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Only international pressure can save Rohingya now

Only international pressure can save Rohingya now

by Tun Khin : Tens of thousands of Rohingya are fleeing for their lives as the Burmese military engages in a scorched earth policy against Rohingya civilians. My organisation, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, has confirmed more than…

‘They’re firing their guns at us and burning our homes’

‘They’re firing their guns at us and burning our homes’

by Katie Arnold : The suffocating smell of charred wood has followed 19-year-old Ahmed for days. On Saturday, a group of armed men set fire to his home village of Ywa…

Iraqi PM declares victory over ISIL in Tal Afar

Iraqi PM declares victory over ISIL in Tal Afar

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) armed group in the northern city of Tal Afar and…

Deaths reported in attack in Afghanistan’s Kabul

Deaths reported in attack in Afghanistan’s Kabul

A suicide bomber has blown himself up at a bank in the Afghan capital, killing at least five people and wounding several others, officials say. The bomber hit the entrance…

The essential and definite element of my conversion to Islam was the Quran

The essential and definite element of my conversion to Islam was the Quran

BY Ali Selman Benoist, MD : As a Doctor of Medicine, and a descendant of a French Catholic family, the very choice of my profession has given me a solid scientific…

HRW: Satellite data show fires burning in Rakhine state

HRW: Satellite data show fires burning in Rakhine state

Satellite data accessed by a rights body shows widespread fires burning in at least 10 areas in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, following a military crackdown on the country’s Muslim Rohingya population.…

Ahead of Hajj, Saudi imam decries inter-Muslim conflict

Ahead of Hajj, Saudi imam decries inter-Muslim conflict

The imam of Mecca’s Grand Mosque denounced those who “cause conflict among Muslims” in his final Friday sermon before the annual Hajj pilgrimage, as rifts widen among Gulf neighbours and…

Yemen: Cholera death rates soar in rebel-held areas

Yemen: Cholera death rates soar in rebel-held areas

By James Reinl : The vast majority of Yemen’s cholera deaths have occurred in areas controlled by Houthi rebels, largely the result of a blockade and air strikes by the Saudi…

Iraqi forces ‘capture majority of Tal Afar’ from ISIL

Iraqi forces ‘capture majority of Tal Afar’ from ISIL

Iraqi forces said they have dislodged ISIL from the majority of Tal Afar, a stronghold of the fighters in northwest Iraq. The offensive on Tal Afar, which lies on the…

Bomber, gunmen attack Shia worshippers at Kabul mosque

Bomber, gunmen attack Shia worshippers at Kabul mosque

An ongoing suicide attack followed by gunfire as Shia Muslims gathered for Friday prayers at a mosque in the Afghan capital has killed and wounded at least 14 people. ISIL…

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