US President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to temporarily shield a million immigrants from deportation if Congress authorises funding for his Mexican border wall – an idea Democrats rejected, making the US government shutdown likely to grind on.
A “huge explosion” near a military intelligence office in Damascus on Sunday left a number of dead and wounded, a war monitor said, after state TV reported early indications suggested a “terrorist act”.
An explosion and fire in central Mexico killed at least 73 people after hundreds swarmed to the site of an illegal fuel-line tap to gather gasoline amid a government crackdown on fuel theft, officials said.
GUNMEN in Thailand’s deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said on Saturday, capping a week of deadly violence as the prime minister vowed to “punish” those responsible.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday criticised as “too slow” Myanmar’s efforts to allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, describing the lack of progress as a source of “enormous frustration”.
Citizens in the southern Philippines will vote on Monday on a proposal to give the region greater autonomy, a move the central government says will help end decades of violent conflict.
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces deadlock on Thursday over a new Brexit plan, after narrowly surviving a no-confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat of her EU withdrawal deal.
A suicide attack killed four US personnel in northern Syria on Wednesday, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw.
Thailand’s immigration chief vowed on Wednesday not to force refugees to return home “involuntarily”, after a Saudi woman’s desperate plea for resettlement drew global attention to a country that does not recognise asylum seekers.
Singapore is creating a vast ecotourism zone in a bid to bring in more visitors, but environmentalists fear the development will damage natural habitats and are already blaming it for a series of animal deaths.