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Turkey-backed fighters join forces with HTS rebels in Idlib

Turkey-backed fighters join forces with HTS rebels in Idlib

by Anchal Vohra: Turkey-backed rebels poured fighters onto the front line in northeastern Syria, joining forces with a rival armed group to beat back government troops from a town they had recaptured…

Supreme leader criticises Iran’s politicians amid US tensions

Supreme leader criticises Iran’s politicians amid US tensions

Iran’s supreme leader publicly chastised the country’s president and foreign minister on Wednesday, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they negotiated with world powers. The…

Deadly protests continue in Indonesia after Jokowi’s election win

Deadly protests continue in Indonesia after Jokowi’s election win

by Febriana Firdaus: At least six people were killed as protests continued on Wednesday after the official results of last month’s election confirmed incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as president with 55 percent of the vote.…

Syria bombings: UN says ‘worst fears are coming true’ in Idlib

Syria bombings: UN says ‘worst fears are coming true’ in Idlib

The United Nations has warned of a humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria’s northwest province of Idlib, as Western powers challenged Syria and its ally Russia to provide assurances that attacks on hospitals and schools would…

FM Javad Zarif: We don’t want war, and no one can confront Iran

FM Javad Zarif: We don’t want war, and no one can confront Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he does not believe a war will break out in the region as Tehran does not want a conflict and no country has…

China rejects US criticism of its treatment of Muslim minorities

China rejects US criticism of its treatment of Muslim minorities

China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday a US State Department report critical of its human rights record was filled with “ideological prejudice and groundless accusations”. The US report slammed human rights violations…

Huge fire kills scores in old part of Bangladeshi capital Dhaka

Huge fire kills scores in old part of Bangladeshi capital Dhaka

At least 70 people have been killed after a massive fire raced through several apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in a centuries-old part of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, according to…

Bangladesh set to vote in key general elections

Bangladesh set to vote in key general elections

by Saif Khalid: Millions of Bangladeshis are set to vote in Sunday’s parliamentary elections amid concerns expressed by rights bodies over “restrictive electoral environment”. Voting will start at 8 am local time…

Indian troops kill six rebels in Kashmir

Indian troops kill six rebels in Kashmir

by Rifat Fareed : Six rebels were killed in a gunfight in Arampora village of Tral in the southern part of Indian-administered Kashmir as India continues to intensify its operations in the disputed region. Swayam…

Clashes continue in Hodeidah ahead of ceasefire

Clashes continue in Hodeidah ahead of ceasefire

Clashes have continued in Yemen’s flashpoint city of Hodeidah for a third day, despite a UN-brokered ceasefire that is expected to go into effect at midnight local time (21:00 GMT)…

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