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More than 1,600 people have died or gone missing while attempting to reach Europe so far this year, UNCHR's new Desperate Journeys report shows. The…

5.0-magnitude earthquake hits central Greece

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck Greece’s central city of Karditsa on Friday, according to the Athens Institute of Geodynamics. The epicenter was reported to be located…

Stabbed tourists in Amsterdam were US citizens

Two people injured in a stabbing incident at Amsterdam's central station on Friday were US citizens, the American ambassador to the Netherlands has said. Pete…
The U.S. on Tuesday warned Russia and the Syrian regime against any potential offensive on the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib. "We would hold them…

Iran's Rouhani questioned in parliament

Iran's parliament has declared its dissatisfaction with President Hassan Rouhani, voting to reject his answers after grilling him over the deteriorating economy. Rouhani's appearance in…
The UN on Monday called for an investigation and prosecution of Myanmar's top military officials for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes against Rohingya…
At least two people have been killed and at least 310 injured after a magnitude-6 earthquake struck western Iran. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said…
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused the United States of waging a "psychological war" against Tehran and its business partners. US sanctions were…
Senator John McCain, who served in the senate for more than three decades, died of brain cancer Saturday after a year-long battle with the disease.…
A military aircraft crashed Sunday in southwestern Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported. IRNA, citing a well-placed source, said the F-5 fighter went down…
The death toll from earthquakes that rocked eastern Indonesia since early August has risen to 563, according to a Social Affairs Ministry official on Saturday.…

2 billion people live in poverty: Report

Two billion people are living in poverty while 753 million others experience extreme poverty and are struggling to survive, according to the Global Humanitarian Assistance…
More than two million Muslims have started the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The five-day pilgrimage must be performed by all Muslims, who are…
Militia violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is preventing aid workers from accessing potential Ebola victims, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).…
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