Venezuela

Venezuelan helicopter pilot killed in police raid

Interior Minister Nestor Reverol confirmed Oscar Perez was killed together with six of his accomplices.

Tunisia

'Employ us or kill us': Tunisian youth on the margins

In one of the country's poorest areas, young people describe the hardship and boredom of being out of work.

'Employ us or kill us': Tunisian youth on the margins

Middle East

Saudi-led coalition 'to allow cranes into Yemen’s Hodeidah port'

They will be used to offload basic necessities such as food and medicine.

Asia Pacific

Duterte denies ordering shutdown of news site Rappler

Journalists at Rappler have previously accused Duterte of using social media to generate online hate against his critics.

Europe

Serbia denounces ‘terrorist’ killing of Kosovo Serb politician

Serbia's president described the killing of Oliver Ivanovic as an "act of terrorism", and a meeting in Brussels between Kosovo and Serbia was abruptly called off when news of the shooting emerged.

Latin America

Pope Francis expresses 'pain, shame' over Chile sex abuse scandal

It is the first time he has commented on the crisis surrounding a former priest who was found guilty in 2011 of abusing teenage boys.

South Africa

'Day Zero': Will Cape Town shut off water of 3m people?

Taps in the drought-hit South African city could be turned off by April 21.

Cape Town confronts looming 'Day Zero' water crisis

North Korea

China, Russia not invited to summit on North Korea in Canada

Beijing is North Korea's key trading partner and its only ally. It has called the summit "meaningless". China wants gentle diplomacy to work first instead of tougher measures.

India

India ends government subsidies for Hajj pilgrimage

Originally subsidies for Hajj helped poorer sections of the community go on the pilgrimage many could not afford.

India ends government subsidies for Hajj pilgrimage

Palestine

Palestinian prisoner: I'm scared to look in the mirror

Israa Jaabis suffered burns and charged with attempted murder after her car exploded near Israeli checkpoint in 2015.

Israel neglecting severely burned prisoner's needs

Middle East

De-escalation deals fail to protect Syrian towns, warn activists

Russian and Syrian government air strikes are said to have killed more than 300 people in Damascus province's Eastern Ghouta region in just the past two months.

Bahrain

Nabeel Rajab case 'shows corruption of Bahrain justice'

Rights groups warn ailing political activist, who has been in detention since 2016, could spend more years in jail.

Bahrain ruling on Nabeel Rajab jail term condemned