The Israeli air force said it carried out its first air strikes on neighbouring Lebanon in seven years on August 5 following a second day of rocket fire across the border.
Turkish rescuers on August 5 began evacuating hundreds of villagers by sea after a deadly wildfire engulfed the outer edges of a thermal power plant storing thousands of tonnes of coal.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on August 4 directed the defence minister to discuss the South Korea-US military drills “carefully” by taking into consideration multiple factors, a hint there could be possible changes ahead for t
Mexico filed a lawsuit against major US gunmakers in a Boston court on August 4 over illegal cross-border arms flows that fuel rampant violence, the government announced.
Fully-vaccinated arrivals to Vietnam with negative Covid-19 tests will only have to undergo seven days of centralised quarantine and another seven days for medical observation, according to a new instruction from the health ministry
Thailand on August 4 banned sunscreens containing chemicals that damage coral reefs from its marine national parks.
Indonesia's coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 on August 4 as the country struggles to control the spread of the Delta variant.
Myanamr's ambassador to the UN, who has refused to leave his post despite being fired after the February coup, has alerted the world body to a “reported massacre” by the military junta.
Cuba's Arlen Lopez won his second Olympic gold medal on Wednesday as he taught Ben Whittaker a boxing lesson in Tokyo – the disconsolate Briton refusing to wear his silver medal and putting it instead in his pocket.
China on August 4 tightened overseas travel restrictions for its citizens as part of efforts to contain rising coronavirus cases, after reporting its highest number of infections in months.
Four people were killed and 20 wounded in a coordinated bomb and gun attack targeting the Afghan defence minister and several lawmakers in the country’s capital on August 3, not far from the heavily fortified Green Zone.