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Israel will release to the Palestinian Authority tax funds it collects on its behalf and withheld as punishment for its move to join the International Criminal Court, the premier's office said Friday. "Tax revenues that have been...
The UN Security Council is expected to adopt on Friday a resolution to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo. Libya, backed by Egypt, had asked for an end to the arms embargo to allow the...
Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition kept up raids against Huthi Shiite rebels Friday in support of Yemen's embattled president, who headed to an Arab summit to garner support as Iran warned the intervention was "dangerous". Powerful...
Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out fresh air strikes in Yemen on Thursday, targeting a rebel-held military base in third city Taez, local officials and witnesses said. The attack hit the Al-Tariq airbase in Taez, located in southwestern Yemen...
China faces a million deaths a year from antibiotic-resistant superbugs and a loss of $20 trillion by 2050, an economist and former top Goldman Sachs executive said Thursday.   Beijing should "take ownership" of anti-microbial...
The United States is coordinating closely with Saudi Arabia and Arab allies in the military action against Huthi rebels in Yemen, the White House said. "President Obama has authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to GCC-...
The cockpit voice recorder recovered from the wreckage of the Germanwings plane that crashed killing all 150 people aboard has been damaged and has been taken to Paris for analysis, a source close to the inquiry said Wednesday.   "The...
Yemen's Shiite rebels said Wednesday that their forces captured Defence Minister Mahmud al-Subaihi as they advanced towards Aden, the port city where President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has taken refuge.   "Subaihi was arrested in the...
Activists speaking up against abuses in war-torn Libya face reprisals from all sides in the chaotic conflict, and are increasingly being threatened, attacked, abducted and killed, the UN warned in a report Wednesday.   The report, drafted by...
A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday.   The restaurant fell into the spotlight of city authorities...

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