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Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark

Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just


11 Brazilians killed in clashes with police

Clashes between police and gangs in Brazil’s eastern regions have killed at least 11 people and injured two officers, reports say. The violence took place in the state of Rio


Czechs rally against US military convoy’s parade

Hundreds of demonstrators have staged an anti-NATO rally in the Czech capital of Prague to protest a planned parade by a US military convoy through the East European republic. The

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Bahrainis hold mass rallies over Salman detention

Bahraini people have staged nationwide protests to voice their opposition against the continued detention of the country’s main opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman. Mass protest rallies were held in several

Middle East

Syria: UN World Health Organization (WHO) ‘unable to sustain’ operations without significant funding increase

Ahead of next week’s third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, the United Nations health agency’s top official in the country said today that more than 16 million Syrians and


Suspected Boko Haram attack on polling station kills 2 in NE Nigeria

Unidentified gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group have attacked a polling station in northeastern Nigeria, killing 2 people. The attacks happened in the villages of


Boko Haram using civilians as human shields

Boko Haram is using an unknown number of civilians as human shields as its fighters flee an offensive by multinational forces, a top Nigerian official said Wednesday. Mike Omeri, the


UN warns about mass abductions of children by Takfiris

Senior UN officials have warned that mass kidnappings of children by Takfiri militant groups such as Boko Haram and the ISIL are on the rise in various parts of the

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Seven killed in car bomb attack in Afghanistan

At least seven people have lost their lives in a car bomb attack in the Afghan capital city of Kabul. “The initial reports from Kabul hospitals show seven killed and

Middle East

Syria opposition attacked civilians ‘indiscriminately’: HRW

Syrian armed opposition groups, among them jihadists but also Western-backed rebels, have indiscriminately targeted civilians in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. In a