British ambassador says UK flights to Sharm to resume ‘soon’

London had suspended flights to Egypt’s Sharm al-Sheikh following crash of Russian passenger plane in OctoberCAIRO – British ambassador to Egypt John Casson...

Leaders call for reform in outdated UN Security Council

Brazil, Germany, India and Japan leaders say 15-member body doesn't reflect realities of 21st centuryNEW YORK - The UN Security Council must be revamped...

Argentina to impose brownouts during heat wave

Electricity cuts to hit Buenos Aires area during next few days By Charles NewberyBUENOS AIRES – The government here said Thursday that programmed...

Burkinabe president reinstated following coup

Burkina Faso’s president was reinstated on Wednesday after being briefly detained in a coup last weekOUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso  – Burkina Faso’s president announced on Wednesday...

NKorean state funeral raises suspicions south of border

North Korea pays respects to renowned military leader, but key political figure missing from proceedingsBy Alex JensenSEOUL - South Korea raised questions about the...

Dam politics splits Pakistan's provinces

– Experts say building dams could ease Pakistan's water, power shortages but regional divides keep projects on holdBy Aamir LatifKARACHI, Pakistan – With...

Canada wrongly accepts promise of no torture

Information passed by spy agency could lead to detainee abuseBy Barry EllsworthTRENTON, Ontario - Canada’s spy agency shared information or granted permission for...

Daesh chief Baghdadi’s convoy hit by airstrike: Iraq gov’t

Militant leader’s fate, however, remains unknown until now, according to Iraq's Interior Ministry BAGHDAD - Iraqi warplanes bombed the convoy of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of...

Burundi polls to be held on schedule: President

Burundian President Pierre Nkurinziza declared on Friday that his country's presidential polls would be held next month as planned despite ongoing political unrest. The announcement came...

UPDATE – UN chief condemns Israel for settlement expansion

State Dept. 'deeply concerned' by approval of hundreds of new settlement housing unitsADDS STATE DEPARTMENT REACTIONNEW YORK/WASHINGTON -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on...

Speaker elected to Taiwan’s DPP-dominated legislature

Su Jia-chyuan voted in as speaker after former opposition Democratic Progressive Party wins first parliamentary majority BEIJING – A new speaker was elected...

UN to host meeting on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Global mediators known as Quartet to meet Sept. 30 on margins of UN General AssemblyNEW YORK - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host...

Tit-for-tat exlusions of Swedish and Russian diplomats

Sweden confirms diplomat expelled by Moscow after Russian envoy leaves StockholmSTOCKHOLM - Russia has thrown out a Swedish diplomat in retaliation for the expulsion...
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12 killed in S. Libya tribal clashes

At least 12 people were killed Monday in fresh clashes between Tuareg and Al-Tebbo tribes in Libya's southwestern town of Ubari. "Ten Tuaregs and two...