Hundreds of thousands of people in Syria are trapped in the Daesh-held northeastern city of Raqqah as well as the outskirts of Aleppo.
Germans march in the city of Leipzig in support of refugees and in denunciation of plans for easier deportations.
US forces in Okinawa will be put under a curfew following the rape and murder of a local woman by an ex-US marine.
Iran inaugurates its Tenth Majlis (Parliament), with senior government and military officials in attendance.
Syria’s UN envoy accuses Turkey of using humanitarian aid convoys to deliver weapons to terrorists in the Arab country.
Saudi Arabia is reportedly pressuring allies in the Persian Gulf to cut trade links with Iran but many believe the effort is unlikely to have an impact.
A US Treasury official says Lebanese officials who are members of the resistance movement Hezbollah could be targeted under a new US law.
Iran says Saudi Arabia refuses to accept Tehran's conditions in a deal that guarantees preserving the dignity of Iranian pilgrims during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.
The US has reportedly suspended the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia as concerns grow of their use in Yemen.
President Putin has recapped Russia’s foreign policy and warned of the repercussions of US threatening moves in Eastern Europe.
An author says the 2016 presidential election in the United States is an election between hugely disliked people.
ALROSA diamond mining company has discovered a 207.29 carat rough diamond at its Zarnitsa mine in the Russian republic of Yakutia.
Astana's Vincenzo Nibali won the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia as Esteban Chaves took the overall lead.
A journalist says the United States has no plan for peace in Syria because of adherence to the policy of eliminating left-leaning countries in the Middle East.
India is in the grip of searing heat waves and devastating drought while successive dry monsoons have worsened the situation in rural areas.
Germany has warned that the Daesh terrorist group is preparing for a terror attack during the upcoming Euro 2016 soccer tournament in France.
US President Barack Obama’s declaration of peace actually means an escalation of war, an American writer says.
An American climate scientist says anybody in the position of influence including the US president cannot do anything about global warming now because it is “irreversible” at this point.
Iran says Saudi Arabia is the “biggest sponsor of terrorism” in Iraq and elsewhere.
A Greek archaeologist says he may have discovered the lost tomb of ancient philosopher Aristotle in northern Greece.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says the sanctions against Russia could be lifted through a “step by step” process.
Figures show security concerns and tensions with Russia have led to a drop of almost 28 percent in arrivals by foreign tourists to the country – the biggest drop in around 17 years.
Iran and the United Nations Environment Program sign a joint plan of action.
Russia says the sanctions imposed on by the European Union have undermined trade with Britain by almost 50 percent.
In Britain, senior politicians within the Conservative and Labour parties are saying that anyone who hates Israel or questions its “right to exist” are anti-Semites.
Interfaith dialogue has been part and parcel of the development of Muslim culture from the very beginning.
This edition of The Debate examines the pros and cons of Britain's exit from the European Union.
The British government says it is investigating reports of the use of UK-made cluster bombs by Saudi Arabia during its ongoing war on Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands of civilians.
Greenpeace Netherlands has released secret TTIP negotiation documents.
This edition of The Debate addresses Barack Obama's visit to the Japanese city of Hiroshima, where the US dropped an atomic bomb, killing 140,000 people.