Middle East

Suicide bomber kills soldiers in Yemen's Zinjibar

Bomber wearing a military uniform was driving a car that exploded at the entrance of military camp in Abyan province.

Middle East

Israel says no more visas for 'biased' HRW staff

Israeli authorities reject Human Rights Watch request for work permit, accusing it of having a 'pro-Palestinian' agenda.

Asia Pacific

Chemical weapon used to kill Kim Jong-nam: police

Malaysian police say nerve agent found on face of half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Asia Pacific

Critic of Duterte's drug war arrested on drug charges

Senator and vocal critic of President Duterte faces drug-trafficking charges related to her term as a justice secretary.

Middle East

Syria talks hit snag before opening ceremony in Geneva

Negotiations off to rocky start after opposition threatens to skip opening ceremony over disagreements.

Politics

Mexico voices 'irritation' as top Trump envoys visit

In Mexico City visit, senior White House seek to cool tempers after weeks of tension between the two neighbours.

Human Rights

Calls for calm ahead of anti-migrant rally in S Africa

A march protesting against migrants is due to be held in South Africa's capital on Friday, raising fears of violence.

Gun violence

Protests after US police officer drags teen, fires gun

LAPD says it is reviewing videos after off-duty officer fires gun during confrontation with unarmed youths in Anaheim.

Politics

Somali president names ex-oil executive prime minister

President Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, appoints political newcomer Hassan Ali Khaire as the country's prime minister.

Business & Economy

Ex-IMF chief Rato gets 4.5 years for embezzlement

Court finds IMF's 2004-2007 boss Rodrigo Rato and dozens more bankers guilty of using undeclared corporate credit cards.

Europe

French youths protest police brutality, eight arrested

Eight arrests reported after isolated skirmishes as teens protest suspected rape of young black man with a police baton.

Asia Pacific

Four Indonesia billionaires wealthier than 100m poorest

Gap between rich and poor has grown faster in Indonesia than in any other country in Southeast Asia, Oxfam reports.