Afghanistan: Dozens killed as Kabul, Taliban step up attacks

At least 30 killed after Afghan forces backed by US accidentally bombs farmers while up to 20 killed in Taliban attack.

Malaysia, Indonesia shut thousands of schools as haze worsens

Closures affected millions of students as toxic haze from forest fires sent air quality plummeting in the region.

Taliban car bomb hits hospital in Afghan province of Zabul

At least 20 people killed and 90 wounded in a suicide car bombing outside a hospital in the southern city of Qalat.

Tuvalu parliament picks new PM in potential blow for Taiwan

Pacific island nation's 16 legislators pick Kausea Natano as new leader instead of pro-Taiwan former prime minister.

Filipino coastguards convicted of killing Taiwanese fisherman

Incident in 2013 led to deep rift between the two neighbours, then agreement to avoid use of force in fishing disputes.

Who is Robert O'Brien, Trump's national security adviser pick?

Trump says he will name the lawyer and hostage negotiator as hawkish John Bolton's replacement.

Author Kamila Shamsie stripped of literary award over BDS support

German city rescinds Nelly Sachs Prize from British-Pakistani author, citing her support of the pro-Palestine movement.

Trump orders more Iran sanctions as Saudi readies attack evidence

Iran again denies involvement in Saudi oil attacks as Riyadh promises to present 'material evidence' from its probe.

Pompeo in Saudi to discuss response to attack as tensions rise

Top US diplomat to meet Saudi crown prince as Iran warns it would respond to any action against it.

Food giant Del Monte accused of complicity in Philippine attacks

Global Witness report accuses food and beverage company of 'inappropriate' ties with a landlord accused of violence.

Tunisia: Saied, Karoui advance to runoff after topping polls

Law professor Saied, imprisoned media mogul Karoui were seen as outsiders before the polls.

Ghani 'unhurt' as blast kills dozens at Afghan president's rally

Taliban claims responsibility for explosion at campaign rally in Charikar, as well as for separate blast in Kabul.

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