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Iran: President Rouhani threatens to scrap nuclear deal

Iran: President Rouhani threatens to scrap nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that Tehran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions. In a speech…

India plans to deport thousands of Rohingya refugees

India plans to deport thousands of Rohingya refugees

India’s government is looking to deport an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar, including those registered with the UN refugee agency, a senior official has said. Deputy Interior Minister…

Refugees and fighters in Lebanon’s Arsal head for Syria

Refugees and fighters in Lebanon’s Arsal head for Syria

Buses carrying thousands of Syrian refugees and rebel fighters have begun leaving the Lebanese territory of Arsal for Syria, according to the Hezbollah-owned al-Manar TV station. The evacuation on Monday…

Syrian government doubles territory under its control

Syrian government doubles territory under its control

The Syrian government has increased the size of the territory under its control by two-and-a-half times in just two months, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday, as Syrian…

Deadly blast strikes Pakistan’s Quetta

Deadly blast strikes Pakistan’s Quetta

A blast in the Pakistani city of Quetta in Balochistan province has killed at least 15 people and injured 32 others, reports say, in an incident blamed by the military…

‘Civilians killed in mortar attack’ in Afghanistan

‘Civilians killed in mortar attack’ in Afghanistan

At least 13 civilians, including women and children, have been killed after their house was hit by mortars during a battle in northern Faryab province, according to Afghan officials. General…

UN rules out taking control of Sanaa airport

UN rules out taking control of Sanaa airport

The UN has indicated is not responsible for controlling Yemen’s main airport, dismissing a call by a Saudi-led military coalition for the world body to do so. The Saudi-led coalition…

Dozens killed in Alexandria train collision

Dozens killed in Alexandria train collision

At least 42 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a train collision in Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, the country’s health ministry said. State news agency MENA…

Over 150 refugees ‘thrown’ into Yemen sea, 13 missing

Over 150 refugees ‘thrown’ into Yemen sea, 13 missing

More refugees and migrants have been “deliberately drowned” by human smugglers for the second time in 24 hours off the coast of Yemen, according to the United Nations migration agency. The…

Myanmar dismisses claims of abuse against Rohingya

Myanmar dismisses claims of abuse against Rohingya

A government-appointed commission has cleared Myanmar security forces of systematic rape, murder and arson against Rohingya Muslims, dismissing UN allegations of widespread abuses during a recent crackdown. The commission examined the deadly violence…

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