Middle East

Saudis rule out extraditing Khashoggi murder suspects

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair says his country does not hand over its citizens in response to Turkish demand.

Saudis rule out extraditing Khashoggi murder suspects to Turkey

France

France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics

US president has published a series of tweets criticising Emmanuel Macron's policies and his low approval rating.

France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics

Armenia

Polls close in Armenia's early parliamentary election

Vote is a test of the power shift in Armenia following the peaceful revolution earlier this year.

GCC

Qatar's emir skips Saudi-hosted summit with Gulf rivals

Absence of Sheikh Tamim and decision to withdraw from OPEC oil cartel underline the simmering crisis facing the GCC.

Qatar dispute overshadows Gulf summit as emir stays away

Europe

France protests: Businesses lose more than $1.5bn

'Yellow vest' protests against high taxes, falling living standards have taken a massive bite from tourism revenue.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC's Joseph Kabila doesn't rule out running again in 2023

The president who overstayed his mandate by two years does not rule out seeking the top job again after a break.

DRC's Joseph Kabila doesn't rule out running again in 2023

Women's Rights

Nobel Peace Prize winners seek justice for war rape victims

DRC doctor Mukwege and Yazidi activist Murad share the honour for efforts to put to end rape as a weapon of war.

Nobel Peace Prize winners seek justice for war rape victims

GCC

Gulf crisis the 'elephant in the room' at GCC summit

Qatar sends state minister to represent the country in Saudi Arabia amid ongoing rift with Gulf neighbours and Egypt.

GCC summit opens in Riyadh amid Gulf crisis

GCC

The GCC summit against a backdrop of regional crises

The Gulf has been beset by disputes, raising questions about its ability to overcome in the spirit of collaboration.

The GCC summit against a backdrop of regional crises

Asia

Thousands gather in New Delhi to push for Hindu temple in Ayodhya

Over 200,000 people attend VHP rally to demand a Ram temple on the ruins of a mosque destroyed by a Hindu mob.

Thousands gather in New Delhi to push for Hindu temple in Ayodhya

Afghanistan

Afghanistan suspends football officials amid abuse allegations

Kabul launched a probe last week into allegations of sexual abuse made by players on the national women's team.

Afghanistan suspends football officials amid abuse allegations

Yemen

Yemen's warring sides meet face-to-face in Sweden

Government delegates say the opposing sides are holding direct negotiations for the first time in two years.

Yemen's warring sides meet face-to-face at Sweden peace talks