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Myanmar security forces kill 15 protesters, junta leader blames opposition

YANGON: Troops in Myanmar opened fire on pro-democracy protesters, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, the latest victims of a campaign to crush opposition to the ruling military junta. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, leader of the army

‘Shoot me instead’: Myanmar nun pleads with military forces

YANGON: Kneeling before them in the dust of a northern Myanmar city, Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng begged a group of heavily armed police officers to spare “the children” and take her life instead. The image of the Catholic nun

Myanmar forces fire on anti-coup protests

NEW YORK: Britain has called for the UN Security Council to meet on Friday as security forces in Myanmar have steadily stepped up their use of violence against anti-coup demonstrators. Authorities fired live rounds and tear gas at protesters again

Australian forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed Afghans: Report

SYDNEY (Reuters): Australian special forces killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan, with senior commandos reportedly forcing junior soldiers to kill defenceless captives, a four year investigation found. Australia said that 19 current and former soldiers will be referred

Pakistani peacekeeping forces win hearts with humanitarian aid

DARFUR: The UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said the Pakistani peacekeepers won hearts by providing goats, scotch carts, food and other items to the women and children in Darfur. The official news agency of United Nations-African Union Mission in

US, Afghan forces come under attack in Nangarhar province

KABUL: U.S. military official said in a local news media that U.S. and Afghan soldiers came under direct attacks in eastern Afghanistan late Saturday the event identified as an insider attack. U.S. Forces spokesperson in Afghanistan Colonel Sonny Leggett in

Five dead as Iraqi forces fire on protesters in Baghdad, Karbala

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces fired live rounds Monday at anti-government protesters in Baghdad, hours after four demonstrators were shot dead outside the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Karbala. It was the latest bloodshed in a wave of ongoing

Syrian Kurds begin forces withdrawal from Turkey’s border

QAMISHLI: Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria have pullout their several positions along the vast border with Turkey. Russian forces have started patrols along the flashpoint frontier, filling part of the vacuum left by a US troop withdrawal that effectively returned

PM condemns unprovoked firing by Indian forces along LoC

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday strongly condemned the unprovoked firing by Indian security forces along the Line of Control targeting civilian population in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The Prime Minister saluted the Pakistan Army for their bravery, valiance,