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US decries Washington brawl during Turkish President's visit

Turkey blamed the violence outside its ambassador`s residence on demonstrators linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Former FBI chief Robert Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties
Former FBI chief Robert Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties

Robert Mueller, 72, is a Vietnam veteran and former US attorney who ran the FBI from 2001-2013, Efe reported on Thursday.

NATO chiefs recommend joining anti-Islamic State coaltion

NATO's top brass today said they believed the alliance should consider joining the anti-Islamic State coalition put together by Washington to fight jihadists in Syria and Iraq.

Vladimir Putin offers transcript to prove Donald Trump did not pass secrets to Russia
Vladimir Putin offers transcript to prove Donald Trump did not pass secrets to Russia

Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials.

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir to attend Saudi summit, no word on Donald Trump meeting: Minister

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will attend a gathering in Saudi Arabia on Saturday but has received no indication whether he will meet U.S. President Donald Trump there, Sudan`s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

United States, EU to meet next week in Washington to discuss aviation threats
United States, EU to meet next week in Washington to discuss aviation threats

U.S. and European Union officials will meet next week in Washington D.C. for more talks about risks to air travel, but no extension of a cabin ban on large electronics devices was announced after the two sides met in Brussels on Wednesday. 

US-led coalition against ISIS denies east Syria strike that killed civilians

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group said Wednesday it did not conduct strikes in the eastern Syrian town of Albu Kamal this week that reportedly killed dozens of civilians.

President Putin ready to provide records of Trump-Lavrov talks
President Putin ready to provide records of Trump-Lavrov talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he can provide the US Congress with the full transcript of the talks between US President Donald Trump and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, to dispel the "political schizophrenia" around the allegations that state secrets were leaked.

 

US-led coalition denies Syria strike that killed civilians

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group said today it did not conduct strikes in the eastern Syrian town of Albu Kamal this week that reportedly killed dozens of civilians.

United States to renew sanctions waivers on Iran: Officials

The administration of President Donald Trump on Wednesday will extend sanctions relief on Iran that was called for under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

23 Yemeni civilians killed in suspected Saudi-led coalition raid: Rebels

A suspected raid by the Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen killed 23 civilians on Wednesday, including women and children, near the southwestern city of Taez, Shiite Huthi rebels said.

Thousands demonstrate in Greece in strike over new austerity cuts

Thousands of Greeks demonstrated on Wednesday against a new round of austerity cuts in a 24-hour general strike that disrupted travel and shut down public services.

 

Gunmen attack state TV in eastern Afghanistan, 10 killed

Gunmen stormed the local headquarters of Afghanistan's state media in the eastern Nangarhar province Wednesday.

Islamic State claims attack on state TV station in Afghanistan

The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on an Afghan state television station on Wednesday that killed at least six people as well as the attackers and wounded 24.

 

Vladimir Putin ready to provide recording of Lavrov-Trump exchange

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow could provide a recording of the exchange between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US President Donald Trump, who is accused of sharing classified intelligence.

Car bomb hits camp for displaced Syrians near Jordan border: Monitor

A car bomb exploded in Syria's sprawling Rukban refugee camp near the border with Jordan on Wednesday causing injuries, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and two rebel sources said.

Christian sect attacks Congo prison, frees leader, 50 more

Christian sect members stormed a prison in Congo's capital on Wednesday, freeing the leader of their movement and 50 others.

Islamic State claims attack on state-run TV station in Afghanistan

Militant group Islamic State on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a television station in Afghanistan`s eastern province of Nangarhar that killed a security guard as well as all three attackers and wounded at least 17 people.

Blast kills three bomb disposal experts in Somalia's capital

Three bomb disposal experts were killed in a car bomb blast west of Somalia's capital on Wednesday.

Red Cross says finds 115 bodies in Central African Republic town

Red Cross workers have found 115 bodies in Central African Republic`s diamond-mining town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks

'Donald Trump's disclosure endangered spy's life'

President Donald Trump risked the life of an Israeli spy embedded in the ISIS by sharing classified information with Russia, former US and Israeli officials believe.

Islamic State claims attack on Afghanistan TV building

Islamic state said its fighters were attacking an Afghan state television building in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday.

North Korea defends latest missile launch, seeks support
North Korea defends latest missile launch, seeks support

North Korea has justified its latest long-, medium-range ballistic missile test-firing as "routine work to raise nuclear capability for self-defence", rejecting the UN Security Council's condemnation.

Bone identified as victim from sunken South Korean ferry

The Sewol sinking dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

Australia considers banning laptops from airliner cabins

Australia is considering following the United States and Britain in banning laptops from inbound airliner cabins, the prime minister said, but declined to explain whether the move was related to an Islamic State group threat that President Donald Trump discussed with Russian diplomats.

Israel provided intelligence Donald Trump shared with Russians: Report
Israel provided intelligence Donald Trump shared with Russians: Report

The White House refused to comment on the report.

North Korea poses threat to China, Russia: US admiral
North Korea poses threat to China, Russia: US admiral

North Korea on Sunday launched what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet, claiming it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead".

Prisoners escape from Congo prison after attack by Christian cult - government

About 50 prisoners escaped from the main prison in Kinshasa. 

Threat coming from North Korea entering new stage: Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe praised US President Donald Trump's tough stance against the Kim Jong-un regime.

Court orders Pakistan Rangers to arrest MQM leaders Sattar, Amir Khan

The ATC has repeatedly been issuing warrants for the arrest of the MQM leaders since October last.