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Last updated April 22 at 15:19
Iran's supreme leader appoints new Revolutionary Guard chief

Appointment of General Hossein Salami as head of the elite IRGC comes weeks after it was dubbed a terrorist group by US.

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn hit with fresh corruption charge

Prosecutors looking into allegations that Ghosn funnelled $15m in Nissan funds to a dealership in the Middle East.

Comedian wins Ukraine's presidential vote

Anti-establishment political novice beats President Petro Poroshenko with 73 percent of votes, preliminary results show.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan visits Iran amid tense relations

Border security and regional issues on the agenda as Pakistan's Imran Khan set to meet Iranian leaders on two-day visit.

Abe's ruling bloc suffers rare losses in Japan's by-election

Speculation is simmering that Abe will call a snap lower house election in tandem with the upper house poll this year.

Arrests after attack on main opposition leader in Turkey

CHP organises rallies across Turkey after mob attacks Kemal Kilicdaroglu as he attends a soldier's funeral in Ankara.

Arab League pledges $100m to Palestinian Authority in summit

The move comes after Israel blocked tax transfers to the PA earlier this year over payments to Palestinian prisoners.

Record number of people murdered in Mexico this year

Official figures reveal almost 10 percent increase in violence in first quarter of this year compared with 2018.

Algeria: 5 billionaires arrested as part of anti-corruption drive

The move comes as the army chief announced that members of the ruling elite would soon be prosecuted for corruption.

Pakistan and Iran to form rapid reaction force along border area

Afghan troops killed and captured in Taliban attacks

Attack in Faryab province leaves 22 dead, after a week of heavy fighting forced dozens of Afghan forces to flee.

At least 16 dead as attackers storm Mali army camp

Gunmen attacked and briefly seized an army base overnight, killing soldiers and destroying vehicles.

Flash floods, mudslides kill at least 58 in Indonesia's Papua

Torrential rains submerge hundreds of houses in neck-high water and mud in Indonesia's easternmost province.

Tunisia seeks extradition of Ben Ali brother-in-law from France

Belhassen Trabelsi is wanted in Tunisia where he is thought to have headed a clan that embezzled government funds.

Families given soil from Ethiopian Airlines crash site for burial

Grieving relatives given sacks of earth to bury as they await identification of remains from plane crash.

Russian and US officials to hold Venezuela talks

Venezuelans and the world await the next moves by two adversaries maneuvering for an edge in the power struggle.

Algerian PM has started talks to form new government

Algeria's state news agency says the new cabinet will include experts with no political affiliation.

Pakistan to honour Christchurch mosque 'hero' with national award

Rashid, who died trying to tackle the attacker in New Zealand mosque attack, to be recognised for 'his courage'.

Shamima Begum's lawyer 'denied' access to camp amid appeal bid

Lawyer seeking to appeal British teenager's citizenship revocation says efforts stalled after SDF's access denial.

Australian police search homes linked to NZ mosque gunman

Raids made to obtain material that may assist New Zealand police in their ongoing investigation.

India: At least 6 killed as pedestrian bridge collapses in Mumbai

The bridge connected the city's main train station with a road and was under repair, according to Indian media reports.

Trump: Brexit debate is 'tearing country apart'

US president says he offered advice to Theresa May on the Brexit deal but the UK prime minister did not listen to him.

Afghanistan probes mistaken US air attack on its army base

At least five Afghan soldiers were killed in what was supposed to be a precision air attack by US forces.

US drops 'Israeli-occupied' designation from Golan Heights

Senior US official says the change in description does not mean a change in their policy regarding the Golan Heights.

Congress members, activists slam Saudi's human rights record

Saudi Arabia's human rights record has come under intense scrutiny since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.