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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

Quebecs face veil ban, will be overturned

Quebec's new law banning face coverings when giving or receiving public services will not stand up to potential legal challenges, but the process in court could take several years, Canadian Details

Sexual harassment by professors: 33 colleges named in Raya Sarkars Facebook post

Raya Sarkar, the 24-year-old law student from University of California at Davis, said that some of the professors she named as sexual harassers in her controversial Facebook post have been Details

Palestinian minors arrested by Israel suffer abuse

Mohammed, 14, was with his friends riding horses in a park in Jerusalem's Old City when the Yassam, a special patrol unit of the Israeli police, arrived at the scene. Sound Details

Saudi crown prince promises return to moderate Islam

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday said Saudi Arabia will "return" to a "moderate Islam that is open to all religions" - comments likely to rile staunch conservatives in Details

Trump made me cry, says soldiers widow

Weeks after her husband was killed in action in Niger, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson said she is still seeking answers to two questions that haunt her: Why couldn’t President Details

Abe targets N Korea after win

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stormed to a landslide "super-majority" in snap Japanese elections, near complete projections showed Monday (Oct 23), with the hardline nationalist immediately pledging to "deal firmly" with Details

Trump expected to pressure Chinas Xi to rein in North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China’s president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea out of a belief that Details

North Korea warns threats a big miscalculation in letter to Australia lawmakers

North Korea has sent a letter to Australia’s parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be cowed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to destroy it, according Details

More than 300000 Rohingya refugee children outcast and desperate : Unicef

Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are living in squalid conditions in Bangladesh camps where they lack enough food, clean water and health care, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said on Details

Quebec passes controversial face veil ban

Quebec has passed a contentious law that would make it illegal for Muslim women, and other individuals, who cover their faces to receive public services, including riding public buses. Members of Details

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting regime change

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of trying to engineer "regime change" during its four-month blockade of its Gulf neighbour. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani told CNBC on Tuesday Details

Rohingya Persecution : WB suspends $200m loan for Myanmar

The World Bank has suspended $200 million credit for budget support to Myanmar’s government due to the persecution of Rohingyas of Rakhine State, The Daily Star has reported. The loan agreement Details

Trump hostility set to deepen Iran power struggles

Iranians quickly closed ranks against a hawkish new U.S. approach to Tehran, but Iran’s powerful hardliners are set to exploit the latest dispute with Washington to weaken domestic rivals who Details

North Korea crisis : Tillerson says diplomacy will continue

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has insisted President Donald Trump wants to resolve the confrontation with North Korea through diplomacy. It will continue until "the first bomb drops", he told Details

Evacuation deal as ISIL defeat in Syrias Raqqa nears

Syrian ISIL fighters are set to evacuate their former stronghold of Raqqa in a withdrawal negotiated by local officials and tribesmen, as US-backed forces near the capture of the city. Officials Details