Syrian government forces have killed more than 500 civilians during a week of intense bombardment of a rebel enclave near Damascus, activists say. Advertisements
Three police officers were killed in Tehran on Monday, a police spokesman said, as clashes broke out with members of a Muslim religious order seen as a threat to the Shi’ite theocratic establishment.
At least 94 people have been killed in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the space of 24 hours.
Sixty-six people on board a passenger plane that crashed in Iran’s Zargos mountains are feared to have been killed.
Four people have been arrested by police in Pakistan, accused of stealing spinal fluid from women and attempting to sell it.
A suicide bombing has killed at least 40 people and injured 140 others in the centre of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials say.
A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said.
North Korea has launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which the US Secretary of Defence said makes the country a worldwide threat.
At least 17 people have been killed after gunmen carried out a suicide attack southeast of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, local media reported.
North Korea has held another fresh missile test, firing a missile over northern Japan and into the sea, triggering warnings in Japan.