India Faces Protests Over Rising Fuel Prices
Opposition calls in India for a nationwide strike over rising fuel prices have left roads empty and businesses closed in some cities.
Philippine Lawyers Alarmed by Duterte Moves to Jail Senator
The largest group of lawyers in the Philippines has asked the country’s courts to resist 'creeping incursions' on its independence and warned of judicial 'chaos' after the president voided an amnesty granted to an opposition senator and ordered his arrest.
Iraq’s Embattled PM Arrives in Basra After Week-Long Protest
Iraq’s embattled prime minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in the southern city of Basra, where week-long protests over poor public services and unemployment have left at least 15 people dead.
China Promises Retaliation if US Imposes More Tariffs
China’s government says it will retaliate if Washington goes ahead with more tariff increases following President Donald Trump’s comment that he was considering extending penalties to more Chinese imports.
1995 Miss Universe Dies Following Long-Term Illness
The winner of the 1995 Miss Universe crown has died following a long-term illness.
Yemeni Detainees in UAE-Run Prison Start Hunger Strike
Dozens of Yemeni detainees, including some tortured at the hands of Emirati forces, have started a hunger strike to protest their continued detention despite a prosecutor’s decision to release them.
In Congo, a New and Less Isolating Ebola Treatment Center
Two times a day, Kasereka Mulanda comes to a new kind of Ebola treatment center to visit his wife, easing the isolation of a highly contagious disease.
Iran Detains Artists Over Shakespeare Performance
Iranian authorities have detained two artists over a theatre production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Man Charged With Murdering 5 in Australian Home
A 24-year-old man appeared in an Australian court on Monday charged with the stabbing murders of three young girls, their mother and grandmother, whose bodies were found in a Perth home almost a week after their deaths.
Turkey Seeks to Detain 102 Over Suspected Links to Cleric
Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have issued detention warrants for 102 people, including military officers, over their suspected links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who is blamed by Ankara for a failed coup attempt in 2016.