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Brazil court rejects former President Lula’s bid to avoid prison

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former president, has been denied a habeas corpus request from the country's Supreme Court, a ruling that will almost certainly see him soon jailed Read More

Funerals begin for Palestinians killed by Israel army on Land Day

Funerals have begun for the 17 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces as thousands marched near Gaza's border with Israel to mark the 42nd anniversary of Land Day.  Palestinians in the Read More

China and North Korea confirm Kim Jong-un visit to Beijing

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has pledged to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula during his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, according to China's state news agency. Xinhua Read More

Dutch diplomat pulled out of Turkey over spy allegations

The Netherlands has pulled one if its diplomats out of Turkey on Monday after Turkish media reported that the consulate employee was exposed during spying activities. The Dutch foreign ministry Read More

Sinai Peninsula: Sisi’s offensive continues despite promises

Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has long been one of the most under-developed areas of the North African country, despite renewed pledges by successive governments to transform the volatile desert region into Read More

What happened to Ukraine’s border wall against Russia?

A mannequin in a Ukrainian border guard uniform and a green beret low on its forehead is tied to the side rail of a 17-metre-high watchtower, facing Russia. Strong wind Read More

Afghanistan: Dozens killed in ISIL attack near Kabul University

At least 29 people have been killed and 52 others wounded in a mid-day explosion in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Tolo News reported that the Islamic State of Iraq and Read More

Beijing has no ‘personal interest’ in Rohingya issue: Envoy

China has claimed that they have no ‘personal interest’ in the Rohingya issue rather they are making genuine efforts to help Bangladesh and Myanmar to resolve the issue through friendly Read More

Mahmoud Abbas blames Hamas for Gaza attack on PM’s convoy

President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, has accused Hamas of orchestrating the explosion that targeted the convoy of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah as he entered the Gaza Strip last Read More

Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army group ‘capture’ Afrin city

Turkish forces and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) opposition group have captured the city centre of Afrin in Syria, which was previously controlled by Kurdish fighters, Turkish military forces and Read More