Eighteen Iraqis, the majority military personnel, were killed overnight Friday to Saturday in separate attacks by militants, mainly in the greater Baghdad area, security sources told AFP. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but they were in line with the modus operandi of the Islamic State[…]
Turkish police clashed with protesters who broke a Covid-19 curfew by holding May Day marches on Saturday, with at least 212 people detained, according to the Istanbul governor’s office. Riot police and plainclothes officers scuffled with union leaders and other demonstrators, throwing some to the ground before detaining dozens of[…]
US President Joe Biden will explore diplomacy but not seek any “grand bargain” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he embarks on a new approach to pressuring Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the White House said on Friday. “Our goal remains the complete[…]
A fire in a COVID-19 hospital ward in western India killed 18 patients as the country grappling with the world’s worst outbreak stepped up a vaccination drive for all adults even though some states say they do not have enough jabs. India on Saturday set yet another daily global record[…]
The Palestinian Hamas movement, which governs the besieged Gaza Strip, has slammed President Mahmoud Abbas’s decision to delay parliamentary polls that were scheduled to take place on May 22. Late on Thursday, President Abbas announced the postponement, citing Israel’s rejection of allowing elections to be held in occupied East Jerusalem.[…]
The wind whipped relentlessly across the open deserts of Muthanna province as Ali Thajeel moved his camel herd along the rugged plains in search of greenery. Decades ago, he remembered, April was a time when the sandy soil turned into grazing land to allow his livestock to gain weight ahead[…]
Hadi Salah and his family have been displaced five times since war erupted in Yemen in 2014. Originally from the Nihm district of the capital, Sanaa, Salah eventually arrived in Marib’s Al-Swaidah Internal Displaced Persons (IDP) camp as violence followed the family around the war-torn country. “I started my journey[…]
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince on Tuesday struck a conciliatory tone towards its regional rival Iran, saying he sought “good and special” relations, after sources said the rivals held secret talks in Baghdad. The two countries cut ties in 2016 after Iranian protesters attacked Saudi diplomatic missions following the kingdom’s execution[…]
An international rights watchdog accused Israel on Tuesday of pursuing policies of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians – and against its own Arab minority – that amount to crimes against humanity. New York-based Human Rights Watch published a 213-page report which, it said, was not aimed at comparing Israel with[…]
Indonesian officials say debris from a missing submarine was found after the vessel sank as hopes of rescuing 53 sailors on board faded on Saturday. The items located included a bottle of lubricant and a device that protects a torpedo, Air Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto said. “The objects found near the[…]
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