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Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years over corruption

A Pakistani anti-corruption court has found former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif guilty of corruption and sentenced him to 10 years in prison and a $10.5m fine, a move that could Details

Syria’s war: Rebels resume Russia talks under Jordan’s mediation

Talks have resumed between the Syrian opposition and Russian negotiators over a peace deal in a rebel-held town in southwestern Syria after Jordanian mediation, an opposition spokesperson said. Sunday's talks come Details

Families Belong Together: Thousands protest Trump policies

More than 30,000 people have gathered in the US capital to protest against US President Donald Trump's immigration policies, as tens of thousands of others are expected to attend similar Details

EU leaders reach deal on migration after marathon talks

European Union leaders have reached a deal aimed at controlling the number of migrants and refugees trying to enter Europe. A hard-fought, but vaguely worded deal was struck early on Friday Details

Syria assault in Deraa intensifies as thousands continue to flee

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are intensifying their offensive over key rebel-held towns in the southern province of Deraa, as thousands of people continue to flee the area, Details

Turkey election: Erdogan leads Ince in early results

Turkey's long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ahead in presidential elections with 62% of votes counted, according to state media. Mr Erdogan has 56%, and his closest rival, Muharrem Ince, is Details

US president hails deal after historic talks

US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were "tremendous". The signed document includes a pledge from Mr Kim Details

US and N Korean leaders arrive in Singapore

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore for their historic summit. Mr Trump flew in aboard Air Force One, a few hours after Mr Details

Guatemala volcano, Almost 200 missing and 75 dead

Explosions are intensifying at Guatemala's Fuego volcano as emergency crews continue the search Wednesday for nearly 200 people reported missing. More pyroclastic flow -- a nasty mix of ash, rock and Details

Jordan PM Hani al-Mulki resigns amid mass protests over tax bill

Jordan's King Abdullah II has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki, the country's royal palace has said.  Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki submitted his resignation in a meeting with Details

Spanish PM forced out of office

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was toppled by a corruption scandal Friday, becoming the first leader in Spain's modern democracy to lose a vote of no-confidence in Parliament. Rajoy's demise paves Details

Trump pulls out of summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

US President Donald Trump has announced he will not attend a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, raising concerns tensions between the two nations will escalate again with Details

Iran seen to hang on to nuclear deal amid US sanctions, threats

On May 15, the US Treasury Department announced it was imposing sanctions against Iran's central bank governor and another senior bank official, accusing them of involvement in the transfer of Details

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than Details

Malaysia sets up new task force over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia has set up a special task force that will look into the possible criminal conduct of individuals involved in the management of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the Details

Turkish elections: Erdogan to hold rally in Sarajevo

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to hold an election rally in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Sunday, after three European Union countries banned Turkish politicians from campaigning on their soil,  Austria, Details

Erdogan calls on Muslim countries to unite and confront Israel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslim leaders to unite and confront Israel, days after scores of Palestinians were killed by Israeli snipers as they marked 70 years Details

UN rights chief backs calls for inquiry over Gaza killings

The UN human rights chief has slammed Israel's deadly reaction to protests along the Gaza border as "wholly disproportionate", backing calls for an international investigation. Opening a special session of the Details

EU moves to block US sanctions on Iran

The European Commission will launch the process of activating a law that bans European companies and courts from complying with US sanctions against Iran, after Washington pulled out of the Details

N Korea suspends talks with South, threatens to cancel US summit

North Korea said it was suspending high-level talks with South Korea scheduled for Wednesday because of US-South Korean military exercises, which it said threatened warming ties on the divided peninsula. North Details