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UN opens key fundraising conference for Rohingya refugees

The United Nations has opened a major fundraising conference aimed at securing aid for nearly one million persecuted Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh. Elisabeth Rasmusson, the deputy chief of the World Food Programme (WFP), told the conference in the Swiss city of Geneva on Monday that the funds would benefit ...

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Tennis: Top-ranked Halep crushes Garcia at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE  – Simona Halep says she is relishing being the world number one after delivering an ominous warning to her rivals at the WTA Finals with a crushing, straight-sets victory over the in-form Caroline Garcia on Monday. In her opening round robin match at the eight-player season finale, Halep halted ...

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UN urges Sri Lanka to start investigating war crimes

A United Nations expert warned Monday that Sri Lanka must speed up its own long-stalled investigation into war crimes by troops or risk action by the international community. Pablo de Greiff, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion of justice and reparation, said Sri Lanka had been slow to deliver ...

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US secretary of state makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has landed in Afghanistan in a brief, unannounced trip to discuss Washington’s new war strategy with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, according to the American embassy. Tillerson met with President Ghani on Monday at Bagram Airfield north of Kabul, America’s largest base in Afghanistan, where he ...

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Maryland to deny contracts for firms boycotting Israel

The US state of Maryland will be denying contracts to firms that boycott the Israeli regime, Governor Larry Hogan says. The governor of the Free State signed an executive order on Monday to block it from doing business with companies boycotting Israel over its expansionist policies in the Middle East. Speaking ...

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Anti-Daesh fighters waiting for nobody’s order: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says those forces who are fighting against Daesh terrorists have never been waiting for anybody’s order to defend their homeland. Speaking to reporters at the end of the 13th meeting of Iran-South Africa Joint Commission in Pretoria on Monday, Zarif made the remarks in ...

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