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Myanmar must stop restricting Rohingya: commission

Myanmar must stop restricting Rohingya: commission

Myanmar must scrap restrictions on movement and citizenship for its persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority if it wants to avoid fuelling extremism and bring peace to Rakhine state, a commission led…

UN probes Yemen air strike as death toll jumps to 41

UN probes Yemen air strike as death toll jumps to 41

The UN is investigating reports of a Saudi-led air strike on a hotel near the Yemeni capital as the death toll rose to at least 41 people, including women and children. Hussain Albukhaiti, an…

Thousands flee as Iraqi forces gain ground in Tal Afar

Thousands flee as Iraqi forces gain ground in Tal Afar

US-backed Iraqi forces on Tuesday said they were making gains in their ongoing push to dislodge fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as…

Syria: US-led attacks ‘kill 100 civilians in 48 hours’

Syria: US-led attacks ‘kill 100 civilians in 48 hours’

At least 100 civilians have been killed over the past 48 hours by US-led air attacks targeting fighters in Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and…

Trump vows US will keep fighting in Afghanistan

Trump vows US will keep fighting in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump said the United States must continue fighting in Afghanistan to avoid the “predictable and unacceptable” results of a rapid withdrawal from the country where the US has been…

Iraq launches final push to retake Tal Afar from ISIL

Iraq launches final push to retake Tal Afar from ISIL

Iraqi forces have launched a ground offensive to retake a key ISIL-held area in the northern part of the country, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said. “You either surrender, or die”,…

Offensives target ISIL on Lebanon-Syria border

Offensives target ISIL on Lebanon-Syria border

The Lebanese army has launched an offensive against an ISIL enclave straddling the northeast border with Syria. Simultaneously, Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia group, and the Syrian army have announced on Saturday an assault…

President returns to Nigeria after lengthy absence

President returns to Nigeria after lengthy absence

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country on Saturday after more than three months in the United Kingdom for medical treatment for an undisclosed “health challenge”. The 74-year-old…

UN demands more humanitarian access to Yemen

UN demands more humanitarian access to Yemen

The United Nations on Friday demanded that all parties in war-torn Yemen grant civilian and commercial access to the country’s ports and airports. “Today, millions of people in Yemen are facing a…

More than 400 killed in Sierra Leone floods

More than 400 killed in Sierra Leone floods

The death toll from devastating floods in Sierra Leone has climed to more than 400 people with hundreds still missing in the stricken capital. Burials and recovery efforts continued on…

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