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Myanmar tensions- former UN chief Annan warns on Rakhine radicalisation

Myanmar tensions- former UN chief Annan warns on Rakhine radicalisation

The panel, led by former UN chief Kofi Annan, says a response combining political, security and developmental initiatives is needed to ensure violence does not escalate. It also suggests lifting restrictions on the Muslim Rohingya minority. Rakhine has seen deadly clashes between Muslims and majority Buddhists. The state, in western Myanmar, is home to more […]

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Iran blasts Saudis over Yemen, agencies rush in aid

Iran blasts Saudis over Yemen, agencies rush in aid

Apr 15, – Although a five-day humanitarian truce was largely holding, and aid was getting to some of the millions of Yemenis deprived of food, fuel and medicine, tensions were also mounting over an Iranian relief ship, which Saudi Arabia insisted on inspecting. A top member of Iran’s parliament called Saudi Arabia’s King Salman a […]

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Activists present list of demands in Turkey

Activists present list of demands in Turkey

June 5, ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a move to defuse the tension, the deputy prime minister met with the group whose attempt to prevent authorities from ripping up trees in Istanbul’s landmark Taksim Square has snowballed into nationwide protests against what demonstrators see as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian rule. Activists on […]

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Israeli military chief warns Bashar Al-Assad

Israeli military chief warns Bashar Al-Assad

May 21, JERUSALEM (AP) — Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz issued his threat hours after an Israeli jeep came under fire during a patrol in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Syria claimed it destroyed an Israeli vehicle that crossed the cease-fire line in the Golan Heights overnight. The Israeli military said the vehicle suffered light damage. It […]

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