Trump doubts need to bolster US troops in Middle East

Recent reports cited unnamed US officials saying US considering deployment of thousands of forces over Iran tensions.

China blamed for surge in ozone-depleting emissions

Researchers study atmospheric data to show rise in emissions of banned ozone-depleting CFC-11 from northeastern China.

Taiwan holds first official same-sex weddings

Some 300 same-sex couples are expected to register on Friday, a week after parliament approved gay marriage legislation.

Thai court bars popular pro-democracy leader from parliament

Court says Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit cannot take seat in parliament while it considers case against him.

Albania government denies links to organised crime

Protesters say the government in Tirana has failed to crack down on criminal gangs.

Yemen's Houthi rebels attack Saudi's Najran airport - again

Houthi fighters launch a new drone strike on an airport along the border with Saudi, as Riyadh says it shot it down.

Rahul Gandhi loses Amethi seat in the biggest upset of 2019 polls

Congress president loses his own parliamentary seat in the Gandhi family borough of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh state.

Brexit-bound UK, Netherlands kick off EU elections

Voters in the UK and the Netherlands are the first to vote in elections being held across the European Union.

Jakarta protests: Fireworks, tear gas mark Jokowi's re-election

Protests turned violent for a second consecutive night in Jakarta following the re-election of President Widodo.

India elections 2019: All the latest updates

Latest trends show the coalition led by the Hindu nationalist party is leading in race for over 320 of the 542 seats.

Pentagon 'mulls sending thousands more troops' to Middle East

Reports citing unnamed US officials say DoD considers deploying up to 10,000 additional troops as Iran tensions simmer.

FIFA: Qatar 2022 World Cup to see 32 teams only

World football governing body scraps plans to expand the tournament to 48 teams, citing 'logistical' problems.