Turkish president Erdogan defends narrow margin victory in referendum granting new powers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vigorously defended his narrow margin victory in a referendum granting him greater authority and power, dismissing criticism...
UN Security Council

UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on Iran test-firing of a medium-range missile

The UN Security Council will hold urgent talks Tuesday on Iran's test-firing of a medium-range missile, diplomats said. The United States requested the emergency...
Hassan Rouhani / Iran / President

President Hassan Rouhani wins re-election in Iran by a wide margin

President Hassan Rouhani won re-election in a landslide on Saturday, giving a mandate to continue his quest to expand personal freedoms and open Iran’s...
North Korean banks

SWIFT takes off last North Korean banks from global financial transfer system

SWIFT, the inter-bank money transfer system, said Friday it has cut off the last North Korean banks on the network, as international pressure mounts...
Somali refugees

Over 40 Somali refugees dead in attack on boat off Red Sea in Yemen

More than 40 people including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea off war-torn...
African Union

Morocco joins African Union years after row about the status of Western Sahara

The African Union admitted Morocco as a member on Tuesday, more than three decades after Rabat withdrew from the bloc's predecessor over a row...
US Migrants / Mexico

Mexico is spending $50 million in nationwide effort to help US migrants

Not only is the Mexican government is not building a wall; it's spending $50 million to help its legal aid to US migrants who...
Arkansas Death Row

Arkansas is going to execute 8 death row inmates over 10 days

Eight inmates are to be executed over the next 10 days in the state of Arkansas. The pace of executions, which is unprecedented in...
Sri Lanka / Floods 2017

Sri Lanka : 164 dead and over 100 missing due to flooding from monsoon...

At least 164 people have been killed and over 100 are missing due to flooding from monsoon rains across southwestern portions of Sri Lanka,...
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Heavy rains and flooding force evacuations in the Gaza Strip

Heavy rains have caused flooding across the Gaza Strip, overwhelming the territory’s beleaguered sewage system and forcing families to evacuate from their makeshift homes....

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Ibrahim Maalouf brought his bold, brassy sound to the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, moving from trumpet to piano solos as he blended jazz with...
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Oil tanker truck explosion in Bahawalpur, Pakistan kills at least 135

A devastating accident involving an oil tanker truck explosion has left at least 135 people dead in Bahawalpur, eastern Pakistan, the country's Oil and Gas...