More than 100 global organizations and charities have called for the cancellation of the debt payments of the world's poorest countries to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.
A senior official in Saudi Arabia has urged more than 1 million Muslims who intend to perform the hajj pilgrimage this summer to delay making plans this year.
India has imposed a nationwide lockdown in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, joining a growing list of countries that have taken a similar move.
Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar, who helped broker a cease-fire in the Iran-Iraq war, has died in his native Peru at age 100, his son said on March 5.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is calling for calm following days of clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims that claimed the lives of at least 20 people in the capital.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Kazakhstan to join Washington in pressing China over its treatment of Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region.
Pakistan's foreign minister is set to hold talks with top Iranian officials in Tehran amid spiraling tensions in the region following the U.S. drone killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.
Canada says it intends to play a key role in the investigation of a crash of an Ukrainian airliner that killed dozens of its citizens despite not having direct diplomatic relations with Tehran
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has rejected suggestions that Iran's top military commander was on a "diplomatic" mission when he was killed by a U.S. air strike near Baghdad last week.
Iraq's military said pro-Iran paramilitary groups have withdrawn from outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, a day after a mob attacked the compound, prompting U.S. authorities to deploy hundreds more troops to the region.
Iran’s navy has launched its first joint maneuvers with Russia and China in the northern part of the Indian Ocean, Iranian state TV reports.
At least four people have been killed in an exchange of fire between Pakistani and Indian forces in the tense Himalayan region of Kashmir, the two sides say.