Some 427 million people in the European Union's 28 member states can vote to elect 751 members of the EU legislature this week, including Britons who had been due to leave the bloc in March. But why EU parliamentary elections matter?
The US pullout from the nuclear deal a year ago and subsequent attempts to end Iran's oil exports have led to a sharp increase in regional tension: The US military said on Tuesday it was braced for "possibly imminent threats to US forces" from Iran-backed forces in neighboring Iraq.
The Trump administration announced plans to hit Chinese telecom giant Huawei with severe sanctions on Wednesday, adding another incendiary element to the US-China trade dispute.
Brexit-supporting rebels in British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party said on Wednesday they would vote down her European Union divorce deal when she brings it back to parliament next month. Defeat in the vote would likely spell the end of May's divorce deal and probably her premiership.
After the ouster of veteran President Omar al-Bashir on April 11, the Transitional Military Council (TMC) has been holding intermittent talks with the opposition Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) for several weeks.
The player, Enes Kanter, has been an outspoken critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan and describes himself as a close ally of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed by Ankara for a failed coup in 2016.
Sudan's opposition alliance blamed military rulers on Tuesday for renewed street violence complicating efforts to negotiate a handover to civilian power after last month's ouster of President Omar al-Bashir.
Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a "cowardly" act of terrorism.
Facing an unprecedented job crunch, many young South Koreans are signing up for government-sponsored programs designed to find overseas positions for a growing number of jobless college graduates in Asia's fourth largest economy. But the jobs are not always as advertised.
China said on Monday it would impose higher tariffs on a range of US goods, striking back in its trade war with Washington shortly after US President Donald Trump warned it not to retaliate.