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UN is Looking at Legal Boundaries if Rohingya Violence is Genocide

The United Nations is looking at legal boundaries to determine if violence against Rohingya Muslims constitutes genocide. Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said on...
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Russia Considers Retaliation Against US-funded News Outlets

MOSCOW, Russia - As Washington and Moscow are locked in a bitter information war, media outlets are caught in the crossfire, raising questions about media freedom in both countries. On October 9, some American media...

Key Decisions to Be Made at China’s 19th Party Congress

China’s President Xi Jinping is under the spotlight this week. On Wednesday, the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party kicked off at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. The Chinese government has tightened...
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Iran’s Khamenei Threatens to ‘Shred’ Nuclear Deal if US Pulls Out

Iranian supreme leader has said his country will "shred" the 2015 nuclear deal with the U.S. and five other European powers if Washington decides to quit the agreement. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that...
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Iraqi Troops Recapture Kurdish-held Towns Along Iranian Border

The brewing feud between Kurdistan and Iraq's central government culminated this week after Iraqi troops, backed by Shiite militias, overrun oil-rich Kirkuk and several towns on the Iranian border. The quick advance of the Iraqi government...

Civilian Casualties Escalate Amid Resurgence of War in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Just weeks into the announcement of the new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan, a sudden surge in casualties on the war fronts and among civilians has overshadowed prospects for a peaceful resolution...
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Gmail Rolls Out Advanced Protection for High-Risk Users

Google said on Tuesday that its email service would provide advanced security protection for some high-risk users such as government officials and journalists who are usually targeted by hackers. Gmail already provides two-step verification for...
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Iraqi Troops Seize Key Kirkuk Sites as Tensions Rise Over Kurdish Independence

The Iraqi government asserted control over the disputed city of Kirkuk, sending troops to seize key locations in and around the city including the seat of the provincial government, in the first decisive move...

US Calls on Parties to Avoid Provocations in Kirkuk that Can Be Exploited by...

Washington is concerned by reported violence near Kirkuk and urges Iraqi and Kurdish authorities to avoid provocations that can be exploited to fuel ethnic and sectarian conflict in the region, U.S. Department of State...
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Journalist Who Took on Corrupt Individuals Murdered

A leading Maltese journalist and blogger who made enemies by reporting on corrupt individuals, including politicians, has been murdered in a car bomb attack. Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed just 20 minutes after she published...