A court in Papua New Guinea has ruled that asylum seekers held in a detention center on Manus Island can seek compensation. Human rights groups have described living conditions in the camp as appalling.
The White House and Tillerson had differing accounts of which country was being helpful on North Korea. Meanwhile North Korea's UN ambassador has insisted its nuclear ambitions were in self-defense against the US.
When the year 2017 draws to a close, Pakistan finds itself swamped by the politics of darkness and deceit. After 70 years, it remains a state in transition in terms of both economy and polity, writes Harris Khalique.
Beijing is building the infrastructure for fully-functioning air and naval bases on some of disputed islands, according to a US think tank. Satellite images have revealed high-frequency radar and other facilities.