Republicans ‘extremely worried’ by Trump’s metal tariffs plan

Republicans have raised concern about the US president's plan to impose tariffs on metals, with the party's top lawmaker calling for it to be...

Papua New Guinea earthquake: Tens of thousands need aid

Tens of thousands of people in Papua New Guinea are in urgent need of supplies after last Monday's powerful earthquake, aid agencies say. Landslides and...

Projections point to hung parliament following Italy election

Italy is on course for a hung parliament after voters backed right-wing and populist parties, vote projections based on partial results suggest. Ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's...

US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in historic Vietnam visit

US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is making a historic call at Vietnam, the first time a ship of this size has visited since the...

Italians vote after campaign dominated by immigration, economy

Italians are voting after a divisive campaign dominated by concerns over immigration and the economy. Correspondents say it is hard to say who will come...

Syria war: Residents flee Eastern Ghouta bombardment

Residents are reported to be fleeing the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave in Syria as the situation there was described as "beyond critical". Syria's military appears...

Political parties hold final pre-poll rallies for Italy election

Italy's main political parties have wrapped up campaigning ahead of Sunday's general election - each declaring that they expect to win. Final rallies were held...

Maldives warns will take action on acts which tarnish its image

The Maldives Government warned that it will take action on any act which will tarnish the image of the country. Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offers peace talks with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has offered peace talks "without preconditions" to the Taliban after 16 years of war. Speaking at a peace conference in Kabul,...

Trump aide and White House communications chief resigns

Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Trump's longest-serving advisers, is to step down, the administration says. The 29-year-old former model...

Nasheed accuses Maldives President of violating UN regulations

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has criticized the incumbent head of state for the recent development of Maldivian registered tanker vessels engaged in illegal...

NK ‘providing materials to Syria chemical weapons factories’

North Korea has been sending equipment to Syria that could be used in chemical weapons manufacturing, US media report, citing findings by UN experts. The...

Trump’s son-in-law loses access to top-level security briefings

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has had his White House security clearance downgraded, US media are reporting. Mr Kushner, a senior adviser to...

Saudi king sacks top military commanders, chief of staff

Saudi Arabia has sacked its top military commanders, including the chief of staff, in a series of late-night royal decrees. Saudi King Salman also replaced...

China censorship after Xi Jinping presidency extension proposal

China's governing Communist Party has proposed removing a clause in the constitution which limits presidencies to two five-year terms - which means President Xi...

Maldives defends state of emergency despite stand taken by EU

The Maldives Government today defended the state of emergency in the country despite a call by the European Union to lift immediately the state of...

Search stepped up for 110 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria

Nigeria has deployed extra troops and planes to search for 110 schoolgirls believed to have been abducted by Boko Haram militants last week. The girls...

Japanese police question US tourist over severed head

An American tourist is being questioned by Japanese police after a woman's severed head was found in a holiday flat he was renting in...

Modi, Trudeau urge Maldives to restore democratic process

Stepping up the pressure on Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen after the Maldives extended the state of emergency, both India and Canada on Friday in...

US to impose ‘largest ever’ sanctions on North Korea

The United States is imposing a fresh set of sanctions on North Korea - the "largest ever", President Trump says. The measures target more than...