Russians seeking US military cooperation on Syria

'Words will not answer all of the questions here; it’s actions,' says Secretary of State John KerryWASHINGTON - Russia has proposed military cooperation...

UPDATE – 2 Turkish parliament opens for 25th term

Newly-elected Members of Parliament will vote in a secret ballot on June 30 to elect their new parliament speakerUPDATES WITH TIMETABLE OF PARLIAMENT SPEAKER...

Greece: Tsipras calls for referendum within party over bailout

Party leaders seek to heal rift with radical left wing with a vote on the dealby Magda PanoutsopoulouATHENS - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

Kerry cautious about Russian airstrikes in Syria

'We would have great concerns should Russia strike areas where or al-Qaeda affiliates are not operating,' says John Kerry WASHINGTON - The U.S. would have...

UNRWA calls for protecting civilians in Yarmouk camp

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) on Saturday called for protecting civilians in the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp, southern Syrian capital Damascus. The agency...

Yemeni aid conference held in Istanbul

International call for assistance for Yemen's beleagured populationBy Ahmed BadawyISTANBUL - An international conference in Istanbul on Friday sought to alleviate the suffering of...

Japan bids for $35 billion Australia submarine contract

Weapons makers bid to supply new submarines to Australia, after Japan lifts ban that prohibited weapons sales in line with post-WWII pacifistic constitution By Todd...

US defense chief’s email practices come under spotlight

US Defense Secretary Carter used his personal email for work even after Hillary Clinton's email scandal surfaced, New York Times says in a reportWASHINGTON...

Six PKK terrorists killed in southeast Turkey

Latest death toll brings total number of 'neutralized' terrorists in southeastern Diyarbakir province's Sur district to 196, Turkish military saysANKARA - Turkish security...

S. African govt minister presses for UNSC reform

UN Security Council ‘undemocratic, unrepresentative, and exactly where it was in 1945,’ South African govt minister saysJOHANNESBURG – African Union (AU) member states...

UN Security Council meets over Daesh attacks on gays

Informal meeting marks first time council has met on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rightsNEW YORK - The U.N. Security Council on Monday held...
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Egypt challenges Sudan jail sentence against fishermen

CAIRO – Egypt said Friday that it had lodged an appeal against initial one-month prison terms handed out earlier this week by a...
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S. Yemen tribesmen expel Houthis from oil-rich city

Armed tribesmen in Yemen's southern Shabwah province have managed to expel Shia Houthi militants from the oil-rich city of Usaylan following fierce clashes that...

Islamic countries body OIC welcomes Iran nuclear deal

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has urged the international community to now work towards establishing a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East CAIRO...

Syria, Russia impediments to establish no-fly zone: US Gen.

‘The question that we need to ask is, do we have the political and policy backdrop with which to do so?’ general saysWASHINGTON ...

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