President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning to Iran on May 19, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed.
Voting in one of India's most acrimonious elections in decades entered its final day on May 19 as Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrambled to hang on to his overall majority.
The British government's Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill needs to include another public vote when it is presented to lawmakers again next month, the opposition Labour Party's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on May 18.
Austria's vice chancellor and longtime far-right leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, said on May 18 he was stepping down over video footage that threatened to bring down the right-wing coalition government.
The fiancee of murdered Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi pleaded with Congress on May 16 to lead a new international investigation into his killing.
France's upper house of the parliament on May 16 adopted a bill that prohibits mothers from wearing headscarves while accompanying the students on school trips.
U.S. President Donald Trump has told his top advisers he does not want to get the United States involved in a war with Iran, three U.S. officials said on Thursday.
Flights between Baghdad and Damascus will resume on May 18 after an eight-year hiatus, Iraqi Airways said on May 16.
Saudi Arabia's deputy defence minister, Khalid bin Salman, on May 16 accused Iran of ordering drone attacks on two of its oil pumping stations that were claimed by Yemen's Huthi rebels.