Middle East

NHRC: Gulf blockade violates Qatari students' rights

Rights Committee says 'unjust siege' impacts the right to education for Qatari students in Saudi, the UAE and Bahrain.

NHRC: Gulf blockade violates Qatari students' rights

Latin America

Abducted journalist found dead in Mexico

Salvador Adame, director of a local TV station, was abducted on May 18 in Mexico's western state of Michoacan.

Remains found of kidnapped journalist Salvador Adame


Harry Potter book marks 20th anniversary

Monday marks 20 years since the world was introduced to Harry Potter, the boy wizard who captured people’s imagination around the globe. The magical story by British author J.K. Rowling went on to become a publishing and film-making phenomenon.


Greenland aim for FIFA recognition

A football team with big ambitions are putting their skills on show at the world island games. Greenland are using the event to push their case for FIFA recognition. More than 2,000 athletes have converged on the Swedish territory of Gotland.

Middle East

Lebanon hit by major water crisis

While many parts of the Middle East suffer from low water supplies, Lebanon has long had enough to go around. But the country is facing a water crisis because of poor rainfall, droughts and government mismanagement.


Ex-economy minister appointed as Romania's new PM

Appointment of former economy minister comes days after ruling Social Democrats ouster their own government.

Mihai Tudose designated Romania's new prime minister


Top US senator to block GCC arms sales over Qatar row

Republican chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee says 'recent disputes' undermine US policy in the Middle East.

Middle East

Eid celebrations muted in Gaza amid blockade

It’s the second day of the Eid holiday and Palestinians in Gaza are doing their best to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Gaza has been experiencing worsening hardship because of an Israeli blockade and economic restrictions by the Palestinian Authority.

US & Canada

US Supreme Court partly revives Trump's Muslim ban

Justices grant parts of administration's request to put order into effect immediately while legal battle continues.

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump Muslim ban case


Boko Haram attacks blamed for deaths in Nigeria, Chad

Nine civilians are killed in suicide attacks in Nigeria's Maiduguri, while eight troops die in raid in next-door Chad.

Boko Haram attacks blamed for deaths in Nigeria, Chad


Eid celebrations in Kashmir marred by violence

Fighting erupted during Eid celebrations in Indian-administered Kashmir. Muslims say their rights are being threatened. And separatists want India to release control of the territory.

Middle East

Bahrain's FM in about-face over Turkish base in Qatar

Sheikh Khalid says presence of foreign forces in Qatar will have consequences, apparently referring to Turkish soldiers.

Bahrain's FM in about-face over Turkish base in Qatar