Latin America

Miguel Diaz-Canel: Cuba's post-Castro president

Little known about 57-year-old's plans to tackle challenges facing Communist country, including its struggling economy.

Miguel Diaz-Canel: Cuba's post-Castro president

Civil Rights

Starbucks discrimination 'a sign of America's cultural war'

Recent arrest of two black men at coffee shop highlights deeply-embedded racism against African Americans, analysts say.

Starbucks discrimination 'a sign of America's cultural war'

ISIS

Assad's forces target ISIL in southern Damascus

Air strikes and shelling hit Yarmouk, Hajar al-Aswad and Tadamun after failure to negotiate evacuation, reports say.

Assad forces target ISIL in southern Damascus

Kashmir

Kashmir erupts demanding justice for young rape victim

Activists say cases of rape and sexual violence on women are common as they decry 'reluctant and delayed response'.

Kashmir erupts demanding justice for young rape victim

Greece

Refugees on Greek islands angry at freedom for new arrivals

Rights group call Greek government to lift refugees' movement restrictions independently from the date of arrival.

Refugees on Greek islands angry at freedom for new arrivals

Emmanuel Macron

Macron plan prompts mass protests in France

French president promises to stand firm as public-sector staff and students rally against his labour overhaul effort.

Thousands protest against Macron reforms across France

Cuba

Cuba's new president pledges continuity

Miguel Diaz-Canel's election marks first time in nearly six decades the Communist country will not be led by a Castro.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel gives first speech in Assembly

Africa

Swaziland king changes country's name

Renaming announced during celebrations marking 50 years of independence from British colonial rule.

Swaziland king changes country's name to Kingdom of eSwatini

Israel

US city bans police training with Israel

Local council adopts step against exchange with Israeli military practices synonymous with the occupation of Palestine.

Durham first US city to ban police training with Israeli military