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June 2, 2018 9:37 AM US-led coalition raids kill 12 civilians in Syria's Hasakeh

BEIRUT: At least 12 civilians – members of the same family – have been killed in US-led coalition raids on the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, a monitor said Saturday. "The air strikes and artillery fire (Friday night) by the international coalition on the village of Hidaj, held by IS in the southern sector of Hasakeh province, killed at least 5

May 15, 2018 7:52 AM Turkey detains 54 IS suspects in Istanbul: Report

ISTANBUL: Turkish police have detained dozens of suspected members of Islamic State in a crackdown on the extremist group in Istanbul, the private Dogan news agency reported on Tuesday. Counter-terror police raided 19 addresses in over a dozen districts late on Monday, detaining 54 suspects who taken for interrogation at the city's police headquarters 24

May 14, 2018 12:05 PM Dismissal of Turkey academics creating 'climate of fear': HRW

ISTANBUL: Human Rights Watch on Monday said the dismissal of thousands of academics by the Turkish government after the 2016 failed coup was undermining academic freedoms and creating a 'climate of fear' on campus. "The Turkish government's crackdown is targeting academics and damaging its universities," said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director 16

May 13, 2018 4:15 AM Indonesia church attacks kill six, dozens wounded

SURABAYA: A wave of blasts including a suicide bombing struck outside churches in Indonesia on Sunday, killing at least six and wounding dozens of others, police said, the latest assault on a religious minority in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country. Three separate locations in the city of Surabaya were hit by the bombings around 7:30am, which 8

May 4, 2018 3:07 AM DON’T LET DR MAHATHIR HURT CHINESE COMMUNITY AGAIN

KAMPAR, May 3 (Bernama) — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had hurt the Chinese community during his 22-year leadership as prime minister, said MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. During that leadership, he said Dr Mahathir had caused lots of issues including hampering the Chinese education and the nationwide crackdown on political opponents under the operation 10

April 18, 2018 12:18 AM Trump's Supreme Court pick gives surprise vote in immigration case

WASHINGTON: Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch cast a surprise vote in a decision released Tuesday favoring an immigrant fighting deportation, siding with the US Supreme Court's left-leaning wing. Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's only appointee to the top US court, joined in a 5-4 ruling stating that the legal definition of a crime of violence — which 13

April 6, 2018 6:29 AM Stranded Rohingya rescued by Indonesian fishermen

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: Five Rohingya stranded at sea for almost three weeks have been rescued by Indonesian fishermen but another five of them died during the harrowing ordeal, officials said Friday. News of the rescue comes several days after the arrival in Malaysia of another boat carrying dozens of members of the persecuted Muslim minority from Myanmar 15

April 1, 2018 3:17 AM Ecuador says abducted journalists are 'well'

QUITO: Two Ecuadoran journalists and their driver, who is believed to be held by dissident Colombian rebels, are "well," the country's interior minister said Saturday. As of the previous day, "they were well, and the situation is stable," Cesar Navas told journalists ahead of a meeting with relatives of the editor, photographer and driver. The three 11

March 29, 2018 3:06 PM Saudi reforms 'fooling nobody': Amnesty

LONDON: Saudi Arabia's widely-lauded reforms are no more than a public relations blitz aimed at masking Riyadh's rights record and are "fooling nobody", Amnesty International said on Thursday. Saudi Arabia, a key US ally and the world's largest oil exporter, began to ease its ultraconservative policies following the rise to power of Crown Prince Mohammed 10

March 29, 2018 1:39 AM Colombian rebels holding abducted journalists: military

BOGOTA: Dissident Colombian rebels are believed to be holding hostage two Ecuadoran journalists and their driver who was abducted this week, the head of Colombia's armed forces said Wednesday. General Alberto Mejia told RCN radio that "the head of this group is the terrorist known as 'Guacho,' and he is, without doubt, the person responsible ... for the kidnapping 7