India

India's governing party picks new president

Jagat Prakash Nadda, a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will replace Amit Shah as party chief.

India's governing party BJP picks JP Nadda as president

Human Rights

Future Forward risks Thailand ban on monarchy, Illuminati claims

Constitutional Court to announce ruling on upstart party that shocked establishment in 2019 general election.

Future Forward risks Thailand ban on monarchy, Illuminati claims

Human Rights

'Those charges are bulls**t': Philippines jailed de Lima defiant

Senator was detained three years ago after she began a Senate probe into President Duterte's deadly 'drug war'.

'Those charges are bulls**t': Philippines jailed de Lima defiant

Rohingya

Myanmar finds war crimes but no genocide in Rohingya crackdown

ICOE report comes days before UN's top court issues ruling on whether urgent measures are necessary to stop genocide.

Myanmar finds war crimes but no genocide in Rohingya crackdown

Health

WHO to convene emergency meeting as China virus spreads

Agency will meet on Wednesday to decide whether to declare outbreak 'public health emergency of international concern'.

WHO to convene emergency meeting as China virus spreads

Hezbollah

Honduras declares Hezbollah a 'terrorist organisation'

The move comes just days after Guatemala's new president also signaled he'd keep country's embassy in Jerusalem.

Honduras declares Hezbollah a 'terrorist organisation'

Asylum Seekers

Chaos at Guatemala-Mexico border as caravan tries to advance

Migrants and asylum seekers fear crossing border in small numbers will lead to their deportations back to Honduras.

Chaos at Guatemala-Mexico border as caravan tries to advance

Middle East

Three rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone

No reports of casualties in rocket attack, which comes amid rising violence in Iraq following US killing of Soleimani.

Three rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone

Gun control

Thousands of gun rights activists, many armed, rally in Virginia

The rally, which prompted fears of violence, ended peacefully amid tight security after state of emergency was declared.

Thousands of gun rights activists, many armed, rally in Virginia

Brexit

UK PM defeated on Brexit laws for first time since election

House of Lords, where government does not have majority, votes to protect EU citizens' rights after Brexit.

UK PM defeated on Brexit laws for first time since election

Middle East

Lebanon officials vow to deter 'infiltrator' attacks

Protesters lobbed stones, firecrackers and street signs at riot police in weekend clashes that injured over 540 people.

Lebanon officials vow to deter 'infiltrator' attacks

AJ IMPACT

Norway finance minister quits over ISIL woman's return from Syria

Populist Siv Jensen's departure comes after Norway decided to repatriate woman whose child needed medical treatment.

Norway finance minister quits over ISIL woman's return from Syria