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Six Egyptian policemen charged with torturing prisoner to death

19 August, 2018

Police officers were charged after torturing a young man to death in Cairo.

US welcomes Afghanistan's latest ceasefire offer to Taliban

19 August, 2018

The US welcomed the offer of a provisional ceasefire with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Indonesia's Lombok jolted by second earthquake in one day

19 August, 2018

Lombok has been struck for the second time in one day, with no immediate casualties reported.

Italy threatens sending stranded migrants 'back to Libya'

19 August, 2018

The comments come amid a tense battle between Italy and Malta over who should allow a rescue ship carrying nearly 180 migrants to dock.

Afghan government declares provisional ceasefire 'until prophet's birthday'

19 August, 2018

Afghanistan's president has declared a provisional ceasefire with the Taliban following a week of extraordinary violence across the country.

US to stay in Iraq 'as long as needed'

19 August, 2018

A military spokesman added the number of US troops could go down once more NATO troops deploy to help train the Iraqi army.

Iraq Supreme Court ratifies election results

19 August, 2018

Iraq's Supreme Court decision paves the way for the convening of the first session of the new parliament and for the leading parties to form a government.

Iran to unveil new fighter jet, upgrade missile defences

19 August, 2018

Iran's defence minister said Tehran is preparing its defences against possible attacks from Israel or the United States.

Two children killed in Algeria explosion

19 August, 2018

Two children have been killed and four others wounded when a homemade grenade exploded in the Ahnif area east of the Algerian capital.

Israel closes border crossing with Gaza: official

19 August, 2018

The Erez crossing had opened just last week to allow goods to reach the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Indonesian island of Lombok struck by magnitude 6.3 earthquake

19 August, 2018

Landslides and building damage have been reported after Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok was rocked by an earthquake on Sunday.

Two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

19 August, 2018

Saudi Arabia launched a "smart hajj" initiative this year, mobilising vast resources for the six-day journey.

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