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Kerry Calls for Global Coalition to Fight I.S.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a broad global coalition to combat Islamic State militants, also known as ISIS.In an article...

Egypt Arrests Former Libyan Officials in Cairo

Egyptian police arrested the former Libyan ambassador to Egypt and cousin of late Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi on Tuesday, a security source told Reuters. Ahmed...

UN Chief: Need to Rebuild Gaza Quickly

UNITED NATIONS— The U.N. secretary-general is warning winter is coming while more than 100,000 Palestinians remain homeless in the Gaza Strip, following the 50-day war...

Ahmadinejad: Iran Does Not Oppose Nuclear Talks with West

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his government does not oppose negotiating with Western powers about its nuclear program but also wants them to change...

Violence Kills 25 in Iraq

Multiple car bombs have exploded in Baghdad, killing at least 12 people in mainly Shi'ite districts of the Iraqi capital. At least 13 more...

Gadhafi’s 42-Year Rule Marked By Controversy

Moammar Gadhafi was known for both his controversial policies and his flamboyance during his 42-year rule of Libya.Gadhafi was in power from 1969 when...

Syria Killed Civilians in Illegal Airstrikes

Syrian forces killed civilians in airstrikes on the northern town of Raqqa last November in attacks that violated human rights law, according to a...

Iran Nuclear Talks Shadowed by Ukraine Tension

Iran and the six world powers have launched a new round of nuclear talks as increasing tensions between the West and Russia cast a...

Al-Qaida-linked Attack on Houthi in Yemen Kills at Least 15

SANA'A— A suicide bomber linked to al-Qaida drove a car laden with explosives into a hospital used as a base by Yemen's Shi'ite Muslim Houthi...

For Some, Learning English is Business

After studying English as a foreign language for more than 10 years in her native Spain, attending summer courses in neighboring England and visiting...

Israel Urges Action Against Iran’s Nuclear Program

Israel is demanding international action against Iran's nuclear program, after a recent U.N. nuclear agency report found “credible” evidence of Iranian efforts to design...

Syrian President Orders Constitutional Referendum

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ordered a constitutional referendum later this month that he says would end nearly five decades of single-party rule, as...

Putin Meets With Erdogan in Ankara

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Monday in Turkey's capital Ankara, where he is holding talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan likely to focus on...

UN Presses Lebanon to Open Syrian Refugee Camps

BEIRUT — The United Nations is pressing the Lebanese government to allow a dozen refugee camps help resettle up to a million Syrians.Despite a...

Security Source: Briton, New Zealander Killed in Libya

TRIPOLI — A Briton and a New Zealander, both with gunshot wounds, were found dead in western Libya on Thursday, while two Americans were...

Saudis Designate Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Group

Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group.The announcement was carried by state television, which quoted the Saudi Interior Ministry.The...

Israeli PM Calls for Early Parliamentary Elections

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for early parliamentary elections, indicating that he would like them to be held in four months. ...

Egypt’s Interim President Urges Reconciliation After New Clashes

Egypt's interim president is urging people to remain calm and abstain from violence following a new round of deadly clashes in Cairo.Interim President Adly...

No Stability in Egypt Until Coup Reversed

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi said the country will not see stability until the coup that drove him from power is reversed and those...

New Reports of Fierce Fighting in Syria, Sanctions Loom

Activists say Syrian army deserters have launched another attack against government troops, with deadly results.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights released details of the...