Israel election: PM Netanyahu seeks record fifth term

Israelis are set to vote in their country's most closely-fought general election in years. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the right-wing Likud Party, is seeking a fifth term...

Libya crisis: Air strike at Tripoli airport as thousands flee clashes

The UN has condemned an air strike that closed the only functioning airport in Libya's capital, Tripoli, on Monday. Flights at Mitiga International Airport were suspended and passengers were...

Pakistan accuses India of plotting fresh military attack

Pakistan says it has "reliable intelligence" India is planning a military attack this month, something India dismissed as "war hysteria". Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi made the comments on...

Libya crisis: Fighting near Tripoli leaves 21 dead

Libya's UN-backed government says 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near the capital, Tripoli. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for an immediate...

Kirstjen Nielsen: US Homeland Security chief resigns

The US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, who enforced some of President Trump's controversial border policies, has resigned. Ms Nielsen called it "an honour of a lifetime" to...

Christchurch attacks: NZ suspect ordered to undergo mental health tests

The man accused of killing 50 people in last month's attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, has been ordered to undergo mental health tests. He would be...

College admissions scandal: Judge warns defendants

Parents including two US actresses accused in a college admissions scandal have been warned about broaching the case with their children. A judge told defendants including Felicity Huffman and...

Ghosn: Former Nissan chief re-arrested on new claims in Japan

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has been re-arrested in Tokyo while out on bail pending trial over claims of financial misconduct. Prosecutors had been building a new case against...

1MDB scandal: Malaysia ex-PM Najib set to stand trial

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak is set to stand trial for his role in a financial scandal that has sent shockwaves around the world. Mr Najib is accused...

Brunei implements stoning to death under new anti-LGBT laws

The tiny South-east Asian country of Brunei is introducing strict new Islamic laws that makes gay sex an offence punishable by stoning to death. The new measures, set to...

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