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Muslim elders urge return to prayer as Israel backs down over Al-Aqsa

Muslim elders urge return to prayer as Israel backs down over Al-Aqsa

Reuters, Jerusalem :Muslim elders urged worshippers to return to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Thursday after Israel backed down in the face of 10 days of often-violent

France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: Macron

France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: Macron

AFP, Orléans  :France will set up processing centres this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron announced Thursday."The idea is

Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

Reuters, Sydney  :Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday,

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EU plans new emergency support for Greek refugee crisisAP, AthensThe European Commission announced a new emergency support package for Greece Thursday to help it deal with the refugee crisis

Russia risks decades of low growth under US sanctions: Putin adviser

Russia risks decades of low growth under US sanctions: Putin adviser

Reuters, Moscow :Russia risks being saddled with U.S. sanctions for decades, curbing economic growth and preventing it from regaining its status as a leading economic power, an adviser to President

US-backed Syrian fighters control almost half of Raqqa

US-backed Syrian fighters control almost half of Raqqa

AP, Raqqa :U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have captured almost half of Raqqa from the Islamic State group, but the push into the northern city has slowed due to large amounts

Rouhani says Iran will `respond` if US missile law passes

Rouhani says Iran will `respond` if US missile law passes

AP, Tehran : Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday his country will respond if a bill in the U.S. Congress imposing sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program

Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers as fighting intensifies

Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers as fighting intensifies

Reuters, Kandahar : Taliban fighters killed 30 soldiers in an attack on an army base in the southern province of Kandahar, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, as heavy fighting

N Korea's missile could soon reach US cities

N Korea's missile could soon reach US cities

AP, Washington : Intelligence officials believe North Korea will have a reliable, intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon as early as next year, according to a report published

China, India are edging closer to a war in Asia that neither can back down

China, India are edging closer to a war in Asia that neither can back down

Business Insider UK :Buried in the Himalayas in the Siliguri Corridor, also known as the Chicken's neck, Chinese and Indian military forces sit on the respective sides of their

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Trump pledges US aid to help Lebanon against ISReuters, Washington U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Lebanon's efforts to guard its borders to prevent Islamic State and other militant

Aleppo's limping recovery shows limits of battered Syrian state

Aleppo's limping recovery shows limits of battered Syrian state

Reuters, Aleppo : In eastern Aleppo, bodies still lie under the rubble, graveyards are full, people are short of electricity and bread, and some children take classes in mosques because

Saudi, allies unveil Qatar `terrorist` blacklist

Saudi, allies unveil Qatar `terrorist` blacklist

AFP, Riyadh :Saudi Arabia and its allies unveiled a "terrorist" blacklist on Tuesday of 18 organisations and individuals suspected of links with Islamist extremism that they said had ties

UK's FM plays down Conservative party rift

UK's FM plays down Conservative party rift

Reuters, Wellington :Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Tuesday appeared to deny there was any infighting within the governing Conservative party during a visit to New Zealand, where he

Air strikes, shelling strain Moscow-backed Damascus truce

Air strikes, shelling strain Moscow-backed Damascus truce

Reuters, Beirut :Air strikes killed at least nine people in the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus overnight and insurgent shelling from the rebel-held area landed near the Russian embassy on

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Mumbai building collapse kills at least fourReuters, Mumbai A four-storey building housing a nursing home in the suburbs of the Indian city of Mumbai collapsed on Tuesday, killing at

US judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

US judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

Reuters, Detroit :A federal judge in Michigan on Monday halted the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi

China urges ASEAN to reject outside interference

China urges ASEAN to reject outside interference

AFP, Manila :Beijing urged Southeast Asian nations on Tuesday to unite and "say no" to outside forces seeking to interfere in the South China Sea dispute, in an apparent

UN accuses Australia of breaching refugee deal

UN accuses Australia of breaching refugee deal

AFP, Sydney :The UN accused Australia Monday of backtracking on a deal to relax its strong stance on asylum-seekers and resettle some refugees now held in overseas detention on

Iran, Iraq vow to boost military ties

Iran, Iraq vow to boost military ties

AFP, Tehran :Iran and Iraq on Sunday signed deals aimed at boosting military cooperation during a visit by Baghdad's Defence Minister Irfan al-Hayali to Tehran.In a memorandum of understanding

China says it wants to `maintain stability` in disputed South China Sea

China says it wants to `maintain stability` in disputed South China Sea

Reuters, Bangkok :Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday Beijing wanted to maintain stability in the South China Sea as it seeks alliances in the region amid tensions

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More than 140 migrants reach Cyprus by boatAFP, Nicosia Cypriot authorities said a boat carrying over 140 migrants believed to be Syrians, more than half of them women and

Anti-Erdogan journalists face trial on ‘terror’ charges

Anti-Erdogan journalists face trial on ‘terror’ charges

AFP, Istanbul :Directors and journalists from one of Turkey's most respected opposition newspapers went on trial Monday in a case which has raised new alarm over press freedoms under

India and China face off in border standoff

India and China face off in border standoff

AP, New Delhi :It was the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan that sounded the alarm: Chinese soldiers had arrived with bulldozers and excavators, and were building a high-mountain road

Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

AP, London :Lucy Harris thinks Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Nick Hopkinson thinks it's a nightmare.The two Britons - a "leave" supporter

Syria strikes hit near Damascus despite ceasefire

Syria strikes hit near Damascus despite ceasefire

AFP, Beirut : Syria's regime carried out air raids on one of the last rebel strongholds near Damascus Sunday, a monitor said, a day after it declared a ceasefire in

Popularity tumbles for Macron: Poll

Popularity tumbles for Macron: Poll

AFP, Paris  :A poll out Sunday shows the popularity rating of France's new President Emmanuel Macron has slumped 10 points to hit 54 percent over the past month.While Macron

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US may conduct missile test next weekendAP, KodiakThe U.S. will conduct as soon as next weekend another test of a missile defense system meant to counter threats from North

EU sounds alarm, urges US to coordinate on Russia sanctions

EU sounds alarm, urges US to coordinate on Russia sanctions

Reuters, Brussels :The European Union sounded an alarm on Saturday about moves in the US Congress to step up US sanctions on Russia, urging Washington to keep coordinating with

Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills eight

Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills eight

AFP, Jerusalem  :Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced mounting pressure Sunday over new security measures at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a weekend of violence left eight people