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Philippine Leader Says China Wrong To Police Airspace Over Disputed Sea

MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said in a rare rebuke of Beijing he wants China to rethink its conduct in the South China Sea and that it has no...

Lebanese Hezbollah Leader Says Group Stronger Than Ever

BEIRUT – The leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Tuesday his group was stronger than ever and would “very...

Lebanese Hezbollah Leader Says Group Stronger Than Ever Before

BEIRUT – The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said on Tuesday the group was stronger in terms of its weapons, equipment, capabilities, expertise and...

Afghan Taliban Considering Eid Holiday Ceasefire Sources

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – The Taliban are considering announcing a ceasefire during next week’s Eid holiday, despite heavy fighting seen over recent days in the...

Yemens Ancient Architecture Threatened By War

SANAA – Yemen’s three-year war has taken a heavy toll on Sanaa’s historic Old City, a dense warren of mosques, bath houses and 6,000 mud brick houses,...

Israel Says Commercial Goods Traffic To Gaza To Resume If Calm Holds

JERUSALEM – Israel said it would allow commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday if the border remained quiet, lifting a ban imposed last month in...

Afghan Forces Say Regaining Control Of Much Of Besieged City

KABUL – Afghan troops backed by U.S forces gained control of most of the embattled city of Ghazni on Tuesday, officials said, while a Taliban attack in another...

As Forgiveness Sweeps Ethiopia Some Wonder About Justice

NAIROBI – Ethiopia has released thousands of prisoners as a new prime minister reverses decades of security abuses. No-one knows how many were tortured. But some...

Afghan Forces Say Regaining Control Over Besieged City

KABUL – Afghan troops backed by U.S forces gained control over large parts of the embattled city of Ghazni on Tuesday, officials said, while reports of a Taliban...

Kremlin Says Nothing Good Will Come From Proposed New Us Sanctions

MOSCOW – The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a new U.S. bill on sanctions against Moscow does not bode well for Russia’s relations with the United States. The...