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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

Action plan to meet water-related challenges in OIC countries approved 

The first meeting of OIC Water Council has approved the plan of action to address the water-related challenges in its member states.  The OIC Water Council approved a comprehensive plan of Details

Can America s future escape its past?

After the United States' 2016 presidential election, writer Carvell Wallace decided he needed to get passports for his children. He worried his family would be unsafe in Donald Trump's America. What Details

Quake kills 430 in Iranian border region rebuilt after war

Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings felled by an earthquake that killed more than 430 people in the border region of Iran and Iraq, Details

Dozens die in Iran after quake hits near Iraqi border

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck the border region between Iraq and Iran, killing dozens of people on the Iranian side and injured hundreds more, according to state media. The US Details

Hezbollah says Saudi declares Lebanon war with Hariri detention

Hezbollah’s leader said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon’s Details

Donald Trump to talk trade and N Korea on China visit

A trade deficit that US President Donald Trump has called "embarrassing" and the increasing threat posed by North Korea will be atop the agenda on his first official visit to Details

Have Saudi and the UAEs aims in Yemen war shifted?

Questions over the Saudi-led coalition's aims in Yemen are mounting in the wake of reports that the kingdom has placed the Yemeni president under house arrest. On Tuesday, the Associated Press Details

Saudi Arabia princes detained, ministers dismissed

Saudi Arabia has dismissed a number of senior ministers and detained nearly a dozen princes in an investigation by a new anti-corruption committee, state media reported on Saturday.  Prince Alwaleed bin Details

Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina to launch Indo-Bangla train

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina will flag off a new Indo-Bangla train next week, strengthening bilateral ties and communication. The commercial service between Kolkata and Khulna, Details

Can Syrias Kurds avoid their Iraqi brethrens fate?

Kurdish local elections in northern Syria are likely to succeed despite potential opposition from the central government, analysts say. Organised by Kurdish authorities, the vote on Friday to elect local council Details

Suu Kyi visits Rakhine as Rohingya exodus continues

Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has visited Rakhine state for the first time since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims began fleeing the country to escape a Details

Syrias war: Russia dominates Astana talks

"Astana is created from nothing," they say here. There is certainly some truth to that as it is a city created from scratch on a Central Asian steppe. I am here Details

Syrian opposition: We still believe in the revolution

Representatives of some of Syria's armed opposition groups attending talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana, say they are hopeful of achieving a lasting ceasefire agreement in eight of the country's Details

Iraq forces launch last big fight against IS

Iraqi troops attacked the Islamic State group's last bastion in the country on Thursday as the retreating jihadists battled to save their self-styled "caliphate" from total collapse. The launch of the Details

Supreme Court stays it order to demolish parking lot near Taj Mahal

The Supreme Court today stayed its order directing demolition of a multi-level car parking being constructed near the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra. The apex court asked the authorities to maintain Details

Rohingya crisis: Death toll of Muslims killed by Burmese army may be extremely high, says UN

The death toll from a “clearance operation” launched by Burmese troops against Rohingya Muslims may be “extremely high”, the UN has revealed. UN human rights officials who visited refugee camps for Details

Stop threatening nuclear catastrophe, US warns N Korea

The United States does not want war with North Korea, the US military chief said on the demilitarised zone metres away from the communist state, as he warned Pyongyang to Details

Baffled by Rohingya Stance, U.N. Official Scolds Aung San Suu Kyi

The United Nations investigator of human rights abuses in Myanmar expressed deep disappointment Thursday at what she described as an indifferent response by the country’s Nobel laureate leader to the Details