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A controversial bill that would compel NGOs receiving most of their funding from foreign governments to declare it in official reports passed its first reading in the Israeli parliament early Tuesday.   The proposal — denounced by critics...
South African opposition protesters marched on Tuesday to Johannesburg's Constitutional Court, where judges heard a case over public money spent on President Jacob Zuma's private house.   The upgrades at Zuma's homestead, which were...
Germany's Marcel Kittel won the Tour of Dubai on Saturday after he outsprinted his rivals, claiming victory in the final fourth stage of the race.   He replaced Italy's Giacomo Nizzolo, who had seized the overall leader's blue...
An Israeli soldier was stabbed and lightly wounded in the southern city of Ashkelon on Sunday and the assailant was shot, Israeli police said, the latest in a four-month wave of such attacks.   Another soldier grabbed the wounded soldier's...
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday his country would keep its "open border policy" for refugees, but did not indicate when Syrians at the frontier could cross. "We still keep this open border policy for these...
Somali government troops and African Union peacekeepers on Saturday recaptured the key port of Merka from Shebab insurgents, just one day after the Islamists swept into the city, the army and witnesses said. "The Somali forces and AMISOM...
Pakistan said as many Taliban groups as possible must be persuaded to join any upcoming peace discussions with the Afghan government, as a third round of four-country talks aimed at reviving negotiations with the insurgent group began Saturday....
Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia is ready to join any ground operation the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria might decide on, a general from the kingdom said on Thursday. "If there is any willingness in the coalition to go in...
Damascus (AFP) - Tens of thousands of Syrians were apparently streaming towards Turkey on Friday as regime troops pressed a major Russian-backed offensive around Aleppo, while Moscow and Ankara traded barbs over the escalating crisis. Turkey's...
Even before it became a household name, Google parent Alphabet has become the world's most valuable company, vaulting past Apple in a sign of an evolving technology landscape. On Wall Street, Alphabet's shares reflected a market...