Australia`s conservative government on Wednesday defended its decision to stop asylum seekers passing through Indonesia from settling in Australia, a move that could leave Indonesia with thousands of refugees from the Middle East.
Iran and the West put the onus for reaching a historic deal over Tehran's nuclear programme on each other today, as a final round of talks geared up in Vienna despite big gaps remaining ahead of a November 24 deadline.
Countries around the globe are experimenting with de-radicalisation programmes to deal with the threat of jihadists returning from the wars of the Middle East, but experts remain sceptical about their prospects.
A flood of anti-Shiite propaganda online and on satellite television is spreading bigotry and violence to countries which have so far had little experience of the sectarian hatred that has set the Middle East alight.
A Palestinian stabbed and critically wounded an Israeli soldier near a Tel Aviv train station on Monday, police said, as anti-Israel violence that has raised concern about a new Palestinian uprising in the making reached the country`s business capital.
Iran`s stockpile of low-enriched uranium gas has grown by 8 percent to nearly 8.4 tonnes in about two months, UN atomic inspectors say, an amount world powers probably will want to see cut under any nuclear deal with Tehran.
Describing the current status quo in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process as "unacceptable and unstable", US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called for a renewed commitment for achieving peace in the Middle East.
Accusing the US of "manipulating" the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, China on Saturday claimed that an American official, who was linked to the Tibetan and Xinjiang's separatist movements, met with key protest leaders.