Middle East

Syria: Al Waer residents disappointed with evacuation deal

Syrians that remain in the besieged rebel-held neighbourhood of Al Waer are reluctant to leave in the latest Russian-sponsored evacuation deal after hearing from those who travelled in the first convoy.

Middle East

Arab League leaders demand a Palestinian state

Two-state solution is the only way forward as Arab leaders denounce Israel's 'continuous violations' at annual summit.

Middle East

Middle-aged Palestinian woman shot dead in Jerusalem

Israeli officers gun down mother of Palestinian killed in September after she allegedly attacked them near the Old City.

Latin America

French Guiana protesters strike over unemployment and lack of services

Hundreds of striking protesters in French Guiana have blocked roads and shut down businesses. Two French government ministers are heading to the territory to hear their demands.

Asia

Sri Lanka's leader backs arrests of 'official' killers

President authorises prosecution of security officers involved in an alleged death squad carrying out civilian killings.

Philippines

Duterte confronts US over China's man-made islands

Philippine president takes US to task over its refusal to challenge China on its South China Sea activities.

Climate Change

China, EU rally for climate action as Trump backs away

US president's move to end 'war on coal' sparks criticism from major economies committed to cutting carbon emissions.

Asia

India crackdown on slaughterhouses stirs Muslim unease

More states follow Uttar Pradesh's lead in closing down unlicensed abattoirs as critics say move based on religion.

Asia

UN blasts Bangladesh over extrajudicial killings

Dhaka criticised for 'high rate' of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and excessive force in new report.

Africa

Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada laid to rest

South African President Jacob Zuma did not attend the funeral amid tensions between the late Kathrada and the ANC.

Privacy & Surveillance

Obama-era online privacy rule overturned by Congress

The ruling means that internet providers will no longer need permission to market customers’ web-browsing history.

Politics

Turkish state-bank executive charged in US over Iran

Halkbank says one of its senior executives has been charged on allegations of illegal transactions involving Iran.