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Russia Sentences Six Crimean Tatars For Links to Banned Group

All six had denied the charges, and rights groups denounced their case as politically motivated against Crimean Tatars

Egyptian sides drawn together in Confederation Cup

Egyptian sides Pyramids and Al Masry will face each other in the group stage of the Confederation Cup.

UN Urges Lebanon to Form Government of 'Competence'

Banks and schools were shut in a new wave of disruption as politicians struggled to agree on a new government to steer the country out of its worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war

Islamic State suspect deported by Turkey 'stranded on border'

An alleged Islamic State militant is stuck after Turkey deported him and Greece refused him entry.

South Korean river turns red after being polluted with pigs' blood

Some 47,000 pigs were killed near the inter-Korea border to stop the spread of African swine fever.

Afghanistan announces Taliban prisoner swap to free hostages

President Ashraf Ghani says three Taliban militants will be freed for Timothy Weeks and Kevin King.

Three Actors Stabbed on Stage in Saudi Capital

The knife-wielding assailant was arrested after state television footage showed him storming a musical performance in Riyadh's King Abdullah Park by what appeared to be a foreign theatre troupe

Bolivia crisis: Evo Morales accepts political asylum in Mexico

Evo Morales, who resigned as president on Sunday, announces his departure as unrest continues.

Branson apologises for South Africa launch tweet

Sir Richard Branson apologises after his tweet is criticised for showing "so many white people".

Zimbabwe Says 200 Elephants Have now Died Amid Drought

Spokesman Tinashe Farawo on Tuesday said at least 200 elephants have died in vast Hwange National Park alone since October and other parks are affected