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Hillary Clinton to Congress: Take action against ‘epidemic of fake news’

Defeated US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks 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)Defeated US Democratic...

Persian Gulf Arab states shedding crocodile tears: Syria

This file photo shows a view of the Syrian Foreign Ministry building in the capital Damascus.Syria’s Foreign Ministry has criticized the Persian Gulf littoral states over their inability to take independent decisions, heavy reliance on foreign...

300 commandos to join Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield in Syria

Turkish army soldiers walk by tanks in this picture taken around five kilometers west of the Turkish border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep, on August 25, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Turkey is dispatching hundreds of more soldiers to nei...

Fukushima nuclear plant costs have doubled: Japanese government

This file photo, taken on March 11, 2016, shows a general view of the now-defunct Fukushima nuclear power plant (rear) in Japan. (By AFP)The Japanese government says the estimated costs of dealing with the damage from a 2011 nuclear disaster at...

UK police officers sexually abused vulnerable people: Report

UK police officers have sexually abused over 400 victims over the past two years, a royal watchdog says.Hundreds of British police officers and other employees of the police force have used their power to sexually abuse vulnerable people, a new repor...

Syria army forces liberate 85 percent of eastern Aleppo from militants

The Syrian army troops and their allied forces are now in control of about 85 percent of militant-held eastern part of Aleppo as they press ahead with an all-out offensive to fully dislodge foreign-backed terrorists from the northwestern city.On...

OPEC states must work for stable oil market: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan RouhaniIranian President Hassan Rouhani says all member states of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) must make joint efforts to stabilize the global oil market and reverse a slump in prices following...

West using ‘Russia threat’ as pretext to destabilize Europe: Sergey Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L) is welcomed by his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council organized by Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in Hamburg, Germany December 8, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)Russia’...

UN brands Israeli bill to legalize settler units as 'unequivocally illegal'

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinThe United Nations has condemned as "unequivocally illegal" a recent Israeli bill to legalize some 4,000 settler units in the occupied West Bank, saying the move would be in contraventio...

Russia fueling ‘unprecedented’ terror threat against UK: MI6 spy agency Alex Younger

Head of UK's MI6 spy agency Alex YoungerThe head of UK’s MI6 spy agency Alex Younger says that Russia is the main contributor to an “unprecedented” terrorism threat Britain currently faces.In his first public speech since taking office in Novem...

Human Rights Watch says US complicit in Saudi atrocities against Yemen

This September 22, 2016 photo shows buildings destroyed during Saudi airstrikes in the western Yemeni port city of Hudaydah the previous day. (Photos by AFP)Human Rights Watch has called for an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over its atrocious aerial b...

UK Supreme Court won't overturn Brexit vote: Court president David Neuberger

UK Supreme Court President David NeubergerThe UK Supreme Court, which has heard a landmark case to decide whether the government can trigger the process of Britain’s exit from the European Union without the parliament's approval, says it will...

Foreign chefs on Turkish TV undercover spies: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's advisor

File photo shows Yigit Bulut, a senior advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking during a TV show.A senior advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has caused a fresh controversy by accusing the European chefs working for T...

Azerbaijan bans journalist from traveling abroad

Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, center, speaks to reporters right after her release from prison in Baku, Azerbaijan, May 25, 2016. (Photo by AP)Azerbaijan has upheld a travel ban on a prominent investigative journalist, whose conviction...

Ex-president Mohammed Morsi's son arrested by Cairo forces

Osama Morsi, son of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi reacts during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, July 22, 2013. (Photo by AP)Egyptian police have arrested the son of ousted President Mohamed Morsi on charges linked to a protest against...

UK Prime Minister Theresa May remarks prove Britain’s divisive policy: Iran MP

Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin BoroujerdiA senior Iranian lawmaker says the recent comments made by British Prime Minister Theresa May against the Islamic Republic prove that London is...

Donald Trump picks climate change skeptic for Environmental Protection Agency

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower in New York City, December 7, 2016. (Photo by AFP)US President-elect Donald Trump has picked Scott Pruitt, attorney general of Oklahoma and a skeptic of climate change, to head the US Envi...

Iraqi airstrikes kill dozens of Takfiri Daesh terrorists near Syria border

Dozens of Daesh terrorists have been killed after Iraqi aircraft pounded the positions of the Tafkiri militants near the border with Syria, the Iraqi army says.Iraq's Joint Operations Command (JOC) confirmed in a statement on Thursday that the Iraqi...

US life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993: Report

Life expectancy in the United States has declined for the first time in more than two decades. (Getty images)Life expectancy in the United States has declined for the first time in more than two decades, according to a new report, a development linke...

Refugee kids should be banned from French public schools: Marine Le Pen

French far-right Front National (FN) party president and candidate for France’s 2017 presidential election, Marine Le Pen (C) walks along with FN vice-president Florian Philippot (R) on December 8, 2016. (Photo by AFP)The far-right candidate in the...


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