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Russia testing US in Syria: military official

WASHINGTON Russia is testing the U.S. in Syria, a top American commander said Wednesday, days after American troops blocked Russian forces from reaching an oil field. Speaking to reporters at the...

Bezos tweets #Jamal tribute after Saudi hacking reports

WASHINGTON Jeff Bezos tweeted a tribute to slain columnist Jamal Khashoggi Wednesday after reports indicated that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman personally hacked the Amazon CEO and Washington Post...

Haftar forces threaten to hit civilian planes in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya Forces loyal to Libya's renegade commander Khalifa Haftar Wednesday declared Libya's capital of Tripoli and its surrounding areas as a "no-fly zone" and threatened to hit civilian planes. Ahmed...

Libya: Haftar's militias bomb Tripoli's Mitiga Airport

TRIPOLI  Libyan government forces announced on Wednesday that the militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar bombed the Mitiga International Airport in the capital Tripoli, in a new breach of the Jan....

US confirms first Wuhan coronavirus case

WASHINGTON The first case of Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. was reported in Washington state, according to U.S. media reports Tuesday. CNN reported an infected male patient from Snohomish County is...

World should vow non-interference in Libya: UN chief

BERLIN The UN chief on Sunday urged world powers and regional actors not to interfere in Libya's internal affairs, calling for stronger support for efforts to achieve a lasting cease-fire...

Libya: Haftar forces block key route for exports

TRIPOLI, Libya Groups loyal to Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar are illegally blocking oil from the country’s largest oilfield from being transported to one of its most important ports for export. The...

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits northwest China

BEIJING  A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in northwestern China on Sunday, according to China's Earthquake Networks Center. The quake was reported in the region's city of...

Landmark Libya peace conference begins in Berlin

BERLIN World leaders gathered in Berlin on Sunday to discuss ways to achieve a lasting cease-fire and a political solution to the longstanding Libyan conflict. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN...

FBI: Saudi officials help fugitives flee US

NEW YORK United States officials believe Saudi Arabia’s government “almost certainly” helps its citizens escape justice by fleeing the country once they are accused of serious offenses, The Oregonian newspaper...

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Death toll from floods in Nigeria climbs to 95

ABUJA  The death toll from floods in Nigeria has risen to 95, according to local media reports.  Sixteen more people were killed in floods caused by...

Twitter removes Iran-linked accounts during US debate

WASHINGTON Twitter said Wednesday it removed nearly 130 accounts that appeared to originate in Iran as the first US presidential debate was taking place Tuesday...

Boko Haram kills 10 soldiers in northeast Nigeria

ABUJA  Members of the Boko Haram terrorist group killed 10 soldiers in an ambush in northeastern Nigeria, local media reported Wednesday.   Eight soldiers were also wounded...

US: 7 shot at funeral home in Milwaukee

WASHINGTON  Seven people were shot and wounded Wednesday in the US state of Wisconsin as they gathered for a funeral.  Around 1 pm, a gunman pulled...

Putin, Macron discuss Upper Karabakh conflict by phone

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone Wednesday with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the situation in the occupied Upper Karabakh region.  Putin and...