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Myanmar rejects UN findings in Rohingya genocide report

Myanmar rejects UN findings in Rohingya genocide report

Myanmar’s government has rejected a United Nations’ report on mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya, which calls for Myanmar officials to face genocide charges over their campaign against the Muslim minority.…

Turkish minister sees ‘no economic risk’ amid US row

Turkish minister sees ‘no economic risk’ amid US row

Turkey’s Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said his government does not see a big risk to the country’s economy and financial system, amid a diplomatic fall-out with the United States. Albayrak’s…

War of words between US-Russia as Syria attack looms

War of words between US-Russia as Syria attack looms

Russia has deployed a dozen warships to the Mediterranean Sea in what a Russian newspaper on Tuesday called Moscow’s largest naval buildup since it entered the Syrian conflict in 2015.…

The Rohingya’s dark anniversary must spur global action

The Rohingya’s dark anniversary must spur global action

by Tun Khin : It was exactly one year ago, on 25 August 2017, that the Myanmar military launched a murderous “clearance operation” in Rakhine State. In the space of a…

Deadly clashes erupt in Libya’s Tripoli

Deadly clashes erupt in Libya’s Tripoli

Heavy clashes between armed groups have erupted in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, since Sunday evening, officials said. Two people were reportedly killed while several others were wounded in the clashes on…

Iran pledges contribution to Syria’s reconstruction

Iran pledges contribution to Syria’s reconstruction

Iran’s top defence official has met Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and the country’s defence minister in Damascus, pledging to contribute to the war-torn country’s reconstruction. Tehran has provided steady political, financial and…

UN documents ‘shocking crimes’ by Myanmar army

UN documents ‘shocking crimes’ by Myanmar army

Myanmar’s senior military officials must be prosecuted for genocide and war crimes against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities, a UN fact-finding mission has urged. The mission, which was established by the UN…

Saudi-UAE alliance covering up war crimes in Yemen: HRW

Saudi-UAE alliance covering up war crimes in Yemen: HRW

The Saudi-UAE military alliance fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen has been slammed by Human Rights Watch, which has accused the pair of reaching “dubious conclusions” in its post-air attack analysis and failing to properly investigate alleged war crimes. In…

More than two million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims have started the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The five-day pilgrimage must be performed by all Muslims, who are financially and physically able, at…

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister

Imran Khan has been as sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister after his party’s victory in last month’s election tainted by the alleged intervention by the military. Pakistan President Mamnoon…

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