Syria's Civil War

Deadly bomb blast hits Syria's Rakban refugee camp

Deaths reported as camp near Jordan border is attacked days ahead of peace talks in Kazakhstan.


Bus crash in northern Italy kills 16 people

Coach carrying Hungarian students crashed and caught fire near the city of Verona in Italy.


Deadly blast rocks market in Pakistan's northwest

At least 22 killed, dozens wounded in a bomb explosion at a vegetable market in Kurram Agency's Parachinar city.


South Korea: Minister arrested over 'artist blacklist'

Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun accused of helping target artists critical of impeached President Park Geun-hye.


Turkish MPs approve bill to create executive presidency

Changes, subject to a referendum, are to expand president's powers as head of executive while abolishing prime ministry.

Donald Trump

Trump: Defeating 'radical Islamic terror' top priority

After inauguration, White House announces immediate policy to 'unite civilised world' to defeat and destroy 'terrorism'.

Donald Trump

Transcript: Donald Trump inauguration speech in full

US President Donald Trump's inauguration speech, delivered to the nation outside Capitol in Washington, DC.

Donald Trump

Trump's first executive order aims to scrap Obamacare

President Donald Trump tells agencies to scale back aspects of the Affordable Care Act as a prelude to a full repeal.


Women's March on Washington kicks off Down Under

Australia and New Zealand first to hold rallies as part of a global movement reacting to Donald Trump's inauguration.

US & Canada

Trump's first cabinet members sworn in by VP Pence

John Kelly confirmed as Secretary of Homeland Security and James Mattis cleared as Secretary of Defense.


Trump vows to end 'dangerous anti-police atmosphere'

Statement on the official White House website says US President Donald Trump will empower police departments.


Kazakhstan confirms H5 bird flu in wild swans

Two swans were found dead in the coastal city of Aktau in the west of the country, Kazakh agriculture ministry says.