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SDF: Battle for ISIL-held Raqqa city in 'final stages'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 10:31am
ISIL fighters are now confined in Raqqa city centre, the SDF alliance says as it announces the opening of a new front.

Catalan leader accuses Spain of 'totalitarian' actions

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 10:29am
President Carles Puigdemont denounces detentions of high-ranking regional officials in the run-up to independence vote.

Palestinians submit Israel 'war crime' evidence to ICC

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 9:50am
Four Palestinian groups allege high-level Israeli officials are responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Cameroon using 'anti-terror' law to silence media: CPJ

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 9:22am
Committee to Protect Journalists say government uses anti-terror law to silence and intimidate the media in Cameroon.

Likely transfer of entire Bedouin town 'unprecedented'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 9:15am
Palestinian community of Khan al-Ahmar pessimistic over upcoming verdict by Israel's top court on forced eviction case.

Oman's Sailing Stars

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 8:51am
How four young Omani women sailors challenge stereotypes and push the limits to represent their country internationally.

Erdogan warns of sanctions over Kurds' independence bid

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 8:42am
Turkish leader says Ankara is mulling sanctions if Iraq's Kurdistan region proceeds with September 25 referendum.

Invention of the Mizrahim

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 8:26am
Israel invented the word Mizrahim to strip Arab Jews of their histories as they tried to do with Palestinians.

The Srebrenicans are standing with the Rohingya

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 8:14am
Survivors of genocide are obliged to take action when others are being threatened with the treatment they once received.

How do the German elections work?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 7:36am
On September 24, Germans will head out to the polls to choose the 19th Bundestag.

Major 7.1 earthquake hits Mexico, more than 140 killed

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 - 11:08pm
At least 22 children, from one school, among those killed in the deadliest tremor to hit Mexico in 30 years.

North Korea tensions: All the latest updates

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 - 9:29pm
All the latest developments since the UN imposed sanctions on North Korea on August 4.

Sheikh Tamim takes Gulf crisis to global audience

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 - 7:17pm
Qatar's emir appeals to world leaders before meeting US President Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Trump says Gulf crisis can be 'solved pretty quickly'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 - 5:44pm
US president and Qatari emir discuss Gulf diplomatic crisis on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Censorship, social media and Saudi Arabia

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 - 5:43pm
Saudi Arabia orders Snapchat to block Al Jazeera in latest move after Riyadh-led bloc imposed blockade on Qatar in June.

'Tensions to rise' after Trump's North Korea comments

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 - 3:28pm
Analysts say US president's fiery language against North Korea and its leader distances the prospect of negotiations.

Qatari emir condemns 'unjust blockade' at UNGA speech

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 - 2:42pm
Sheikh Tamim renews call for talks 'based on mutual respect for sovereignty' to end the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

'Traitor': Rohingya refugees react to Suu Kyi's speech

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 - 1:06pm
On Bangladesh-Myanmar border, refugees respond with anger and skepticism to leader's first speech on Rohingya crisis.

Trump threatens to 'destroy North Korea' if necessary

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 - 11:38am
US president expresses hope military action will not be necessary to thwart risk of North Korean nuclear attack.

Forty million victims of modern slavery in 2016: report

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 - 10:59am
Women and girls are disproportionately affected by modern slavery, 71 percent of the overall total, a study says.