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Vice admiral in Bahrain after lightning appointment

WASHINGTON DC - Vice Admiral Jim Malloy has taken charge of the U.S. 5th Fleet, headquartered in Bahrain, following the apparent ...

Trump Says Standing by Saudi Crown Prince Despite Pleas From Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he stood by Saudi Arabia's crown prince despite a CIA ...

US Energy Secretary Urges Iraq to Quit Dependency on Iran

BAGHDAD - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry arrived in Baghdad on a trade mission Tuesday urging Iraq to reduce its ...

At Least 2 Killed, 11 Wounded in French Christmas Market Shooting

STRASBOURG, FRANCE - A lone gunman shot dead at least two people and wounded 11 others near a Christmas market ...

ICRC: Conditions in Yemen Expected to Worsen Even if Peace Takes Hold

GENEVA - The International Committee of the Red Cross warns conditions in Yemen are expected to worsen even if a ...

Egypt Probes Images of Naked Couple Atop Pyramid

CAIRO, EGYPT - Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation into images said to show a naked couple who scaled the ...

Rebel: Yemen's Warring Sides Set Jan. 20 for Prisoner Swap

RIMBO, SWEDEN - Delegations from Yemen's warring sides have agreed on Tuesday to set Jan. 20 as a final date ...

Bomb Attack on Afghan Security Convoy Kills 13

ISLAMABAD - Afghan officials say a suicide car bombing Tuesday hit a security forces' convoy in Kabul, killing at least ...

UN Launches Multi-Billion-Dollar Appeal for Syrian Refugees

GENEVA - The U.N. is appealing for $5.5 billion to support millions of Syrian refugees, and the neighboring countries hosting ...

US Energy Chief in Baghdad as Sanctions Waiver Runs Out

BAGHDAD - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday Iraq should partner with American companies to become energy independent, as ...

Iran Confirms Missile Test in Defiance of US

GENEVA - A senior Iranian military commander has confirmed that Tehran recently carried out a ballistic missile test, to the ...

Enemy's Dream of Changing Iran's Behaviour to Die on Vine: IRGC

Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the enemies are trying to make the country insecure in order ...

Armenians in Iran Mark Surp Minas Day

Armenians in Iran recently marked the Surp Minas Day in the Surp Minas Church of the capital Tehran, in a ...

Lebanon: Israel Destroying Border Tunnels Won't Affect Calm

BEIRUT - Lebanon's president said Tuesday that Israel's operation to destroy what it says is a series of cross-border attack ...

5 of the most massive Russian paintings

Special rooms were built and thousands of sketches drawn for these canvases, which took years to complete. Some of the ...

Turkmenistan: Closing the TAPI loop

The man charged with making Turkmenistan's visions of a trans-Afghan gas pipeline a reality headed to Pakistan this week with ...

US Sanctions Failed to Disrupt Iranian Economy: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the US has failed to negatively impact the Iranian economy by re-imposing its sanctions in ...

Briton arrested in Egypt for spying charges says he is free

A British-Libyan tourist says Egyptian authorities have released him two weeks after he was arrested over a video he filmed ...

UN: 20 Million Yemenis are Hungry, 250,000 Face Catastrophe

Twenty million people in war-torn Yemen are hungry - a staggering 70 percent of the population and a 15 percent ...

Syrian refugee aid plan launched as births in exile hit 1 million

AMMAN, Jordan - A typically boisterous two-year-old with distinctive blonde hair and a cheeky grin, Yousef fidgets incessantly while his ...

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Shooting in Brazil: Gunman opens fire at Catholic cathedral

SAO PAULO, Brazil - In one of the worst mass shootings in Brazil's recent history, a gunman opened fire inside ...

Time magazine pays tribute to Khashoggi and colleagues

  NEW YORK, New York - The stout man with the gray goatee and the gentle demeanor dared to disagree ...

Strasbourg shooting: Two killed, 11 seriously injured

PARIS, France - In a shocking shooting incident that led to the entire eastern French city of Strasbourg to be ...

Kim Jong Un leaves Seoul guessing over planned visit

SEOUL, South Korea - The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's planned visit to the South Korean capital, Seoul, which ...

Migration comes to fore at Marrakesh summit

MARRAKESH, Morocco – Countries from around the world tackled the migration issues on Monday adopting the Global Compact for Migration ...

May admits backstop still a major hurdle for Brexit

LONDON, UK -  British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday deferred a crucial parliamentary vote on the controversial Brexit deal, that ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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