Australia's military said it was temporarily halting air missions over Syria, following the shooting down of a Syrian jet by US forces.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged the European Union's remaining 27 members to stick together during talks on Britain's exit from the bloc, which began on Monday.

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday North Korea should swiftly return South Koreans and Americans detained in the reclusive nation.

Philippine forces have launched a renewed push against ISIL-linked fighters holed up in the country's south with the aim to wrap up the fighting before the end of Ramadan, a military spokesperson said.

The number of people forced to flee their homes by war and persecution has risen to record levels for the third year running, with 65.6 million people displaced around the world – more than the population of Britain.

US fighter jet downs Syrian plane in Raqqa

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 03:41 Written by

The US-led coalition has downed a government warplane in southern Syria, the Syrian army and coalition have announced in separate statements. The Syrian military added that the plane’s pilot is now missing.

French President Emmanuel Macron's party has won a clear parliamentary majority, results show, weeks after his own presidential victory.

BRICS ministers seeks end to terror financing

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 03:40 Written by

Without naming Pakistan or any other nation, Foreign Ministers of BRICS countries on Monday asked the countries accused of supporting terrorism to stop financing terrorists and their activities after India raised the issue at the meeting of the five-member bloc here.

The United Nations believes up to 150,000 civilians are still trapped in harrowing conditions in Mosul's Old City, where ISIL fighters battling advancing Iraqi forces are shooting at anyone trying to flee as part of a tactic to keep them as human shields.

Forest fire kills 57 in Portugal

Monday, 19 June 2017 03:05 Written by

A forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, a government official said on Sunday, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever single forest blaze in Portugal.