United States

Re-zoning plan threatens a historic New York park

Plan allows building of skyscrapers that would cast giant shadows over the park, making it another sunless dark spot in the city.

Middle East

Rex Tillerson hopes Qatar blockade will be lifted

Secretary of State calls for an end to siege of Qatar, saying US is happy with its efforts at combating terror funding.

Rex Tillerson hopes Qatar blockade will be lifted

Middle East

Iraqi prison hopes to reform ISIL recruits

More than 250 ISIL recruits are being held in a prison in the northern Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Three Palestinians killed as protests rage over al-Aqsa

Clashes continue to rage between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators across occupied territories.

Al-Aqsa: Palestinians killed as Jerusalem protests rage

Middle East

Syrian refugee women rebuild their lives in Turkey

Syrian women who have resettled in Turkey are learning new skills to enter the workforce.

Latin America

Venezuelan opposition strike ends in protests

Millions have heeded a call by Venezuela’s opposition asking for a nationwide strike amid unrest over economic uncertainty.

Human Rights

Kashmir: Indian troops kill young tailor amid protests

Residents say army fired indiscriminately at protesters, as police claim soldiers were being pelted with rocks.

Kashmir: Indian troops kill young tailor amid protests

Latin America

UN Venezuelan diplomat breaks with Maduro government

Isaias Medina, a senior Venezuelan diplomat for the UN, has broken ties with President Nicolas Maduro.

United States

Hip Hop is now the most popular music genre in the US

Hip Hop has now officially taken over rock music as the most popular genre in the US.

United States

Trump says he regrets choosing Jeff Sessions as attorney general

US President Donald Trump has said that he regrets selecting Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

Middle East

Syrian refugee uses ballet to convey message of peace

Ahmed Joudeh fled Syria and is now training as a ballet dancer in Amsterdam.

Middle East

Yemen's cholera epidemic is worst on record: Oxfam

More than 360,000 suspected cholera cases have been recorded over just three months in war-ravaged Yemen, says charity.

Yemen's cholera epidemic is worst on record: Oxfam