Inside Story

Is the Korean Peninsula headed for war?

North Korea holds a large military parade after US sends warships to the region.

Security

German police detain Dortmund bus attack suspect

Apartments of two suspects are searched as 'terrorist link' is examined after three blasts targets football team bus.

Middle East

UN seeks to broker new talks on Western Sahara

Proposals from both Morocco and Polisario independence movement should be addressed, UN chief tells Security Council.

Europe

Stockholm attack suspect confesses to 'terrorist crime'

Rakhmat Akilov accepts his custody detention and admits ploughing pedestrians in Swedish capital, his lawyer says.

Europe

Sweden: Uzbek native identified as truck attack suspect

Swedish prosecutors say man arrested for 'terrorist crimes' after truck rammed into crowds in Stockholm, killing four.

Africa

At least 19 people killed by land mine in Somalia

Minibus runs over explosive device in Somalia's Lower Shebelle region, killing passengers including women and children.

Politics

Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon dropped from NSC

US president reverses decision to include controversial chief White House strategist on the National Security Council.

Middle East

Egypt: Bomb blast kills one policeman, wounds 15

Blast from explosive device hidden in parked motorbike near police training centre kills one policeman and wounds 15.

UN

UN renews smaller DRC peacekeeping force

Security Council cuts number of MONUSCO mission troops as US seeks cutting costs and streamlining of UN's operations.

India

Kashmir: 3 killed in violent protests after firefight

Deadly standoff between rebels and police sparks protests in Chadoora town, leaving three people dead and 28 injured.

Opinion

The future of militias in post-ISIL Iraq

Iraq’s future stability will depend on how it manages its various militias.

by Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Middle East

Anger as laptop ban on flights comes into force

Passengers decry US, UK ban on laptops and tablets in hand luggage on some flights from Middle East and North Africa.

Middle East

US electronics ban for Middle East flights draws doubts

Gulf carriers have expanded their foothold in the US in recent years, prompting anger from US airlines.

Europe

Swedish parliament holds first war game in 20 years

Delegation of 50 lawmakers who have the power to replace parliament in the event of war held drill at a secret location.

Inside Story

Has ETA given up on independence?

ETA group said it was ready to hand over weapons to the Spanish government.