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New White House communications director deletes old tweets - 07/23/2017

Washington ( dpa) - The new White House communications director on Saturday purged his personal Twitter account of tweets that he said could be seen as a "distraction" in his new role.  Anthony...

German Social Democrat leader Schulz to meet Macron in Paris - 07/20/2017

Paris (dpa) - The German Social Democratic Party (SPD) candidate for chancellor, Martin Schulz, was due to meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday.   Schulz, who is...

UN reports significant progress in fight against AIDS - 07/20/2017

Geneva (dpa) - The world has made great progress in treating HIV and lowering AIDS fatalities in the past decade, the United Nations reported on Thursday, while calling for vigilance about increasing...

Israel ups security ahead of Friday prayers at flashpoint holy site - 07/20/2017

Tel Aviv (dpa) - Israel deployed additional security forces to a holy site in Jerusalem on Thursday and put the troops on high alert amid growing tensions relating to checks on Muslim worshippers....

EU puts 16 Syrian military officers and scientists on sanctions list - 07/17/2017

Brussels (dpa) - Foreign Affairs ministers of the European Union agreed at a meeting on Monday to put 16 new members of the Syrian regime on the bloc's sanctions list.   The individuals are...

Jordanian soldier gets life in jail for killing three US army members - 07/17/2017

Amman (dpa) – A Jordanian military court on Monday sentenced a soldier to life in prison on charges of killing three US military trainers last year.   The official news agency Petra said the...

Tillerson looks to defuse Qatar crisis on Gulf tour - 07/11/2017

Kuwait City, Kuwait | AFP | US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived Monday in Kuwait, the key mediator between Qatar and its Arab neighbours, for talks aimed at defusing the Gulf's worst crisis...

Putin eyes new era of cooperation under Trump - 07/08/2017

Hamburg, Germany | AFP | President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he expects Russian-US cooperation will improve under Donald Trump and that the American president is "very different" in real...

Where Writing Poems in Arabic Could Land You in Prison - 07/04/2017

Ask any Iranian who the persons they most admire are and you are likely to hear a list of poets- from Ferdowsi and Saadi centuries ago to Iraj Mirza and Sohrab Sepehri more recently. For an average...

Rosaries and rifles: Syria Christians take on IS in Raqa - 06/30/2017

An ivory-coloured rosary swings from the rearview mirror of Abboud Seryan's pickup truck as he speeds through Syria's Raqa, inspecting the positions of fellow Christian fighters taking on the Islamic...
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