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Eritrean officials visit Ethiopia for first time in 20 years Eritrea and Ethiopia begin landmark talks

Eritrea won independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a 30-year conflict - but a border war five years later killed tens of thousands


Gaza militants fire more than a dozen rockets at Israel Gaza militants fire more than a dozen rockets at Israel

No one was wounded in the launches early Wednesday and the military says its Iron Dome defense system intercepted some of the rockets


$273 million in valuables seized in Malaysia's Najib Razak probe $273 million in valuables seized in Najib probe

The items comprised 12,000 pieces of jewelry, 567 handbags, 423 watches and 234 sunglasses


Amnesty International urges trials for Myanmar military over Rohingya Amnesty Int'l urges trials for Myanmar military over Rohingya

Amnesty says its investigative team spent nine months gathering evidence of the brutal treatment of Rohingya in a crackdown that began in August


Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa believes political faction tried to kill him Zimbabwe attack 'politically motivated'

He suspected the G40 group, which supported Grace Mugabe for the presidency, had carried out the attack


Jharkhand: Six Jaguar Force jawans killed in Maoist landmine blast 6 killed in India's Maoist landmine blast

The incident is reported to have occurred in the Budha Pahar area, located on the Jharkhand-Chhattisgarh border


Deadly explosion at Texas hospital leaves one dead 1 killed in Texas hospital explosion

The blast occurs at about 14:30 local time (19:30 GMT) on Tuesday in an area under construction at the facility in the city of Gatesville


Migrant family separations: States sue Trump administration US states sue over migrant separations

Seventeen US states have sued the Trump administration over its "cruel and unlawful" break-up of migrant families


Global opium and cocaine production at record highs: UN Global opium and cocaine production at record highs: UN

The production of opium rose by 65 percent from 2016 to 2017 to 10,500 tons


Macedonia president refuses to sign Greece name deal Macedonia president refuses to sign Greece name deal

The legislation will now go back to parliament to be ratified again and if it passes -- as is likely -- Ivanov can no longer block it


US Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban US Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

The version at issue includes North Korea with the five mainly Muslim nations — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen


Stranded migrant rescue ship to dock in Malta: Italy Stranded migrant rescue ship to dock in Malta: Italy

Italy and Malta say they are unfairly bearing the brunt of the new arrivals, while other European countries are urging more forceful policies to block


US aircraft carrier patrols disputed sea amid China buildup US aircraft carrier patrols disputed sea amid China buildup

Washington criticizes China's military buildup on new man-made islands in South China Sea


Koreas hold talks on connecting railways Koreas hold talks on connecting railways

The discussions, the first on the issue for 10 years, took place in the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone


4 injured in rare shooting in Hong Kong 4 injured in rare shooting in Hong Kong

Apple Daily says two suffered head wounds while the other two were shot in the arm


Ethiopia and Eritrea: decades of dispute over a border Ethiopia and Eritrea: decades of dispute over a border

The two sides hold a historic meeting in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Tuesday


French police clear dozens of migrants from Paris university French police clear dozens of migrants from Paris university

About three dozen camps of closely packed tents cleared in the city over the past three years


Israel parliamentary vote on Armenian 'genocide' scrapped Israel parliamentary vote on Armenian 'genocide' scrapped

The Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their people were massacred during World War-I


Defence spending rise needed to keep influence, say MPs Defence budget risks UK influence, say MPs

A Commons Defence Committee report says the defence budget should rise from 2% of GDP (£40bn) to 3% (£60bn)


Afghan official: 11 killed in US drone attack Afghan official: 11 killed in US drone attack

Six civilians and five Taliban insurgents were killed in the Monday night attack in Waygal district


Thai teenage football team trapped in cave may be 'still alive' Teens 'may still be alive' in Thai cave

The boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their coach entered the cave in Chiang Rai province on Saturday


Prince William kicks off busy day in Israel at Yad Vashem Prince William kicks off busy day in Israel

The Duke is set Tuesday to meet two survivors who escaped Nazi Germany for the safety of Britain


Syria state media: 2 Israeli missiles hit area near airport 2 Israeli missiles hit area near Damascus airport

State news agency SANA says the strike Tuesday happened shortly after midnight


Donald Trump criticises Harley-Davidson for decision over tariffs Trump chides Harley-Davidson in tariff row

The EU tariffs are a response to new US duties on steel and aluminium imports


Australia to buy 6 US-made Triton drones for $5.1 billion

Australia to buy 6 US-made Triton drones for $5.1 billion

The first MQ-4C Triton had been bought from Northrop Grumman for AU$1.4 billion ($1 billion).


Flooding damages roads, homes in Vietnam; deaths rise to 15

Vietnam flood: Death toll rises to 15

The disaster caused by heavy rains over the past few days has caused an estimated $6 million in damages to infrastructure, homes and agriculture


Heathrow airport: MPs vote in favour of expansion Heathrow airport: MPs vote in favour of expansion

The government won a key vote in the Commons by 415 votes to 119 - a majority of 296


Benazir Bhutto assassination: 'Most wanted' in murder resurfaces 'Most wanted' in Bhutto murder resurfaces

Ikramullah is believed to have been a back-up suicide bomber, who was meant to detonate his explosive vest if the first attacker did not succeed


US astronaut Buzz Aldrin sues his two children for 'misuse of finances' US astronaut Buzz Aldrin sues his children

The 88-year-old was the second man to ever walk on the surface of the Moon


Trump to Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters: 'Be careful' Trump warns congresswoman: 'Be careful'

Democratic lawmaker Maxine Waters encourages supporters to publicly harass Trump administration officials during a rally on Saturday


US border agents halt migrant family prosecutions US relaxes 'zero tolerance' on migrants

US border security chief McAleenan has temporarily stopped launching criminal prosecutions of migrants who illegally enter the country with children


Taiwan under 'immense pressure' from China: Tsai Taiwan under 'immense pressure' from China: Tsai

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen calls on the international community to "constrain" China by standing up for freedoms


Four dead in 24 hours as heavy rain pounds Mumbai; traffic, trains hit Four dead in 24 hours as heavy rain pounds Mumbai

Heavy rain in Mumbai since last night slowed down traffic and delayed trains, hitting thousands of school and office-goers on a Monday morning


World reaction to Erdogan's election victory World reaction to Erdogan's election victory

Here are some of the first reactions on Monday from leaders of other countries:


Saudi Arabia says it intercepts missile fired at capital   Saudi Arabia says it intercepts missile fired at capital

State-run al-Ekhbariya says no casualties were immediately reported


Putin praises Erdogan's 'great political authority' Putin praises Erdogan's 'great political authority'

Putin stresses his readiness to continue "close joint work" and dialogue with Erdogan


Turkey's victorious Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers   Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers

Erdogan can appoint ministers, vice presidents and high-level bureaucrats and decide on security policies


86 people killed in central Nigeria violence: police 86 people killed in central Nigeria violence: police

The discovery in the Barikin Ladi area of Plateau state comes after days of ethnic violence


36 civilians killed in Mali attack: Local group 36 civilians killed in Mali attack: Local group

The growing insecurity is a key concern ahead of the July 29 election in which President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is running again

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