Asia Pacific

Bangladesh delays repatriation of Rohingya refugees

The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar will not start as planned due to a delay in compiling the list of people.

Catalonia

Catalonia's former leader denounces Madrid's 'threats'

Carles Puigdemont is the candidate to head the Catalan regional government, continuing the independence saga in Spain.

Puigdemont, facing charges, to be Catalan president

Jerusalem

Arab MPs ejected after protesting Pence Knesset speech

Palestinian politicians stage a protest against US decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Arab MPs ejected after protesting Pence Knesset speech

India

India's richest corner 73 percent of wealth: Oxfam

Bottom half of population saw just one percent increase in their wealth last year, says report by anti-poverty charity.

India's richest corner 73 percent of wealth: Oxfam

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

US VP promises to move embassy to Jerusalem in 2019

Scuffles erupt as Mike Pence tells the Knesset recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital chooses 'fact over fiction'.

Mike Pence: US embassy to open in Jerusalem in 2019

Syria's Civil War

'Deadly artillery fire' targets Syria's Damascus

Government blames rebels as 'five people die and 11 others' suffer injuries in attack on Bab Touma neighbourhood.

Deaths reported in shelling of Syria's Damascus

Middle East

Saudi Arabia pledges $1.5bn in Yemen aid

Saudi has vowed to donate half of the UN's humanitarian appeal for Yemen, which has been largely devastated by years of war.

Africa

Zambia reopens schools after cholera outbreak

Schools, churches and markets in Zambia are reopening three weeks after the government introduced emergency measures to contain a deadly cholera outbreak.

Switzerland

Davos: A chance for change or more of the same?

The 2018 World Economic Forum is to focus on the effect of globalisation, which critics say has widened inequality.

What's World Economic Forum and why does Davos matter?

Turkey-Syria border

'Relentless' shelling as Turkey intensifies Afrin push

Ground operation advances east in Syria's Azaz as Turkish jets hit mountain strategic for Kurds, state media says.

'Relentless' shelling as Turkey intensifies Afrin push

The Far Right

Greek far right burn squats, vandalise Holocaust statue

Violence followed rally by hundreds of thousands of nationalists Thessaloniki over Macedonia name dispute.

Greek far right burn squats, vandalise Holocaust statue

US & Canada

US: Underground university for undocumented immigrants

Undocumented students are being forced to study in secret because they are being banned from public universities.