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East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital, OIC declares

OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) has declared East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, rejected the US stance as "dangerous" and called on the international community to follow in its Details

Doubts over impact of Putin’s Syria withdrawal declaration

On a brief and surprise stopover, Russia's President Vladimir Putin landed in Khmeimim airbase in Syria's Latakia early on Monday. Addressing Russian troops before him on the tarmac, an upbeat and Details

UN envoy warns N.Korea ‘miscalculation’ could trigger conflict

A senior UN envoy warned Saturday there was a grave risk that a miscalculation could trigger conflict with North Korea as he urged Pyongyang to keep communication channels open after Details

Trump Jerusalem move triggers Palestinian unrest

Furious Palestinians have called for a "day of rage" on Friday as protests spread against US President Donald Trump's widely criticised recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. A senior Palestinian official Details

Trump to call Jerusalem Israel’s capital, move embassy

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and direct the state department to begin the lengthy process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the Details

Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal

The US Supreme Court says the Trump administration can implement its revised ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries while the policy is challenged in appeals courts The US Supreme Court Details

North Korea holds mass celebrations for latest missile test

North Korea held mass celebrations for its latest successful long-range missile test, Pyongyang's state media said Saturday, with a propaganda-filled display of fireworks and dancing in public squares. The ruling Workers Details

Pope Francis wraps up Asia tour after meeting Rohingya

Pope Francis wraps up a high-stakes Asia tour Saturday after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar. The Details

African refugees bought, sold and murdered in Libya

Hundreds of African refugees are being bought and sold in "slave markets" across Libya every week, a human trafficker has told, with many of them held for ransom or forced Details

In Myanmar, Pope Francis Calls for Peace Without Saying Rohingya

Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has constantly used his pulpit to champion the downtrodden and draw attention to the misery of the powerless and the persecuted. He risked the Details

Pope s Myanmar speech avoids reference to Rohingya

Pope Francis has delivered a keynote speech in Myanmar, demanding "respect for each ethnic group" but without referring specifically to its Muslim Rohingya community. Rights groups had urged the Pope to Details

Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Oxford award over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford award over her response to the Rohingya crisis. Following a preliminary vote in Details

UN aims to restart Syria talks with unified opposition

The United Nations will try to revitalise its flagging Syria peace process this week, buoyed by the prospect of hosting a unified opposition delegation in Geneva for the first time. The Details

Egyptian air strike kills terrorist mosque attackers

The Egyptian army says an air strike killed some of the attackers involved in Friday's massacre when at least 235 people died in a bomb-and-gun attack on a mosque.  In a Details

Malaysia: A Rohingya safe haven?

Inside a television studio a small team of four prepare the daily news bulletin featuring horrendous stories of rape, murder, forced exile, and the lack of an international response to Details

Ratko Mladic: A symbol of the project of evil

"All my children were killed" "Six sons, two brothers ... and finally my sister was hanged" "My four brothers ... and my father is the fifth ... they never came back ... Details

Rohingya activist: Suu Kyi is denying our existence

Rohingya activists have accused Aung San Suu Kyi of "denying their existence", after Myanmar's leader failed to mention a humanitarian crisis that has seen the exodus of more than half Details

Why are UK students stripping Aung San Suu Kyi honours?

Student activists in the UK are working to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honours bestowed on her during the course of her career as a democracy activist, as anger Details

Myanmar forces committed widespread rape of Rohingya

Myanmar's security forces committed "widespread rape" against Rohingya women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing in the country's Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said Details

Russia blocks bid to probe Syria chemical-weapons use

A UN inquiry into chemical-weapons use in the war in Syria is set to expire after Russia vetoed a US-sponsored resolution that would have extended its mandate. The mandate of the Details