Politics

Trump does not want a 'poor person' in cabinet role

US president defends his decision to appoint wealthy individuals to his cabinet as 'smart' at a rally in Iowa.

Trump does not want a 'poor person' in cabinet role

Politics

India drops sedition charges against 'Pakistan fans'

At least 15 Muslim men were arrested after being accused of cheering Pakistan's win in Champions Trophy.

Sedition charges against 'Pakistan supporters' dropped

Latin America

Venezuela crisis: Opposition calls for civil disobedience

Venezuela's opposition has called for widespread civil disobedience in a new push to remove President Nicolas Maduro's government from power.

Middle East

Saudi blockade on Qatar wrecks multibillion-dollar camel business

A rescue mission is under way in Qatar after thousands of camels were expelled from Saudi Arabia owing to the ongoing blockade.

Germany

Racism in Germany: 'They let his body be torn apart'

A child of former slaves, Ibraimo has encountered opportunities and racism in Germany, including the murder of a friend.

35 years as a Mozambican immigrant in Germany

Latin America

Venezuela crisis: Regional summit fails to agree on resolution

Members of Venezuela's opposition have protested at the summit of the Organisation of American States in Mexico, saying that not enough members were ready to call for action against the Venezuelan government over the country’s economic crisis.

Europe

Romania's Social Democrats vote own government out

Ruling Romanian party stages vote of no confidence and topples prime minister who has been in office just six months

PM Sorin Grindeanu ousted after no-confidence vote

Qatar

US: List of demands to Qatar should be reasonable

Tillerson says Saudi Arabia and its allies listed demands and he hopes they will be 'reasonable and actionable'.

US: List of demands to Qatar should be reasonable

Saudi Arabia

Profile: Former Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef

In a surprise reshuffle of the royal hierarchy, the former crown prince was relieved of all his roles.

Profile: Former Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef

Middle East

Who is Saudi Arabia's new crown prince?

Newly crowned prince is known to be pragmatic on domestic issues and keen on aggressively countering influence of Iran.

Profile: Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

Europe

UK parliament opens officially with Queen's speech

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has laid out Prime Minister Theresa May's programme for the next two years during the official opening of parliament. Brexit, along with bills on immigration, trade, customs and fisheries, were high on the agenda.

Middle East

Saudi Arabia appoints King Salman's son as crown prince

Saudi king replaces first in line to the throne with his son, Mohammed bin Salman, the defence chief, state media says.

Europe

Key Macron ally latest to quit French government

Francois Bayrou, key ally to Emmanuel Macron, resigns amid allegations his MoDem party misused European funds.

Macron loses more ministers as Francois Bayrou quits

Opinion

The connection between Grenfell and Finsbury Park

Both the Grenfell fire and the Finsbury Park attack are the result of the UK government's vilification of the 'other'.

Maya Goodfellow

by Maya Goodfellow

Maya Goodfellow

Middle East

Egypt court halts verdicts on islands transfer deal

Ruling on transfer of Tiran and Sanafir comes a week after parliament backed plans to hand them back to Saudi Arabia.

Egypt court halts verdicts on islands transfer deal