Bangladesh sentences 26 to death over 2014 murders

Three senior officers from elite security forces among those to be hanged over crimes in Narayanganj, court decides.

Middle East

Bahrain city hall set on fire after executions

Protests erupt after the firing squad execution of three Shia men accused of 2014 deadly bombing.

Middle East

Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay prisoners at US request

Transfer is part of a push by outgoing President Obama to shrink the prison's inmate population before leaving office.


South Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir

Lee Jae-yong had denied allegations of bribery involving embattled President Park Geun-hye and her personal adviser.

Inside Story

Another attempt at peace for Palestine and Israel

Is there still hope for a two-state solution?

Human Rights

Egypt government accused of extrajudicial killings

Ministry labels 10 slain youths "terrorists" but El Arish residents vow to "bring to justice all those who killed" them.

Latin America

Dozens killed and wounded in new Brazil prison riot

President Michel Temer says he is following developments after fresh outbreak of violence at overcrowded facility.

War & Conflict

Civilian deaths reported in shelling near Damascus

Monitoring group says seven dead in assault on village in contested valley which supplies water to the Syrian capital.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Two-state solution 'only way to Middle East peace'

France's Hollande tells representatives from 70 countries it is up to Palestinian and Israeli leaders to achieve peace.

United States

'He's a clown': Week of anti-Trump protests kicks off

US civil rights organisations rally against racism and in support of peace and public healthcare, among other causes.


Pro-reform Jordan group criticises detentions

Lawyers say activists held in "political witch-hunt" but government justifies the arrests on grounds of incitement.

Middle East

Bahrain executes three men over police killings

Trio convicted of carrying out a 2014 deadly attack on police executed by firing squad, state news agency reports.