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  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:53

    Syria's Assad says war still not won but West's plots foiled

    AMMAN - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that while his country had foiled Western designs to topple him, his army had not won defeated insurgents and the fight was continuing.

  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:53

    Spain releases German-Turkish writer sought by Ankara

    Berlin - A Spanish court Sunday granted conditional release from custody to German-Turkish writer Dogan Akhanli a day after police arrested him at Ankara's request, his lawyer said.

  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:52

    Finnish police search new premises in knife attack probe

    HELSINKI - Finnish police said on Sunday they had conducted searches of further premises in the city of Turku in their investigation into the country's first suspected Islamist militant attack, but had made no new arrests.

  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:51

    PM: Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Tal Afar from IS

    BAGHDAD — U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces on Sunday began a multi-pronged military operation to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group, Iraq's prime minister announced.

  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:50

    Joint Taliban, Islamic State raid killed disarmed Afghan fighters, civilians: U.N.

    KABUL - A combined force of Taliban and "self-proclaimed" Islamic State militants killed at least 36 people in what may amount to war crimes during a raid on a northern Afghan town this month, the United Nations said on Sunday.

  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:49

    Anger simmers in Philippines over Duterte's drug war

    MANILA - Mourners at the funeral of a Philippine man who police shot dead protested his innocence on Sunday, the latest sign of rising anger over President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody campaign to stamp out drugs.

  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:48

    Thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists

    HONG KONG - Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city's judiciary.

  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:23

    Finnish police investigating stabbing spree as terror crime

    HELSINKI/TURKU - Finnish police are investigating Friday's knife attacks that killed two and wounded eight in the city of Turku as terrorism-related crimes, they said on Saturday.

  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:18

    After Charlottesville, Boston aims to avert violence at 'Free Speech' rally

    BOSTON - Hundreds of police officers will hit the streets of Boston on Saturday to deter violence at a "Free Speech" rally with right-wing speakers a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist protest.