 'proudly bypass' US sanctions Iran vows to 'proudly bypass' US sanctions

The latest tranche aim to significantly cut Iran's oil exports


Israel thanks Trump as Iran sanctions take effect Israel thanks Trump as Iran sanctions take effect

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman welcomed US sanctions that took effect Monday targeting Iran's…


Rivals China, India cautiously watch Sri Lankan crisis   Rivals China, India cautiously watch Sri Lankan crisis

For China, Sri Lanka is a critical link in its massive Belt and Road Initiative


Over 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen's Hodeida Over 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen's Hodeida

Airstrikes and naval artillery pounded rebel positions around the Red Sea coastal city


Iran president warns of 'war situation' as sanctions resume   Iran president warns of 'war situation' as sanctions resume

The new American sanctions particularly hurt Iran's vital oil industry


Polluted Delhi air akin to death sentence, say doctors Polluted Delhi air akin to death sentence, say doctors

Smog is blamed for the deaths of more than one million Indians every year


US unleashes US unleashes "toughest ever" sanctions on Iran

The Trump administration is reinstating all sanctions removed under the 2015 nuclear deal, targeting both Iran and states that trade with it


S.African minister in leaked sex video rejects calls to quit S.African minister in leaked sex video rejects calls to quit

The court case hinged on whether Gigaba had approved a private terminal at Johannesburg airport for the Oppenheimers


Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life in prison Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life in prison

The ruling comes just months after the Bahraini High Court of First Tier acquitted Salman of the charge of "colluding" with the rival state


French territory New Caledonia rejects independence French territory New Caledonia rejects independence

Final results showed that 56.4% chose to remain part of France while 43.6% voted to leave - a tighter result than some polls had predicted


Pakistan arrests 150 over violence at blasphemy protests Pakistan arrests 150 over violence at blasphemy protests

Insulting Islam is punishable by death in Pakistan, and the mere rumor of doing so can incite lynchings


Indonesia extends search for Lion Air victims, debris Indonesia extends search for Lion Air victims

The Lion Air jet crashed just minutes after takeoff from Jakarta on Monday, killing all 189 people on board


Iranians rally to mark anniversary of US Embassy takeover Iranians rally to mark anniversary of US Embassy takeover

Iranian students stormed the embassy shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, taking 52 Americans hostage for 444 days


UK and EU close to Brexit deal over Irish border: Report UK and EU close to Brexit deal over Irish border: Report

This would avoid the EU’s “backstop” solution that would have treated Northern Ireland differently from the rest of Britain


5.1-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang, no casualties reported 5.1-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang

The epicenter was monitored at 40.24 degrees north latitude and 77.63 degrees east longitude


US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Kabul: NATO US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Kabul: NATO

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the third so-called “green-on-blue” attack in less than three weeks


18 IS militants killed in Afghanistan 18 IS militants killed in Afghanistan

The mountainous province, 120 km east of Kabul, has been the scene of clashes between security forces and IS militants from time to time


WWI centenary to be marked in London and Paris, not Berlin WWI centenary to be marked in London and Paris, not Berlin

In Germany, even though the end of World War I is now viewed through the prism of Hitler and the Holocaust


New Caledonia: French Pacific territory votes on independence French territory votes on independence

The vote was promised as part of a deal two decades ago after a violent campaign by separatists from the indigenous Kanak people


Assam will burn if citizenship bill is passed, warns ULFA’s Anup Chetia after Tinsukia killings Assam will burn if citizenship bill is passed: Anup Chetia

  Assam will burn if the Centre continues to push the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Anup Chetia,…


Patricia Fox: Philippines expels Australian nun and Duterte critic Philippines expels anti-Duterte nun

Sister Patricia Fox, 72, has angered President Rodrigo Duterte by repeatedly denouncing his administration's violent campaign against the drugs trade


Syria war: UN convoy reaches Rukban desert camp Aid reaches Syrians stranded in desert

A cluster of about 10,800 makeshift tents and mud huts, the camp has been called "one of the most desperate places in Syria"


Asia Bibi blasphemy case: Husband pleads for asylum Blasphemy case husband pleads for asylum

The Supreme Court overturned Asia Bibi's conviction on Wednesday, saying the case against her was based on flimsy evidence


Leicester City players fly to owner's funeral in Thailand Leicester City players fly to owner's funeral in Thailand

Players will be attending services on Sunday and Monday after beating Cardiff 1-0 in the first game since his death


At least 14 killed in China highway accident At least 14 killed in China highway accident

The accident happens after a heavy truck lost control and crashed into a line of vehicles waiting at a toll station of Gansu


Erdogan, Trump discuss Turkish bank, joint patrols in Syria Erdogan, Trump discuss Turkish bank, joint patrols in Syria

Erdogan says he raised the issue of the state-owned Halkbank


Pakistani Christian woman in limbo despite acquittal by top court Pakistani Christian woman in limbo despite acquittal by top court

Asia Bibi's lawyer who saved her from the gallows left the country early Saturday after threats to his life


UN agency urges open access for aid to Yemen UN agency urges open access for aid to Yemen

Cappelaere says he can't bring the best nutrition experts to the country because of delays in granting visas


Ethnic Tamil party pledges vote against Sri Lankan strongman Ethnic Tamil party pledges vote against Sri Lankan strongman

The party says in its statement that Rajapaksa's appointment and President Maithripala Sirisena's suspension of Parliament is undemocratic


Pakistan buries 'Father of Taliban' as PM orders probe of killing Pakistan buries 'Father of Taliban'

Maulana Sami Ul-Haq, dubbed the "Father of the Taliban", was stabbed to death by unknown intruders at his residence Friday night


Trump has 'disgraced' US prestige: Iran's Khamenei Trump has 'disgraced' US prestige: Iran's Khamenei

A defiant Khamenei dismissed the renewed US sanctions -- including an oil embargo -- that take effect on Monday


Russia to host Afghanistan talks on November 9 Russia to host Afghanistan talks on November 9

Moscow says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the Taliban have agreed to send delegations to the conference


Australian nun who angered Duterte set to leave Philippines Australian nun who angered Duterte set to leave Philippines

Immigration authorities earlier this week refused to extend her tourist visa and ordered the 71-year-old out by Saturday


Florida yoga studio shooting: Two killed and four injured Gunman kills two at Florida yoga studio

Scott Paul Beierle killed Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21, after entering the studio in Tallahassee

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