Sweden's Baltic Sea island of Gotland is once again home to a permanent military presence.
Singapore officials went door-to-door Monday to wipe out mosquitoes after the discovery of 41 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus.
French oil and gas company Total officially launched a project off Britain's remote Shetland Islands.
Residents in low-lying areas of the Marshall Islands are braced for flooding underscoring the islands' vulnerability to climate change.
China deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, insisting it had a right to build "self-defence".
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday criticised his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev's weekend visit to disputed islands.
Leaders of 14 Pacific island nations gathered in Japan to start a two-day meeting to discuss their development needs.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to resolve a row with Russia over an island chain claimed by both nations.
Powerful typhoon Vongfong barrelled into Japan's main islands, with at least one person missing and dozens injured while more than 500 flights were grounded.
Tourists in Palau clamour to dive among the predators thanks to a pioneering conservation initiative.
Fourteen animal rights activists have been detained on the Faroe island of Sandoy in the North Atlantic while trying to stop a controversial dolphin hunt.
Kazakhstan has agreed to sign a agreement with the Republic of Fiji.
The tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru has officially lodged an application for entry to the International Monetary Fund, the global financial body said.
The smallest and least known of Spain's Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power.
Most New Yorkers don't even know it exists. But a million forgotten souls are buried in mass graves dug by convicts on a tiny, forbidden island east of the Bronx.
Kazakhstan national youth football team has won over the team of Island at the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 2015 qualifications.
Luring millions of tourists a year with its crystal-clear waters, warm winters and precious wildlife, Spain's Canary Islands may hold another treasure -- oil -- that is attracting a less welcome visitor.
Laden with debt, its economy in recession: Is the US territory of Puerto Rico poised to become another Greece?
About 30 Haitian migrants died after an overloaded freighter capsized in the Bahamas and 110 others were rescued in rough seas, the US Coast Guard said Tuesday.
The Pacific region faces serious economic losses due to climate change and it is critical that nations causing the problem step in to help, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday.