Maldives dismisses concerns raised in EU Parliament resolution

The Maldives Government has dismissed concerns raised in a resolution passed by the EU Parliament. The European Parliament through a resolution on Thursday asked the EU council...

Thailand rushes to contain rabies outbreak after a spike in cases

Thailand is rushing to contain the spread of rabies after a spike in cases across the country. The virus has been detected in 40 provinces...

Australia considers fast-track visas for white South African farmers

South Africa has dismissed allegations its white farmers are "persecuted" after an Australian minister said they needed help from a "civilised" country. Home Affairs Minister...

White House backs UK decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats

The White House says it "stands in solidarity" with "its closest ally" the UK and supports its decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats. PM Theresa...

Well known scientist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76

Scientist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a spokesman for his family has said. Professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said...

South Korea says Tillerson’s departure won’t affect coordination

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's departure comes as "a sudden change," but it won't affect South Korea and the United States' close coordination...

UN says Facebook has turned into a beast in Myanmar

UN investigators have accused Facebook of playing a "determining role" in stirring up hatred against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. One of the team probing possible acts...

Florida shooting: Prosecutors seek death penalty for Nikolas Cruz

US prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school last month. Nikolas Cruz, 19,...

US President Trump sacks Tillerson as secretary of state

US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo. Thanking Mr Tillerson for...

Maldives Government wants all-party talks without pre-conditions

The Government of the Maldives has once again renewed its invitation to the Adhaalath Party, the Jumhooree Party, and the Maldivian Democratic Party to...

UN report claims Singapore firms illegally sent N Korea goods

A leaked draft of a United Nations report claims two Singapore companies have violated UN sanctions by supplying luxury goods to North Korea. The final...

Russian spy: Deadline for Moscow over spy poison attack

Moscow must explain why a Russian-made nerve agent was used in the poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter by the...

US ‘knows the risks’ of Trump-North Korea meeting

CIA director Mike Pompeo has defended Donald Trump's decision to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying the president understands the risks. Mr Trump "isn't...

Farc fails to win support in first national vote in Colombia

Colombia's conservative parties, opposed to the 2016 peace deal with Farc rebels, have taken the lead in the country's elections. Sunday's vote was the first...

Xi Jinping: ‘Not my president’ posters emerge outside China

China may have cleared the way for President Xi Jinping to effectively remain in power for life, but it has not transpired without protest. In...

India Supreme Court restores ‘love jihad’ marriage

An Indian woman at the centre of an inter-religious marriage row may now live with her husband, the Supreme Court has ruled. Hadiya Jahan, who...

Maldives Police warns against inciting violent protests

The Maldives Police Service advised and appealed to the public to refrain from creating unrest, and incitement to violent and unlawful protest. Four individuals suspected...

Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to meet ‘as soon as possible’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Donald Trump to meet him, an invitation the US leader has said he will accept. The shock announcement...

Gun control law moves step closer after Florida shooting

New gun control measures for Florida have passed another legal hurdle, weeks after one of the worst school shootings in US history. The state's House...

South Korean envoys ‘to take message from Kim to US’

South Korean envoys will bring a private message to the US from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when they meet in Washington later this...