Israel, whose right-wing sees Trump as supportive of settlements, approves hundreds of housing units in three East Jerusalem settlements. PM Netanyahu says will speak with Trump on Sunday. Continue reading
South Korea’s special prosecutor delays until Monday (January 16) a decision on whether to seek a warrant to arrest Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee, a suspect in an influence-peddling investigation involving President Park Geun-hye, citing the gravity of the case. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading
Human Rights Watch warns the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the rise of populist leaders in Europe poses a “extraordinarily dangerous threat” to human rights. Their yearly report also criticises Russia, China, and Turkey’s leaders for crackdowns on dissent and Syria’s al-Assad for targeting civilians.
The mother of Twitter sensation seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana Alabed says she has left her soul behind after they were evacuated from their home in eastern Aleppo.
File of the recent history of the ancient city of Palmyra, home to Islamic State until Syrian government forces retook the ruined area in March.
In a rare speech, the head of Britain’s spy network says Islamic State are plotting attacks as Russia makes ‘desert’ of Syria.
A hospital in Yemen’s Hodeidah — where a prison was recently hit by a deadly airstrike — says that malnutrition is also on the rise due the country’s ongoing conflict.
The British got a taste of Japan when ‘Hyper Japan’, a festival dedicated to all things Japanese, arrived at London’s O2 Arena
ESHKOL, ISRAEL (JULY 3, 2015) (ISRAELI POLICE HANDOUT) – Militants in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday (July 3) in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces.
The head of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) says nearly 800 people have died in Karachi’s heat wave, with around 2000 people being taken to hospital daily.