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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…

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…

Sudan’s al-Bashir sacks entire cabinet in bid to fix economy

Sudan’s al-Bashir sacks entire cabinet in bid to fix economy

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has dissolved the government in a bid to fix the country’s troubled economy. A presidential statement late on Sunday said that the move included a cut in the…

Iranian Guards claims missile attack on Kurdish rebels in Iraq

Iranian Guards claims missile attack on Kurdish rebels in Iraq

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) confirmed on Sunday that it had launched deadly missile attacks against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq a day earlier. Rockets struck the headquarters of two Iranian…

‘Dozens killed’ in Hodeidah attacks after peace talks collapse

‘Dozens killed’ in Hodeidah attacks after peace talks collapse

Dozens of people have reportedly been killed in clashes and air raids around the Yemeni city of Hodeidah following the collapse of UN-sponsored peace talks between the internationally recognised government and Houthi rebels. A…

Syria and Russia forces step up Idlib attacks

Syria and Russia forces step up Idlib attacks

Syrian government forces backed by their Russian allies have stepped up their bombardment of rebel-held territories in northwest Syria, killing at least six civilians, according to local activists. The air raids…

‘Cruel’: US cuts aid for hospitals serving Palestinians

‘Cruel’: US cuts aid for hospitals serving Palestinians

The United States has cut one of its last remaining aid programmes for Palestinians, a move that is going to affect critical patients, including cancer victims and children with serious health…