Pakistan Grants Consular Aid to Indian Facing Death Penalty
Pakistan has granted rare consular access to an Indian man convicted of spying and facing the death penalty in a case that’s been a source of friction between the nuclear-armed neighbors who have recently seen tensions between them escalate further over disputed Kashmir.
Iranian Judo Champion Afraid to Go Home in Israel Dispute
A judo world champion from Iran says he is afraid to return home after disobeying orders from the government to withdraw from the world championships in Tokyo to avoid a potential bout against an Israeli opponent.
ICC Judges Order Prosecutor to Review Gaza Flotilla Decision
Appeals judges have ordered the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor to reconsider again her refusal to open a formal investigation into the 2010 storming by Israeli forces of an aid flotilla heading to the Gaza strip.
Bad Weather Hampers Norway Helicopter Crash Investigation
Authorities in Norway say bad weather is hampering investigators trying to determine the cause of a helicopter crash in a remote Arctic area of the country in which six people were killed.
1,500 Asylum-Seekers Being Transported to Greek Mainland
Greek authorities have begun transporting about 1,500 asylum-seekers from the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos to the mainland, as part of government efforts to tackle overcrowding in refugee camps and a recent spike in the number of people arriving from the nearby Turkish coast.
Malaysia’s Mahathir Begins State Visit to Cambodia
Malaysia’s prime minister arrived in Cambodia on Monday to strengthen ties and witness the signing of several agreements.
Russian Crackdown on Protesters Seen as Intimidation Tactic
In just a few days, Sergei Abanichev was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a crime that could keep him behind bars for up to eight years ? all, he says, for throwing a paper cup into the air at an opposition protest in Moscow.
Indian Moon Mission’s Landing Module Separates From Orbiter
The landing module of India’s unmanned moon mission separated from the orbiter on Monday ahead of its planned touchdown on the moon’s south polar region this weekend, the space agency said.
The Latest: Iran Tanker Sought by US Now Off Lebanese Coast
The Latest on developments around escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf aid crisis between Tehran and Washington (all times local):
New Zealand Couple Among Dead in Philippine Lightplane Crash
Philippine officials say a New Zealand couple was among nine people killed in a small plane that was conducting a medical airlift when it crashed and exploded in flames at a resort south of Manila and investigators are trying to determine what caused the tragedy.