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150,000 flee as Syria buffer zone collapses

Renewed violence in rebel-held northwestern Syria has killed dozens of civilians and forced 150,000 people into flight in one week ...

After Sri Lanka attacks, anti-Muslim backlash points to new divisions

Rights groups are warning of an escalation in inter-communal violence in Sri Lanka as Muslim minorities – and hundreds of ...

UK keeps limits on cash aid in Syria over counter-terror fears

Despite criticism, the UK has only partially reversed a cash aid freeze in northeastern Syria and is still suspending monthly ...

US Shoe Industry Protests Possible Tariffs on Chinese Imports

More than 170 American shoe manufacturers and retailers, including such well-known athletic shoe brands as Nike, Under Armour and Adidas, ...

Pentagon Chief Says Iranian Threats 'Put On Hold'

The United States' response to alleged Iranian threats has "put on hold" potential attacks by Iran, acting U.S. Defense Secretary ...

Iraq Seeking To Help Calm Iran-U.S. Tensions

Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help 'end tension' amid concerns of a possible military conflict between ...

Huawei considers rivals to Google's Android after US ban

Huawei said it's working on its own operating system for its mobile handsets and will consider rivals to Google's Android, ...

Five figures to explain the EU

The European Union explained in five figures:28 nationsIt was born out of the European Economic Community formed in 1958 by ...

Australia election triggers refugee suicide attempts

At least four refugees in Australia's offshore Pacific camps have attempted suicide since the conservative government's shock re-election on Saturday, ...

Seeking Brexit Support, May Offers Vote on New Referendum

LONDON - In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote ...

Documents Offer Rare Look Inside Syrian Government Crackdown

BEIRUT, LEBANON - Thousands of documents purportedly found in abandoned Syrian government offices during the country's civil war reveal the ...

Iraqi PM Says He Wants to End Tensions Between Iran and US

BAGHDAD - State-run Iraqi media is quoting Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi as saying that Baghdad will send delegations to the ...

Ramadan Fare Frugal in Damascus as War Saps Spending

DAMASCUS - Abu Anas al-Hijazi scanned the stalls in the Syrian capital's Bab Srija market but bought nothing. For the ...

Bahrain Defends Decision to Host White House Mideast Meeting

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Bahrain on Tuesday defended its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the ...

Actress Priyanka Chopra Promotes Refugee Education on Ethiopia Visit

ASSOSA, ETHIOPIA - Actress Priyanka Chopra is in Ethiopia to promote access to education for refugee children.Chopra is a goodwill ...

Trump Appeals Ruling Allowing Congress to See His Financial Records

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday appealed a federal judge's ruling against his attempt to block a House of Representatives ...

Pompeo Says 'Quite Possible' Iran Behind Gulf Incidents

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday it was 'quite possible' Iran was responsible for sabotage of ...

Sources: Turkey to Reduce US Import Tariffs This Week

ANKARA - Turkey's Trade Ministry will implement a reciprocal reduction in tariffs on U.S. imports after the United States halved ...

May leaves room to hold second referendum in latest Brexit deal

London [UK], May 21 (ANI): UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday gave a chance to those in the Parliament ...

Goa Congress pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary

Panaji (Goa) [India], May 21 (ANI): Goa Pradesh Congress Committee on Tuesday paid tribute to former Prime Minister late Rajiv ...

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U.S. Navy Seal pleads guilty to causing death of colleague

WASHINGTON DC - A U.S. Navy SEAL who killed a Green Beret in extraordinary circumstances in the West African nation ...

Monsanto kept 'watch lists' in seven countries

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Tuesday that US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto, which it bought last year, ...

Sunny Pawar wins 'Best Child Actor' at DFW South Asian Film Festival

New Delhi (India), May 21 (ANI): After a big win at the New York Indian Film Festival, 'Lion' fame Sunny ...

PIC was advised against investing in insolvent oil company

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) was advised against entering an oil deal with Erin Energy as the company was insolvent, ...

AP Explains: US Sanctions on Huawei Bite, But Who Gets Hurt

Trump administration sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear. U.S. companies that supply the ...

PIC was advised againt investing in insolvent oil company

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) was advised against entering an oil deal with Erin Energy as the company was insolvent, ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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