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Canada declares Myanmar Rohingya killings ‘genocide

Canada declares Myanmar Rohingya killings ‘genocide

Canadian legislators have unanimously voted to declare crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims by the Myanmar military to be genocide. The House of Commons endorsed on Thursday the findings of a UN fact-finding mission on…

Malaysian ex-PM hit with 25 new corruption charges

Malaysian ex-PM hit with 25 new corruption charges

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been hit with 25 new corruption charges linked to the 1MDB scandal. The new charges include four counts of abuse of power and…

Rights group calls Egypt an ‘open-air prison’ for critics

Rights group calls Egypt an ‘open-air prison’ for critics

The human rights organisation Amnesty International has called on Egyptian authorities to release people imprisoned for peacefully expressing their opinions and to end legislation that has allowed the state to clamp down…

Idlib assault on hold as Russia, Turkey set up buffer zone

Idlib assault on hold as Russia, Turkey set up buffer zone

The leaders of Russia and Turkey have agreed to establish a de-militarised zone in Syria’s Idlib province, in a move that ostensibly puts on hold a threatened all-out assault by…

Pakistan PM pledges citizenship to refugees

Pakistan PM pledges citizenship to refugees

by Asad Hashim : Prime Minister Imran Khan has pledged to implement existing Pakistani laws that would grant citizenship to all Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees who were born on Pakistani soil,…

Malaysia: 1MDB case heats up as Najib’s lawyer charged

Malaysia: 1MDB case heats up as Najib’s lawyer charged

A lawyer for former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with receiving US$2.3m in ill-gotten wealth, as police announced the investigation of more than 50 individuals suspected of links…

UN renews Libya mission, delays vote indefinitely

UN renews Libya mission, delays vote indefinitely

The UN Security Council has extended the mandate for the UNSMIL mission in Libya by another year, until September 15, 2019, but did not endorse a December 10 date for elections that were agreed to in…

China holds one million Uighur Muslims in concentration camps

China holds one million Uighur Muslims in concentration camps

by Khaled A Beydoun:Rwanda. East Timor. Myanmar. The world has a cruel habit of ignoring humanitarian disasters until it’s too late. Old habits die hard, and the people targeted by…

Deadly ‘terrorist’ attack hits Libya’s oil firm

Deadly ‘terrorist’ attack hits Libya’s oil firm

Armed men stormed the headquarters ofLibya’s National Oil Company in Tripoli, engaging guards in a deadly gun battle with at least one large blast going off in an apparent suicide attack.…

Syria: Rebel-held areas bombed as Turkey reinforces outposts

Syria: Rebel-held areas bombed as Turkey reinforces outposts

by Mariya Petkova :Syrian government forces have pounded rebel-held areas in northwest Syria, killing at least five people in a second day of heavy bombardment, according to rescuers, as Turkey sent more…

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