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How Mossad carries out assassinations


Murder in Malaysia turns spotlight on Israeli spy agency's policy of targeted killings of Palestinian operatives.

Thousands rally in Pakistan's Lahore for Pashtun rights


Defying government ban, thousands attend rally in Lahore city demanding basic rights for ethnic Pashtun citizens.

Afghanistan: 63 dead in attacks on voter registration centres


At least 63 people killed in bombings targeting voter registration centres in Kabul and Baghlan province, officials say.

Yemenis resort to burning firewood and rubbish to cook food


Saudi blockade has caused a chronic shortage of propane gas, forcing Yemenis to find alternatives to prepare food.

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Khansaa Gaza: Mother mourns sons killed by Israeli forces


Nawal Abu Hajeela, 58, is known locally as Khansaa of Gaza after 7th century Arab poet who lost four sons in battle.


Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan detained


Detention in Yerevan and call for 'velvet revolution' come hours after televised clash between Pashinyan and the PM.


Intipuca: A town that relies on remittances braces for end of TPS


Residents of eastern El Salvador town worry about how they will survive after the end of US Temporary Protected Status.


Gaza hospitals handling influx of wounded, against all odds


With minimum resources and constant power cuts, hospitals in Gaza continue to deliver life saving surgeries and care.

Hungarians protest PM Orban for second week


Demonstrations against newly-elected PM Viktor Orban continued on Saturday with a protest focusing on media freedom.

Filthy Mumbai beach rebreeds turtles, thanks to a city lawyer


The incredible story of Afroz Shah, who led efforts to remove 13 million kg of toxic waste from Versova beach.


Somalia warns Dubai Ports World against violating its sovereignty


State-owned port operator should rethink its deal with breakaway region and work with the government, says Somali FM.


At least 10 killed as unrest intensifies in Nicaragua


Police accused of using live bullets on demonstrators as week of protests against Ortega and pension reforms continue.


Is North Korea serious about peace?


Kim Jong-un announces the suspension of all missile tests, ahead of historic talks with South Korea and the US.

Kuala Lumpur police: Killing of al-Batsh an 'international issue'


Malaysia deputy PM says suspects in killing of Fadi al-Batsh believed to be Europeans with links to foreign spy agency.


German town on alert as neo-Nazi festival, counter events held


Anti-fascists and local council hold separate events in Ostritz in response to far-right festival on Hitler's birthday.


Saudi forces shoot down 'toy drone' near royal palace


Police open investigation, state media says, as videos posted online purport to show area ringing with heavy gunfire.

India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12


Controversial order to remain in effect for six months from president's approval, or until parliament votes it into law.


Debuting Turkish party eligible to partake in snap elections


Good (Iyi) Party, launched in October by Meral Aksener, is eligible for June 24 parliamentary and presidential polls.

Stephen Lawrence: Murder that shook UK's racial dynamics


April 22, 1993, killing of black man by five white youths laid bare Met Police incompetence, corruption and racism.

Palestinian scholar killed in Kuala Lumpur, family blames Mossad


Fadi al-Batsh's father accuses Israeli intelligence agency of 'assassination' after fatal shooting in Malaysian capital.

Saturday, Apr 21

Chemical weapons inspectors reach Douma to probe gas attack


A week after arriving in Syria, experts enter town where dozens died and hundreds were injured in April 7 incident.

Syria government advances as rebels evacuate Qalamoun area


After days of government raids, rebels agree to leave Qalamoun while other groups hold on to areas in capital's south.

Palestine calls for UN probe into Israeli killings in Gaza


Palestine's UN ambassador calls for fact-finding mission after Israel killed 39 protesters in Gaza since March 30.

North Korea suspends nuclear and missile tests


Leader Kim Jong-un also announces the shutting down of nuclear test site, before next week's inter-Korean talks.

Friday, Apr 20

Israeli soldiers kill four Palestinians, wound 700 at Gaza rally


More than 10,000 attend fourth mass protest in as many weeks calling for return of Palestinian refugees to their lands.

Gaza protests: All the latest updates


At least 729 wounded as thousands of Palestinians take part in protests near Gaza border. Here are the latest updates.

Elliott Broidy plotted to force Chinese dissident from US: NYT


Documents obtained by US daily show Republican fundraiser drafted plan in hopes of getting payoffs from China and UAE.

Alabama executes Walter Moody, 83, oldest in modern US history


Moody's age reflects the aging of death row across the US, where almost 3,000 people are to be executed.

Thursday, Apr 19

Durham first US city to ban police training with Israeli military


Local council adopts step against exchange with Israeli military practices synonymous with the occupation of Palestine.

Miguel Diaz-Canel: Cuba's post-Castro president


Little known about 57-year-old's plans to tackle challenges facing Communist country, including its struggling economy.

Iraq launches 'deadly strikes' against ISIL inside Syria


Iraqi PM's office says F-16 fighter jets carried out air raids near the border in coordination with Syrian army.

ISIL given '48 hours' to evacuate area south of Damascus


ISIL fighters have been in control of an area south of Damascus for nearly three years.

Wednesday, Apr 18

OPCW: Fact-finding team still outside Syria's Douma


Watchdog says any deployment will have to receive security clearance, a day after UN team comes under fire in Douma.

Turkey's Erdogan calls for snap elections on June 24


The parliamentary and presidential polls had previously been slated for November 2019.

Iran's Rouhani: We will not wait for approval to produce weapons


In a speech marking Iran's Army Day, Rouhani warns Western powers against flooding the Middle East with more weapons.

Russia rejects UN resolution for independent Douma investigation


Russia's UN ambassador says determining responsibility for chemical attack is futile since West already assigned blame.

Tuesday, Apr 17

Saudi in talks with US over troop deployment in Syria


Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says Riyadh is willing to send soldiers amid reports Trump is looking to exit Syria.

Is France reinventing itself as a kingmaker in the Middle East?


President Emmanuel Macron is trying restore France's position as a 'power broker' in the Arab world, analysts say.

OPCW 'enters Syria's Douma' to probe gas attack allegation


State TV says chemical weapons watchdog arrives in Douma as France and the US question the purpose of the mission.

Diplomatic leaks: UAE dissatisfied with Saudi policies


Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar publishes secret diplomatic documents claiming UAE disapproval of Saudi policies.