UN’s Guterres urges Kurds in Iraq to scrap referendum | Iraq News

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Kurds in Iraq to scrap plans to hold a referendum on independence later this month, arguing it would detract from the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

Kurdish referendum in Iraq: What and where? |

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), which governs the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, plans to hold an independence referendum on September 25, 2017. While the vote, which is...

Voting concludes in key Pakistan by-election | Pakistan News

Lahore, Pakistan - Voting has concluded in a hotly contested by-election seen as a key test for ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling PML-N party in its political heartland of Lahore. Long lines...

An uneasy coexistence in the Mauritanian desert | Mauritania

Mbera refugee camp, Mauritania - It is often difficult to know where the sprawling Mbera refugee camp ends, and the desolate, desert communities of southeastern Mauritania begin. Both spring up almost unexpectedly from the mounds...

Bangladesh restricts movement of Rohingya refugees | News

Bangladesh has restricted the movement of Rohingya refugees, banning them from leaving designated areas in the country to which over 400,000 have fled from violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Police said on Saturday that they...

The battle for Raqqa: Who controls what | ISIS

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the United States' closest ally in Syria, has begun the final push for Raqqa, one of the last and most important strongholds of the Islamic State of...

Bangladesh medics struggle to cope with Rohingya influx | News

Daylpara, Cox's Bazar – Dr Mohammad Hossain has already seen more than 50 injured Rohingya Muslims in the last two hours. Another 40 are waiting their turn at a nearby mosque in Daylpara village...