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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)…

Afghan election set for April 20 amid Taliban talks with US

Afghan election set for April 20 amid Taliban talks with US

Afghanistan’s presidential election will take place next year on April 20 with results due by June, the electoral authority in the conflict-ridden country announced. The 12-day registration of presidential hopefuls…

1MDB scandal: Malaysia files charges against Goldman Sachs

1MDB scandal: Malaysia files charges against Goldman Sachs

Malaysia has said it filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of the US bank’s former employees, in connection with a corruption and money-laundering probe at the state fund 1MDB. Goldman Sachs…

GCC summit opens in Riyadh in the midst of Gulf emergency

GCC summit opens in Riyadh in the midst of Gulf emergency

by Farah Najjar : Gulf leaders and officials are meeting in Riyadh for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on Sunday as a diplomatic crisis continues to grip the Gulf region. The…

Can a two-day conference solve the world’s migration issues?

Can a two-day conference solve the world’s migration issues?

by Faras Ghani : There were 258 million international migrants in the world last year, increasing almost 50 percent since 2000, according to the United Nations. If all of the world’s international migrants lived…

Kabul protest site hit by deadly suicide attack

Kabul protest site hit by deadly suicide attack

At least three people have been killed and eight wounded after a suicide bomber hit a protest site in the Afghan capital, Kabul, according to local media reports. Tolo News, a…

Uncertainty over Libya’s Haftar attending Palermo conference

Uncertainty over Libya’s Haftar attending Palermo conference

Hours away from an international conference in Italy’s Palermo city to kick off a new United Nations road map for Libya, the participation of rebel General Khalifa Haftar remains uncertain. Haftar heads one of Libya’s key rebel…

Khashoggi’s friends, fiancee demand justice at memorial

Khashoggi’s friends, fiancee demand justice at memorial

About 200 people gathered in Istanbul to honour the memory of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, demanding justice over the killing. Supporters met on Sunday to talk and watch videos of…

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