Pakistan: Is Imran Khan up to the prime minister’s job?

He says it is a new Pakistan. Imran Khan is pledging to help the poor, talk to the Taliban and try to end the decades of dispute over Kashmir. The former World Cup-winning cricket captain is set to be Pakistan's new prime minister, following Wednesday's general election. His Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) won the most seats,…
Syria’s Kurds hope for ‘new state and system’ via Assad talks

Syria’s Kurds hope for ‘new state and system’ via Assad talks

A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters says it has agreed to work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government towards a "democratic, decentralised Syria" after preliminary talks in Damascus. A delegation of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) - the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance - arrived in Syria's capital earlier…
Egypt: Cairo court sentences 75 protesters to death

Egypt: Cairo court sentences 75 protesters to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced 75 people to death for participating in a 2013 protest against the overthrow of the country's democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. Senior members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organisation were among those ordered executed by the Cairo Criminal Court on Saturday for their involvement with the sit-in demonstration at Rabaa Square in the Egyptian capital,…
Life goes on the Syrian way in Istanbul’s ‘Damascus Bazaar’

Life goes on the Syrian way in Istanbul’s ‘Damascus Bazaar’

Istanbul, Turkey - With shop signs in Arabic, Syrian food served in restaurants and fashionable abayas and Arabic perfumes available in shops, Malta Market Street reminds more of Damascus to its residents than Istanbul. The conservative Fatih district in Turkey's largest city has been home to Syrian refugees since the early days of the war…
Khan’s PTI wins most seats as EU raises concern over poll process

Khan’s PTI wins most seats as EU raises concern over poll process

Islamabad, Pakistan - Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the single largest party in the Pakistani lower house of parliament, as international observers declared the polling process less fair than the country's previous general election. The PTI won at least 116 out of the 272 directly elected National Assembly seats in Wednesday's election, official…
In Robert Mugabe’s village, new political dawn brings hope

In Robert Mugabe’s village, new political dawn brings hope

Kutama, Zimbabwe - Something rare is happening in Kutama, a small farming village about 85km west of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. Kutama is the birthplace of Robert Mugabe, who ruled the southern African country for nearly four decades. During every election season since the country's independence in 1980, Mugabe's posters used to be seen everywhere here - from…

Ready to negotiate with Ilham Aliyev: Armenia PM Nikol Pashinyan

"Take a step and reject Serzh" was the rallying cry of hundreds of thousands of Armenians who took to the streets earlier this year, forcing the resignation of Armenia's president-turned-prime-minister, Serzh Sargsyan, and clearing the way for the leader of the opposition, Nikol Pashinyan.  What was Sargsyan's second term as PM, deemed by many to…

How big a threat is ISIL to the Syrian government?

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) fighters have carried out their deadliest attacks for months in southern Syria. Suicide bombers targeted a vegetable market, a hospital and a public square in the government-held city of al-Sweida on Wednesday. Other gunmen raided nearby towns and villages. Dozens were killed, including pro-government fighters.…
Longest lunar eclipse of 21st century turns moon blood-red

Longest lunar eclipse of 21st century turns moon blood-red

All over the world, stargazers looked at the sky on Friday night to get a glimpse of the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, turning the moon blood red. A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth lies in between the sun and the moon. This means the sun's light is blocked by the Earth, and…
Gaza protests: All the latest updates

Gaza protests: All the latest updates

For nearly four months, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been protesting along the fence with Israel, demanding their right to return to the homes and land their families were expelled from 70 years ago. The Great March of Return rallies culminated on May 15 to mark what Palestinians refer to as the Nakba, or…

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