UPDATE – More Rohingya flee to Malaysian, Indonesian shores

Monday discovery takes total of Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants who have beached over the last two days to almost 2000. KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA  - One day...
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42 refugees captured in Turkey’s Canakkale

Total of 42 refugees including children and women are captured by Turkish authorities while they were illegally trying to reach Greece's Lesbos island, in...

4 Houthis killed in ambush in Yemen’s Shabwah

Four Houthi militants were killed Sunday in an ambush in Yemen's southern Shabwah province, a tribal source has said. Loyalists of embattled President Abd Rabbuh...

Pakistani army kills 18 ‘militants’ in airstrikes

Several militant hideouts have been allegedly destroyed in the restive Tirah valley near the Afghan border. KARACHI, Pakistan – At least 18 suspected militants were...

India’s Modi tells China to ‘reconsider’ approach

Indian PM praises 'responsive' Chinese leadership but claims Beijing should adopt 'long-term' view of bilateral ties MUMBAI, India – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who...
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Russia bolstering military presence in Syria: Analysts

Following this week’s airstrikes, Moscow appears to be seriously upping the ante in war-torn Syria, analysts say ANKARA - The Bassel al-Assad Airbase in Syria’s...

Indonesia bans its maids from working in Middle East

Decision comes in wake of execution in April of two Indonesian domestic workers found guilty of murder in Saudi Arabia. JAKARTA - Indonesia is to stop...

Libya’s Tripoli government raises alarm to combat Daesh

Tripoli-based government calls on army units and other loyal revolutionary brigades to mobilize and be ready to receive orders from central command to 'combat...

Egypt jails pro-Morsi judge for ‘protesting’

Egypt's attorney-general on Monday jailed a judge for 15 days for staging a protest in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. In a statement, attorney-general...
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Yemen crisis born out of identity vacuum: professor

Sanaa University academic says dialogue is the 'only way out' for a solution in restive Yemen. ISTANBUL - The ongoing crisis in Yemen resulted from...

Opposition says Daesh controls 80 percent of Syria’s oil

Map shows Daesh is now in control of around 80 percent of Syria’s oil and natural gas, while Assad regime controls only eight percent DAMASCUS...

Saudi air defense repels Houthi scud missile

Saudi forces shoot down Houthi scud missile that targeted southern Saudi Arabia RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s air defense shot down a scud missile...

Jets pound Houthi positions in Yemen’s Saada, Hajjah

Warplanes from countries participating in a Saudi-led campaign against Yemen's Shiite Houthi group have carried out airstrikes against Houthi targets in the Saada and...
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Pakistani journalists quit network over ‘fake’ claims

- Senior news executives leave new media group after claims parent company sold bogus degrees. By Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan – Several senior Pakistani journalists have...

Syrian refugees make good in Turkey

With Turkish support, Syrian refugees are starting successful businesses in Turkey by Bahattin Gonultas ANKARA - Syrian refugees, fleeing a brutal and repressive regime at home,...

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