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Bangladesh to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar 'genocide'

23 November, 2017

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a deal to repatriate Rohingya Muslims who had fled a violent crackdown by Burmese forces in Rakhine state which has been described as "ethnic cleansing".

Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

23 November, 2017

Russia has been highly critical of the JIM's findings that the brutal Syrian government, its close ally, used chlorine gas in at least two attacks in 2014 and 2015.

Iraq launches operation to clear IS holdouts from desert

23 November, 2017

Iraqi forces have launched a major operation targeting the last vestiges of the Islamic State group in sparsely populated wastelands between the country's two rivers.

Yemen port and airport 'opened for vital aid delivery'

23 November, 2017

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has reopened as the country continues to descend in chaos while the humanitarian situation deteriorates.

Three dead as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

23 November, 2017

Paediatrician Ousan al-Absi at the Al-Thawra hospital said three people had died of diphtheria over the past 24 hours.

Turkey court keeps regional Amnesty chief behind bars

23 November, 2017

Amnesty's Turkey chair Taner Kilic was detained in June on accusations of membership of the organisation led by the alleged mastermind of last year's failed coup, US-based Muslim cleric Gulen.

Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

22 November, 2017

Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day and the kingdom’s bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force behind the foreign policy blunders.

US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority

22 November, 2017

The US on Wednesday hardened its stance on Myanmar, accusing the country's security forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against the Rohingya that amount to "ethnic cleansing" of the Muslim minority.

Palestinian parties agree on elections by end of 2018

22 November, 2017

Palestinian political parties on Wednesday agreed on the need to hold elections by the end of 2018 after two days of reconciliation talks in Cairo.

France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

22 November, 2017

France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia to 'reopen Yemen ports to aid'

22 November, 2017

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it would reopen key ports to aid, as humanitarian agencies warn the country faced the largest famine in decades if the blockade continued.

Tunisia PM continues painful tax reforms and job cuts

22 November, 2017

Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has pushed through tax raises and job cuts in a bid to cut the country's deficit, despite opposition from unions and business leaders.

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