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Children among dead as fresh air strikes hit Yemen

Children among dead as fresh air strikes hit Yemen

Children were among at least 14 people killed in an air strike in a residential neighbourhood of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, witnesses and medics said. The attack destroyed two buildings on…

UN calls warring sides to halt fighting in Raqqa

UN calls warring sides to halt fighting in Raqqa

The United Nations has called for a pause in the fighting for the ISIL-held Syrian city of Raqqa to let thousands of civilians flee the northern city. The Syrian Democratic…

US aid cuts to Egypt ‘will not alter Sisi’s behaviour’

US aid cuts to Egypt ‘will not alter Sisi’s behaviour’

by Farah Najjar : The United States’ move to cut and delay economic and military aid to Egypt is symbolic and will not have a major effect on Egypt’s capabilities, analysts say. “Egypt will still receive…

Indian army kills Kashmir student mistaken for rebel

Indian army kills Kashmir student mistaken for rebel

By Rifat Fareed : The Indian army killed an unarmed 19-year-old student who they mistook for a rebel, said police in Indian-administered Kashmir. The fatal shooting on Tuesday of the teenager, Shahid Bashir…

Myanmar must stop restricting Rohingya: commission

Myanmar must stop restricting Rohingya: commission

Myanmar must scrap restrictions on movement and citizenship for its persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority if it wants to avoid fuelling extremism and bring peace to Rakhine state, a commission led…

UN probes Yemen air strike as death toll jumps to 41

UN probes Yemen air strike as death toll jumps to 41

The UN is investigating reports of a Saudi-led air strike on a hotel near the Yemeni capital as the death toll rose to at least 41 people, including women and children. Hussain Albukhaiti, an…

Expo 2020 Dubai working with Emirates Intellectual Property Association

Expo 2020 Dubai working with Emirates Intellectual Property Association

Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau announced today that it has signed an agreement aimed at protecting its intellectual property. The aim of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Emirates Intellectual Property…

Thousands flee as Iraqi forces gain ground in Tal Afar

Thousands flee as Iraqi forces gain ground in Tal Afar

US-backed Iraqi forces on Tuesday said they were making gains in their ongoing push to dislodge fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as…

Syria: US-led attacks ‘kill 100 civilians in 48 hours’

Syria: US-led attacks ‘kill 100 civilians in 48 hours’

At least 100 civilians have been killed over the past 48 hours by US-led air attacks targeting fighters in Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and…

Trump vows US will keep fighting in Afghanistan

Trump vows US will keep fighting in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump said the United States must continue fighting in Afghanistan to avoid the “predictable and unacceptable” results of a rapid withdrawal from the country where the US has been…

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