Millions of pilgrims have made their way on foot to the Iraqi city of Karbala for the Shia pilgrimage of Arbaeen, regarded as the largest annual public gathering in the world.
Subway services in Chile’s capital were suspended on Friday, trapping hundreds of thousands of commuters on their way home from work after high school students flooded subway stations as part of protests against a fare hike.
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have donned cartoon character masks and mocked China’s leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies.
A US congresswoman who is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election has hit back after Hillary Clinton appeared to call her “the favourite of the Russians”.
President Donald Trump is pushing back at criticism his Syria withdrawal is damaging US credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State.
Masses of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia’s independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders jammed downtown Barcelona on Friday as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth straight night of unrest.
President Donald Trump says he is nominating a deputy to Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace him in the top job at the Energy Department.
The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action.
Lebanon’s prime minister has given his political adversaries a 72-hour ultimatum to agree on “convincing” reforms amid escalating nationwide protests over the country’s worsening economic crisis.
The Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria has accused Turkey of violating a US-brokered ceasefire that came into effect overnight, as fighters from both sides clashed in and around a border town that has been one of the fiercest fronts in the Turkish invasion.
Five more Bulgarian football fans have been detained over the racist abuse directed at England players during a European Championship qualifying match.
Mexican authorities say they backed off an attempt to capture a son of former drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after cartel gunmen shooting heavy weapons and burning vehicles paralysed the capital of Sinaloa state, leaving eight people dead in a shootout.
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have donned cartoon character masks as they formed human chains across the semi-autonomous Chinese city in defiance of a government ban on face coverings at public assemblies.
An Italian “ultra” fan has been arrested and accused of killing a rival supporter who died after violence in Milan before a top-flight match last December.
Catalonia and its riot-swept regional capital Barcelona have been paralysed by a mix of strikes and marches as it faced its fifth day of protests over the conviction of independence leaders.
Nationwide protests have paralysed Lebanon as demonstrators blocked major roads in a second day of rallies against the government’s management of a severe economic crisis and proposed new taxes.
Fugitive ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has handed himself in to Belgian justice authorities after Spain issued a new warrant for his arrest following the sentencing of 12 of his former colleagues.
Barcelona is bracing for a fifth day of protests over the conviction of a dozen independence leaders.
An intense gunfight has paralysed the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state after security forces located one of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s sons who is wanted in the US on drug trafficking charges.
Fighting is continuing in and around a north-eastern Syrian border town at the centre of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a US-brokered ceasefire that came into effect overnight.
The White House has acknowledged Donald Trump’s decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kiev investigate the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the 2016 US presidential campaign.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired.
Sir Ian Wood has received the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy for his foundation's work in tackling such issues as child poverty and economic development at home and abroad.
The US ambassador to the European Union has said Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy.
US energy secretary Rick Perry will leave his job by the end of the year, President Donald Trump has said.
The US and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in the Turks’ deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.
The White House has acknowledged it held up military aid to Ukraine as President Donald Trump pushed the country’s leader to investigate the Democratic National Committee in the 2016 US presidential campaign.
Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba’s socialist system, has died at the age of 98.
US vice president Mike Pence has announced that the US and Turkey have agreed to a five-day ceasefire in northern Syria.
The White House has said it has chosen US President Donald Trump’s golf resort near Miami as the site for next year’s G7 summit.
The US ambassador to the EU has said that President Donald Trump directed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy – and that he disagreed with the directive.
A 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has gone on trial in Germany accused of 5,230 counts of accessory to murder.