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By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): More than 100 Rohingya Muslim refugees have drowned in shipwrecks and boat incidents since the beginning of the crisis on Aug. 25, the UN said on Friday. “Recent arrivals told us they had been … Continued

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By Mustafa Deveci   (AA): One of every five airstrikes in Iraq by the U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition has resulted in a civilian death, according to the New York Times Thursday. The American daily said the civilian casualties by coalition strikes … Continued

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By Safvan Allahverdi   WASHINGTON (AA) – The U.S. on Thursday downplayed a recent deal allowing thousands of armed Daesh terrorists safe passage from Syria’s Raqqa city, instead urging all sides to seek a “political solutions”. Raqqa served as the de-facto … Continued

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By Merve Aydogan   ANKARA (AA): The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on Thursday published its 2016 hate crime data, including 5,998 incidents. “On the International Day for Tolerance, this is our contribution to support the important … Continued

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By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): At least 14 people were killed and 29 injured Wednesday when four suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Nigeria’s Maiduguri city. The bombers targeted crowded parts of Muna Gari suburb. The two female … Continued

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By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): The UN’s migration agency on Tuesday warned of the trafficking, exploitation and sexual abuse of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. International Organization for Migration (IOM) spokesman Joel Millman told a news conference in Geneva: “Desperate … Continued

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By Safvan Allahverdi   WASHINGTON (AA): At least five people were killed and several wounded Tuesday during a shooting spree in Northern California, according to authorities. At least two students were shot and wounded at Rancho Tehama Elementary School, one … Continued

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By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): Delegates to the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plenary summit on Monday expressed deep concern over the plight of Rohingya Muslims, officials said. At a press conference on the sidelines … Continued

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By Burak Karakocaoglu, Ashraf Musa and Cem Genco   IDLIB, Syria (AA): At least 53 people were killed Monday in airstrikes that targeted a marketplace in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo province, according to a Syrian Civil Defense (SCD) team. Three airstrikes … Continued

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By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): Nineteen people died when an unlicensed tour boat capsized in the River Krishna in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh late Sunday, police said. A criminal case has been launched against the … Continued

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(AA) – An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale rocked northern Iraq and Iran, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday evening. At least 214 people were killed and 2500 others injured in Iran’s border areas. The epicenter of … Continued

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The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR): Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02– 08 November 2017) Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) Two Palestinian civilians were wounded in … Continued

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By Wassim Seifeddine   BEIRUT (AA): Saad Hariri, Lebanon’s recently resigned prime minister, is being held against his will by Saudi Arabia, which isn’t allowing him to return to Lebanon, Hezbollah [Hizbullah] Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said Friday. Hariri’s abrupt resignation … Continued

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By Ainur Rohmah   YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AA): Police said Thursday a group of armed militants were holding hostage 1,300 residents in two villages, near the giant Grasberg copper mine in eastern Indonesia’s Papua province. Boy Rafli Amar, the provincial police … Continued

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By Serhad Shaker   BAGHDAD (AA): Scores of young Iraqi Muslims have taken part in the restoration of the Middle East’s second largest church, urging their displaced Christian neighbors to return to their homes. “Dozens of young Muslim volunteers from … Continued

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  By Peter Saramba Ongiri   MWANZA, Tanzania (AA) – At least five pupils died and 42 others and one teacher were injured Wednesday following a hand grenade explosion at the Kihinga Primary School in Ngara, district of Kagera Region … Continued

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By Shadi Khan Saif   KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) – The UN mission in Afghanistan on Wednesday said it has credible evidence that civilians were killed in a U.S. air raid in northern Kunduz province last week. UN Assistance Mission in … Continued

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By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA):- The UN on Tuesday said it was “deeply concerned” about a series of recent attacks in Yemen and the impact of the closure of air and sea ports in the country which has blocked … Continued

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By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): Nearly 100 refugees have died in the Mediterranean Sea over the last four days, including 26 women from Nigeria, the UN said on Tuesday. Thirty-four bodies have been recovered and an estimated 50 people … Continued

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