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Talks with Russia over Deraa peace deal collapse: Syrian rebels

Talks with Russia over Deraa peace deal collapse: Syrian rebels

Opposition figures in southern Syria have said talks with Russian officers for a peace deal with the government have failed after they rejected Moscow’s demands to surrender, rebel negotiators said. A government’s…

UN warns of ‘catastrophe’ as 160,000 flee southern Syria push

UN warns of ‘catastrophe’ as 160,000 flee southern Syria push

The United Nations has warned of a looming “catastrophe” in southern Syria, as it raised the number of people fleeing a fierce government offensive aimed at retaking rebel-held areas to 160,000.…

At least 100 feared dead after boat sinks off Libya coast

At least 100 feared dead after boat sinks off Libya coast

About 100 migrants and refugees are missing and feared dead after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya, according to the Libyan coastguard. Libya, with its weak central government…

Malaysia to withdraw troops stationed in Saudi Arabia

Malaysia to withdraw troops stationed in Saudi Arabia

Malaysia’s defence minister has said that his country’s new government will withdraw its troops from Saudi Arabia. In a statement made to local media, Mohammed Sabu said on Wednesday that maintaining a military…

Desperate calls for help amid Deraa offensive

Desperate calls for help amid Deraa offensive

Air strikes on rebel-held parts of southern Syria have put at least three hospitals and medical centres out of service as the Syrian army presses an offensive to retake the area, sources…

UN top court begins hearing Qatar lawsuit against UAE

UN top court begins hearing Qatar lawsuit against UAE

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague has begun hearing a lawsuit by Qatar against the United Arab Emirates (UAE), over a now year-long blockade against the Gulf nation.…

Morocco: Rif protest leader Nasser Zefzafi sentenced to 20 years

Morocco: Rif protest leader Nasser Zefzafi sentenced to 20 years

The leader of a protest movement that shook Morocco’s northern Rif region for months over social and economic issues has been sentenced for 20 years. A court in Casablanca on Tuesday sentenced…

Cash, jewellery seized in Najib raid worth $273m

Cash, jewellery seized in Najib raid worth $273m

Malaysian police said the total value of the bags of cash, jewellery, luxury purses, watches and other items seized from premises linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak totalled up…

What next for Turkey after Erdogan’s executive presidency win?

What next for Turkey after Erdogan’s executive presidency win?

by Umut Uras : Turkey’s high-stakes elections might be over, but the dynamics that will emerge after ushering in a new executive presidential system are yet to be seen in practice. According to…

Turks set to vote in crucial presidential and parliamentary polls

Turks set to vote in crucial presidential and parliamentary polls

by Umut Uras : Turkey’s presidential candidates have held their final rallies in advance of Sunday’s crucial double elections, which will see voters pick both an executive president with increased powers and the…

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