Yemen

Dozens of journalists held hostage by Houthis in Yemen

Reporters Without Borders calls on the rebels free the media workers after they were captured on Saturday in an attack.

Dozens of journalists held hostage by Houthis in Yemen

South Korea

Gyodong Island: Life on the front line with North Korea

Separated only by a calm stretch of water, residents of this island kilometres away from the North are unafraid of war.

Gyodong Island: Life on the front line with North Korea

Yemen

Wheat aid arrives in blockaded Yemen amid famine fears

Ships carrying more than 30,000 tonnes of wheat docks arrive through Yemen's Houthi-held ports of Saleef and Hudeida.

North Korea

Philippines: War with North Korea will 'end humanity'

Military confrontation with the communist nation would lead to a 'nuclear holocaust', President Rodrigo Duterte warns.

Rodrigo Duterte: War with N Korea would 'end humanity'

War

Saudi coalition bombs Houthi defence ministry in Yemen

Eight civilians wounded after residential area also hit by an air attack in the capital Sanaa.

Saudi coalition bombs Houthi defence ministry in Yemen

Opinion

Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong

The many ways in which the assassination of the North Korean leader could lead to a total disaster.

Alexander Gillespie

by Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie

North Korea

US warns North Korea over 'reckless behaviour'

UN Ambassador Haley warns Pyongyang 'a whole lot of military options' are being considered to defend US and allies.

US: N Korea to be 'destroyed' if behaviour continues

Russia

Russia's large-scale Zapad war games unnerve the West

Western officials raise concerns Moscow may use drills as a 'Trojan horse' to make incursions into Poland and Baltics.

Russia's large-scale Zapad war games unnerve the West

Middle East

Russian air raids kill 34 civilians near Deir Az Zor

Raids targeted civilians fleeing violence on ferries across the Euphrates River, UK-based monitoring group alleged.

Russian air raids kill 34 civilians near Deir Az Zor

Asia Pacific

South Korea: World's longest protest over comfort women

25-year-old demonstration in Seoul draws international attention to Japan's World War II sex slavery in occupied Asia.

South Korea: World's longest protest over comfort women

Afghanistan

Trump's Afghan escalation and the Pakistan conundrum

As troops deployed, analysts say key to ending the US' longest war is navigating the rocky relationship with Pakistan.

Trump's Afghan escalation and the Pakistan conundrum

Kashmir

Fighters and Indian troops killed in Kashmir gun battle

Deadly clashes that killed five people near the region's largest city, Srinagar, prompted angry street protests.

Asia Pacific

Nagasaki mayor: Threat of new nuclear attack growing

Japanese mayor Taue speaks at Nagasaki nuclear bomb attack anniversary amid increasing nuclear threat from North Korea.

Nagasaki mayor: Threat of new nuclear attack growing

Yemen

UN slams 'disregard' for civilians after Yemen raid

At least 12 civilians, including nine from same family, died in Saada province in attacks blamed on Saudi-led coalition.

UN slams 'disregard' for civilians after Yemen raid

United Kingdom

UK activists demand end to Saudi Arabia, UAE arms sales

Rights group and legal experts say arming Riyadh and Abu Dhabi makes the UK complicit in alleged war crimes.

UK activists demand end to Saudi Arabia, UAE arms sales