Middle East

UN says Yemen conflict is worsening

Humanitarian affairs chief, Mark Lowcock, said fighting this year in Yemen displaced more than 250,000 people.

Battle for Idlib

Syria says it doesn't want to fight with Turkey

Damascus says military action in response to rebel violations, including presence of fighters in a demilitarised zone.

Syria says it doesn't want to fight with Turkey

New Zealand attack

New Zealander jailed for sharing Christchurch mass shooting video

Self-described white supremacist Philip Arps put behind bars for 21 months for sharing footage of the massacre.

New Zealander jailed for sharing Christchurch mass shooting video

Hong Kong protests

'The leaderless': Inside the masked face of Hong Kong's protests

Behind the massive protests that stunned Hong Kong authorities were hundreds of masked and mostly young people.

'The leaderless': Inside the masked face of Hong Kong's protests

Middle East

US to send 1,000 more troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions

Move comes as Pentagon releases new photos in reported tanker attacks and Tehran sets 10-day deadline on nuclear deal.

US to send 1,000 more troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions

China

Death toll from China quakes rises to 12

Rescuers pulled seven survivors out of the rubble near the epicentre in a largely rural area.

Death toll from China quakes rises to 12

Egypt

Mohamed Morsi's death: World reaction

International reaction following the news of the death of the former Egyptian president.

Mohamed Morsi's death: World reaction

Health

Brain fever kills over 100 children in eastern India

Opposition accuses government of neglecting children's health as encephalitis outbreak kills scores in Bihar state.

Encephalitis kills more than 100 children in India's Bihar state

Refugees

Refugee girls in Beirut 'face sexual violence, forced marriage'

More than half the refugee girls living in Lebanon's capital face sexual violence and harassment regularly, report says.

Refugee girls in Beirut 'face sexual violence, forced marriage'

Asia Pacific

China's Xi Jinping to make first official trip to North Korea

The Chinese president to visit his reclusive ally this week before meeting US president at the G20 summit.

China's Xi Jinping to make first official trip to North Korea

Asia

'Systemic failure' of UN ahead of military crackdown: Review

An internal report says the UN suffered from "fragmented strategy" ahead of brutal military action against Rohingya.

'Systemic failure' of UN ahead of military crackdown: Review

Canada

Canada: Two shot, two arrested at Raptors celebration rally

Police say 'no incidents' are currently under way as the celebrations continue for the NBA champion.

Canada: Two shot, two arrested at Raptors celebration rally