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.

Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qatari citizens

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 02:54 Written by

Egypt has scrapped visa free travel for Qatari nationals amid the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and four Arab nations. Turkey has meanwhile pledged to ramp up deployment of its troops in Qatar despite the quartet’s calls for them to be expelled.

Russia and China will conduct the first stage of their Joint Sea 2017 naval drills off the Baltic coast this week, the Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed. Beijing has sent one of its most advanced missile destroyers for the exercises.

South Korea offers direct talks with NK

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 03:09 Written by

South Korea has offered to hold talks with North Korea to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s.

The Iranian Foreign Minister has accused Washington’s allies in the Middle East of sponsoring terrorism. Mohammad Javad Zarif was speaking to CNN, commenting on US President Donald Trump’s apparent anti-Iranian policy in the region.