North Korea boasted that it is one of only a handful of countries in the world to field nuclear weapons and advanced missiles and the only one standing up to the United States by "shaking the world" with missile tests.
The United States, Norway, Britain and the EU warned Sudan's military on Tuesday (4 January) that they would not support a new prime minister unless a broad range of civilians are involved, threatening to withhold economic aid.
Western countries expressed alarm over an intensifying row between the country's president and prime minister as heavily armed factions patrolled parts of the capital Mogadishu, raising fears that the political crisis could erupt into violence.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi escaped unhurt from an “assassination attempt” in which an explosives-packed drone hit his Baghdad residence early Sunday (7 November), a new escalation in the country’s post-election turmoil. US President Joe Biden condemned the “terrorist attack”...
At least two people were killed in Beirut on Thursday when heavy gunfire targeted supporters of the Shi'ite group Hezbollah, as they headed to a protest demanding the removal of the judge investigating last year's explosion at the city's port.
The United States said the first face-to-face meeting between senior US and Taliban officials since the hardline group retook power in Afghanistan was "candid and professional" and that the Taliban would be judged on their actions, not just their words.
Donors have pledged more than $1.1 billion to help Afghanistan, where poverty and hunger have spiralled since the Islamist Taliban took power, and foreign aid has dried up, raising the spectre of a mass exodus.
Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers struggled to keep the country functioning on Wednesday (1 September) after the final withdrawal of US forces, with foreign donors alarmed about an impending humanitarian crisis.
Senior Taliban members have met with former president Hamid Karzai and senior official Abdullah Abdullah as they seek to form a government in Afghanistan, pledging it will be “positively different” from their brutal rule two decades ago. But thousands of...
Haiti's hospitals were swamped on Sunday (15 August) by thousands of injured residents after a devastating earthquake the day before killed at least 1,297 people as authorities raced to bring doctors to the worst-hit areas before a major storm hits.
The Taliban declared the war in Afghanistan was over after insurgents took control of the presidential palace in Kabul on Sunday (15 August), while European nations and the EU scrambled to evacuate their citizens and local staff from Kabul, as...
The United States and Britain ordered Friday (13 August) the deployment of thousands of troops to Afghanistan to evacuate their nationals, as the Taliban overran more key regional cities in an offensive that has left the capital dangerously exposed.
The Afghan government should engage with the Taliban to reach an inclusive settlement, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday (12 August) as the militant group made rapid gains amid spiralling violence and worries of a refugee crisis.
Participants at Libya’s UN-sponsored peace talks have approved a list of candidates seeking to lead a transitional government that will prepare the North African state for a national election at the end of 2021, the United Nations said.
Severe food and medical shortages caused by two years of devastating war are having a major impact on everyday life in Yemen, where thousands of children starve to death, researchers have warned, pointing out the responsibility of Saudi Arabia.
The European Union's Mediterranean naval force has failed to stop migrants from making the perilous sea journey to Europe and should not continue operating in its current form, British lawmakers said on Wednesday (12 July).