The UN Security Council has called on Myanmar to rein in its military campaign in Rakhine state and allow hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya driven from their homes to return.

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Iran’s supply of rockets to militias in Yemen is an act of “direct military aggression” that could be an act of war, state media reported on Tuesday, remarks reflecting sharply heightened strains between Riyadh and Tehran.

Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday appeared before an anti-graft court to face trial in corruption cases against him in the Panama Papers scandal that forced him to resign.

The world’s biggest businesses, heads of state and global figures in politics, entertainment and sport who have sheltered their wealth in secretive tax havens are being revealed this week in a major new investigation into Britain’s offshore empires.

Texas church shooting leaves 26 dead

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 03:05 Written by

At least 26 people have been killed and 20 others wounded after a gunman opened fire at a Texas church during Sunday service.

The “completely shattered” US-Russia relationship is the greatest threat to peace across the globe, the German foreign minister warned. The world will see more uncertainty should Moscow and Washington fail to find common ground.

Trump: Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 03:03 Written by

US President Donald Trump has said Japan could shoot North Korean missiles "out of the sky" with military equipment bought from the US.

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe meanwhile said his country could intercept missiles "if necessary".

The Indonesian foreign minister is due in Kabul on Monday (tomorrow) for talks on the peace and reconciliation process with Afghan officials.

A new Saudi anti-corruption body has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, media reports say.

US President Donald Trump said no nation should underestimate American resolve, as he arrived in Japan at the start of a marathon Asian tour.