Middle East

Erdogan: Era of bowing to Western pressure is over

Turkish president accuses West of manipulating his country, saying he will not back down in feud with Germany.

Erdogan: Era of bowing to Western pressure is over

Middle East

Egypt: No compromise in dispute with Qatar

Foreign Minister tells EU's Mogherini that Qatar must accept in full demands by Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Egypt: No compromise in dispute with Qatar

Asia

Waiting for unfulfilled promises in Bangladesh-India enclaves

A year after Bangladesh and India swapped enclaves they held inside each others borders, many residents are still waiting for promises to be kept.

Middle East

Women used as bargaining chips in South Sudan customary courts

A strike by judges in South Sudan means more people are turning to customary courts to settle legal issues.

Latin America

Venezuela: Vigil held in Caracas to mourn deaths of protesters

Venezuelans held a vigil in the capital Caracas Monday night for the more than 100 people killed during anti-government protests.

Middle East

Qatar: Ending blockade should precede dialogue

Qatar's defence minister warns of legal action if the four Arab nations do not end siege that is in its second month.

Qatar: Ending blockade should precede dialogue

Middle East

Saudi-led group blacklists 18 individuals, groups

Additions to 'terror list' include nine groups from Libya and Yemen, and nine Qataris, Yemenis and Kuwaitis.

Saudi-led group blacklists 18 individuals, groups

Asia

Kovind takes oath as India's new president

Kovind said he will use his position to improve the situation of Dalits, a community once known as 'untouchables'.

India's President Ram Nath Kovind takes oath

Asia Pacific

Cardinal Pell to appear in court on child sex abuse charges

One of the highest-ranking figures in the Roman Catholic Church will appear in an Australian court to answer to multiple counts of historical sexual offences.

Middle East

Arsal, Lebanon: Hezbollah close to expelling Jabhat Fateh al-Sham

The Lebanese group Hezbollah says it is close to driving out Jabhat Fateh al-Sham fighters from the Syria-Lebanon frontier.

GCC

Saudi lobby pays $138,000 for anti-Qatar ads in the US

Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee buys 30-second TV spots for ads accusing Qatar of funding 'terrorism'.

Saudi lobby pays $138,000 for anti-Qatar ads in the US

Latin America

Venezuela opposition urges Maduro's vote boycott

Opposition in final push before Sunday's vote as vigil to honour killed protesters broken up by police.

Venezuela: Boycott of constitution overhaul vote urged