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  • Thu, 25 May 2017 13:37

    Turkish ministers accuse jailed hunger protesters of militant links

    ANKARA - Turkey's interior minister said on Thursday two teachers detained after more than two months on a hunger protest over a government crackdown in which they lost their jobs have links to the leftist militant group DHKP-C.

  • Thu, 25 May 2017 13:35

    Iran says it has built third underground ballistic missile factory

    ANKARA - Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile programme, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard as saying.

  • Thu, 25 May 2017 13:29

    Israeli police question U.S. casino mogul Adelson in Netanyahu probe

    JERUSALEM - Israeli police questioned U.S. casino magnate Sheldon Adelson on Thursday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a law enforcement source said.

  • Thu, 25 May 2017 13:27

    In first under Trump, U.S. warship challenges Beijing's claims in South China Sea

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.

  • Wed, 24 May 2017 15:00

    New WHO head seeks U.S. bipartisan support for global health

    WASHINGTON - The new head of the World Health Organization (WHO) voiced hope on Wednesday that bipartisan support would prevail in the U.S. Congress to fund global health initiatives, despite deep budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.

  • Wed, 24 May 2017 14:58

    Syrian army says Islamic State's 'minister of war' killed

    DAMASCO-The Syrian army said on Wednesday it had killed Islamic State's "minister of war" among other senior figures in the group in operations east of the northern city of Aleppo.

  • Wed, 24 May 2017 14:57

    Manchester bomber had 'proven' links to Islamic State: French minister

    LONDON-The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children had recently returned from Libya, a British minister said, and her French counterpart said he had links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria too.

  • Wed, 24 May 2017 14:48

    Pope Francis and Donald Trump Meet at the Vatican

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis welcomed President Trump to the Vatican on Wednesday, shaking his hand before ushering him into his study for the first face-to-face meeting of the two leaders, who symbolize starkly different views of the world.

  • Tue, 23 May 2017 14:10

    Merkel vows to fight terrorism with Britain after Manchester attack

    MUNICHEN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed shock and sorrow on Tuesday at a suicide attack at a concert in the British city of Manchester which killed at least 22 people, and promised to fight people who commit such inconceivable deeds.