US-Iran escalation

Qatar FM visits Iraq, seeks to ease regional tension

Qatar's top diplomat urges all sides to respect Iraq's sovereignty following attacks by US and Iran in Iraq.

Qatar FM visits Iraq, seeks to ease regional tension

Libya

Erdogan would not refrain from 'teaching a lesson' to Haftar

Turkish president says his country has 'duty to protect our kin in Libya' as he accuses Haftar of rejecting truce.

Erdogan would not refrain from 'teaching a lesson' to Haftar

Human Rights

What steps can Iran take to ensure justice for downing PS752?

Demands for justice are growing after Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 people on board.

What steps can Iran take to ensure justice for downing PS752?

NewsFeed

Ukrainian airliner crashes in Iran

A Ukrainian airliner with 176 passengers and crew on board has crashed.

Middle East

Libyan forces loyal to Haftar announce conditional ceasefire

Ceasefire might prove hard to maintain following escalation of fighting around Tripoli, Sirte and nature of alliances.

Libyan forces loyal to Haftar announce conditional ceasefire

Pakistan

Bomb attack targets Worshippers at Quetta mosque, killing 14

Senior police official among dead as bomb explodes at mosque packed with dozens of people offering sunset prayers.

Bomb attack targets Worshippers at Quetta mosque, killing 14

Africa

UN envoy: 'Devastating surge' of attacks in Sahel and West Africa

Attacks increased five-fold in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger since 2016 with more than 4,000 deaths reported in 2019.

UN envoy: 'Devastating surge' of attacks in Sahel and West Africa

US-Iran escalation

World reacts after Iran fires missiles at US targets in Iraq

Iran launches missile strikes at US facilities in Iraq, less than a week after US killed top general.

Soleimani assassination

US-Iran tensions: Timeline of events leading to Soleimani killing

A look at the events leading to the US killing of Iran's Qassem Soleimani and the escalation that followed.

Human Rights

Trump, his tweets and international law

Did Trump's threat to possibly use 'disproportionate' force if Iran strikes US citizens and sites violate int'l law?

Trump, his tweets and international law

United Nations

UN special envoy 'angry' at foreign meddling in Libya

Ghassan Salame says Libyans are suffering as a result of the unrest and foreign countries should 'keep out'.

UN special envoy 'angry' at foreign meddling in Libya

Asia Pacific

Rakhine: the new front in Myanmar's violent ethnic conflicts

Violence flared a year ago when the Arakan Army attacked Myanmar police, forcing thousands from their homes.

Rakhine: the new front in Myanmar's violent ethnic conflicts

Libya

Haftar forces announce capture of large parts of Sirte

Government of National Accord rejected the 'rumours claiming gains of militias and mercenaries of war criminal Haftar'.

Libya: Haftar forces announce capture of large parts of Sirte

Afghanistan

Taliban attacks kill more than 20 Afghan security forces

In fresh wave of violence, Taliban kills security forces in country's north, underscoring group's strengthened position.

Taliban attacks kill more than 20 Afghan security forces

Conflict

Three-fold rise in attacks on children in war areas since 2010

UN verifies 170,000 violations against children, including killing, in conflicts in 10 years - equivalent of 45 a day.

Three-fold rise in attacks on children in war areas since 2010