Russia

Russia's largest-ever war games and NATO concerns

Vladimir Putin vows to beef up army saying Russia needs to strengthen its military capabilities to defend sovereignty.

Russia's largest-ever war games and NATO concerns

Chad

'Never seen a child like this': Hunger takes toll on Chad's young

Doctors in Chad working long hours to deal with growing malnutrition cases, exacerbated by country's economic crisis.

'Never seen a child like this': Hunger takes toll on Chad's young

Ukraine

From nuclear disaster to Chernobyl's booming tourism

Some 50,000 people visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, one of the most radioactive places on Earth, in 2017.

From nuclear disaster to Chernobyl's booming tourism

Middle East

Iraq: Deadly demonstrations continue in Basra

At least 27 people have been killed since the wave of protests first broke out in Basra in July.

Iraq: Deadly demonstrations continue in Basra

Weather

Japan slammed by most powerful storm in decades

Typhoon Jebi made landfall on Shikoku island before storming west, killing at least nine people.

Japan slammed by most powerful storm in decades