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International scrutiny needed on Khashoggi: UN official

UNITED NATIONS A UN rapporteur said on Sunday she was "disappointed" that the UN secretary-general did not demand a criminal investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "I am...

'Egyptian president's remarks contrary to UN treaties'

TRIPOLI Remarks by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on direct intervention in Libya are contrary to UN treaties and Security Council resolutions, the spokesperson for Libya’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday. In...

Russia: 8 servicemen killed, 2 wounded in shooting

MOSCOW Eight servicemen were killed and two injured in a shooting in Russia on Friday, according to the country's Defense Ministry. The incident happened at a specialist logistics and security unit...

Taiwan: Presidential election loser voted out as mayor

ANKARA  Taiwan’s opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party suffered a significant blow on Saturday, as one of its top members was removed as the mayor of a southern port city after losing...

Who is Rwanda’s Paul Rusesabagina?

KIGALI, Rwanda The arrest last week of Rwandan dissident Paul Rusesabagina on charges of terrorism, arson, kidnapping and murder was long overdue, according to analysts. Alleged crimes According to the Rwanda Investigation...

Plane tragedy enrages Iran protesters

TEHRAN Iran's stunning admission that it "unintentionally" shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane with a missile, hours after launching missile attacks on bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq, has drawn...

2 Indian soldiers killed in border clash

SRINAGAR/ISLAMABAD Two Indian soldiers died Saturday from injuries sustained during a clash between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in India-administered Kashmir, the previous day, according...

Coronavirus casualties rise in Eurasia, Central Asia

NUR SULTAN Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Sunday. Ukraine Ukraine’s COVID-19 tally has increased to 119,074, with 2,096 more infections recorded over the...

US ‘deeply troubled’ by Hong Kong businessman’s arrest

BOGOTA, Colombia  The US is "deeply troubled by the arrest of Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong businessman, publisher and prominent pro-democracy advocate,” White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said...

US House Democrats release $3T virus relief bill

WASHINGTON Democrats in the US House of Representatives announced Tuesday a sweeping $3 trillion coronavirus relief package that includes funds for state and local governments reeling from virus-related closures and...

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Ex-DHS staffer says he penned anti-Trump op-ed, book

WASHINGTON  A former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staffer announced Wednesday he was behind a scathing anonymous 2018 New York Times op-ed and 2019 book...

'COVID-19 has claimed lives of at least 1,500 nurses'

GENEVA  At least 1,500 nurses in more than 40 countries have died of COVID-19, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said Wednesday.    “The figure, which...

Turkey rescues over 100 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

MUGLA/AYDIN, Turkey Turkey's coast guard rescued over 100 asylum seekers pushed back to Turkish waters in the Aegean Sea by Greek coast guard boats, security...

Iranian students protest in front of French embassy

TEHRAN  Large numbers of university students gathered in front of France’s embassy in the Iranian capital Wednesday to protest against recent blasphemous remarks by French...

Barcelona stun Juventus 2-0 in Italy

ANKARA  Spanish football club Barcelona beat Italy’s Juventus 2-0 Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League Group G match in the Italian city of Turin.  French forward...