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Kurdish referendum to ‘go ahead’ despite opposition

Kurdish referendum to ‘go ahead’ despite opposition

The president of Iraq’s autonomous region of Kurdistan has vowed to go ahead with an independence referendum set for next week despite intense opposition by the Iraqi government and international…

‘Indian shooting’ kills six Pakistanis across border

‘Indian shooting’ kills six Pakistanis across border

Indian military shooting across the de-facto border has killed at least six Pakistani civilians, Pakistan’s military says. At least 26 people were also wounded in the exchange of fire, which…

Bangladesh PM wants Rohingya safe zones in Myanmar

Bangladesh PM wants Rohingya safe zones in Myanmar

Bangladesh’s prime minister has accused Myanmar of ethnic cleansing of its Rohingya people and urged the country to allow the return of “hungry, distressed and hopeless” refugees. Sheikh Hasina told the UN General Assembly on Thursday…

Iraqi PM announces offensive to recapture Hawija

Iraqi PM announces offensive to recapture Hawija

Iraq’s prime minister says government forces have begun the operation to retake the town of Hawija from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. In a statement…

Trump urges ‘strong and swift’ UN action for Rohingya

Trump urges ‘strong and swift’ UN action for Rohingya

US President Donald Trump wants the UN Security Council to take “strong and swift action” to end violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. Speaking at a Security Council meeting on peacekeeping…

SDF: Battle for ISIL-held Raqqa city in ‘final stages’

SDF: Battle for ISIL-held Raqqa city in ‘final stages’

A US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab fighters, says the three-month battle for ISIL’s self-declared capital in Syria, Raqqa, has reached its “final stages” with the opening of a new…

The Srebrenicans are standing with the Rohingya

The Srebrenicans are standing with the Rohingya

by Camil Durakovic : A year ago, I wrote about Aleppo and Syria. Today, I am writing about another country, another people and yet another crime. I feel obliged to write, because genocide…

Suu Kyi ‘burying head in sand’ over Rohingya crisis

Suu Kyi ‘burying head in sand’ over Rohingya crisis

Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar have dismissed leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s stated concern over their plight as a rights group accused her government of “burying their heads in the…

Syrian army closes in on ISIL in Deir Az Zor

Syrian army closes in on ISIL in Deir Az Zor

Syrian troops battling ISIL crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir Az Zor on Monday, securing their hold on the war-torn city but threatening a potential standoff with…

Iraq top court rules to suspend Kurdish referendum

Iraq top court rules to suspend Kurdish referendum

Iraq’s top court has ordered the suspension of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) planned referendum on independence. The Supreme Court declared on Monday the ruling, which calls for all preparations…