New Syria peace talks as fight comes to Damascus
A fifth round of UN-backed Syria peace talks begins Thursday in Geneva with scant hope of a breakthrough against a backdrop of fighting in Damascus and no sign of compromise.
North Korea fails in new missile test
A new North Korean missile test failed on Wednesday, the South and US said, two weeks after Pyongyang launched four rockets in what it called a drill for an attack on American bases in Japan.
UNICEF decries sale of Cambodian breast milk to US mothers
UNICEF on Wednesday condemned a company selling breast milk from "vulnerable and poor" Cambodian mothers to Americans, hitting out at the commercialisation of nutrients needed by babies inside the kingdom.
Palestinian killed by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza
According to the Israeli army, the three men were in the border area between the Palestinian enclave and Israeli territory, where multiple exchanges of fire have taken place recently.
Coalition gathers to hear Trump Islamic State plan
The 68-nation US-led coalition against the Islamic State group will meet in Washington on Wednesday to accelerate efforts to destroy the remaining jihadist strongholds in Iraq and Syria.
'Unfair' to block Scottish independence vote, says Sturgeon
Scotland's nationalist leader warned on Tuesday that it would be "unfair" for the British government to block another independence referendum, as she asked the Scottish parliament to support her plans for a vote.
China's Xi calls for peace in meeting with Netanyahu
Chinese President Xi Jinping called Tuesday for peace between Israel and an independent Palestine "as soon as possible" during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, state media reported.
US bans laptops, tablets on flights from Turkey and Arab world
The United States warned Tuesday that extremists plan to target planes with bombs hidden in electronic devices, and banned carrying them on flights from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.