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Eight dead as truck rams into New York crowd

At least eight people in New York City have been killed and 11 injured after a driver rammed into cyclists and pedestrians before being...

Hamas hands over Gaza border crossings to PA

The Palestinian Hamas movement has handed over administrative control of Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings on the Israeli border, and Rafah crossing on the Egyptian border to...

Seven Palestinians killed as Israel strikes Gaza tunnel

At least seven Palestinians have been killed after Israeli forces destroyed a tunnel in a southern town of the Gaza Strip, in an attack described...

Iraq bans two major Kurdish TV channels over inciting hatred, violence

The Baghdad-based Communication and Media Commission on Sunday imposed the ban the two channels, both of which are close to regional president Massoud Barzani’s...

Kurdistan’s Barzani fires parting shots at US

In a televised speech shortly after Kurdistan’s regional parliament accepted his resignation on Sunday, Barzani said no one had stood up to back Kurdish aspirations for...

New round of Syrian talks begins in Astana

It is the seventh round of talks in what is referred to as the Astana peace process for Syria. Delegations from the Syrian government and...

Tunisia lifts ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims as the president seeks to secure equal rights for the country's female population."Congratulations...

US urges China to use oil leverage on North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said it is "very difficult" to get China to agree to an oil embargo on North Korea,...

Myanmar uses scorched earth tactics in Rakhine: report

Security forces and vigilante mobs in Myanmar are carrying out a scorched-earth policy in the majority-Muslim region of Rakhine State, burning down entire Rohingya villages and shooting at...

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