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Repentant Muslims gather on Mount Arafat for haj climax

ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – More than two million Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat on Monday for a vigil to...

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Russia's Putin, despite sanctions, still hopes for better U.S. ties: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin still hopes to pull Moscow’s ties with Washington out of a deep crisis,...

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Defiant Erdogan casts Turkey currency crisis in religious, patriotic terms

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday an attack on Turkey’s economy was no different from a strike...

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Reuters journalists face verdict next week on Myanmar secrets charges

YANGON (Reuters) – The judge in the trial of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar on accusations of obtaining secret...

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India's Modi calls for talks with Pakistan in letter to new PM Khan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for dialogue with Pakistan in a letter to its newly...

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Shots fired at US embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties

ANKARA (Reuters) – Amid tense relations between Ankara and Washington, several gunshots were fired on Monday from a vehicle at...

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For some Egyptians, camels make a bigger and better Eid sacrifice

BIRQASH, Egypt (Reuters) – Muslims often slaughter sheep at the annual Eid al-Adha “feast of the sacrifice” which falls next...

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Tears, joy as Korean families separated by war reunite briefly after 65 years

SEOUL (Reuters) – Some 90 families from the two Koreas were reunited in the North on Monday, weeping and embracing...

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Baghdad gun shops thrive after Iraqi rethink on arms control

  In the middle of Baghdad’s busy commercial neighborhood of Karrada, where most retail outlets sell home appliances, shoppers can...

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US forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed: spokesman

  US forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Islamic State,...

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Search operation ended in Genoa, bridge death toll rises to 43

  The search operation for those missing after a motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa ended...

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Iraqi Supreme Court ratifies May election results

  Iraq’s Supreme Court has ratified the results of the May 12 parliamentary election, its spokesman said on Sunday, setting...

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US raises $300 million from allies for Syria stabilization

  The United States said on Friday it had secured $300 million from coalition partners to help stabilize parts of...

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Venezuelan migrants' dreams of new life dashed by Ecuador passport rule

  Tears welled up in Gabriel Malavolta’s eyes on Saturday as he realized his dream of a new life in...

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