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US to ‘respond’ to Syria attack; Russia warns of ‘repercussions’

An escalating war of words has broken out between Moscow and Washington over a suspected chemical attack in a Syrian rebel-held town, raising international tensions amid calls for action at Details

Syria chemical attack kills ‘70’

A chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held stronghold near Syria's capital, Damascus, has killed at least 70 people and affected hundreds, rescue workers have told. The White Helmets, a group Details

Israeli forces kill Palestinian journalist covering Gaza rally

A Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli forces during a mass demonstration along the Gaza border has died of his wounds. Yaser Murtaja, a photographer with the Gaza-based Ain Media agency, was Details

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 Details

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 besieged Details

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 on Details

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 said Details

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 Details

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 Details

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 the Details

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 Details

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 Details

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 Details

Lawyers in Australia seek to prosecute Suu Kyi for crimes against humanity

Lawyers in Australia have filed a private application in a Melbourne court seeking prosecution to press charges against Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of crimes against humanity Details

White House summit on Gaza aims to ‘end Palestinian cause’

As the White House prepares to hold a conference aimed at resolving the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, Palestinians in the besieged enclave say the summit is an attempt Details

US-Bangla plane crashes, 50 feared dead

At least 50 passengers were dead after US-Bangla Airlines aircraft reportedly crashed at Kathmandu International Airport on Monday. The flight had 72 passengers on board. The flight skidded off the Details

Syria army ‘splits rebel-held Eastern Ghouta in three’

Syrian forces have captured the largest town in Eastern Ghouta, effectively splitting the rebel-held enclave in three, a monitor told. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Saturday that Details

Vietnam President Quang in city

President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang arrived here on a three-day state visit on Sunday amid a rousing reception. The Vietnamese President arrived here at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart Details

Rohingya Crisis: EU for stepping up measures against Myanmar

The European Union has reiterated its full support to resolve the Rohingya crisis, including stepping up restrictive measures against Myanmar. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Friday had a bilateral meeting Details

Cavusoglu: ‘Nobody can stop’ Turkish forces in Afrin

The Turkish foreign minister has said that Syrian forces cannot stop its army's advances in Afrin, in response to reports that the Syrian regime forces will fight alongside Kurdish YPG Details