US journo goes on trial in Iran on spying charges

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial on espionage charges behind closed doors in Tehran yesterday, 10 months after he was arrested at his home and imprisoned, Iran's semi-official

South China Sea row heats up

China yesterday said it would project its military power further beyond its sea borders and more assertively in the air, defending the construction of artificial islands which sparked concern in

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Iraq forces tighten noose around ISIS

Iraqi forces closed in on Ramadi yesterday and launched an operation aimed at cutting off the jihadists in Anbar province before a major offensive to retake the city.

Taliban-ISIS turf war kills 27 in Afghanistan

Ongoing clashes between Taliban and Islamic State jihadists in western Afghanistan have left at least 27 insurgents dead and 20 other people injured, officials told Efe news agency.

US did 'nothing' to save Ramadi

Iran accused United States of doing nothing to help Iraq's army battle jihadists in Ramadi, as Iraq yesterday rejected accusations by the US defence chief that its security forces dodged the battle and lack the will to fight the Islamic State group.

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'Bangladeshi migrants in Indonesia to be sent back soon'

Indonesia expects Bangladeshi migrants who landed on its shores to be sent home in weeks once necessary documentation is done, an immigration official says.

US did 'nothing' to save Ramadi

Iran accused United States of doing nothing to help Iraq's army battle jihadists in Ramadi, as Iraq yesterday rejected accusations by the US defence chief that its security forces dodged the battle and lack the will to fight the Islamic State group.

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