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415,000 Syrian babies born in Turkey since 2011

415,000 Syrian babies born in Turkey since 2011

More than 400,000 Syrian babies have been born in Turkey since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, said an official from Turkey’s Interior Ministry. “The population of Syrians in Turkey is a young one, as [only] around 100,000 among 3.6 million Syrians in Turkey are older than 60,” Abdullah Ayaz, who heads […]

Iran ‘categorically rejects’ US tanker attack allegations

Iran ‘categorically rejects’ US tanker attack allegations

Tehran: Iran’s defence minister “categorically rejected” Wednesday accusations that Tehran was behind two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, describing evidence presented by Washington as “unsubstantiated”, official news agency IRNA reported. Washington has blamed Iran for last week’s attacks, releasing images and a grainy video it alleges shows Iranians on a patrol boat removing […]

‘Credible evidence’ links Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi killing: UN report

‘Credible evidence’ links Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi killing: UN report

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia should be investigated over the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi because there is “credible evidence” that he and other senior officials are liable for the killing, according to a damning and forensic UN report. In an excoriating 100-page analysis published on Wednesday of what happened to Khashoggi […]

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls on International community to step up response to check hate speech

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls on International community to step up response to check hate speech

United Nations: With digital technology providing new channels for hate speech to grow and reach to wider audiences at lightning speed, UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on the international community to step up its response to combat acts of hatred and xenophobia. The UN secretary-general was speaking on Tuesday during the launch of the United […]

Syria: Humanitarian disaster in Idlib ‘unfolding before our eyes’, says top UN relief official

Syria: Humanitarian disaster in Idlib ‘unfolding before our eyes’, says top UN relief official

United Nations: Unabating violence, destruction and a downward sprial in overall conditions for the desperate people trapped in north-western Syria’s Idlib were in the spotlight as the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday that “we are faced with a humanitarian disaster unfolding before our eyes”. Mark Lowcock, also the UN Humanitarian […]

Tayyip Erdogan blames Egypt ‘tyrants’ for Morsi’s death

Tayyip Erdogan blames Egypt ‘tyrants’ for Morsi’s death

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday blamed Egypt’s “tyrants” for the death of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi who died in a Cairo hospital after fainting during a court session. “History will never forget those tyrants who led to his death by putting him in jail and threatening him with execution,” Erdogan, a […]

11 dead, 122 injured in China earthquake

11 dead, 122 injured in China earthquake

Beijing: Eleven people were killed and 122 injured after China’s Sichuan province was hit by two strong earthquakes since Monday night, according to the state media. The first 6.0 magnitude quake shook Changning County of Yibin City at 10:55 pm on Monday (local time) and according to the China Earthquake Centre (CENC), the second tremor of […]

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