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Factbox Islamist Parties Running In Pakistans Election

ISLAMABAD – Religious parties – some new, others long-established – are fielding more than 1,500 candidates for national and provincial assemblies in...

Hardline Islamists Push Religion To Center Of Pakistan Election

LAHORE, Pakistan – Pakistani cleric Hafiz Saeed is one of the United States’ most-wanted terrorist suspects, accused over the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed...

Turkish Businessman To Face Uk Extradition Hearing Uk Ministry

LONDON/ANKARA – Exiled Turkish businessman Akin Ipek will face an extradition hearing in Britain in September, the British interior ministry said on Saturday,...

Afghan Government Considering New Eid Ceasefire Offer

KABUL – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani may offer the Taliban a ceasefire during next month’s Eid holiday after the truce in June which saw unprecedented...

Lavrov Tells Pompeo Free Russian Woman Accused In Us Of Espionage

MOSCOW – Russia’s foreign minister told his U.S. counterpart on Saturday that a woman arrested in the United States on accusations she was a Russian agent...

Arrest Warrant Issued For Man Suspected Of Knife Attack On German Bus

BERLIN – A German court has issued an arrest warrant for a German-Iranian man suspected of carrying out a knife attack on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck but...

Syrian Army Pushes Into Quneitra Province State Tv Rebels

AMMAN – The Syrian army and its allies made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border, state television and...

Kremlin Says Russian French Leaders Discuss Humanitarian Aid To Syria

MOSCOW – The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed joint humanitarian efforts in Syria, particular in the eastern Ghouta province, during a phone...

Eritrea Appoints First Ambassador To Ethiopia In Two Decades

NAIROBI – Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighboring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said on Saturday, as the former foes pushed on with a...

France Sends Medical Aid To Assads Syria After Deal With Russia

PARIS – France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising...