U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith honouring Liu Xiaobo (pictured in the background). (Kevin Dietich / UPI)
June 26, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Chinese author Liu Xiaobo ("No Enemies, No Hatred"), incarcerated as a political dissident in 2010, has been released from prison, his lawyer has said.
Protests against the so-called
June 26, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The US Supreme Court could determine the fate of US President Donald Trump's travel ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority nations as early as Monday.
Turkish riot police officers block ways to Istikjlal avenue for LGBT rights activist (C) as they try to gather for a pride parade, which was banned by the governorship, in central Istanbul, on June 25, 2017. (Bulent Kilic/AFP)
June 26, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
This year's parade fell on the same date as the conclusion of Ramadan.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a meeting on June 20. On Sunday, he suggested that the list of demands placed on Qatar by its allies would be very difficult to meet. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America/AFP)
June 26, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Tillerson said some of the demands presented by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE will be very difficult for Qatar to meet, while calling on both sides to focus on areas which provide a basis for dialogue.
Protesters gather at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4 to demonstrate against President Donald Trump's executive order in New York. (AFP)
June 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
A US judge has been urged to expand a temporarily block on the deportation of 114 Iraqi immigrants arrested in Detroit to apply to Iraqis nationwide.
Iraqi forces make gains in east Mosul in January 2017. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
June 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Iraqi forces have retaken two thirds of old Mosul, a week after launching an offensive against Daesh's last bastion in the city, a senior commander said on Sunday.
US President Donald Trump. (AFP)
June 25, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
US President Donald Trump is reportedly considering abandoning Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations following a "tense" meeting between senior adviser Jared Kushner and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.
Qatar Airways A350. (AFP)
June 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The United Nations aviation agency will hold a special hearing on June 30 after Qatar requested that the UN body intervene in the diplomatic crisis which has seen a Saudi-led bloc close its airspace to flights from Doha.
(Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)
June 25, 2017 - 13:26 GMT
At least six people have been wounded after a car ran ploughed into a large crowd of people marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan in the British city of Newcastle.
Smoke billowing following a suicide car bombing in Rashidin, west of Aleppo, that targeted buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns of Fuaa and Kafraya. (AFP)
June 25, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
At least 10 people were killed Saturday when a vehicle bomb exploded in the town of Dana.
A handout picture made available on June 8, 2014 by the Egyptian presidency shows former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signing the handing over of power document from outgoing interim president Adly Mansour in Cairo. (AFP/Egyptian Presidency)
June 25, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has endorsed a controversial agreement with Saudi Arabia on the transfer of the sovereignty of two Red Sea islands to the kingdom.
June 25, 2017 - 08:39 GMT
Fuel leaking from an overturned tanker has caught fire in a Pakistani city, killing over 120 people.
A spokesperson for the UAE government denied the allegations. (AFP)
June 25, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
A number of United States lawmakers have called for investigations into a report claiming the US military interrogated Yemeni prisoners that were allegedly tortured by UAE forces.
An Iraqi forces member is seen patrolling the area of the industrial zone in Mosul on June 23, 2017. (Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP)
June 25, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The liberation of Mosul from Islamic State group militants will be announced in a few days, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday.
A picture taken from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights shows smoke billowing from the Syrian side of the border on June 24, 2017, after projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the Golan. (Jalaa Marey/AFP)
June 24, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Israel retaliated within an hour with drone strikes on a group of Syrian tanks.
A person waves a rainbow flag in front of Istanbul courthouse on June 19, 2017 in support to eleven LBTG activists who went on trial. Eleven LBTG activists appeared on trial on June 19 in Istanbul for having marched during last year's Gay Pride, which was banned. All charges against them have been dropped, and activists called for a demonstration on June 25. (Ozan Kose/AFP)
June 24, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The Istanbul governor's office has banned a gay pride parade planned for Sunday on the city's popular Istiklal Avenue, citing concern for the "security of citizens and tourists" and "public order."