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Syria’s warring sides meet for fresh talks in Astana

Syria’s warring sides meet for fresh talks in Astana

Key players in Syria’s war are meeting in the Kazakh capital, Astana, for talks aimed at implementing a lasting ceasefire agreement and potentially paving the way for a political settlement. Representatives of the Syrian…

Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani will not extend term

Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani will not extend term

by Stefanie Dekker : A closed session is underway at the Kurdistan regional parliament in response to Iraqi-Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani’s decision not to extend his presidential term beyond November 1.…

Egypt’s Sisi orders security reshuffle after attacks

Egypt’s Sisi orders security reshuffle after attacks

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has replaced senior security officials in the wake of an ambush that left 55 soldiers dead in the Western Desert. The reshuffle on Saturday saw 11 security…

Double car bombing strikes Mogadishu

Double car bombing strikes Mogadishu

At least 10 people have been killed in a double car bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which is still reeling from a massive attack that left hundreds dead earlier…

Iraq’s Abadi heads to Iran for regional security talks

Iraq’s Abadi heads to Iran for regional security talks

by Ted Regencia : Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is set to meet Iran’s leaders for talks on regional security, including the future of Iraq’s Kurdistan and the role of the…

Rohingya children need support, normality and education

Rohingya children need support, normality and education

by Evan Schuurman : Nine-year-old Hamida* has a bandage wrapped around her head and vacant eyes that suggest her mind and body are worlds apart. I’ve never seen a child’s face…

Taliban attack kills dozens of soldiers in Kandahar

Taliban attack kills dozens of soldiers in Kandahar

The Taliban launched a major attack on an army base in southern Kandahar province killing at least 43 Afghan soldiers. The brazen assault on Thursday began with two suicide car…

US: Myanmar’s military accountable for Rohingya crisis

US: Myanmar’s military accountable for Rohingya crisis

The United States holds Myanmar’s military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority, the US secretary of state said. Rex Tillerson, however, stopped short of saying…

Amnesty: Myanmar committed crimes against humanity

Amnesty: Myanmar committed crimes against humanity

Amnesty International says it has strong evidence that the Myanmar army committed crimes against humanity in northern Rakhine State. A new report published by the global rights group on Wednesday details mass killings,…

Taliban kills scores in Afghanistan’s Paktia and Ghazni

Taliban kills scores in Afghanistan’s Paktia and Ghazni

At least 71 people have been killed in a series of attacks by the Taliban in Paktia and Ghazni provinces, officials in Afghanistan say. Of them, up to 41 people have died in a…

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