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Afghanistan struggling with refugee returnees as mass deportations bite


Iran is reportedly deporting hundreds of Afghans every day with the number sent back to their home country reaching 130,000 so far this year. As World Refugee Day is marked on Tuesday, Afghanistan is struggling with a growing number of returnees not only from Iran but also from Pakistan and Europe.

Sudan agrees to take care of Yemeni interests in Qatar


Sudan on Tuesday agreed to take care of the Yemeni interests in Qatar, according to Sudan's Foreign Ministry.

7 killed after Taliban storms police HQ in east Afghanistan


At least three police officers and four militants were killed after Taliban operatives stormed police headquarters in Afghanistan's eastern city of Gardez on Sunday, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing officials.

IS claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman


The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman outside Jerusalem's Old City, in what would be a first for the jihadists in Israel.

IS has 100,000 civilians as 'human shields' in Mosul's Old City: UN


The UN said Friday that Islamic State group jihadists may be holding more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians as human shields in the Old City of Mosul.

Egypt: Opposition grows to plan to cede islands to Saudi Arabia


Prominent Egyptian political parties on Thursday criticized President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's plan to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia and urged people to take to the streets in protest.

Saudi, UAE show signals of easing tensions with Qatar


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia showed signals of easing tensions with Qatar on Sunday, after a week of a growing diplomatic row with Doha.

Qatar says it won't 'surrender' in Gulf row


Qatar said Thursday it will not "surrender" and rejected any interference in its foreign policy, defying its Gulf neighbors in an escalating dispute over its alleged support for extremists.

Yemeni children face serious situation of cholera, malnutrition: UNICEF


The situation faced by children in Yemen is "extremely dire," a senior United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official warned Thursday.

Iraqi Kurds set to vote on independence referendum in September


Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday announced it has set a date to hold a referendum on independence on September 25, a move that expected to be opposed strongly by Baghdad central government.