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Iraq, Turkey forces in joint drills after Kurdish vote

Iraq, Turkey forces in joint drills after Kurdish vote

Iraq’s army has paired with Turkish forces to conduct joint military drills on the two nations’ shared border, military officials said. Iraqi soldiers arrived in Turkey late on Monday ahead…

HRW: Myanmar committing ‘crimes against humanity’

HRW: Myanmar committing ‘crimes against humanity’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has decried Myanmar’s military crackdown on Rohingya in Rakhine State, accusing security forces of committing “crimes against humanity”. The international rights group said on Tuesday that…

Pakistan ex-PM appears before anti-corruption court

Pakistan ex-PM appears before anti-corruption court

By Asad Hashim : Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appeared before an anti-corruption court in the capital Islamabad, putting to rest the possibility of political unrest if he boycotted proceedings. Sharif appeared…

Iraqi Kurds vote in independence referendum

Iraqi Kurds vote in independence referendum

People in Iraq’s autonomous region of Kurdistan are voting in an independence referendum, amid rising tensions and international opposition. Polls opened at 05:00 GMT with balloting also taking place in…

A month of misery for Myanmar’s Rohingya

A month of misery for Myanmar’s Rohingya

Hundreds of people continue to cross the border into Bangladesh one month since the start of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state where raids by Rohingya fighters prompted a major army crackdown. Bangladesh since…

US air strikes kill 17 ISIL fighters in Libya

US air strikes kill 17 ISIL fighters in Libya

Six US air strikes on an ISIL desert camp in Libya killed 17 fighters and destroyed three vehicles, the first American attack in Libya since President Donald Trump took office…

UN: Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ assistance

UN: Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ assistance

Bangladesh needs “massive international assistance” to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said. UN High Commissioner for…

‘After the army left, I found my parents dead’

‘After the army left, I found my parents dead’

by Saif Khalid : Rashid is only 10 years old, but his little shoulders carry a heavy responsibility – he has to take care of his six-year-old sister Rashida. They are among…

Syria: SDF says it took largest gas field from ISIL

Syria: SDF says it took largest gas field from ISIL

US-backed Syrian fighters captured a major gas field from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in an eastern province that borders Iraq as they race with…

Refugees drown as boat capsizes in Black Sea

Refugees drown as boat capsizes in Black Sea

At least 21 refugees and migrants drowned on Friday and up to nine others were missing after a Europe-bound boat sunk off Turkey’s Black Sea coast, the Turkish coast guard…