North Korea’s Ambassador Meets with UN Official After Visit

North Korea's UN ambassador met with a senior UN official who made a recent trip to Pyongyang to push for talks on ending the nuclear crisis
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Iraq Hangs 38 Members of ISIS, al-Qaeda for ‘Terrorism’

Iraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda for terrorism offenses, provincial authorities said.

MSF Estimates 6,700 Rohingya Killed in First Month of Myanmar Violence

At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in Myanmar's Rakhine state in the weeks following a brutal crackdown by authorities, according to an MSF estimate
Yazidi refugees in Portugal

Hungary Hails EU Chief’s Refugee Quota Rejection

Hungary's rightwing government, a fierce opponent of mass immigration, on Thursday welcomed European Union President Donald Tusk's rejection of mandatory refugee quotas.
Carles Puigdemont, president of Catalonia

Belgium Ends Extradition Case Against Catalan Leader Puigdemont

A Belgian court closed extradition proceedings against deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont after Spain dropped the European arrest warrant against him.
Saudi arabia prince purge anti-corruption

Israeli Intel Minister Wants Saudi Crown Prince to Visit

Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz wants Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to visit, his spokesman said Wednesday.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a meeting of Asian and European foreign ministers in November 2017

Two Reuters Reporters Arrested in Myanmar Over ‘Security Documents’

Two Reuters journalists have been arrested in Myanmar for the possession of "important security documents," local authorities said on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia, UAE Donate $130Mln to Boost Sahel Anti-Jihadist Force

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates put forward $130 million Wednesday towards fighting jihadists in West Africa's Sahel region.

Toxic Pollution Replaces Taliban Threat for Many Afghans in Kabul

Breathing has recently become hazardous in the Afghan capital city of Kabul due to mounting air pollution that has started to fuel temporary migration.
Nigerian refugees in an IDP camp

Boko Haram Displaced Get ID Cards in Nigeria

Some 100,000 Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram received formal identification papers to help boost security and restore normality in the country's restive northeast.