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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sept. 19 once again called on the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to cancel its planned independence referendum
The United States and Israel have united in slamming Iran during the annual United Nations General Assembly, with the leaders of both countries directing accusations at Tehran.
SYDNEY – Reuters
Australia said on Sept. 3 that it is stopping “undesirables” such as terrorists, pedophiles, organized criminals and drug smugglers from boarding flights to the country, defending its hardline immigration policy that has drawn criticism from rights groups.
NEW YORK - Reuters
More than 150 million children, or nearly one in 10 globally, are victims of forced labor and progress in reducing that number has slowed, a leading United Nations' anti-slavery group said on Sept. 19.
GENEVA – Anadolu Agency
UN human rights officials have warned of the rapidly deteriorating situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, as tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing towards Bangladesh.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea, banning textile exports and restricting shipments of oil products to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Aug. 25 urged the Kremlin to comply with rules on transparency as Russia geared up for huge military exercises along the alliance's eastern flank next month.
SYDNEY – Agence France-Presse
New offences and tougher penalties targeting live-streamed child abuse and online grooming were announced in Australia Tuesday in a bid to crack down on the growing role of technology in pedophilia.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Aug. 25 that calls to replace or modify statues of English colonialists, including explorer Captain James Cook, were tantamount to a "Stalinist" rewrite of history.
LONDON / BERLIN - Reuters
North Korea’s “reckless behavior” is a global threat and requires a global response, the head of the NATO military alliance said on Sept. 10.
SYDNEY - Agence France-Presse
Australian anti-immigration far-right politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore on Aug. 17 when she entered the Senate wearing a full burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country's top lawyer for the "appalling" stunt.