Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family and allies have rejected a damaging report by a judicial body investigating the Pakistani premier's assets, dismissing as "trash" allegations that the Sharif family has accumulated wealth far above its earnings.

Amnesty International said on Tuesday it had identified a pattern of attacks by Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led military coalition backing them in the battle for Mosul that violated international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has expressed concerns about the poor living conditions of Rohingya Muslim refugees, who have fled a “very dire state” in their homeland Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh.

Trump’s son hires lawyer for Russia probe

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 03:18 Written by

US President Donald Trump’s eldest son has hired a lawyer to represent him in the ongoing investigation into his father’s alleged “collusion” with the Russian government.

Aid agencies have voiced concern over the dire humanitarian situation in Mosul, as Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated his troops for driving ISIL out of most of the city.

US President Donald Trump's son has admitted meeting a Russian lawyer last year who, he says, promised to reveal damaging material on Hillary Clinton.

But Donald Trump Jr insisted that Natalia Veselnitskaya had provided "no meaningful information" on his father's rival for the presidency.

Children and hostages are being forced to fight alongside pro-Islamic State gunmen waging a seven-week battle for a Philippine city, the country's military said on Monday (Jul 10).

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia ruled lawful

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 02:52 Written by

UK government arms sales to Saudi Arabia are lawful, the High Court has ruled, after seeing secret evidence.

The court rejected campaigners' claims ministers were acting illegally by not suspending weapon sales to the kingdom, which is fighting a war in Yemen.

The UN claims strikes on Houthi rebels caused thousands of civilian deaths.

US President Donald Trump's position on climate change was termed "regrettable" by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her closing remarks at the G20 summit but world leaders appeared to have struck a deal on trade policies.

In Hamburg on Saturday, Merkel said the two-day summit, marred by violent protests on the streets, achieved "good results in some areas" and cited a hard-won agreement on trade that included Trump and the US.

But she said talks had been, at times, "difficult".

"One central focus was climate and energy and here it became clear what I had said ahead of the summit," Merkel said.

North Korea has issued a stern message regarding US military activities on the Korean Peninsula, warning that the US is pushing the peninsula to the brink of nuclear war.