Iraqi Kurds vote in independence referendum

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:33 Written by

People in Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan voted in an independence referendum yesterday, amid rising tensions and international opposition.

US airstrikes kill 84 civilians in Syria

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:32 Written by

Human Rights Watch says the US killed at least 84 civilians, including scores of children, in airstrikes on a school and market near the northern Syrian city of Raqqah in March.

Germany’s Angela Merkel turns to the task of sounding out partners to build a coalition government after securing a fourth term as chancellor in Sunday’s election, although she has been weakened by a surge in support for the far right.

President Donald Trump slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics as targeting Muslims.

The Russian Ministry of Defense has released aerial images which they say show US Army special forces equipment north of the town of Deir er-Zor, where ISIS militants are deployed.

Donald Trump has once again taken to twitter to threaten Kim Jong-un after North Korea’s foreign minister spoke on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly Saturday.

Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, U.N. clinicians and other health workers said.

Tensions rise in Iraq ahead of Kurdish referendum

Monday, 25 September 2017 03:25 Written by

Hundreds demonstrated in eastern Iraq against a planned referendum on the secession of northern Iraq's Kurdish region, which neighbouring countries and Western powers fear could break up the country and stir regional ethnic and sectarian conflict.

Iran tests new ballistic missile: state media

Sunday, 24 September 2017 03:36 Written by

Iran has "successfully" tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and can travel up to 2,000km, according to state media. 

The news of the test comes just hours after Iran's Revolutionary Guard unveiled the missile during a military parade in Tehran. 

China imposes limits on oil supply to North Korea

Sunday, 24 September 2017 03:36 Written by

China is to limit the export of refined oil products and totally ban exports of liquefied natural gas and gas condensate to North Korea, as well as textile imports from that country, the Ministry of Commerce has announced.