Syrian state TV reports 13 military personnel killed, several others wounded in attack during rush hour in Damascus.
State media say the test, the eighth this year, was ‘successful’ as US urges Pyongyang to refrain from ‘provocations’.
China lights Olympic flame ahead of 2022 Beijing Games
The flame travelled to the Chinese capital in a red lantern designed in the likeness of a Han Dynasty tomb artefact.
Palestine underground: A new face for local radio
How Radio Alhara is taking a grassroots approach to shaping a new landscape for protest, culture and local journalism.
‘Detected and blocked’ Indian submarine incursion: Pakistan army
Pakistani military says attempted incursion by Indian vessel occurred on Saturday night.
UK under pressure to reimpose restrictions as COVID cases soar
The UK, which has Europe’s highest infection rates, recorded 49,156 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the most since July.
Haitian gang demands $1m each for kidnapped US missionaries
Violence, looting, road blockades, armed gangs pose increasing obstacles to humanitarian aid for impoverished nation.
As Arab states normalise with Assad, US faces ‘dilemma’ in Syria
Biden administration is having to balance opposition to President Bashar al-Assad with ‘realistic’ goals, experts say.