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Middle East

Oil rises toward $56 on Libyan field shutdown, Syria

Oil rose toward $56 a barrel on Monday, supported by another shutdown at Libya's largest oilfield over the weekend and geopolitical tensions following last...

UN: Both sides committed war crimes in Syria’s Aleppo

UN probe finds Syrian air force deliberately attacked aid convoy, while rebels used human shields in eastern Aleppo. Both sides in last year's battle for...

Three killed in gunfight at polling station in Turkey

The Turkish referendum registered its negative when two people were killed in a gunfight during the voting exercise. The incident happened in a village schoolyard...

Death toll in Afghan military base attack rises to 140

About 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on...

Libyan crisis: Russian foreign minister calls for national dialogue

Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is pushing for an inclusive national dialogue in Libya. He made this known at talks with Fayez Seraj, the Libyan...

Syrian Chemical attack: Showdown as Security Council debates resolution

The United Nations Security Council held emergency talks on Wednesday after the worst Syrian chemical attack in years. Condemnation of the assault continue to pour...

Iraqi commander vows to complete capture of Mosul in May

A top Iraqi commander expects to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul in May despite resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City district. The...

Syria attack: Most victims did not die of chemical attack –...

The chief UN investigator on Syria says most of the victims of the April the 4th attack in Syria died as a result of...

Risk of mass starvation rapidly rising in Yemen, Somalia, two others...

The risk of mass starvation in  northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict The United Nations refugee...

Chinese peacekeepers pass U.N. combat readiness inspection

The 3rd Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion in South Sudan has recently passed the assessment for combat readiness, by the United Nations Mission in South...
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