Fri, 21 Sep 2018

EU Envisions New Joint Border Force

MADRID - An ambitious plan for a European Union Border and Coast Guard force was unveiled at a special meeting ...

Analysts: Poor Economy, Unemployment Lure Tunisians to Extremism

Seven years after the Arab Spring, little has been done to address youth unemployment in Tunisia, a key factor in ...

UN Official: Buffer Zone in Syria's Idlib Province Averts War for Now

GENEVA - A Russian-Turkish agreement to create a demilitarized buffer zone between the Syrian army and rebels inside Syria's northern ...

Turkey Looks to Germany for Help on Deepening Financial Distress

ISTANBUL - Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak heads to Berlin Friday to meet with his German counterpart, Olaf Scholz, as ...

Egypt court removes judge who got Mubarak's sons detained

An Egyptian court has accepted a defence motion to remove a judge who ordered the detention of former President Hosni ...

Trump suggested Sahara wall to stem migrants: Madrid

Spain's foreign minister revealed that US President Donald Trump suggested building a wall along the Sahara desert to stem the ...

Making, Drinking Arak a Source of National Pride in Lebanon

TAANAYEL, LEBANON - Every part of Lebanon's national drink, arak, is infused with tradition - from distilling the aniseed-tinged liquor ...

Algeria sacks ground forces chief in army overhaul

Algeria's commander of ground forces has been retired, the defence ministry said on Wednesday, a day after confirmation of the ...

Hezbollah Defies Israel, Says Has 'Precision Missiles'

BEIRUT, LEBANON - Lebanon's Hezbollah said Thursday it had acquired 'precision missiles' despite extensive efforts by neighbor and foe Israel ...

Plight of Jailed Catalans Strains Dialogue With Spain

SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, SPAIN - A farm tractor with a crane lifts up half a dozen people holding Catalan ...

Amnesty International Toils To Tell Real Videos From Fakes

When Amnesty International launched a probe this year into police crackdowns against Russian protesters, one of its research methods was ...

Shi'ites Mark Ashoura, Mourn Saint's Death

TEHRAN, IRAN - Shi'ites across the Middle East on Thursday marked Ashoura, an annual commemoration mourning the 7th century death ...

Egypt's Ancient Temples Rescued From the Nile 50 Years ago

One of the world's biggest archaeological rescue operations was successfully concluded 50 years ago after a massive ancient Egyptian temple ...

Price Hikes Test Once-Unshakable Popularity of Philippine President

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - As Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte heads into a third year in office, a spike in consumer prices ...

Shiites Mark Ashoura, Mourn Saint's Death

TEHRAN, IRAN - Shiites across the Middle East on Thursday marked Ashoura, an annual commemoration mourning the 7th century death ...

World Rugby pondering 'emerging' nations as RWC hosts

Tokyo - World Rugby chairperson Bill Beaumont signalled that more "emerging" rugby nations could be set to host the Rugby ...

Rugby pondering 'emerging' nations for RWC - Beaumont

Tokyo - World Rugby chairperson Bill Beaumont suggested on Thursday the World Cup could be held in non-traditional rugby nations ...

Astronomical Fall Comes with Chilly Weather and Rain

Serious cooling awaits us next week - the weather will remind us of the coming autumn. Already in the first ...

Israeli Air Force Chief Travels To Moscow Amid Shoot-Down Anger

The Israeli air force chief is traveling to Moscow on September 20 for discussions after a Russian military surveillance plane ...

Pussy Riot Links Member's Poisoning to African Murder Probe

MOSCOW - Russian punk group Pussy Riot on Wednesday linked the suspected poisoning of member Pyotr Verzilov with his attempt ...

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Ensure my safety: Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify

WASHINGTON, U.S. - It has been less than a week since 51-year-old research psychologist from northern California, Christine Blasey Ford ...

Kim Jong Un wants second meeting with Trump

SEOUL, South Korea - The South Korean President Moon Jae In, who just concluded his third meeting with the North ...

Ferry in Tanzania capsizes, hundreds feared dead

UKORA, Tanzania - About 42 people were confirmed dead after a ferry capsized on Africa's largest lake - Lake Victoria ...

North Korean leader vows to shut main missile testing site

PYONGYANG, North Korea - Hailing the progress made in inter-Korean relations at the end of the third summit held between ...

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 ...

China responds to Trump's new tariffs with its own duties

BEIJING, China - Worries among businesses in the U.S. and China intensified further this week, after both the countries exchanged ...

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