Authorities in Gibraltar intercepted the Iranian supertanker which was believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran's crude oil to Syria.
As both Burundi and Rwanda mark 57 years of independence on July 1, how have two countries that share so much found themselves in such radically different situations?
Vietnam and the European Union signed a free trade deal reducing tariffs on goods of 99 percent traded between the southeastern state and the Union. The deal will boost Vietnams economy by around 5 percent until 2024-2028.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother Kim Jong-nam was a spy for American intelligence, the Wall Street Journal reported, saying he was in Malaysia to meet his CIA handler in February 2017.
"China can and should have a cooperative relationship with the rest of the region," US Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
The current standoff between the US and Iran represents the symbiosis of hard military assets and cyber escalation.
Pyongyang fires "several projectiles" from its east coast, South Korea's military says, as the country appears to step up pressure against US after February's failed nuclear summit in Hanoi.
Can Russian President Vladimir Putin pick up where the US has failed in the Korean Peninsula?
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un hold "meaningful" talks in Russia's Vladivostok city, two months after Kim's summit with US President Trump ended in disagreement over decades-old nuclear row.
A year ago North Korea's Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared an end to the Korean War, which has spanned almost seven decades. Seoul will be marking that anniversary this week, but Pyongyang may not take part.
The anti-fake news law defended by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee allows his government to remove online content and includes a jail term of up to 10 years and hefty fines. But Malaysia's Mahathir warns that governments could abuse the laws.
Brent crude oil prices on Thursday hit their highest so far this year, pushed up by ongoing supply cuts led by OPEC and by US sanctions against Venezuela and Iran.
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