Eminent human rights activist Asma Jahangir dies

Monday, 12 February 2018 07:12 Written by

Prominent Pakistani lawyer and human rights icon Asma Jahangir passed away on Sunday. She was 66 years old.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged India's commitment to the Palestinian people's interests during a visit to the West Bank, the first by an Indian premier.

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has been shot down by Syrian military while targeting what it called Iranian sites responsible for launching a drone into occupied Golan Heights.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told the International Criminal Court (ICC) to go ahead and investigate him for crimes against humanity, and said he would prefer to face a firing squad than be jailed.

Colombia's former FARC Marxist rebel group has temporarily suspended its campaign for upcoming parliamentary elections due to security threats to its candidates.

Kim invites South Korean president for summit

Sunday, 11 February 2018 03:32 Written by

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang “at an early date”, South Korean officials said on Saturday, potentially setting up the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years.

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has emphasized that the so-called two-state solution is the sole way out of the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, warning that the “negative trends” unfolding in the region could endanger the bid.

Nearly two dozen civilians have been killed just outside of Damascus in a Syrian government-led offensive targeting rebel-held areas, a war-monitor group said.

Maldives president declares emergency, arrests judges

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 03:45 Written by

Security forces in the Maldives have arrested two Supreme Court judges and an opposition leader hours after President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency in the island nation.  

In another setback to Pakistan, a bill was on Tuesday introduced in the US House of Representatives to end non-defense aid to Islamabad as it “provides military aid and intelligence” to terrorists.