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Bomb Kills Two In Crowded Baghdad Market Police

BAGHDAD – At least two people were killed and six wounded when a bomb went off at a crowded market in Baghdad on Tuesday, police said. There was no immediate claim...

China Angered At New Us Defense Act To Assess Content

BEIJING – China on Tuesday condemned measures targeting it in a new U.S. defense act, saying it exaggerated antagonism and that Beijing would take a close look at...

Syrian Kurdish-led Council Visits Damascus For New Talks Co-chair

BEIRUT – The political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) went to Damascus last week for a second round of talks with the government, its...

Israeli Minister Confirms Netanyahu Met Sisi Over Gaza

JERUSALEM – Israel’s finance minister confirmed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt in May...

South Korea Marks First Comfort Women Day Joined By Protestors In Taiwan

SEOUL/TAIPEI – People in South Korea and Taiwan unveiled monuments and staged protests on Tuesday to mark Japan’s wartime use of “comfort women”,...

Syrian Kurdish-led Council Visits Damascus For New Talks Report

BEIRUT – The political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has been to Damascus for a second round of talks with the state, the pro-government...

Taliban Militants Overrun Afghan Army Base Capture Dozens Of Soldiers

KABUL – Taliban militants overran large parts of an army base in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 soldiers, wounding 15 and capturing dozens more in...

South Korea Marks First Comfort Women Day Seen Drawing Japans Protest

SEOUL – South Korea’s government plans to unveil on Tuesday a new monument as part of the first official day marking Japan’s wartime use of...

Venezuela Gasoline Prices Should Rise To International Levels Maduro

CARACAS – Venezuela’s heavily subsidized domestic gasoline prices should rise to international levels to avoid billions of dollars in annual losses due to...

When Can We Meet Koreans Divided By War Find Little Peace 65 Years Later

GYODONG ISLAND, South Korea – Retired South Korean farmer Hwang Rae-ha would love to see his mother again, but nearly 70 years after he last set eyes on her, he...