Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai became the highest-profile arrest under a new national security law on Monday.
Lebanese police fired tear gas to disperse protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut as anti-government demonstrations gained momentum.
Indian investigators on Sunday began examining the black box of a Boeing-737 that overshot a runway on its second attempt, killing 18 people.
Afghanistan agreed on Sunday to release 400 "hard-core" Taliban prisoners, paving the way for the beginning of peace talks aimed at ending more than 19 years of war.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said reopening schools in September was a social, economic and moral imperative.
French President Emmanuel Macron will host US President Donald Trump and other political leaders on Sunday for a UN-endorsed video conference to raise emergency relief for Lebanon.
New Zealand marked 100 days without a domestic transmission of the coronavirus on Sunday, but warned against complacency.
Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has been sworn in as the country's new prime minister on Sunday.
At least seven people have been killed after a massive fire broke out at a hotel that was being used as a COVID-19 facility in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh early Sunday.
Air India Express has announced interim compensation to the families of those who died in the accident involving flight IX-1344 on Friday evening.
Randox Laboratories, a Northern Ireland-based medical technology company has been instructed by Britain's medicines regulator to recall up to 741,000 coronavirus test kits as a precautionary measure.
French President Emmanuel Macron will host a donor conference for Lebanon via video-link on Sunday, his office said.
The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported 4,226 new coronavirus infections and 41 additional deaths.
The death toll from the Beirut port explosion has risen to at least 154, state news agency NNA cited Lebanon's health minister as saying on Friday.
Protesters in Beirut have clashed with Lebanese security forces during anti-government demonstrations in the capital on Thursday.
Hong Kong leader, Carrie Lam, has said that free voluntary COVID-19 testing will be offered to residents as the global financial hub races to contain a resurgence of the virus over the past month.
Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the coronavirus.
Vietnam is close to completing the conversion of a sports stadium into a 1,000-bed field hospital in its new coronavirus epicentre Danang, the health ministry said on Thursday.
A massive search was underway in South Korea on Thursday for five rescue workers swept over a dam when their boats overturned in surging floodwaters.
Facebook has taken down a post by US President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus.
Eight COVID-19 patients have died in a fire that broke out in the intensive care ward of a private hospital in the Indian city of Ahmedabad early on Thursday.
Lebanese rescue teams pulled out bodies and hunted for missing people on Wednesday from the wreckage caused by a massive explosion that killed at least 135 people.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun said a two-week state of emergency should be declared in the capital after a massive explosion left at least 100 people dead and more than 4,000 wounded.
Sri Lankans lined up before polling stations opened on Wednesday, wearing masks and social distancing, to elect a new parliament.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a plaque on Wednesday to kick off the construction of a Hindu temple in the northern city of Ayodhya.
Tropical Storm Isaias killed at least four people on Tuesday as it made its way up the US Atlantic Coast.
At least 50 people have been killed and over 2,500 others injured following a major explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut.
Authorities in the Indian city of Mumbai issued a red alert on Tuesday and warned people not to venture out after heavy rain brought flooding and travel chaos.
Australian state Victoria has announced anyone breaking COVID-19 isolation orders will face hefty fines as more military personnel will be deployed to fight the spread of the virus.
US President Donald Trump said the government should get a "substantial portion" of the sales price of the American operations of popular short-video app TikTok.
The Philippines has reimposed a stricter coronavirus lockdown in and around the capital for two weeks from today, amid an alarming surge in infections.
The Australian city of Melbourne has announced fresh restrictions on industries, including retail and construction, on Monday in a bid to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus.
India's interior minister and the chiefs of two big states have been hospitalised with COVID-19 as the country's daily cases topped 50,000 for the fifth day.
Singapore will make some incoming travellers wear an electronic monitoring device to ensure they comply with coronavirus quarantines as it gradually reopens its borders.
IS militants were battling Afghan security forces in the city of Jalalabad on Monday, after an overnight assault on a prison that led to a mass jailbreak, officials said.
US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.
Kuwait has banned until further notice commercial flights to 31 countries it regards as high risk due to the spread of the coronavirus.
The Australian state of Victoria has declared a state of disaster and imposed a nightly curfew for Melbourne as part of new restrictions to contain a resurgent COVID-19.
South Africa's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million.
The two NASA astronauts who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's new Crew Dragon are heading home for a Sunday splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico.
Russia's health minister is preparing a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus for October, local news agencies reported on Saturday, after a vaccine completed clinical trials.
A 17-year-old Florida boy masterminded the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter, including those of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant to clean face masks - and stressed that his advice was not a joke.
Worried South Koreans are putting banknotes in their microwaves and washing machines, damaging the bills in their attempts to cleanse them of the coronavirus.
