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Kuwait says new oil spill strikes near site of August slick

Kuwait says new oil spill strikes near site of August slick

Kuwait says an oil spill has been spotted near the site of a similar spill off its southern coast in…
Seeking to deport Rohingya, India tells court has evidence of militant links

Seeking to deport Rohingya, India tells court has evidence of militant links

India’s home ministry said on Monday it would confidentially share intelligence information with the Supreme Court showing Rohingya links with…
Yemen officials: Airstrike by Saudi-led coalition kills 12

Yemen officials: Airstrike by Saudi-led coalition kills 12

Yemeni medical officials and tribesmen say an airstrike this weekend by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shia rebels killed 12…
Turkey: Ex-newspaper managers, columnists go on trial

Turkey: Ex-newspaper managers, columnists go on trial

Former managers and columnists of a newspaper in Turkey linked to a US-based cleric have gone on trial, accused of…
Syrian army crosses to eastern bank of Euphrates in key city

Syrian army crosses to eastern bank of Euphrates in key city

Opposition activists say Syrian government troops battling the Islamic State group have crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates…
UN says 2 Americans unjustly held in Iran part of a pattern

UN says 2 Americans unjustly held in Iran part of a pattern

Two Iranian-Americans serving 10-year prison sentences on spying charges in Iran should be immediately freed and paid restitution, a United…
The Latest: Iraq’s top court suspends Kurdish referendum

The Latest: Iraq’s top court suspends Kurdish referendum

Iraq’s Supreme Court has temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region’s referendum on independence that was scheduled for next week. A…
Criticized by Trump, Iran nuclear deal faces tough scrutiny in UN talks

Criticized by Trump, Iran nuclear deal faces tough scrutiny in UN talks

The 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers faces a stern test at the United Nations this week as…
Pakistani Taliban says behind deadly blast in tribal region

Pakistani Taliban says behind deadly blast in tribal region

The militant Pakistani Taliban group said it carried out an attack on Sunday that killed five people in the tribal…
Kuwait to expel North Korean ambassador, other diplomats

Kuwait to expel North Korean ambassador, other diplomats

Kuwait will expel North Korea’s ambassador to the oil-rich country and four other diplomats, potentially limiting Pyongyang’s ability to earn…
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