Positive outlook for 2019: New Year messages from world leaders

International collaboration remains the best hope to combat issues like climate change and political division, which are getting harder to solve, the United Nation...

Germany adopts third gender identity for intersex people

Intersex people in Germany can now legally identify themselves as a third gender, under a new law adopted in December. People who do not fit...

UAE, Bahrain send activists to jail for speaking up

The European Union has called for the release of a prominent rights activist in Bahrain whose prison sentence for speaking out against Saudi Arabia...

Bollywood actor Kader Khan dies

Afghan-born Bollywood actor Kader Khan has died at the age of 81, after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Canada, his family said. Khan,...

Kim calls for corresponding US measures, ready to meet Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has renewed his commitment to denuclearisation but warned that he may have no option but to seek an alternative...

Macron attacks extremists in New Year message

French President Emmanuel Macron used his traditional New Year's Eve speech to sound a warning to extreme elements among anti-government protesters. He promised to keep...

Video shows bags believed to contain Khashoggi’s remains: report

Video footage leaked to Turkish media shows a Saudi hit team in Istanbul carrying bags reportedly containing the remains of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, whose...

Amos Oz: Acclaimed Israeli author dies at 79

Amos Oz, the leading Israeli author and a prominent advocate for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, has died of cancer at the age...

US oldest man and veteran dies aged 112

The United States' oldest known WW2 military veteran, who was also thought to be the country's oldest man, has died in Texas at the...

Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas address talks about Meghan Markle, Importance of family

Queen Elizabeth's annual Christmas address touched on her growing family and the importance of respect. Her Majesty spoke about celebrating her son Prince Charles’ 70th...

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