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Iraq's top Shia cleric urges crackdown on corruption

Ayatollah al-Sistani calls for persecution of most senior officials suspected of graft and the return of stolen funds.

3 Indians sentenced for raping Japanese student

Men allegedly met the 20-year-old woman in a popular tourist destination and offered to be her tour guides

Lebanon news updates for Friday September 4

Here are the latest updates on current issues in Lebanon. Protests in Lebanon Several Lebanese activists launched an open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, demanding the resignation of the environment minister at the center of the country’s trash crisis. -Information Minister Ramzi Jreij told VOL (93.3) radio station in comments about the coverage by the media […]

Kurdi Family Buried Alongside ISIS Victims in Kobane

Syrian-Kurdish community lays family to rest in silence in short ceremony.

Migrant Crisis Caused by 'Blindly Following U.S. Orders', Says Putin

The Russian president says Kremlin absolutely expected the current situation.

Putin says Syria's Assad is ready to share power

Russian president says his Syrian counterpart is ready to hold elections and allow "healthy" opposition to share power.

Report From Leros, Greece

Tevon DuBois contributed to this post September 2, 2015. Within a few hours of arriving here we have rented a scooter and are on our way to meet Martina at the Port Police Station in the town of Lakki. Martina is pointed out to us, a cell phone near her ear. Show More Summary

Heart-Breaking Dilemma

The heart-breaking dilemma of the migrants and refugees flooding into Europe is shocking, sad and should concern us all. While it would be foolish to offer any simple solution, I do think that there are some attitudes that we should have. Show More Summary

Indo-Pak Cross Border Fire. Humanity: 0 - Jingoistic Nationalism: 1

Once again in the month of August, Pakistani and Indian forces exchanged fire near the border areas which left at least 10 people dead and dozens wounded. The Indian paramilitary border security force (BSF) alleged the Pakistani forces...Show More Summary

Juncker prepares new push for refugee quotas

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will next week unveil a revamped plan for redistributing tens of thousands of refugees across EU member states. His renewed push looks more likely to succeed now that France and Germany have both endorsed binding quotas. The post Juncker prepares new push for refugee quotas appeared first on Open Europe.

Five People Injured After Fire at German Refugee Shelter

The incident is the latest in a string of violence against refugee shelters in the country.

Ten Times Britain Took In Refugees At Times Of Crisis

But history shows the U.K. government and media was often reluctant to welcome them.

Migrant Crisis: Former U.K. Chief Rabbi Says Bring Back Kindertransport

Europe is being tested like never before, according to the former Jewish leader.

Rights Groups: 80% of Yemenis are in need of humanitarian aid due to US-backed war

21 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian aid, but the world is largely ignoring it, an officer for international human rights organization Save the Children warns in an op-ed in the Guardian. The Saudi-led, US-backed "war...Show More Summary

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