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Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib Razak arrested over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib Razak arrested over 1MDB scandal

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested in Kuala Lumpur, state media reported, as part of probe into alleged theft and money-laundering at the 1MDB state investment fund. Najib’s…

Jordan to hold talks with Russia over Syria’s Deraa

Jordan to hold talks with Russia over Syria’s Deraa

Jordan is set to hold talks with Russia this week over the situation in southern Syria and alleviating the humanitarian situation there, Jordan’s foreign minister said. Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on…

UN: Rohingya face ‘unimaginable’ atrocities

UN: Rohingya face ‘unimaginable’ atrocities

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterreshas said he heard “unimaginable” accounts of atrocities during a visit on Monday to vast camps in Bangladesh that are home to a million Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar. Guterres described…

Talks with Russia over Deraa peace deal collapse: Syrian rebels

Talks with Russia over Deraa peace deal collapse: Syrian rebels

Opposition figures in southern Syria have said talks with Russian officers for a peace deal with the government have failed after they rejected Moscow’s demands to surrender, rebel negotiators said. A government’s…

UN warns of ‘catastrophe’ as 160,000 flee southern Syria push

UN warns of ‘catastrophe’ as 160,000 flee southern Syria push

The United Nations has warned of a looming “catastrophe” in southern Syria, as it raised the number of people fleeing a fierce government offensive aimed at retaking rebel-held areas to 160,000.…

At least 100 feared dead after boat sinks off Libya coast

At least 100 feared dead after boat sinks off Libya coast

About 100 migrants and refugees are missing and feared dead after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya, according to the Libyan coastguard. Libya, with its weak central government…

Malaysia to withdraw troops stationed in Saudi Arabia

Malaysia to withdraw troops stationed in Saudi Arabia

Malaysia’s defence minister has said that his country’s new government will withdraw its troops from Saudi Arabia. In a statement made to local media, Mohammed Sabu said on Wednesday that maintaining a military…

Desperate calls for help amid Deraa offensive

Desperate calls for help amid Deraa offensive

Air strikes on rebel-held parts of southern Syria have put at least three hospitals and medical centres out of service as the Syrian army presses an offensive to retake the area, sources…

UN top court begins hearing Qatar lawsuit against UAE

UN top court begins hearing Qatar lawsuit against UAE

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague has begun hearing a lawsuit by Qatar against the United Arab Emirates (UAE), over a now year-long blockade against the Gulf nation.…

Morocco: Rif protest leader Nasser Zefzafi sentenced to 20 years

Morocco: Rif protest leader Nasser Zefzafi sentenced to 20 years

The leader of a protest movement that shook Morocco’s northern Rif region for months over social and economic issues has been sentenced for 20 years. A court in Casablanca on Tuesday sentenced…