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More than 100 million people forcibly displaced, says UN

The 100 million figure amounts to more than 1% of the global population, while only 13 countries have a bigger population than the number of forcibly displaced people in the world.

Arab lawmaker returns to Israeli coalition after protest walkout

Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi says she reversed course in order to 'make gains addressing the needs of the Arab community' and after several of its local leaders placed her 'under immense pressure' to do so.

Israeli govt and court at odds over Jewish prayer at flashpoint shrine

With the Jewish visits increasing in number, including over the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan that coincided this year with the Jewish Passover festival, Palestinians have cried foul.

Israel arrests Al Jazeera reporter pallbearer

Police say his arrest has nothing to do with his participation in the funeral procession of Shireen Abu Akleh.

Protests rock Nigerian city after blasphemy killing

Muslim youths took to the streets of the city, lighting bonfires and demanding the release of the two detained suspects.

Clashes in Indian Kashmir after death of minority Hindu

The man, a government employee, was shot and killed inside an office complex in Budgam where he worked.

Sri Lanka bans ex-PM, allies from leaving country

The magistrate has also ordered police to investigate Monday's mob attacks on peaceful protesters, which led to retaliatory violence that claimed nine lives and caused widespread destruction.

Al Jazeera journalist killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

The Israeli army confirms it had conducted an operation but firmly denies that it deliberately targeted journalists.

Shoot-on-sight orders in Sri Lanka after deadly violence

Protests continued on Tuesday despite a curfew, with some people defying the shoot-on-sight order to torch buildings and vehicles.

More violence after Israel arrests Palestinian axe murderers

The bloodshed unfolded as Israel marked the 74th anniversary of its founding, which has previously been a tense day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka declares emergency after crippling strike

The emergency gives sweeping powers to security forces to arrest and detain suspects for long periods without judicial supervision.

National strike in Sri Lanka to demand govt step down

Millions of workers stayed off the job on Friday in a strike organised by the country's trade union movement, with all but one scheduled train service cancelled.

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