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Australian Pm Turnbull Plays Down Risk Of Leadership Challenge

SYDNEY – Embattled Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull played down speculation on Monday of an imminent leadership challenge within his own party, saying he...

Korean Families Separated By War To Reunite Briefly After 65 Years

SEOUL/SOKCHO, South Korea – Some 180 families torn apart by the 1950-53 Korean War will be temporarily reunited in North Korea starting Monday after the two Koreas...

Britain To Stop Some Aid For Syrian Opposition In Rebel-held Areas

– The UK government said on Monday it was ending funding for some aid programs in rebel-held areas of Syria. “As the situation on the ground in some regions...

Australian Pm Under Pressure As Voter Support Slides

SYDNEY – Voter support for Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull crashed to its lowest level since December, an opinion poll published on Monday showed,...

Muslims Begin Annual Haj Pilgrimage Amid Heavy Rains

ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia – As more than 2 million pilgrims from around the world braved stormy weather in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to begin the annual haj ritual, the...

At Least 19 Killed By Islamists In Northeast Nigeria -survivor

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – At least 19 people were killed in an Islamist militant attack on a village in northeast Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday, a survivor of...

At Least 19 Killed By Islamists In Village In Northeast Nigeria Survivor

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – At least 19 people were killed in an Islamist militant attack on a village in northeast Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday, a survivor of...

Pompeo Says Time For Peace As Afghanistan Announces Ceasefire With Taliban

WASHINGTON – The United States is ready to support and facilitate direct peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, U.S. Secretary of State Mike...

New Pakistan Pm Khan Calls For Austerity Wants Bullet-proof Cars Sold

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for the rich to start paying taxes and said the country will begin an austerity drive...

Muslims Begin Annual Haj Pilgrimage Amid Heavy Rain

MINA, Saudi Arabia – As nearly 2 million pilgrims from around the world braved heavy rain in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to begin the annual haj ritual, the...