Lebanon's new parliament due to meet for first time

Nabih Berri, holding the position of assembly speaker since 1992, is widely expected to be reappointed in first session.

Lebanon's new parliament set to hold first session

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestinians ask ICC for probe into 'Israeli crimes'

In a first, Palestinian leadership submits referral to International Criminal Court to investigate 'Israeli crimes'.

Middle East

Iran slams US over threat of 'strongest sanctions in history'

Condemnation follows Washington's new demands over Tehran's nuclear programme.


The populism and dystopia of Italy's new government

The Five Star - League alliance has won the 'cultural war' in Italy.

Vito Laterza

by Vito Laterza

Vito Laterza

US & Canada

Could Trump scandals help boost Democrats' electoral chances?

Some say Democratic party needs a bold new leader with fresh ideas to see major wins in upcoming US midterm elections.


Guinea president names new PM amid political tensions

Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, former minister and loyalist of President Conde, appointed to form new government.

Guinea: Ibrahima Fofana named new PM amid political tensions


What's next for Venezuela after Maduro's re-election

President Nicolas Maduro won another six-year term, but new sanctions may bring the country to its knees, analysts say.


Qatar-Gulf crisis: All latest updates

Today is the 350th day of the blockade.


Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

Former President Robert Mugabe pulled Harare out of the association in 2003 after disputed polls.

Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

South Korea

Moon in US amid uncertainty over Trump-Kim summit

South Korean leader to meet US president after Pyongyang threatens to cancel planned nuclear talks with Donald Trump.


Trump's threats are empowering hardliners in Iran

Mike Pompeo's 12 demands from Iran are giving another excuse for Iranian hardliners to come after moderates.

Massoumeh Torfeh

by Massoumeh Torfeh

Massoumeh Torfeh


Burundi vote allows president to extend time in power

President Pierre Nkurunziza could now run for two more terms after vote decried by opposition as foregone conclusion.

Asia Pacific

Thai police block protest march on coup anniversary

Anti-government protesters demanding elections by November prevented from marching to Government House.


UK government urged to get tough on suspect Russian money

The Foreign Affairs Committee report on Russian money in the UK calls on the government to close all loopholes and become less hospitable for suspect Russian money.

United States

S Korean president arrives in US amid fears for Kim-Trump summit

President Moon is hoping to convince President Trump to accept a compromise that will allow the summit to go forward as planned.