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Revoke controversial law in disputed Kashmir – Amnesty

Revoke controversial law in disputed Kashmir – Amnesty

Baba Umar¬†:¬†India has not taken any member of its troops deployed in India-administered Kashmir to court for human rights violations, right body Amnesty International has said. The London-based human rights…

Saudi prince Alwaleed pledges $32bn to charity

Saudi prince Alwaleed pledges $32bn to charity

Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has pledged his entire $32bn fortune to charitable projects over the coming years. The prince said in a statement that the “philanthropic pledge…

Deadly attacks hit Egypt’s Sinai

Deadly attacks hit Egypt’s Sinai

At least 35 people have been killed in ongoing attacks on several military checkpoints and police stations in Egypt’s northern Sinai, security sources and witnesses have told. About 70 fighters…

Houthi rebels pound Yemen’s Aden with rocket artillery

Houthi rebels pound Yemen’s Aden with rocket artillery

Rocket fire from Yemen’s Shia Houthi rebels on a residential district of the country’s southern port city of Aden has killed at least 17 civilians and wounded dozens, according to…

Egypt’s Sisi to rename Rabaa Square after slain Barakat

Egypt’s Sisi to rename Rabaa Square after slain Barakat

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has announced he is renaming Rabaa Square after the recently assassinated Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat. At least 800 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were killed by the…

ISIL attacks Syria’s Kurdish-held Tal Abyad

ISIL attacks Syria’s Kurdish-held Tal Abyad

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have re-entered Syria’s Tal Abyad, seizing a district from the Syrian Kurdish forces who pushed them out of the…

Al-Qaeda suspects among 1,200 escapees from Yemen jail

Al-Qaeda suspects among 1,200 escapees from Yemen jail

About 1,200 prisoners, including al-Qaeda suspects, have escaped during clashes in a jail in central Yemen, officials have said. A security official told Yemen’s Saba news agency that units in…