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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…

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…