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  • Japan floods: Death toll rises as PM warns of 'race against time'

    Nearly 80 people are believed to be dead in Japan after three days of torrential rain made rivers burst their banks. The government put the number of victims at 48 with 28 others presumed dead as it issued new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands on Sunday. The torrential downpours have caused flash flooding and landslides across central.. More

  • First displaced Syrians along Jordan border return home

    Hours after a ceasefire deal ended more than two weeks of fierce fighting in southern Syria, the first of the thousands of families who sought shelter along the border with Jordan have started heading back to the areas they fled from. "Displaced Syrians along the Jordanian borders have begun returning to their homes," Ouda Shudaifat, a colonel.. More

  • Israeli forces wound scores of women in Gaza rally

    At least 134 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli gunfire as thousands of Palestinian women demonstrated along the heavily fortified fence with Israel in the besieged Gaza Strip. Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesperson for Gaza’s healthy ministry, said in a statement on Tuesday that media representatives covering the event were among those who were.. More

  • Israeli army detains 11 Palestinians in W. Bank raids

    Israeli forces rounded up 11 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military said Monday. The individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities”, the army said in a statement without elaborating. The detainees have been remanded into custody for further.. More

  • Number of Syrians fleeing Daraa close to 200,000

    The number of people who have fled Syria’s southwestern city of Daraa to the border areas near Jordan and Israel due to fierce attacks by Syrian regime forces now stands at some 198,000, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said Sunday. At least 214 civilians have been killed in regime attacks, backed by Russian air coverage, in Daraa between.. More

  • Over 200 migrants drown in 3 days in Mediterranean

    A total of 204 migrants died at sea off Libya this weekend while the total number of migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year has crossed over 1,000, according to the UN migration agency, IOM, on Sunday. "From Friday to Sunday, close to 1,000 migrants were returned to Libyan shore by the Libyan Coast Guard, who intercepted.. More

  • Myanmar army officials accused of Rohingya atrocities

    The report titled We Will Destroy Everything: Military Responsibility for Crimes against Humanity in Rakhine State, Myanmar, calls for an international investigation into the army's brutal crackdown on the country's ethnic Rohingya minority in northern Rakhine state. In the report published on Wednesday, Amnesty said that there is overwhelming, credible.. More

  • Qatar blockade case to appear before International Criminal Court

    Qatar is set to present its case against the United Arab Emirates in front of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, now over a year-long blockade against the Gulf nation. The UAE and three other countries imposed a blockade against Qatar in June 2017, which Doha argues violates human rights of both Qatari and Emirati citizens. On Wednesday,.. More

  • Erdogan wins re-election in historic Turkish polls

    Erdogan becomes Turkey's first executive president after winning more than half the votes, election officials say. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the country's key presidential vote, electoral officials have said, in a result that will allow him to keep his seat with increased powers and become Turkey's first executive president. With 97.7 percent of.. More

  • Regime assault on Syria’s Daraa triggers mass migration

    Tens of thousands of civilians have fled Syria’s southwestern Daraa province toward Israel-occupied Golan Heights following attacks by regime forces and Iran-backed Shia militias. On June 20, regime forces and allied militias began a wide-scale military operation toward civilian areas in the opposition-held Daraa province. According to Anadolu.. More

  • Gazan dies of wounds, death toll rises to 132

    A Palestinian youth on Sunday succumbed to wounds he sustained from Israeli army fire during anti-occupation protests in the Gaza Strip, according to the Health Ministry. Osama Khalil Abu Khater, 29, was injured in the abdomen during a rally held in Khan Younis city in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said in a.. More

  • Voting begins in Turkey’s elections

    Polling in Turkey’s parliamentary and presidential elections began on Sunday, with 56,322,632 registered voters and 180,065 ballot boxes across the country. Voting started at 8.00 a.m. local time (0500GMT) and will continue through 5.00 p.m. local time (1400GMT). Voters will be able to cast their ballots after they show their ID cards or any.. More

  • Syrian regime offensive displaces thousands in opposition-held Deraa

    Thousands of civilians have fled regime bombardment on opposition-held areas in Syria's southern province of Deraa since Tuesday, with most moving into other opposition-held areas in the south, according to media reports. The civilians fleeing al-Herak and Busra al-Harir were "heading to nearby villages under rebel control not affected by the.. More

  • Virginia probes abuses of migrant children at detention centre

    Virginia's governor ordered state officials on Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility. Governor Ralph Northam announced the probe in a tweet hours after the reported allegations. Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention centre in the US state of Virginia say they were beaten while.. More

  • Germany to refuse migrants from July

    Germany's interior minister vowed Monday to close the border to migrants by July if Angela Merkel fails to find solutions with European partners, but the chancellor rejected the threat. She also warned the minister, Horst Seehofer, against defying her, saying she is ultimately in charge of government policies. But Seehofer, long one of the fiercest.. More