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Nigerias Military Committed War Crimes Crimes Against Humanity Amnesty

ABUJA – Nigeria’s military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against...

Hezbollah Eyes Bigger Role In Next Lebanon Government

BEIRUT – The Iran-backed Hezbollah aims to move beyond its traditional backseat role by assuming more influence in Lebanon’s next government to help it...

France To Push Libya Accord At New Paris Meeting Diplomats Say

PARIS – France plans to hold an international meeting in Paris with Libyan political leaders to push for an agreement on holding U.N.-backed elections this year,...

Egypt Detains Prominent Blogger Latest In Arrest Series

CAIRO – Egyptian security forces detained prominent blogger and journalist Wael Abbas on Wednesday, two security sources and his lawyer said, the latest activist...

Malaysias Mahathir Widens Graft Crackdown Seeks To Cut National Debt

KUALA LUMPUR – Ninety-two-year-old Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad held his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday as officials widen a probe into corruption...

Us In Contact With Iraqi Ex-foe Sadr After His Surprise Election Win Sadr Aide

BAGHDAD – The United States has contacted members of a political bloc in Iraq led by a former foe, the Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, after his election win...

A Year After Extremist Siege Philippine Families Seek Closure

MARAWI CITY, Philippines – Mahid Radia’s last glimpse of his parents was when he and his children were fleeing their home amid gunfire, explosions and the...

Iranian Officials Split Over Response To Us Demands

ANKARA – For all of Iran’s fierce verbal response to fresh U.S. threats of tougher sanctions, some senior officials in Tehran believe the door to diplomacy...

France Says Us Iran Strategy Will Reinforce Conservatives

PARIS – France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday he disagreed with the United States’ decision to scrap the Iran nuclear deal and warned that its...

At Least 30 Killed In Islamic State Attack On Syrian Army Near Palmyra

AMMAN – At least 30 Syrian army troops and Iranian-backed militiamen were killed on Tuesday when Islamic State fighters attacked a military outpost near Palmyra in...