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The Western-backed National Coalition of Syrian opposition members said on Tuesday it had voted to force out its "interim government" and form a new one within a month.   Attempts to form a viable government-in-exile for Syria's...
Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, dashing hopes of a pause in the fighting, as the military said one of its soldiers was missing, presumed dead, following clashes with Hamas Islamists.   International efforts to end the...
Evidence has been tampered with on an "industrial scale" at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday, calling it "a cover-up". Abbott, whose government was behind a UN...
The economist behind a plan to unlock at least $380 billion (222 billion pounds) worth of assets from Egypt's black market says President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi must first restore another asset that has depreciated over the years: the trust of a...
Ukrainian army tanks were reported to be launching an assault to break pro-Russian rebels' hold on the eastern city of Donetsk on Monday in the first major outbreak of hostilities in the area since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down...
Israeli forces killed at least 10 Palestinian militants on Monday after they crossed the border from Gaza through two tunnels, the military said, as the death toll from the two-week conflict passed 500.   With the U.N. Security Council calling...
Heavy fighting erupted on Sunday around Tripoli International Airport, where rival militias have been battling for control, killing at least four people and forcing thousands from their homes, local residents and witnesses said.   The airport...
Israel agreed to a two-hour humanitarian truce on Sunday in a neighborhood in the Gaza Strip hit hard by Israeli shelling, an Israeli military spokesman said. The ceasefire, requested by the International Committee of the Red Cross, will last from...
France has secured its first major military contract in Egypt in about 20 years with a 1 billion euros (0.79 billion pounds) deal to sell four naval frigates, a French diplomatic source said on Saturday.   Paris and Cairo have enjoyed close...
Five car bombs killed 26 people in mostly Shi'ite Muslim neighborhoods in Baghdad on Saturday, police and medics said. The first explosion, a suicide car bombing, killed seven people at a police checkpoint in the Abu Dsheer district in the south...