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Terrorists blocking civilians from leaving Aleppo: UN

Syrian residents gather at a checkpoint in the Maysaloun neighborhood of Aleppo, on December 8, 2016 (Photo by AFP)The UN human rights office says foreign-backed militants are blocking civilians from fleeing eastern parts of the Syrian city of A...

US Vice President Joe Biden 'embarrassed' by 2016 presidential election race

US Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking at an event in Washington, D.C., on July 16, 2015. (Photo by AP)Outgoing Vice President Joe Biden has lambasted the 2016 US presidential election, saying he feels “embarrassed” by the ugly nature...

US-led air raid in northern Syria kills 20 civilians: Report

This picture, taken on October 9, 2015, shows a Rafale fighter jet on the tarmac of an undisclosed air base purportedly used for raids against Takfiri Daesh militants in Syria. (Photo by AP)Nearly two dozen civilians have lost their lives when the so...

Dozen dead as Turkish army shells north Syrian city

Turkish army tanks and military personal are stationed in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep Province, Turkey, on August 25, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)At least a dozen civilians have lost their lives when Turkish artill...

Africans storm Spain’s Ceuta border fence for asylum

In an unprecedented number over the past decade, 400 African refugees have crossed a barbed-wire fence into Spain's overseas territory of Ceuta neighboring Morocco.A local government spokesman, whose name was not mentioned in news reports, said the r...

Promised victory coming for Syria, allies in Aleppo: Nasrallah

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivers a televised speech on December 9, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the "promised" victory is imminent for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad i...

Donald Trump team to Hillary Clinton camp: Don't blame fake news for your loss

Defeated US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is introduced to speak during a portrait unveiling ceremony for outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), on Capitol Hill December 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)The tra...

Myanmar urged to allow aid deliveries to Rakhine

A Muslim boy stands in front of a house in the town of Maungdaw in Myanmar's Rakhine state near the Bangladeshi border on December 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Several Western countries have called on Myanmar's government to allow humanitarian aid deliveri...

US needs to improve relationship with China: Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has called for the improvement of relations with China, the country he previously censured for its economic policies and alleged violation of trade rules. "One of the most important relationships we...

Thousands flee from fresh violence in Congo-Brazzaville: UN

UNHCR spokesman William Spindler (file photo)Fresh fighting in the Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, between government forces and rebels has forced thousands of people to flee their homes.The United Nations refugee agency (UNHC...

Iraqi Special Government Forces win back 3 districts in eastern Mosul

A member of the Iraqi forces, instructs people in al-Muharibin neighborhood of Mosul, to gather for aid distribution on December 8, 2016 during an ongoing operation against Takfiri Daesh terrorists. (Photo by AFP)Iraqi government forces have establis...

US President Barack Obama orders full review of 2016 election hacking

US President Barack Obama speaks on counterterrorism at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida on December 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP)US President Barack Obama has ordered a full review of alleged hacking by the Russians into the 2016 election, says th...

Army Ground Forces to hold major drill in southeast Iran

The Iranian Army’s Ground Forces hold a major two-day maneuver, code-named Beit-ul-Muqaddas 28, in the central province of Isfahan on May 22, 2016. (Photo by IRNA)A senior Iranian military commander says the Army's Ground Forces will stage a major...

Israel, South Africa conducted nuclear test in 1979: Declassified documents

File photo shows an atomic bomb test.A new trove of declassified documents indicates that Israel and the Apartheid regime of South Africa conducted a joint nuclear test in the South Atlantic Ocean nearly four decades ago.At the dawn of September...

Bomb explosions kill at least 56 in northeast Nigeria

This file photo taken on October 29, 2016 shows emergency personnel standing near the wreaked remains of a vehicle ripped apart following two bombings in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri. (Photo by AFP)Over 50 people have been killed after&nb...

Dutch judges find Geert Wilders guilty of hate crime

Dutch judges have found the far-right leader of the Freedom Party (PVV), Geert Wilders, guilty of racial discrimination against people of Moroccan origin in the Netherlands, but levied no punishment against him.Judge Hendrik Steenhuis, who presided t...

China's Goldwind, Apple sign wind power deal

This file photo shows electrical turbines used to produce clean energy at a wind farm. (Photo by AFP)China's Goldwind and American multinational technology giant Apple have signed a deal to produce wind-based electric power as the global drive for cl...

Israeli settlement expansion blatant violation of international law: Iran

This October 22, 2016, photo shows a general view of the illegal Israeli settlement of Revava, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. (Photo by AP)The Iranian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned a recent Israeli bill to legalize some 4,000 s...

Syrian army forces control 93 percent of Aleppo: Russia

Syrian army ground forces and allies have liberated 52 blocks in the eastern parts of the city of Aleppo from the grip of foreign-backed militants and are now in control of 93 percent of the whole northwestern city, Russia says.“As a result of...

Syria to terrorism sponsors: Bloody game over

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja’afariSyria has denounced a United Nations General Assembly resolution that calls for an "immediate" cessation of combat against militants in the Arab country.Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar...


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