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Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr bloc wins Iraq elections Shia cleric's bloc wins Iraq elections

Final results released by the electoral commission give his Saeroun bloc 54 seats, with current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in third place with 42


8 killed in blasts at cricket match in eastern Afghanistan 8 killed at Afghanistan cricket match attack

Around 45 others have been wounded at the sports stadium late Friday night in the provincial capital of Jalalabad


Malaysians transfixed by luxury goods seized from ex-PM flat Luxury goods seized from Najib's flat

Mahathir, 92, reopened a probe into 1MDB after leading an opposition alliance to victory in the May 9 polls


Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 said to survive (Video)

3 survivors after airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba (Video)

The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from the end of the runway at Jose Marti International Airport


More than 100 die in Havana air crash (Video) More than 100 die in Havana air crash (Video)

Radio Havana Cuba says on Twitter that the plane came down on the "highway" between Boyeros and Havana, near the airport


Three rescued alive from Cuba airliner crash: state media Three rescued alive from Cuba airliner crash: state media

"There has been an unfortunate aviation accident. The news is not very promising, it seems that there is a high number of victims," Diaz-Canel says


Princes Harry and William greet fans on eve of royal wedding Princes Harry and William greet fans

The couple are spending the night apart, each staying in a luxury hotel close to the castle where they will take their vows


Cuban plane 113 on board crashes in Havana Many feared dead as Cuban plane crashes

Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who went to visit the scene, said there was a "high number" of casualties


10 killed in Texas' Santa Fe High School shooting Santa Fe High School shooting leaves 10 dead

SantaFe is a city of about 13,000 people roughly 20 miles northwest of Galveston and 30 miles southeast of Houston, the school has about 1400 students


Sherpa shortage takes a toll on Everest Sherpa shortage takes a toll on Everest

Ethnic Sherpas from the valleys around Everest becomes synonymous with high altitude climbing


Pakistan-India border gunbattle leaves nine dead Pakistan-India border gunbattle leaves nine dead

The prime minister is to inaugurate a hydropower station near the disputed border


Malaysia anti-graft body summons ex-PM Najib for questioning Malaysia anti-graft body summons ex-PM Najib for questioning

The new government reopened a probe into 1MDB, which is being investigated abroad, after the shocking electoral defeat last week of Najib's coalition


Israel builds 'missile net' on border to protect airport Israel builds 'missile net' on border to protect airport

Israel builds a unique "missile net" to defend a new airport


France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons France freezes company assets

The businesses include Sigmatec and the Al Mahrous Group, both based in Damascus


Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief

The special UN session comes after six weeks of mass protests and clashes along the Gaza border


Growing tensions between Syrians and Turks in ‘little Syria’ Growing tensions between Syrians and Turks in ‘little Syria’

In any case, Arabic resonates louder than Turkish in this shopping street


UN mulls sending international war crimes probe to Gaza

UN mulls sending international war crimes probe to Gaza

The special session comes after a month and a half of mass protests and clashes along the Gaza border


7 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border 7 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

The cross-border firing and shelling has begun overnight and spread to dozens of posts in the Jammu region of the Himalayan territory


Kachin civilians flee Myanmar’s ‘forgotten war’ Kachin civilians flee Myanmar’s ‘forgotten war’

Ethnic Kachin are mainly Christians in a nation that is overwhelmingly Buddhist


Modi, Putin to hold free-wheeling discussions at May 21 summit Modi, Putin to hold discussions at May 21 summit

The informal summit in the Russian beach resort will be more or less on the lines of the summit Modi held with Chinese President Xi Jinping last month


Merkel to meet Putin for talks on Syria, Ukraine Merkel to meet Putin for talks on Syria, Ukraine

The German Chancellor's trip on Friday to the Black Sea resort of Sochi is her first visit to Russia in a year


Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message Ahead of Trump summit, Kim crafts careful message

North Korea's media have been exceedingly cautious not to set expectations for specific concessions from Trump too high


China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal China stands to gain in Iran

Chinese-Iranian trade leaped by 20 percent in 2017 to $37 billion


Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramadan: president Egypt opens Gaza border

The country takes the decision "to alleviate the suffering" of residents in the Palestinian enclave


Hawaii's Kilauea: Explosive eruption at volcano Explosive eruption at Hawaii volcano

Hawaii's emergency management agency advises people in the area affected by ash to stay in their homes if possible


Iran nuclear deal: EU looks to avoid impact of US sanctions EU looks to avoid US-Iran sanctions

The so-called "blocking statute" was introduced in 1996 to circumvent US sanctions on Cuba but was never used


Erdogan hosts Islamic summit to back Palestinians, condemn Israel Erdogan hosts Islamic summit to back Palestinians

Erdogan has already hosted an extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in December last year


Malaysia police seize cash and luxury goods in Najib-linked raids Bags and cash seized in Najib-linked raids

The raids on properties across the capital, Kuala Lumpur, are related to investigations into state development fund 1MDB


North Korea summit: Trump says no 'Libya model' Trump bids to ease North Korean concerns

North Korea warned on Wednesday that it might not attend the talks, due to take place in Singapore on June 12


Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA's first female director First female director of CIA confirmed

Ms Haspel, a CIA veteran, once oversaw a so-called black site in Thailand after the 11 September 2001 attacks


OIC extraordinary summit on Palestine in Istanbul Friday OIC extraordinary summit on Palestine on Friday

The OIC strongly rejects and condemns in the strongest terms this illegal decision by the US administration of opening its embassy in Jerusalem


US withdrawal from JCPOA breach of UNSC resolution: Iran US withdrawal from JCPOA breach of UNSC resolution: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the US unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive…


Denuclearization, sanctions, peace: issues facing Trump-Kim summit Denuclearization, sanctions, peace: issues facing Trump-Kim summit

N Korea also pledged to dismantle its only known nuclear test site later in May, even if several experts have downplayed the significance of the move


5.3-magnitude quake strikes Japan's Chiba Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued 5.3-magnitude quake strikes Japan

There has been no tsunami warning or advisory issued as a result of the quake, said the weather agency


German paper's Netanyahu cartoon criticized as anti-Semitic German paper's Netanyahu cartoon criticized as anti-Semitic

Tuesday's cartoon in Munich's Sueddeutsche Zeitung in the aftermath of the US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem


Burundi votes in referendum on the president's power Burundi votes in referendum on the president's power

Five million people are registered to vote in the referendum amid fears of violence


EU urges Balkans reform but cool on accepting new members EU urges Balkans reform but cool on accepting new members

The Balkans spiraled into conflict in the 1990s as the former Yugoslavia broke apart


Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

The 70-year-old Anwar was convicted of sodomy in 2015 in a case he said was politically motivated


DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city Ebola outbreak spreads to DR Congo city

Forty-two people have now been infected and 23 people are known to have died

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