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Turkish elections: Erdogan to hold rally in Sarajevo

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to hold an election rally in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Sunday, after three European Union countries banned Turkish politicians from campaigning on their soil,  Austria, Details

Erdogan calls on Muslim countries to unite and confront Israel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslim leaders to unite and confront Israel, days after scores of Palestinians were killed by Israeli snipers as they marked 70 years Details

UN rights chief backs calls for inquiry over Gaza killings

The UN human rights chief has slammed Israel's deadly reaction to protests along the Gaza border as "wholly disproportionate", backing calls for an international investigation. Opening a special session of the Details

EU moves to block US sanctions on Iran

The European Commission will launch the process of activating a law that bans European companies and courts from complying with US sanctions against Iran, after Washington pulled out of the Details

N Korea suspends talks with South, threatens to cancel US summit

North Korea said it was suspending high-level talks with South Korea scheduled for Wednesday because of US-South Korean military exercises, which it said threatened warming ties on the divided peninsula. North Details

Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr leading in Iraq’s election

With over half the votes counted, powerful Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr has emerged as the leading contender in Iraq’s parliamentary elections, a remarkable comeback after being sidelined for years by Details

Indonesia links church attacks to local ISIL-inspired group

At least 11 people have been killed in three separate attacks on churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, local police say. More than 40 people were wounded in the Details

Donald Trump: Singapore to host summit with Kim Jong-un

US President Donald Trump announced he will hold talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12. Trump made the announcement on social media on Thursday just hours Details

World leaders react to US withdrawal from Iranian nuclear deal

President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw the United States from a multinational nuclear agreement with Iran, saying the deal is "defective at its core" and announcing "the highest level Details

Iran defiant as Trump poised to make nuclear deal decision

US President Donald Trump is poised to announce on Tuesday his decision whether to withdraw or stay in the Iran nuclear deal, as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran Details

Shooter of Pakistan’s Ahsan Iqbal linked to Tehreek-e-Labbiak

A suspect arrested for an assassination attempt on Pakistan's interior minister says he is a member of a far-right religious organisation that has previously accused members of the government of Details

Rouhani: US to face historic regret if nuclear deal ends

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that the United States will face "historic regret" if it pulls out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and Western powers. In an address on Details

Islamophobia prompts Muslims to engage in US democracy

American Muslims reported a higher number of incidents of discrimination this past year than any other religious group, but growing Islamophobia has pushed them to become more politically engaged, according Details

Armenian parliament fails to elect new PM

Armenia's parliament failed to elect a new prime minister after a special session, deepening a political crisis following two weeks of protests against the government. The only candidate for the post Details

Israel’s walled-in approach to nationhood

Speaking during a 2016 visit to a newly completed security barrier along Israel's border with Jordan near the southern Red Sea city of Eilat, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Details

Twin ISIL suicide blasts kill 29 in Afghanistan’s Kabul

At least 29 people, including nine journalists, have been killed and dozens wounded after two explosions hit Kabul, according to Afghan health officials. The blasts went off during rush hour on Details

Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia: ‘Gulf unity is necessary’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for unity in the Gulf region during a visit to Saudi Arabia, his first foreign trip in his new role as the Details

Malaysia releases photo of suspect in Palestinian’s killing

Malaysian police have released a photo of one of the two suspects in the killing of a Palestinian engineer, and say the duo could still be in the country. Gaza's ruling Details

Iran to Trump: Stay in nuclear deal or ‘face severe consequences’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on US President Donald Trump to uphold the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, or "face severe consequences". In a televised speech, Details

Afghanistan: 31 dead in suicide attack on voter centre in Kabul

A suicide bombing at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 31 people, health officials said. Kabul's acting police chief, Mohammad Daoud Amin, said the Details