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Bangladesh PM seeks help for Rohingya crisis as exodus tops 400,000

AFP | Published — Saturday 16 September 2017   A Rohingya refugee boy looks on as he stands in his makeshift tent in cox’s Bazar on Saturday. (Reuters)   DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina headed for the UN General Assembly on Saturday to plead for global help coping with the Rohingya crisis, as the refugee deluge escaping a crackdown ...

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Muslim World League hosting conference in New York

Arab News | Published — Saturday 16 September 2017   Muslim World League Secretary General Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa (SPA file photo)   JEDDAH: Religious and intellectual extremism will be tackled in a conference being organized by the Muslim World League (MWL) in New York starting today. Representatives of Islamic institutions, as well as scientific, intellectual and political participants from ...

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Tillerson on North Korea: Russia and China must take ‘direct action’ over missile launch

Friday 15 September 2017 Japanese PM says Pyongyang has ‘no bright future’ and calls for UN security council meeting after projectile flew over island of Hokkaido North Korean government photo – said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: AP   Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Tom Phillips in Beijing   ...

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Ethiopia’s ethnic crisis escalates: deaths, displacements reported

Africa News | September 15, 2017   Ethnic clashes between Ethiopia’s Oromo and Somali regional states have escalated leading to reports of deaths and displacement in the respective regions. A top official of the Oromia regional government confirmed to the BBC that 18 people had died from the clashes – twelve Somalis and six Oromos were involved. He further clarified ...

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22 hurt as improvised bomb explodes on London subway train

AP | Friday 15 Sep 2017   Police vehicles line the street near Parsons Green tube station in London, Britain September 15, 2017 (Reuters)   A homemade bomb exploded on a packed London subway train during rush hour on Friday, leaving 22 people injured but no one seriously hurt. Police said the explosion was a terrorist attack, the fifth in ...

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Qatari exiles in UK make plea for end to ‘suffering’

BEN FLANAGAN | Arab News Staff | Published — Friday 15 September 2017   The London conference was organized by Khalid Al-Hail, spokesman for Qatar National Democratic Parrty.   LONDON: Qatari exiles gathered at a conference in the UK on Thursday called for international assistance to end their “suffering,” a day after it emerged that Doha had stripped 55 nationals ...

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Turkish flight cleared after Germany bomb scare

AFP | 14 September 2017   A Turkish Ailines Airbus A330 aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, France, on August 9, 2016. (File photo by Reuters)   BERLIN: German authorities Thursday searched a Turkish Airlines jet with explosives sniffer dogs after Cologne airport received a threatening phone call, but police later gave the all-clear. The ...

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SRSG KEATING BRIEFING TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL

UNSOM News | September 13, 2017   Michael Keating, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia briefs the UN Security Council through video link from Mogadishu, on 13 September 2017. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe   Mr. President,   The long term as well as immediate challenges facing Somalia remain formidable, whether humanitarian, economic, security or political. The unity of ...

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Germany resumes deportations of rejected Afghan asylum seekers

AFP | Published — Wednesday 13 September 2017   An Afghan refugee, center, deported from Germany is registered by an International Organization for Migration (IOM) member after arriving in Kabul on Wednesday. (AFP)   KABUL: Eight Afghans expelled from Germany arrived in Kabul on Wednesday as Berlin resumed deportations of rejected asylum seekers from the war-torn country months after suspending ...

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Afghanistan cricket ground hit by suicide bomb blast in Kabul

SKY NEWS | Wednesday 13 September 2017 Police said security forces “sacrificed themselves” to prevent the attacker from reaching the crowd inside the stadium in Kabul.     By Philip Whiteside, News Reporter   At least three people have been killed in a suicide bombing during a cricket match in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. Hundreds of people were watching a T20 ...

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