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Afghanistan: Deaths in attack on ID registration centre in Kabul

A suicide bombing near a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 12 people, health officials said. Kabul’s acting police chief, Mohammad Daoud Amin, said the assailant detonated his explosives at the doorway of the ID distribution centre in the capital at 10am (05:30 GMT) on Sunday. A public health…

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Video presentations Ahed Tamimi interrogation in Israeli detention centre

Ramallah, West Bank – A video showing a portion of an Israeli interrogation session with jailed teen activist Ahed Tamimi was released to the public on Monday at a press conference in Ramallah, showing Israel’s interrogation tactics on the then 16-year-old. The video showed a portion of a more than two-hour interrogation session with the…

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Kemerovo governor resigns over deadly procuring centre fire

The governor of Russia’s Kemerovo region that was struck by a fire last month that killed more than 60 people at a shopping centre said he was resigning from his post.  In a video address posted on the regional administration’s website on Sunday, Aman Tuleev said his resignation was “the right, conscious and only true…

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Free Syrian Military rebels assert they entered Afrin metropolis centre

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel group has entered the city centre of Afrin, which had been controlled by Kurdish fighters, according FSA spokespersons and Turkish media. Clashes between the opposing sides were ongoing on Sunday morning, privately-owned Dogan News Agency and FSA spokespersons said on Sunday morning. Videos and photos shared by the Turkish-backed…

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Turkey forces ‘encircle’ Kurdish-controlled centre of Afrin

Turkey’s army and allied Syrian rebel forces have surrounded the city of Afrin in northwestern Syria, the main target of Turkey’s operation there.  The military said on Tuesday that forces encircled Afrin and also gained the control “areas of critical importance” in the region as of Monday. The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR), a…

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Azerbaijan: Baku rehab centre hit by lethal fireplace

At least 26 people have died in a fire in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, according to a health ministry official. Four others were wounded in the blaze, which broke out on Friday in a drug abuse treatment centre, Azerbaijan’s APA news agency reported. Emergency services managed to extinguish the fire at the Republican Narcology Dispensary on Friday morning,…

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Internal Kofinou asylum centre, a existence of grim uncertainty

Kofinou, Cyprus – Half an hour south of Cyprus’s capital, Nicosia, metal fencing slices through lush grassland at the foot of a rocky hillside. To get here, cars spill out from a major motorway onto a country road and wind down to a security gate on the edge of a sloping field. Inside the wire-rimmed…