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Former Pakistani PM Sharif Freed From Prison On Bail

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, and son-in-law have been released from prison after a court suspended their ...

Iraq Court Condemns to Death 'Deputy of IS Leader'

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced to death on terror charges a prominent jihadist described as a deputy ...

Thousands Back Home in North Syria After Russia-Turkey Deal

Thousands of people who were recently displaced by violence in northwest Syria have returned home following a Russia-Turkey deal that ...

Ethiopia's Stunning Reforms Challenged by Deadly Unrest

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - Ethiopia's stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to ...

Police Break up Religious Gatherings in Indian-held Kashmir

SRINAGAR, INDIA - Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir have fired tear gas and used batons to break up religious processions marking ...

India Bans Instant Divorce by Muslim Men

NEW DELHI - India's government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim ...

Pakistan Court Suspends Prison Sentence, Frees ex-PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani court suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law on ...

Afghanistan's Shi'a Brace For More Attacks On Ashura Holiday

KABUL -- Members of Afghanistan's Shi'ite minority are bracing for potential violence as they prepare to commemorate Ashura, the holiest ...

Pakistani Court Suspends Sentences For Sharif, Daughter, Son-In-Law

A Pakistani court has suspended the prison sentences that had been previously handed to ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, ...

'Hardline takeover' blamed for latest Boko Haram violence

The execution of a kidnapped aid worker and the apparent death of a senior factional leader have sparked fears of ...

Iran's Embassy in Greece Attacked by Kurdish Militants- Affiliates

A number of attackers affiliated with an anti-Iran Kurdish militant group raided the Iranian embassy building in Athens on Monday ...

Iraq No Base for Anti-Iran Attacks: New Parliament Speaker

The newly-elected speaker of the Iraqi legislature says he won't tolerate efforts by anti-Iran groups to use Iraq's soil to ...

Iran Says Trump Not Eligible to Chair UNSC Meeting

An Iranian lawmaker says US President Donald Trump is not eligible to chair the upcoming meeting of the United Nation ...

Rial's Depreciation Threatening Iran's Border Markets

Media reports show that people of Iraq, and also other neighbours of Iran, are flocking to border markets of the ...

U.S. Downplays Russian Plane Shootdown, Vows To Continue IS Fight

The United States is trying to downplay the shootdown of a Russian military surveillance plane off the Syrian coast, with ...

Dozens of IS Fighters Arrested in Kabul

Dozens of Islamic State fighters have been arrested in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, ahead of a religious observance in the country, ...

Putin: Syrian Downing of Russian Jet Was 'Tragic, Accidental'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called the downing of a Russian military plane by Syria 'a chain of tragic, ...

ICC Opens Preliminary Probe Into Rohingya Expulsions

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor announced Tuesday that she is launching a preliminary investigation into ...

Niger Says Italian Priest Kidnapped Near Burkina Faso Border

NIAMEY, NIGER - An Italian priest has been kidnapped in a part of Niger where a number of extremist groups ...

Amnesty Calls Egypt an 'Open-air Prison' for Critics

CAIRO - Amnesty International says Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression has reached "alarming" levels, calling for the unconditional release ...

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Russia blames 'tragic chance events' for Syria plane downing

MOSCOW, Russia - After accusing Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane near Syria, the Russian ...

Russia, Turkey enforce demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

MOSCOW, Russia - Supporting the Syrian President Bashar al Assad in his fight against rebels, Russia, along with the Government ...

Macron to meet Trump, Iran's Rouhani at UN in New York

French President Emmanuel Macron will separately meet his US and Iranian counterparts, Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani, during the UN ...

U.S. Again Names Iran As Leading Terrorism Sponsor

The United States has once again named Iran as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, accusing it of fueling ...

Egypt court upholds suspended sentence against activist

An Egyptian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a three-month suspended prison sentence for a prominent rights lawyer convicted of offending ...

Iraq Court Condemns to Death 'Deputy of IS Leader'

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced to death on terror charges a prominent jihadist described as a deputy ...

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