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Russia backs Bosnia’s integrity amid Serb calls for secession

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Russia supports the peace accords that ended Bosnia’s war in the 1990s and the country’s territorial integrity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei...

Deputy mufti: Shariah punishment only to teach, not harm

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The punishments meted out under Shariah laws are meant to be educational rather than punitive for both the offender...

For asylum-seekers on Greece’s Lesbos, life ‘is so bad here’

LESBOS, Sept 20 — Hundreds of asylum-seekers stranded on Greece’s Lesbos island are living in makeshift tents in a field overrun by garbage, without...

Palestinians say Israeli troops fire on Gaza protesters, one killed

GAZA CITY, Sept 20 — Israeli forces opened fire during a demonstration in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday, killing a Palestinian youth, the Palestinian...

Syrian government has again committed war crime of chemical weapon use,...

Forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad fired banned chemical weapons at Syrian rebel enclaves at least three times this year, bringing the total number of such incidents to more...

US cuts aid to ‘Palestine-Israel’ conflict resolution programmes

The US has cut additional aid to the Palestinians for programmes supporting conflict resolution with Israelis, adding to more than $500m in other cuts. The...

Waiting to be bulldozed: Khan al-Ahmar’s residents stuck in limbo

Khan al-Ahmar, occupied West Bank - Tucked away behind a motorway, Khan al-Ahmar is almost invisible. The village, which has been home to Palestinian Bedouins for more than 60...

Yemen’s skies of terror: Three years of war in Yemen

The war in Yemen has entered its fourth year. The campaign by the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi rebels has seen more than 16,633 air raids launched across...

Palestinian official says U.S. will never present Middle East peace plan

JERICHO, West Bank (Reuters) - The United States will not present its long-awaited plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace any time soon and is instead trying...