Saudi Arabia's healthy ministry has confirmed that no COVID-19 cases were recorded among the Haj pilgrims.
Tougher lockdown measures have been introduced in parts of northern England after a rise in the rate of novel coronavirus transmission, raising concerns over a second wave.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation's November presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.
NASA's next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Thursday atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to search for traces of potential past life.
Support for New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spiked in July, keeping her Labour party on track to win a general election in September.
Britain's AstraZeneca said good data was coming in on its vaccine for COVID-19.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned the city is on the brink of a large-scale coronavirus outbreak as strict new measures take effect on Wednesday.
Landslides triggered by heavy rains killed nine more people in Nepal this week, raising the Himalayan nation’s death toll from floods and landslides to 160 since late May.
Twitter has temporarily restricted Donald Trump Jr.'s account over violating the social media site's policy on coronavirus misinformation.
Singapore's high court has fined the prime minister's nephew $10,884 (around AED 39,976) for scandalising the judiciary.
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has been sentenced to 12 years in jail in the first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.
North Korea has introduced tougher prevention measures against the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, state media reported.
Australian police have warned universities and Chinese officials about a spurt in "virtual kidnapping" scams that target their student community.
New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and made a number of other changes following China's decision to pass a national security law for the territory.
China has taken over the premises of the US consulate in Chengdu on Monday after ordering its closure in response to the closing of the Chinese consulate in Houston.
Hong Kong on Monday announced further restrictions to curb a surge in coronavirus cases.
More than 60 people have been reported killed and nearly 60 others wounded during an armed attack in a village in Sudan's restive Darfur region.
Vietnam is evacuating 80,000 people from the central tourism hot spot of Danang after three residents tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend.
A volunteer church assistant has confessed to setting the fire that severely damaged France's 15th-century Nantes cathedral.
Two police officers have been arrested in Kenya after "a shooting incident" in the eastern county of Garissa.
North Korea reported its first case of suspected COVID-19, in a person who returned to the country on July 19, state news agency KCNA reported on Sunday.
Australia reached a grim milestone on Sunday, recording its highest ever daily tally of deaths from COVID-19.
Security was tight outside the US consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu on Saturday as staff inside prepared to leave.
Residents in several south Texas communities were urged to evacuate on Friday ahead of a storm expected to bring hurricane winds and heavy rain this weekend.
Vietnam is back on high alert for the novel coronavirus after medical officials in the city of Danang detected its first locally transmitted case in three months.
Hong Kong has reported 118 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a new daily record for the metropolitan city.
China has ordered the closure of the US consulate located in Chengdu.
An armed man escaped arrest on Thursday after he took a senior Ukrainian policeman hostage in the central city of Poltava.
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a plan to send federal agents to some cities to crack down on a "surge" of violent crime.
The US government's order to China to shut its consulate in Houston is an attempt to blame Beijing for US failures ahead of the November presidential election.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck the Alaskan peninsula on Wednesday, triggering a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicentre.
US President Donald Trump, in a shift in rhetoric and tone, warned that the coronavirus pandemic would get worse before it got better.
Hong Kong will expand strict new social distancing measures from midnight on Wednesday, mandating face masks in all indoor public areas including malls and markets.
Singapore is reviewing penalties for violent offences following an outcry over a 12-day prison sentence for a student who strangled his girlfriend until she blacked out.
An armed man has taken a number of people hostage on a bus in the western Ukrainian city of Lutsk on Tuesday.
Oman will ban travel between all its governorates from July 25 to August 8 following a spike in coronavirus cases.
Passengers of China-bound flights must provide negative COVID-19 test results before boarding, China's aviation authority said on Tuesday.
European Union leaders reached a deal on a massive stimulus plan for their coronavirus-blighted economies at a pre-dawn meeting on Tuesday following five days of marathon talks.
The UK has signed deals to secure 90 million doses of two possible COVID-19 vaccines from an alliance of Pfizer Inc and BioNTech, and French group Valneva, the business ministry said on Monday.
A Dutch military helicopter crashed in the Caribbean Sea near the island of Aruba, killing two of the four people on board, the Dutch defence ministry said on Monday.
Some cinemas in China reopened on Monday after a six-month closure, raising hope that the world's second-largest movie market can start to recover from losses during the pandemic.
Intense rain and floods in the Indian state of Assam have killed at least 84 people and displaced more than 2.75 million since May, authorities said on Monday.
Simon Cowell has landed in the hospital after sustaining injuries from a bicycle accident.
MTV has dropped the idea of holding its Video Music Awards (VMA) show at an indoor venue in New York because of the complications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
George and Amal Clooney will be donating more than AED367,000 to Beirut explosion relief efforts.