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From riches to rags: Venezuela’s economic crisis – The Big Picture

The Venezuelan people struggle to cope with the toxic effects of hyperinflation, severe debt and chronic food and medicine shortages, as Venezuela - once the wealthiest country in the region - is mired in the worst econo...

Gaza: Healthcare infrastructure crumbling

A financial crisis in Gaza is forcing hospitals and clinics to close. Patients cannot use intensive care beds and those with contagious diseases are forced to stay in overcrowded rooms. Qatar and the UAE have provided mo...

Tillerson urges coalition unity in fight against ISIL

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned that the end of combat operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) does not mean the fight against the armed group is over. Tiller...

Thousands pay respects to Pakistan’s ‘human rights giant’

Thousands of people attended the funeral of prominent Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist, Asma Jahangir, in the city of Lahore. Throughout her life, she spoke out for women and minority rights - and openly critic...

US denounces Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya

Myanmar's government has been accused of handing Rohingya Muslims a "death sentence". The damning words come from the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. A group of US senators is intent on introducing sanc...

Israeli police recommend indictment of Netanyahu

A defiant Israeli prime minister says he will keep leading the country - despite police recommending he be charged for corruption and bribery. Benjamin Netanyahu is accused of accepting nearly $300,000 in gifts from bill...

More than 10,000 flee floods in northern Argentina

More than 10,000 people in the northern Argentine province of Salta have fled their homes after the Pilcomayo River burst its banks, causing extensive flooding. Salta is home to several of Argentina's remaining indig...

Syria war escalates: International push for territory

In Syria, Russian and Syrian government forces are continuing to bomb and shell two regions that remain in rebel hands. In just four days, almost 200 people have been killed in Eastern Ghouta and in the northeastern prov...

Lebanon: Israel border wall ‘threatens security’

Israel has begun building a wall along its border with Lebanon. Beirut says the $28m wall will destabilise security in the already volatile region. Lebanese leaders also say that despite Israeli threats, they are pres...

North Korea’s military parades before Pyeongchang 2018

North Korea’s leader says his armed forces are ready to fight if the US and its allies threaten its sovereignty. The warning from Kim Jong-un at a military parade in Pyongyang came on the eve of an expected display o...

Earthquake aftershocks disrupt rescue efforts for missing

Rescue crews in Taiwan are hoping to find more earthquake survivors. They are braving powerful aftershocks to enter buildings on the brink of collapse in the port city of Hualien. Dozens remain missing after the magnitud...

Syria war: Hospitals being deliberately targeted, medics say

Rebels in the northern Idlib province and rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region near Syria's capital Damascus, are being targeted with air strikes, despite mounting Western and UN pressure for a truce. The White Helmets v...

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