The top US military officer has raised the possibility of a military confrontation with North Korea over its nuclear program, which he described as “our No. 1 challenge.”

100 British tenants a day lose homes: Study

Monday, 24 July 2017 03:07 Written by

A record number of British renters are facing eviction from their homes, a new analysis of the country’s housing crisis shows.

More than 100 tenants are losing their homes a day, with analysts blaming the spiraling costs of renting a property and a long-running freeze to housing benefit for the rising number of evictions, The Guardian reports.

New ceasefire deal agreed in Syria's Ghouta

Monday, 24 July 2017 03:06 Written by

A new deal designating a de-escalation zone in the Syrian province of Eastern Ghouta has been signed with Syrian rebels, the Russian Ministry of Defence said on Saturday.

Israel has installed new security cameras at the entrance to a contested Jerusalem holy site, as officials began indicating it was considering "alternatives" to the metal detectors at the shrine that set off a weekend of violence and raised tensions in the region.

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he "deeply deplores" the killings of three Palestinians - one of whom was shot by a settler - as anger boiled over increased Israeli restrictions at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa compound.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face "new and serious consequences" unless all unjustly detained American citizens were released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

The recapture of Mosul is an achievement of the Iraqi people while the US is trying to highjack it and claims it was them who "led that war," Iraq's Vice President Nouri al-Maliki has told the RIA Novosti news agency.

Legislators in the Philippines have voted overwhelmingly to extend martial law to deal with an Islamist insurgency in the restive island of Mindanao.

Militants linked to so-called Islamic State have been occupying parts of Marawi, a city in the south, since May.

A United Nations (UN) expert panel has slammed Israel for the expansion of settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, the practice of administrative detention, and other serious abuses against Palestinians.

Republican attempts to replace Obamacare fail

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 02:54 Written by

Republican efforts to find a replacement for President Obama's healthcare system have collapsed.

Two Republican senators said they opposed their party's proposed alternative, making it impossible for the bill to pass in its current form.