Middle East

Tillerson: Saudis not ready for talks to end GCC crisis

Top US diplomat holds talks in Qatar after visit to Saudi Arabia as part of renewed efforts to resolve diplomatic rift.

Tillerson visits Qatar in new push to end Gulf crisis


Odinga: I won't recognise Kenyatta win in poll re-run

Opposition leader rules out contesting the outcome of Thursday's vote in court, calling it 'a waste of time'.

Raila Odinga says he will not recognise Kenyatta win

Middle East

'Completely not true': Hamas denies rift with Qatar

Group brushes off talk of tension and praises Qatar for 'pioneering role' in improving lives of Palestinians in Gaza.

Hamas: No rift with Qatar over Fatah reconciliation


France exhibition aims to paint positive image of Napoleon

A huge art exhibition in the French town of Arras focuses on the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte, who ruled France and much of Europe more than 200 years ago.


Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates

An air, sea and land blockade imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt is now in its fourth month.

Middle East

Iran opens first ever rehab clinic for mothers

Clinic signifies changing government policy as some of Iran's 2.5 million documented drugs users are given help and not treated as criminals.


Sri Lanka: War victims' families struggle for justice 10 years on

The United Nations says a great deal of work remains to be done in order to bring stability to Sri Lanka, nearly a decade after its 26-year civil war. It is conducting a review to find out what is in the way of implementing vital reforms.

Middle East

Syria's war: Generations of children deprived of education

As the war in Syria joins the longest and deadliest in history, tens of thousands of children are missing out on an education. Instead, many are forced to find work to support their families, where they face abuse and exploitation.

Middle East

Blockade of Qatar not affecting US counter-ISIL operations

Central Command, also known as CENTCOM, is the arm of the US military that handles all operations in the Middle East, and its headquarters is just outside Doha.


Palestinian hunger striker's health 'deteriorating'

Hassan Showkan's case highlights the plight of administrative detainees in Israeli prisons, his family says.

Palestinian hunger striker's health 'deteriorating'

World Health Organization

After outcry, WHO scraps Mugabe ambassador appointment

Following widespread criticism, World Health Organization reverses decision to appoint Zimbabwe president.

WHO scraps appointment of Robert Mugabe as ambassador

Latin America

Activist's death overshadows Argentina's elections

Analysts say the disappearance of the indigenous rights activist could sway Argentina's midterm elections on Sunday.