Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival has failed to form a new government, pushing Israel closer to an unprecedented third election in less than a year.
US ambassador Gordon Sondland has told congressional impeachment investigators that he worked with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine at the “express direction” of Donald Trump and pushed a “quid pro quo” with Kiev because it was what the president wanted.
Hong Kong schools have reopened after a six-day shutdown, but students and commuters faced transport disruptions as the last anti-government protesters remained holed up on a university campus, surrounded by police.
Key Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman has refused to endorse a candidate for prime minister, blaming both the contenders engaged in a tense standoff that has paralysed Israeli politics and pushing the country towards a likely third election in less than a year.
Days of protests over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across Iran, Amnesty International said.
Israel said it has struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria in a “wide-scale” operation in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before.
Maltese authorities have arrested a prominent businessman who appears to be a “person of interest” in the assassination of a leading investigative reporter.
The house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 will become a police precinct, Austrian authorities have said.
The Israeli military on Wednesday said it had struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria, carrying out a “wide-scale” strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before.
President Donald Trump has said he went through a “very routine physical” when he visited a hospital over the weekend.
Two prison officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein on the night he killed himself have been charged with falsifying prison records.
One top national security aide who listened to President Donald Trump’s July call with Ukraine’s president called it “improper” while another said it was “unusual.”
The Taliban said they have freed an American and an Australian hostage held since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures who were released by the Kabul government and flown out of Afghanistan the previous day.
Israel’s prime minister travelled to the West Bank to celebrate the US’s announcement that it does not consider Israeli settlements to violate international law.
The alleged rape investigation involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, has been discontinued, a Swedish prosecutor has said.
Thousands of protesters rallying against the Lebanese political elite blocked roads in central Beirut, preventing politicians from reaching the parliament and forcing the postponement of a legislative session.
President Donald Trump’s unscheduled weekend visit to hospital has raised suspicions about his health.
Thick smoke from wildfires has shrouded Sydney and its surrounding areas, with health experts warning residents with medical conditions to remain indoors.
About 100 anti-government protesters remain holed up at a Hong Kong university as a police siege of the campus entered its third day.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the US is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a series of Trump administration moves that weaken Palestinian claims to statehood.
Police are searching for two assailants who sneaked into a backyard party in California on Sunday and opened fire while a small crowd watched football on television, killing four people and injuring six others.
Police in Hong Kong have tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city.
Kuwait’s ruler has fired his own son and another cabinet minister after they publicly feuded over accusations of corruption, ordering the prime minister to form a new government.
Two men and a woman have been shot dead outside a Walmart store in south-western Oklahoma.
President Donald Trump has hinted that he might be prepared to give evidence at the House impeachment inquiry following an invitation to do so from the chamber’s Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Record-breaking floods are taking their toll on Venice amid calls to preserve the city from the ravages of problems such as climate change.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited President Donald Trump to give evidence in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly.
Sri Lanka’s new president has been sworn in and appealed to minority Tamils and Muslims who voted against him to give their support.
A UN envoy has urged the government of Bolivia’s self-proclaimed interim president and supporters of self-exiled leader Evo Morales to begin talks to resolve the country’s political crisis.
Four people have been killed and six more wounded after “unknown suspects” sneaked into a garden party in California and fired into a crowd.
Hong Kong police have used tear gas and batons to fight off protesters as they tried to break through a cordon that is trapping hundreds on a university campus.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised a military drill and vowed to build an “invincible army”.