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Amnesty: Myanmar committed crimes against humanity

Amnesty: Myanmar committed crimes against humanity

Amnesty International says it has strong evidence that the Myanmar army committed crimes against humanity in northern Rakhine State. A new report published by the global rights group on Wednesday details mass killings,…

Taliban kills scores in Afghanistan’s Paktia and Ghazni

Taliban kills scores in Afghanistan’s Paktia and Ghazni

At least 71 people have been killed in a series of attacks by the Taliban in Paktia and Ghazni provinces, officials in Afghanistan say. Of them, up to 41 people have died in a…

ISIL ousted from Syria’s strategic city of Raqqa

ISIL ousted from Syria’s strategic city of Raqqa

by Mariya Petkova : The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces backed by the United States, have announced the capture of Raqqa after a four-month operation to drive out ISIL.…

Iraq army in ‘full control’ of Kirkuk as thousands flee

Iraq army in ‘full control’ of Kirkuk as thousands flee

The Iraqi army says it has taken full control of Kirkuk following a major advance on Kurdish-held territories. The federal government in Baghdad and sources inside the city told on…

Somalia declares three days of mourning after blast

Somalia declares three days of mourning after blast

The death toll from Saturday’s truck bomb blast in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has surged to at least 231 people, according to police and medical sources. At least 275 people were also…

Iraq accuses Kurds of ‘declaration of war’ in Kirkuk

Iraq accuses Kurds of ‘declaration of war’ in Kirkuk

The Iraqi government has accused Kurdish authorities of bringing fighters from Turkey’s outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to the disputed province of Kirkuk, in a move it called a “declaration…

Egypt: Six troops, 24 attackers killed in Sinai attacks

Egypt: Six troops, 24 attackers killed in Sinai attacks

At least six Egyptian soldiers and 24 attackers have been killed in a series of assaults on security posts in northern Sinai, according to security and hospital officials. Dozens of…

Massive car bomb blast rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

Massive car bomb blast rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

At least 20 people have been killed and several others wounded in a massive car bomb attack outside a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, police said, with officials fearing many casualties from…

Iraqi, Kurd forces in Kirkuk standoff as tensions rise

Iraqi, Kurd forces in Kirkuk standoff as tensions rise

Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and allied militia are locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish forces in the disputed oil province of Kirkuk amid a sharp row between Baghdad and the…

Anguish in Iran as Trump balks at nuclear deal

Anguish in Iran as Trump balks at nuclear deal

by Ted Regencia : A mix of anger and anguish among the Iranian public has greeted US President Donald Trump’s decision to declare that Iran is not in compliance with the…

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