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Suicide bomb blast near Afghan ministry kills civilians

Suicide bomb blast near Afghan ministry kills civilians

A suicide bomber has detonated his explosives at the gate of government building in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least seven people, according to police. More than 15 others…

Tear gas and water cannon fired at Iraqi protesters in Basra

Tear gas and water cannon fired at Iraqi protesters in Basra

At least seven people have been injured in the oil-rich Iraqi city of Basra after police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters rallying for better services and employment…

Syrian forces raise flag in Deraa, birthplace of revolt

Syrian forces raise flag in Deraa, birthplace of revolt

The Syrian government raised the national flag on Thursday over areas of Deraa city that have been in rebel hands for years, a major victory for President Bashar al-Assad in…

Suicide blast kills ANP candidate, supporters at election rally

Suicide blast kills ANP candidate, supporters at election rally

A suicide bomb attack at an election rally in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 14 people, including prominent local politician Haroon Bilour, police said. The attack on Tuesday at a campaign event…

Erdogan vows to advance Turkey, names new cabinet

Erdogan vows to advance Turkey, names new cabinet

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoganhas hailed the beginning of a new chapter in the country’s history in his inauguration address, while promising improvements in “every” area. His comments on Monday came shortly after taking the…

Deraa rebels reach truce deal, surrender crossing point

Deraa rebels reach truce deal, surrender crossing point

by Arwa Ibrahim : As the sun set on Friday, a large convoy of armoured vehicles and tanks with Russian and Syrian flags made its way towards the Nassib-Jaber border crossing overlooking…

Ex-Pakistan PM Sharif sentenced to 10 years in prison

Ex-Pakistan PM Sharif sentenced to 10 years in prison

by Asad Hashim : A Pakistani anti-corruption court has found former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif guilty of corruption and sentenced him to 10 years in prison and a $10.5m fine, a…

Malaysia’s ex-PM out on bail, denies corruption charges

Malaysia’s ex-PM out on bail, denies corruption charges

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has denied corruption charges over the disappearance of millions of dollars from the 1MBD state investment fund, as part of a graft probe while he was…

US vows to keep Gulf waterway open despite Iran’s threats

US vows to keep Gulf waterway open despite Iran’s threats

The US military has promised once again to keep Gulf waterways open to oil tankers as the Iranian president appeared to renew threats to close off the region. Captain Bill…

Egypt’s top appeals court overturns ‘terror list’ ruling on Morsi

Egypt’s top appeals court overturns ‘terror list’ ruling on Morsi

Egypt’s top appeals court has overturned a verdict that placed more than 1,500 people on a national terror list, including the country’s former democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi, who was deposed…