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Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces flexed their military muscles in the restive east of the country on Wednesday, a day ahead of high-level diplomatic talks on the escalating crisis. Armoured vehicles from the rival sides appeared on the streets of...
South Korean rescue teams, including elite navy SEAL divers, raced Wednesday to find up to 293 people missing from a capsized ferry carrying 459 passengers and crew -- mostly high school students bound for a holiday island. Two people -- a male...
The leader of South Sudan's rebels has vowed to attack the capital Juba and target crucial oil fields, warning in an exclusive interview with AFP that the civil war will not end until the country's president is removed from power. Former...
India's highest court on Tuesday recognized a neutral gender that is neither male nor female, in a landmark ruling that paves the way for equal rights for several million transgenders and eunuchs.   The Supreme Court also said transgenders...
Twin blasts at a packed bus station in Nigeria's capital killed "dozens of people" on Monday, a spokesman for the state-run emergency services said. "It's correct to say dozens of people were killed following the bomb blasts...
Washington (AFP) - Egypt will need further international assistance to put its economy back on track despite receiving huge loans from Gulf Arab states, the IMF said Friday.   "Egypt will need financial support which could come from its...
The United States, which backed the independence of South Sudan, will take targeted sanctions against those involved in the conflict which has ravaging the young nation for the past four months, the State Department said.   Secretary of...
Former defense minister and presidential hopeful Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Thursday with the European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, and its accompanying delegation who are currently in a visit to Egypt. According to the facebook...
Israeli police said Thursday they arrested five people suspected of demolishing a military base in an extremist settlement in the West Bank, the latest attack against security forces by hardliners.   The suspects, all males aged 16...
Ukraine's acting president on Thursday promised not to prosecute pro-Russian militants occupying government buildings if they lay down their arms and end their seige. "If people lay down their arms and free the administration buildings......