Iraqi military says a motorcycle rigged with explosives caused the blast in the heart of the city.
Rush by Asia-Pacific countries to slam borders shut over the new variant raises questions about the end goal.
Ethiopian forces recapture two key towns from Tigrayan forces
Ethiopia’s government says it has recaptured the strategic towns of Dessie and Kombolcha, north of Addis Ababa.
Myanmar official in Cambodia for talks as global censure grows
Cambodia is the new chair of ASEAN, a regional bloc that is leading diplomatic efforts to resolve Myanmar’s crisis.
Rohingya sue Facebook for $150bn for fueling Myanmar hate speech
Complaint claims algorithms that power the company promote disinformation that turns into violence.
‘No namaz allowed here’: Friday prayers threatened in Indian city
For two months now, Hindu vigilantes have tried to stop minority community from offering prayers outside Indian capital.
Old wounds from past conflict fuel vaccine hesitancy in Aceh
Indonesian province spent years at war and local residents say the ‘crisis of trust’ created then is still felt today.