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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

UN expects fair polls in Bangladesh

The United Nations has expressed the hope that a favourable climate will be created in Bangladesh to hold a free and fair election.  “…like in any country, this is our principal Details

Fears over US-Turkey military confrontation in Syria

A US-backed Kurdish militia has deployed fighters to the front line of Syria's Manbij to battle Turkey's military after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it would be next after launching Details

UAE-backed group vows to ‘overthrow’ Yemen’s government

A group of separatists in southern Yemen, backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have declared a state of emergency in the port city of Aden and vowed to overthrow Details

Turkey’s troops cross over into Syria’s Afrin

Turkish ground troops have crossed into the Syrian enclave of Afrin, as part of its operation against Syrian Kurdish armed group YPG, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced. In a press conference Details

Global NGOs criticise drastic US cuts of UNRWA funding

International NGOs have condemned the US government's decision to cut more than half of its planned funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees. Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Details

Turkey bolsters Syria border as US force plan slammed

Turkey has sent military reinforcements along its border with Syria, according to state media, as Ankara, Damascus and Moscow all attacked a US plan to form a new border security Details

Saudi accused of rights abuses in Yemen civilian deaths

A UN report on human rights abuses related to foreign intervention in Yemen details the extensive civilian casualties inflicted by the Saudi-led coalition's air attacks.  The United Nations panel examined 10 Details

Could ISIL stage a comeback?

The past year has witnessed a dramatic reversal of fortunes for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, which suffered a stunning series of defeats in its former Details