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Myanmar journalists in court 100 days after their arrest

Myanmar journalists in court 100 days after their arrest

Two Myanmar reporters have appeared in a court 100 days after they were arrested on charges of possessing secret government documents. The court in Yangon is holding preliminary hearings to decide whether…

Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency as ethnic tensions subside

Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency as ethnic tensions subside

Sri Lanka’s president announced he has lifted the nationwide state of emergency that was imposed after communal clashes resulted in the deaths of three people. The latest series of violence began on…

Assad visits army in Eastern Ghouta as attacks continue

Assad visits army in Eastern Ghouta as attacks continue

by Farah Najjar : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s has visited army positions in Eastern Ghouta, weeks after a Russian-backed government bombardment campaign started there, killing more than 1,250 people. Government forces have retaken…

‘We are sick of it’: Thousands protest racism in London

‘We are sick of it’: Thousands protest racism in London

by Claire Gilbody-Dickerson : Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures in London to unite against the “evil of racism” and the growth of far-right movements. Protesters gathered near Oxford Circus on…

Syria air force attacks ‘kill 30′ in Eastern Ghouta

Syria air force attacks ‘kill 30′ in Eastern Ghouta

At least 30 people have been killed in fresh government air attacks on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor reported. The Syrian government attacks on Saturday also injured…

Food aid enters East Ghouta, activists say ‘not enough’

Food aid enters East Ghouta, activists say ‘not enough’

by Zena Tahhan: Some 25 trucks of food aid have entered the town of Douma in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The…

Blast hits Palestinian PM’s convoy in Gaza

Blast hits Palestinian PM’s convoy in Gaza

An explosion has struck the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah upon his entrance into the Gaza Strip, lightly injuring several people. The explosive device detonated shortly after Hamdallah…

Myanmar military ‘land grab’ in Rakhine state: Amnesty

Myanmar military ‘land grab’ in Rakhine state: Amnesty

by David Child : Myanmar is building military bases over flattened Rohingya villages, an international rights group said. Security forces have bulldozed houses and started constructing at least three new security facilities in Myanmar’s…

Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing in Myanmar continues’: UN

Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing in Myanmar continues’: UN

Myanmar is continuing its “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya, while claiming it is ready to receive them back from Bangladesh, according to a UN human rights envoy. Andrew Gilmour, UN assistant secretary-general for human rights, made the…

Arrests in Turkey as US embassy shuts down due to ‘threat’

Arrests in Turkey as US embassy shuts down due to ‘threat’

Turkish police have arrested 12 people in the capital, Ankara, in an investigation of an armed group, state media reported. The arrests came hours after the US embassy in Ankara said it…