Friday, June 22, 2018

More die as violence and finger-pointing plague Israel, Palestinians

Israeli authorities reported five knife attacks Saturday, all of them at the hands of Palestinians, as the spate of violence afflicting the two sides...

Iran-Saudi proxy war in Yemen explodes into region-wide crisis

The Saudi-led military intervention has been strongly backed by the US, and other global powers may be drawn in as the crisis unfolds Like a...

Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if reelected

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, trailing in opinion polls, told Israeli voters on Monday that a Palestinian state will not be established if he is...

ISIS leaders pull back from Tikrit amid massive Iraqi assault on stronghold – reports

The Islamic State is reportedly pulling back from Tikrit as Iraqi troops, backed by a Shiite and Sunni alliance and led by a top...

Air strike on Islamic State-run refinery in Syria kills 30

A US-led coalition air strike in Syria hit an oil refinery run by the Islamic State militant group near the border with Turkey on...

Turkey furious at Pope ‘genocide’ claim

Pope Francis uttered the word “genocide” on Sunday to describe the mass murder of Armenians 100 years ago, sparking fury from Turkey which slammed...

Yemen conflict: UN mulls calls for ‘humanitarian pause’

The United Nations Security Council is considering Russia's call for a pause in Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen. The council's president, Dina Kawar, who is...

Saudi Arabia Executes 47 Prisoners, Including Prominent Shiite Cleric

Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday it had executed 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges, including al-Qaida detainees and a prominent Shiite cleric who rallied...

Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya Muslims?

Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the 'world's most persecuted minority'? Who are the Rohingya? The Rohingya are often described as "the...
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Israeli leader invites Abbas to the Knesset in UN speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extended an unprecedented invitation Thursday to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, urging him to address Israel’s parliament (Knesset). Speaking at the...

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A disputed part of a war-torn nation is holding out promise for the Horn of Africa. Hong Kong–based American business developer Robby Zirkelbach has set...

Al-Shabab Militant Group Getting Lucky, Not Stronger in Somalia

Somalia’s most dangerous terror group is likely not getting any stronger despite a series of deadly attacks, including one that claimed the life of...

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International partners supporting Somalia and Somaliland on a number of reconstruction, security, and governance programmes in Somalia, and on development and democratization processes, among...