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GCC summit opens in Riyadh in the midst of Gulf emergency

GCC summit opens in Riyadh in the midst of Gulf emergency

by Farah Najjar : Gulf leaders and officials are meeting in Riyadh for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on Sunday as a diplomatic crisis continues to grip the Gulf region. The…

Can a two-day conference solve the world’s migration issues?

Can a two-day conference solve the world’s migration issues?

by Faras Ghani : There were 258 million international migrants in the world last year, increasing almost 50 percent since 2000, according to the United Nations. If all of the world’s international migrants lived…

Kabul protest site hit by deadly suicide attack

Kabul protest site hit by deadly suicide attack

At least three people have been killed and eight wounded after a suicide bomber hit a protest site in the Afghan capital, Kabul, according to local media reports. Tolo News, a…

Uncertainty over Libya’s Haftar attending Palermo conference

Uncertainty over Libya’s Haftar attending Palermo conference

Hours away from an international conference in Italy’s Palermo city to kick off a new United Nations road map for Libya, the participation of rebel General Khalifa Haftar remains uncertain. Haftar heads one of Libya’s key rebel…

Khashoggi’s friends, fiancee demand justice at memorial

Khashoggi’s friends, fiancee demand justice at memorial

About 200 people gathered in Istanbul to honour the memory of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, demanding justice over the killing. Supporters met on Sunday to talk and watch videos of…

Houthis suffer casualties as battle for Hodeidah rages

Houthis suffer casualties as battle for Hodeidah rages

At least 149 Yemenis, including seven civilians, have been killed in the past 24 hours as forces loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi close in on areas held by Houthi…

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…

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