Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Indonesia: Death toll mounts to 32 after new West Papua clashes

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The death toll resulting from the latest violent protests in Indonesia’s West Papua region has risen to 32, as President Joko Widodo appealed against the spread of fake news that provoked the clashes.

Ahmad Kamal, police spokesman in Papua province, told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that 28 demonstrators were now confirmed killed, and 66 others injured during the protest on Monday in the city of Wamena.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Burma-Myanmar: Northern Alliance extends ceasefire for rest of year

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An alliance of ethnic armed groups that has been fighting the Myanmar military in the northeast and west of the country has extended its unilateral ceasefire until the end of this year, it said in a statement on Friday.

The alliance comprises the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Arakan Army (AA).

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Indonesia: A toddler and a teen killed in gunfight between security forces and independentist rebels in Papua

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A toddler and teenager were among three people killed in a gunfight between security forces and independence-seeking rebels in Indonesia’s restive Papua region, the military said on Thursday (Sep 19).

The deadly clash comes after mass demonstrations and violence gripped Papua - on the western half of New Guinea island - fuelled by anger over racism and fresh calls for self-rule in Indonesia’s easternmost territory.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Afghanistan: 22 killed and 38 wounded in Kabul suicide bombing claimed by taliban

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Officials at Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed that the explosion near Massoud Square on Tuesday was caused by a suicide attacker, and that it detonated close to one of the Ministry of Defense’s buildings in Police District 9 (PD9) in the city of Kabul.

According to a Ministry of Interior statement, at least 22 civilians were killed and 38 others were wounded in the blast, including women and children.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tajikistan: Clashes in Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan border leave 1 dead and 19 wounded

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A shoot-out on a disputed section of the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the Ferghana Valley has left at least one border guard dead and 19 other people wounded, officials from both countries say.

Both sides blamed each other for starting the September 16 shooting in Kyrgyzstan’s Leylek district and the Bobojon Ghafurov district of Tajikistan.

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