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Suu Kyi’s role in Rohingya abuses still unclear

but she didn’t address military crackdown, U.N. investigator says WT24 Desk A top U.N. investigator said Tuesday “it’s still an open-ended question” about how much Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be implicated in human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims, Agencies report. Marzuki Darusman said it was “probably the case” that Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace prize laureate, may ...

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Iran warns US of response to any action over Saudi attack

State-run media says Tehran’s retaliation won’t be limited to the source of the threat, without elaborating; Rouhani, Zarif may skip UN meeting since US hasn’t issued visas WT24 Desk Iran warned the U.S. that any action taken against it following an attack on Saudi oil installations will “immediately” be met with a response from Tehran, its state-run news agency reported ...

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Pakistan PM to accuse Modi of complicity in Kashmir ‘terrorism’

Imran Khan will use UN address to highlight alleged atrocities carried out by Indian army WT24 Desk Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, is to follow a speech by his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, at the United Nations general assembly by accusing him of being complicit in the torture and mass detention of protesters in India-administered Kashmir, The Guardian reports. Khan will ...

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At Least 24 Dead As Suicide Bomber Targets Afghan President’s Rally; Ghani Unhurt

Hours later, an explosion struck near the U.S. embassy in Kabul WT24 Desk A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31, officials said. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief, Agencies report. Just hours ...

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China extends influence in Pacific as Solomon Islands break with Taiwan

Blow for Taipei as largest remaining ally in region switches relations to Beijing WT24 Desk The Solomon Islands’ government has voted to sever its longstanding ties with Taiwan and take up diplomatic relations with Beijing, Agencies report. The move is a huge blow to self-ruled Taiwan, which has lost six allies since 2016, and to Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, who is ...

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Trump hints at action as US points finger at Iran

US president says he has ‘reason to believe we know the culprit’, as oil prices rise WT24 Desk Donald Trump has said the US is “locked and loaded” and ready to respond to attacks on a petroleum processing facility in Saudi Arabia, as US officials said the evidence pointed to Iranian involvement, Agencies report. The US president did not mention ...

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Colombia small plane crash kills 7

WT24 Desk At least seven people were killed when a small plane crashed on Sunday in a residential district of Popayan, a town in southwest Colombia, officials confirmed, Agencies report. The aircraft, which belonged to an airline called Transpacifico, crashed shortly after taking off from Payan, capital of Cauca department, Colombia’s civil aeronautics agency said in a statement. According to ...

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Kim Jong-un invites Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang – report

Letter from North Korean leader comes as talks between the men have stalled WT24 Desk North Korean leader Kim Jong-un invited US president Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources, The Guardian reports The letter pre-dates North Korea’s latest launch of short-range projectiles a week ago and is the ...

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Drone attacks on Saudi plant could hit global oil supplies

Explosions halve Saudi output and reduce global production by 5%; US blames strikes on Iran WT24 Desk Global supplies of oil are likely to suffer a “major jolt” following Saturday’s attack by a swarm of explosive drones on the world’s biggest oil processing plant in Saudia Arabia, Agencies report. Major fires engulfed the Abqaiq processing facility and the Khurais oil field ...

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First migrants land in Italy under post-Salvini coalition deal with EU

EU ministers pledge support as 82 disembark from NGO boat, ending Salvini’s entry ban WT24 Desk Eighty-two migrants have disembarked in Italy, marking a break from the era of hardline immigration measures pushed by the former interior minister, Matteo Salvini, The Guardian reports. On Saturday night, the migrants were transferred from the Norwegian-flagged rescue boat Ocean Viking, operated by the French ...

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