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    UN warns of escalation if no Jerusalem mosque solution by Friday

    Reuters . United Nations | Updated at 12:22am on July 25, 2017

    United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned on Monday that a solution was needed by Friday to the Jerusalem mosque crisis, which threatened to have ‘potential catastrophic costs well beyond the walls of the Old City'...

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    Blast kills at least 25, injures dozens in Lahore

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 07:36pm on July 24, 2017

    An explosion killed at least 20 people and injured dozens in a busy vegetable market in the Pakistani city of Lahore Monday, officials said, but...

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    Trump's son-in-law faces Capitol Hill grilling over Russia contacts

    Reuters | Updated at 11:35am on July 24, 2017

    President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, faces two days of closed-door questioning from Congress this week as lawmakers try to determine whether Trump's campaign enlisted Russia's help to win...

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    Death toll in suspected Texas human smuggling case rises to nine

    Reuters | Updated at 09:20am on July 24, 2017

    At least nine men were found dead on Sunday alongside dozens of people discovered inside a sweltering tractor trailer parked at a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities called a case of ‘ruthless’ human trafficking...

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    Erdogan visits Gulf in bid to defuse Qatar row

    Reuters | Updated at 08:55am on July 24, 2017

    Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan travelled to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on Sunday, the Gulf states' official news agencies reported, as part of a diplomatic tour aimed at healing an Arab rift with Ankara's ally Qatar...

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    Taliban suicide car bomber kills dozens in Afghan capital

    Reuters | Updated at 10:06am on July 24, 2017

    A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than 40, government officials said...

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    Two Jordanians die in shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on July 24, 2017

    Two Jordanians died from wounds inflicted during a shooting on Sunday in the compound of the heavily-guarded Israeli embassy that also wounded an Israeli, police and a security source said...

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    Rise and fall of General Manas

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 01:04am on July 24, 2017

    An army ‘Big Shot’ whose influence seeped across the south, Lieutenant-General Manas Kongpan sat at the apex of Thailand’s grisly trade in humans, raking in an untold fortune to keep prying eyes off the trafficking route...

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    Trump talks pardons amid Russia probe

    Reuters . Norfolk | Updated at 12:56am on July 24, 2017

    US president Donald Trump declared on Saturday that he has ‘complete power to pardon,’ as his administration confronts ongoing investigations of possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia...

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    Eight bodies found in Texas truck

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:54am on July 24, 2017

    Eight suspected migrants were found dead early Sunday inside an overheated truck in a Walmart parking lot in Texas, and nearly 30 others were hospitalized, in what police said appeared to be a ‘horrific’ human trafficking crime...