Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah sign deal in Cairo
Hamas and Fatah have signed a landmark reconciliation deal in Cairo in a key step towards ending a decade-long rift between the two Palestinian factions.
US quits Unesco over 'anti-Israel bias'
The US is pulling out of the UN's cultural organisation Unesco, accusing it of "anti-Israel" bias.
Trump puts Puerto Rico on notice over hurricane aid
US President Donald Trump has griped about emergency relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, saying federal aid cannot continue "forever".
Family Held Captive By Taliban-Linked Group Is Released
An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of being held captive by a group with ties to the Taliban and called a terrorist organization by the United States, American and Pakistani officials said Thursday.
In fiery attack, Philippines' Duterte accuses EU of plotting
In a fiery speech full of expletives, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accused the EU of interfering in the country's domestic affairs.
French President Emmanuel Macron to launch second stage of labour reforms amid growing dissent
French President Emmanuel Macron is launching the second stage of his labour law overhaul, focusing on unemployment benefits and job training.
'We don't need you': Erdogan accuses Washington of 'sacrificing' relations with Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Washington of “sacrificing” relations with Ankara, and has blamed the ongoing diplomatic dispute on a US ambassador “who doesn't know his place.”
Afghan civilian casualties from airstrikes up more than 50% since last year - UN
Civilian casualties from Afghan and American airstrikes have risen more than 50 percent since last year, the UN said on Thursday.
Mystery hacker steals ‘sensitive’ data on Australian F-35s & newest spy jets
Some 30 gigabytes of defense-related data covering fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets as well as Australia’s newest warships and spy planes has been stolen by a mystery hacker, local media reports citing a top cyber intelligence official.
Trump signs order to weaken Obamacare, boost bare-bones insurance
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to weaken the Obamacare law and make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans, but the action faces possible legal challenges.
Kenya bans street protests amid election row
Kenya's government has banned demonstrations in three major Kenyan cities - the capital Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.