• Soldiers of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), the army of South Sudan, celebrate while standing in trenches in Lelo, outside Malakal, northern South Sudan, on October 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

    Israeli arms firms fueling S Sudan war: UN

    A United Nations (UN) panel has found evidence of “well-established networks” of arms suppliers in Israel and Eastern Europe that are fueling the ongoing civil war in South Sudan.
  • Three bombers infiltrated a power plant being built by an Iranian company . (AP Photo)

    Suicide bombers in deadly twin raids in northern Iraq

    Gunmen wearing suicide vests attacked government targets in the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk and killed 16 at an Iranian-run construction site further north on Friday as troops advanced on jihadist bastion Mosul.
  • (L-R) US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed make a joint statement on Yemen at Lancaster House in London on October 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

    UN-Mediated Ceasefire Goes Into Effect in Yemen

    A fresh ceasefire has gone into effect in Yemen, which started a minute before midnight on Wednesday, and will continue for 72 hours.The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed,
  • Iraqi troops launch fresh Mosul push, retake town

    Iraqi troops launch fresh Mosul push, retake town

    Iraqi troops launch a fresh push against areas held by Daesh terrorists around Mosul as special forces join the offensive to retake the Takfiri group's last major stronghold in Iraq.
  • Peshmerga forces advance in the east of Mosul to attack Daesh militants in Mosul, Iraq, on Tuesday. — Reuters

    Iraqi forces make gains in bid to retake IS-held Mosul​​​​​​​

    Iraqi forces were making gains as tens of thousands of fighters advanced on Mosul on Tuesday in an unprecedented offensive to retake the city from the militant Islamic State group.
  • UNESCO approves anti-Israel resolution

    UNESCO approves anti-Israel resolution

    Palestinian leaders have welcomed a decision by the United Nations cultural agency to adopt a resolution on occupied East Jerusalem that sharply criticises Israeli policies around the al-Aqsa Mosque
  • Taliban reject reports of secret talks with Afghanistan

    Taliban reject reports of secret talks with Afghanistan

    The Taliban on Wednesday rejected reports of secret meetings with the Afghan government in a bid to resume long-stalled peace negotiations, insisting that their hard line policy remains unchanged.
  • Taliban restart secret talks with Afghanistan in Qatar

    Taliban restart secret talks with Afghanistan in Qatar

    The Taliban and the Afghan government restarted secret peace talks in September and have held two rounds of discussions in Qatar, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing anonymous sources.
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    Trump offers to help reduce India-Pakistan tensions

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that if elected, he’d like to mediate between India and Pakistan because the region was a “very, very hot tinderbox”.
  • China welcomes enhanced cooperation with Iran on CPEC

    China welcomes enhanced cooperation with Iran on CPEC

    Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong in an interview with Iran'sIRNA news agency on Monday said China anticipates enhancing cooperation with Iran on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. PHOTO: AFP

    Donald Trump says elections will be 'rigged'

    Donald Trump has stepped up claims the presidential election will be rigged against him, as polls showed support slipping away from the Republican candidate only three weeks from the vote.
  • Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces gather ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday. (Photo: AP)

    Iraq begins military operations to retake Mosul from ISIS

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of military operations to liberate the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants on Monday, launching the country on its toughest battle since American troops left nearly five years a
  • Yemeni people and rescue workers react amid the rubble of a destroyed building following Saudi airstrikes on a funeral site in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, October 8, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

    Yemen urges UN to put end to Saudi war

    Yemen’s top governing body has called on the United Nations (UN) and the Security Council to intervene in order to put an end to Saudi Arabia's atrocious war.
  • In this May 20, 2015 file photo, refugees from Myanmar, including Rohingya Muslims, are seen on board a crammed boat as they wait to be rescued by Aceh fishermen on the sea off East Aceh, Indonesia. (By AP)

    Multiple fatalities as Myanmar ferry capsizes

    A crammed ferry, carrying teachers, students and workers, has capsized in a river in central Myanmar, leaving at least 14 people dead and dozens of others missing.
  • 55 killed in suicide attack in Baghdad

    55 killed in suicide attack in Baghdad

    Around 55 people were killed in Iraq in attacks on Saturday that targeted a Shi'ite Muslim gathering, a police check-point and the family of a Sunni paramilitary leader opposed to Islamic State, according to security and medical sources.