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South Korea's Defense Ministry says North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14. Ministry spokesman Moon Sang Gyun said Saturday that the North didn't inform international organizations of any...
Less than a month after its purported H-bomb test, attention is now focused on whether North Korea is readying a rocket launch. With underground railways, giant tarps and a movable launch pad structure in place, experts say, the North is getting a...
The Taliban suicide bombing against a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest media company last month has shocked local journalists, who fear they are now in the cross hairs of an increasingly lethal insurgency.   Journalism has...
The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one of the highest levels of classification. The...
The chairman of Saudi Arabia's state oil giant said on Monday that plans for a possible initial public offering are not being driven by a need for cash amid a global slump in oil prices, but instead signal a desire for greater openness to...
A well-known German think tank says it is moving its Mideast operations out of Egypt, maintaining that ever-stricter government restrictions have made it impossible to carry out its work.   Wolfgang Gerhardt, chairman of the Friedrich Naumann...
Pregnant women should avoid traveling to Latin America and Caribbean countries that have outbreaks of a tropical illness linked to birth defects, health officials said Friday.   The illness is caused by the Zika virus which is spread through...
An official says the World Health Organization hopes to eradicate polio in 2016, after containing outbreaks in conflict-ridden Syria, Iraq and Somalia by immunizing millions of children over two years.   Christopher Maher, who runs the regional...
Mohammed Saad, a Syrian activist, was imprisoned by the Islamic State group, hung by his arms and beaten regularly. Then one day, his jailors quickly pulled him and other prisoners down and hid them in a bathroom.   The reason? A senior Muslim...
Turkish authorities have arrested an Egyptian family of 12 that was trying to cross into Syria to join the Islamic State group, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.   The family, which includes three children, was arrested in the...