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Yemeni forces seize main oil terminal from al Qaeda

Yemeni forces seize main oil terminal from al Qaeda

Yemeni government forces and their Emirati allies took back control of the country's largest oil export terminal from al Qaeda…
Turkey needs religious constitution, parliament speaker says

Turkey needs religious constitution, parliament speaker says

Overwhelmingly Muslim Turkey needs a religious constitution and the precept of secularism should be dropped from the country's new charter,…
Syrian food crisis deepens as war chokes farming

Syrian food crisis deepens as war chokes farming

Syria's war has destroyed agricultural infrastructure and fractured the state system that provides farmers with seeds and buys their crops,…
Afghan president blasts Taliban ‘slaves’, says little time left for peace

Afghan president blasts Taliban ‘slaves’, says little time left for peace

President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan faced a terrorist enemy led by Taliban "slaves" in Pakistan in a somber speech to…
Saudi prince unveils sweeping plans to end ‘addiction’ to oil

Saudi prince unveils sweeping plans to end ‘addiction’ to oil

The powerful young prince overseeing Saudi Arabia's economy unveiled ambitious plans on Monday aimed at ending the kingdom's "addiction" to…
US volunteers seek adventure fighting Islamic State alongside Kurds

US volunteers seek adventure fighting Islamic State alongside Kurds

Towering over his Kurdish partner at a checkpoint in northern Iraq, U.S. volunteer John Cole cuts an unusual figure on…
Britain says can’t rule out sending troops to Libya: newspaper

Britain says can’t rule out sending troops to Libya: newspaper

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday that he could not rule out sending troops to Libya if requested…
Armenian migrants in Turkey wary of political tensions

Armenian migrants in Turkey wary of political tensions

A century after her forebears fled massacres in Turkey for Armenia, Alla has gone the other way, hoping to win…
Iran says Islamic State hatching plots against it from Raqqa

Iran says Islamic State hatching plots against it from Raqqa

An Iranian minister said on Saturday that Islamic State has been hatching "plots and conspiracies" against Iran from its de…
U.S. to buy heavy water from Iran’s nuclear program

U.S. to buy heavy water from Iran’s nuclear program

The United States will buy heavy water from Iran's nuclear program and expects it to be delivered within weeks, U.S.…
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