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    World leaders at UN look for progress on North Korea, brace for Trump

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:02am on September 23, 2018

    North Korea and Iran will dominate this week's gathering of world leaders at the United Nations, where president Donald Trump will be firmly in the...

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    Rouhani says US wants to cause insecurity in Iran

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 10:37am on September 23, 2018

    Iran summoned diplomats from Denmark, the Netherlands and Britain over an attack on an army parade which killed at least 29 people near the Iraqi...

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    Police raid Maldives opposition HQ ahead of vote

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:04am on September 23, 2018

    Maldivian police raided the opposition campaign headquarters on Saturday, the opposition said, on the eve of Sunday’s presidential election that international monitors fear will be rigged....

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    Canada declares Myanmar treatment of Rohingya to be genocide

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:54am on September 23, 2018

    Canada’s Parliament has unanimously adopted a motion declaring crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be genocide....

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    Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organisation said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk....

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    Theresa May facing ministerial resignations over Brexit plan

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    Some of British prime minister Theresa May’s ministers will demand a ‘Plan B’ on her Brexit proposal next week and could quit if she does not change course, the Telegraph newspaper reported late on Friday, citing unnamed sources....

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    Modi faces calls for resignation over French jet deal

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying New Delhi had influenced the choice of a local partner....

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    Yemen faces worsening threat of famine: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    International aid agencies are losing the fight against famine in Yemen, where 3.5 million people may soon be added to the eight million Yemenis already facing starvation, the UN aid chief warned Friday....

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    Imran Khan decries ‘arrogant’ India for cancelling talks

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan labelled India arrogant on Saturday for cancelling what would have been the countries’ first high-level talks in years, decrying ‘small men occupying big offices’ who opposed change....

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    Iran will defeat Trump just like it did Saddam: Rouhani

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    US president Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, referring to the war between the two Middle Eastern powers and vowing that Tehran will not abandon its missiles...