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Ferry sinks in Tigris River, killing more than 90 people

Ferry sinks in Tigris River, killing more than 90 people

A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul.

  • by Qassim Abdul-Zahra

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Explosions target Shiite shrine in Kabul: official
Islam

Explosions target Shiite shrine in Kabul: official

An official says three explosions struck near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in Kabul as people gathered to mark the Persian New Year.

  • by Hameed Farzad and Hamid Shalizi
Moderate earthquake hits Turkey, three people injured
Earthquake

Moderate earthquake hits Turkey, three people injured

A moderately-strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, Turkish authorities said.

Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks to suppress dissent
Press freedom

Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks to suppress dissent

The new regulations allow the Supreme Media Regulatory Council to block websites and accounts for "fake news", and impose stiff penalties of up to 250,000 Egyptian pounds ($20,460), all without having to obtain a court order.

'They returned in caskets': Turkey's ANZAC warning for Australians
Christchurch shooting

'They returned in caskets': Turkey's ANZAC warning for Australians

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand.

Iraqi soldiers killed in clash with Kurdish PKK
War

Iraqi soldiers killed in clash with Kurdish PKK

Security incidents pitting the Iraqi military against armed groups other than Islamic State are rare.

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Al-Qaeda heir apparent Hamza bin Laden now out of his father's shadow
Osama Bin Laden

Al-Qaeda heir apparent Hamza bin Laden now out of his father's shadow

Years after the death of his father at the hands of a US Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan, Hamza bin Laden finds himself in the crosshairs of world powers.

Iraq begins exhuming mass grave in Sinjar region
Islamic State

Iraq begins exhuming mass grave in Sinjar region

The Iraqi government has started exhuming a mass grave left behind by the Islamic State group in the northwestern Sinjar region in the presence of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad, whose slain relatives are believed to have been buried in the area.

Turkish court convicts Australian IS militant Neil Prakash
Islamic State

Turkish court convicts Australian IS militant Neil Prakash

A Turkish court has convicted an Australian-born Islamic State militant of belonging to a terror group and sentenced him to more than seven years in prison.

  • by Mehmet Guzel
Israel returns fire after Tel Aviv hit by rockets from Gaza
Gaza Strip

Israel returns fire after Tel Aviv hit by rockets from Gaza

Warplanes could be heard flying overhead and smoke from the explosions could be seen in the distance.

  • by Josef Federman
US Senate tells Trump to withdraw from war in Yemen
War

US Senate tells Trump to withdraw from war in Yemen

US Senate has voted to withdraw support for the Saudi-led war, effectively giving the Trump administration 30 days to remove armed forces from the conflict. 

  • by Daniel Flatley