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British foreign minister orders review into plight of Christians - 12/26/2018

London (dpa) - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into discrimination and violence against Christians worldwide, the Press Association (PA) reported on Wednesday.   The...

Syrian state media: Israeli attack wounds 3 soldiers near Damascus - 12/26/2018

Damascus - By Khalil Hamlo and Weedah Hamzah, - Israeli rockets that were confronted by Syrian air defence near Damascus hit an arms depot and wounded three soldiers, Syrian state media reported...

Syrian air defence confronts "hostile targets" west of Damascus - 12/25/2018

Damascus (dpa) - Syrian air defence confronted late Tuesday "hostile targets" west of Damascus, the Syrian state-run news agency SANA (SANA) reported.   The sound of loud explosions echoed...

British-Iranian professor released from jail in Iran, back in London - 12/25/2018

London - Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian professor at London's Imperial College, has been released after spending eight months in jail in Iran, a British Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed on...

Turkey's Erdogan will 'eradicate' Islamic State in Syria, Trump says - 12/24/2018

Washington (dpa) - Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan will "eradicate" the forces of Islamic State in Syria, US President Donald Trump said late Sunday.   Erdogan "has very strongly informed me...

Volcanic eruptions helped trigger Indonesian tsunami, officials say - 12/24/2018

Jakarta - By Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, - Officials said Monday the tsunami that hit stretches of the Indonesian coast and killed 281 people was indirectly caused by volcanic eruptions from Mount...

Interest in East German Stasi files high, decades after reunification - 12/23/2018

Berlin (dpa) - Tens of thousands of Germans have sought access this year to their personal files kept by the feared secret police in former Communist East Germany, nearly three decades after the fall...

At least 62 killed in Indonesia volcano-triggered tsunami - 12/23/2018

Jakarta - By Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, – The death toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami that hit both sides of Indonesia's Sunda Strait late Saturday has risen to 62, the country's disaster...

US government in partial shutdown, no sign of movement on talks - 12/22/2018

Washington -By Shabtai Gold, - The US federal government was in partial shutdown Saturday after lawmakers and the White House failed to agree on a funding bill, with President Donald Trump insisting...

Weakened Yellow Vests back on the streets in France - 12/22/2018

Paris - Isolated demonstrations took place in France on Friday and Saturday as part of the "Yellow Vest" movement against rising fuel prices.   About 100 people gathered in Strasbourg on the...
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