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    Trump abandons White House Eid dinner

    BBC | Updated at 03:11pm on June 26, 2017

    US president Donald Trump has broken a nearly 20-year-old tradition by failing to host a dinner marking the end of the Muslim holy month of...

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    Iraq forces repel IS Mosul counter-attack

    BBC | Updated at 02:04pm on June 26, 2017

    Fighters of so-called Islamic State have launched counter-attacks as they come under growing pressure from Iraqi forces in...

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    Trump hosts ‘true friend’ Modi for first one-on-one

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:27pm on June 26, 2017

    Donald Trump hosts Indian prime minister Narendra Modi Monday for a first tete-a-tete aimed at building a personal rapport in spite of...

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    Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US

    BBC | Updated at 11:44am on June 26, 2017

    Some demands set by four Arab states on Qatar in return for lifting sanctions will be ‘difficult to meet’, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson says...

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    Pakistan oil tanker explosion: Death toll rises to 153

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:20am on June 26, 2017

    Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with...

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    Girl saved after theme park fall

    BBC | Updated at 01:12pm on June 26, 2017

    Visitors to a New York theme park have dramatically rescued a terrified teenaged girl who spent more than a minute dangling 7.5m (25ft) in the air from a chair lift...

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    Ohio sites hacked with IS message

    BBC | Updated at 12:33pm on June 26, 2017

    A number of government websites in the US state of Ohio, including that of governor John Kasich, have been hacked to display a pro-IS message...

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    Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole

    Reuters | Updated at 03:16pm on June 26, 2017

    Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winning rights activist Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole and is being treated in...