Two women - an Indonesian and a Vietnamese - will be charged on Wednesday with murder over the killing in Malaysia of the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, Malaysia's attorney general said.

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has blasted US policies in a letter to President Trump. He slammed the travel ban, the US “dominance” in the UN, and said that the US brought “insecurity, war, division, killing and displacement of nations.

'10 attacks a day' against refugees in Germany

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 03:45 Written by

More than 2,500 refugees in Germany were attacked last year, according to a report by the interior ministry, raising fears over the safety of those who have fled war and persecution.

U.N. must investigate Myanmar: Keith Harper

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 03:45 Written by

The U.N. Human Rights Council must set up a commission of inquiry into Myanmar's human rights record, as it has done for North Korea and Eritrea, and not spare its leader because of her iconic status, a former U.S. human rights envoy said on Monday.

US considers quitting UN Human Rights Council

Monday, 27 February 2017 03:21 Written by

President Donald Trump is considering withdrawing the United States from the UN Human Rights Council, which the new administration accuses of being biased against Israel, according to a report.

Saudi FM visits Iraq after 27 years

Monday, 27 February 2017 03:21 Written by

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has made a rare visit to Baghdad in an attempt to mend the kingdom's tense relations with Iraq.

Trump to skip White House correspondents' dinner

Monday, 27 February 2017 03:20 Written by

US President Donald Trump has announced he will not attend the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on 29 April.

The glitzy event draws celebrities, journalists and politicians, normally including the US president.

Rebels positive after meeting de Mistura

Sunday, 26 February 2017 03:47 Written by

The Syrian opposition has described its first meeting in Geneva with the UN envoy in the latest round of peace talks as "generally positive", praising him for being more engaged in discussing a political transition.

A proposal the Trump administration is considering to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization has stalled over warnings from defense and intelligence officials that the move could backfire, according to officials familiar with the matter.

Turkey's ruling party has formally launched a campaign urging a yes vote in a referendum to amend the constitution, eliminating the position of prime minister and extending the powers of the president.