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Army’s rape of Rohingya women sweeping, methodical: AP

The rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar’s security forces has been sweeping and methodical, the Associated Press news agency found in interviews with 29 women and girls who fled to…

US accuses Abbas of ‘walking away’ from peace talks

The White House has expressed regret at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to “walk away” from Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. US Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet Abbas in Bethlehem on December…

Nicolas Maduro bars opposition from next year’s vote

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the country’s main opposition parties will be banned from taking part in next year’s presidential elections.  The Latin American leader said the…

Duterte seeks south Philippines martial law extension

Duterte seeks south Philippines martial law extension

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law across the southern region of Mindanao by one year for “total eradication” of ISIL and communist fighters, according to…

US Jerusalem move: Fury spreads from Jakarta to Rabat

US Jerusalem move: Fury spreads from Jakarta to Rabat

A wave of anger against a US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has spread from Asia, through the Middle East, to North Africa, with tens of thousands of people taking…

Has ISIL been defeated in Iraq?

In 2014, ISIL announced it was taking over parts of Iraq and Syria. But three years later and billions of dollars lost, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says his military has…

Qatar signs $8bn Typhoon fighter jet deal with the UK

Qatar signs $8bn Typhoon fighter jet deal with the UK

Qatar will buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets worth $8bn from the United Kingdom as the Gulf state continues to stock up on high-tech weaponry.  The deal between the two…

Abbas snubs US Vice President Pence over Jerusalem move

Abbas snubs US Vice President Pence over Jerusalem move

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet US Vice President Mike Pence during the latter’s visit to the region this month, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has said. The…

Honduras opposition requests election results annulment

Honduras opposition requests election results annulment

Tegucigalpa – Honduras’ Opposition Alliance headed by sportscaster-turned-presidential hopeful Salvador Nasralla, who is vying to unseat incumbent National Party President Juan Orlando Hernandez, has formally challenged the results of last month’s presidential…

US Jerusalem move dominates Macron-Netanyahu talks

French President Emmanuel Macron has criticised a US decision to call Jerusalem the capital of Israel, while urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to end the construction of illegal settlements.…

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