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Iran pledges contribution to Syria’s reconstruction

Iran pledges contribution to Syria’s reconstruction

Iran’s top defence official has met Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and the country’s defence minister in Damascus, pledging to contribute to the war-torn country’s reconstruction. Tehran has provided steady political, financial and…

UN documents ‘shocking crimes’ by Myanmar army

UN documents ‘shocking crimes’ by Myanmar army

Myanmar’s senior military officials must be prosecuted for genocide and war crimes against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities, a UN fact-finding mission has urged. The mission, which was established by the UN…

Saudi-UAE alliance covering up war crimes in Yemen: HRW

Saudi-UAE alliance covering up war crimes in Yemen: HRW

The Saudi-UAE military alliance fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen has been slammed by Human Rights Watch, which has accused the pair of reaching “dubious conclusions” in its post-air attack analysis and failing to properly investigate alleged war crimes. In…

More than two million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims have started the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The five-day pilgrimage must be performed by all Muslims, who are financially and physically able, at…

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister

Imran Khan has been as sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister after his party’s victory in last month’s election tainted by the alleged intervention by the military. Pakistan President Mamnoon…

Turkish lira rallies after Qatar emir vows investment

Turkish lira rallies after Qatar emir vows investment

The Turkish lira rallied from record lows on Wednesday after Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said Qatar was standing by its “brothers in Turkey” as he announced a $15bn investment into the country’s…

Israel reopens Gaza commercial crossing after month-long closure

Israel reopens Gaza commercial crossing after month-long closure

Israel reopened the Karam Abu Salem border crossing, known as Kerem Shalom in Israel, the primary passageway that transfers necessities to residents of the besieged Gaza Strip. The lifting of the closure…

Turkey crisis: Erdogan vows to boycott US electronics

Turkey crisis: Erdogan vows to boycott US electronics

Turkey’s president fired a new salvo in the growing war of words with the United States on Tuesday, saying Ankara will boycott all American-made electronic products. Showing no signs of…

Egypt: Rights group demands probe of 2013 ‘Rabaa massacre’

Egypt: Rights group demands probe of 2013 ‘Rabaa massacre’

A human rights group called for an international inquiry into a deadly crackdown on supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood during a 2013 protest in Egypt. Human Rights Watch said on Monday that Egyptian authorities have…

Afghanistan: 20 civilians, 100 security forces killed in Ghazni

Afghanistan: 20 civilians, 100 security forces killed in Ghazni

A Taliban assault on the Afghan strategic city of Ghazni has entered its fourth day, with the death toll climbing above 300, including civilians, security forces and Taliban fighters, according…