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N.Korea may be cutting back on public executions

The study says mounting pressure from the international community has forced North Korea to scale back public executions.

After years, Baghdad’s emblematic ‘Green Zone’ reopens

Iran is getting back on its feet after years of conflict and proven so is the re-opening of its emblematic 'Green Zone'.

Car bombing kills 19 in Syria’s Azaz

Four children have been confirmed dead among those killed in the explosion, which also wounded more than 20 people, according to a monitor. 

Israel attacks Syria over rockets fired at Mount Hermon

A statement from the military says it holds the Syrian regime accountable 'for every action taken against Israel.'

The recipe for the perfect storm

Political entrepreneurs, in their quest for power, mobilise ethnic constituencies by promoting inter-ethnic animosities using rhetorical weapons of blame, fear and hate.

Kit Siang wise in withdrawing from debate, says Anwar

He says it was feared that the debate between the DAP veteran and former PM Najib Razak would have turned into a racial conflict.

‘American Taliban’ Lindh released from prison, sparking concerns

Lindh, 38, is a free man now after his release from high-security prison in Terre Haute, Indiana three years early for good behaviour in a 20-year sentence.

Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran’s...

Saudi Arabia will do what they can to avoid war, but is ready to respond if Iran decides on conflict.

Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war

Iran is not interested in going to war and they don’t see anyone being able to confront them in the region.

UAE seeks Gulf ‘de-escalation’ after ship attacks

The UAE minister of state for foreign affairs says they are very committed to de-escalation, peace and stability.

Could Gulf tensions lead to Iran-US war?

The US and Iran have had no diplomatic relations since the seizure of US embassy staff by Iranian rebels in the wake of the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Rights groups urge action on fate of Syria’s missing

Rights groups Monday urged the international community to pressure all sides in Syria's war to reveal the fate of 'tens of thousands' of people gone missing over years of conflict.

In north Syria, the arts return to former jihadist bastion

After almost four years under IS, which banned music and the arts, US-backed forces expelled the last IS fighters from Raqa in October 2017.

Trump says US backs Israel ‘100%’ over Gaza escalation

Trump's message came in the wake of the most serious escalation since the 2014 war.

Deadly escalation sees fresh rocket fire from Gaza, Israeli retaliation

Gazan authorities reports four Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes, but Israel disputed their account of the deaths of a pregnant mother and her baby.

Pakistan PM accuses India of war hysteria over downed F-16 claim

Nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan have been engaged in an aerial battle over the disputed region of Kashmir.

Civilians trapped as Myanmar rebels squabble over expected China boom

The Shan state in Myanmar has been in decades of conflict and Beijing is looking to develop projects at its border.

Al-Aqsa officials to defy Israeli court over Golden Gate access

A Jerusalem court gave the Waqf, the Muslim foundation which runs the Al-Aqsa mosque, until March 10 to explain why the closure order should be lifted.

Trump calls India-Pakistan standoff ‘very dangerous’

Tensions have soared between the nuclear-armed rivals since a suicide attack last week killed 41 soldiers on the Indian side of divided Kashmir.

UN demands immediate pullback of forces from Yemen ports

Under the agreement, fighters would redeploy outside the ports and away from areas that are key to the humanitarian relief effort in Yemen.

Dying days of caliphate in Syria as IS fighters trapped

The jihadists have lost all but a tiny patch of territory in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, known as Baghouz.

Yemeni conjoined twins die in blockaded Sanaa

Huthi rebels blamed a Riyadh-led military coalition for the twins' deaths.

Syria bus attack kills one, wounds four in Manbij

A roadside bomb exploded as a bus passed by, killing the driver and wounding at least four others.

UN demands humanitarian access to eastern Syria

The UN says more than 10,000 people have fled from the conflict zone to Al-Hol, where the main camp for people displaced by the fighting against IS is located.