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Suicide Bomber Kills 22 at UK Concert Hall, ISIS Claims Responsibility

Armed police patrol near Victoria station in Manchester, northwest England on May 23, 2017.
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Armed police patrol near Victoria station in Manchester, northwest England on May 23, 2017. (OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, England—A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people and wounded 59 at a packed concert hall in the English city of Manchester in what...


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    Trump to Middle East: Drive Out Terrorism

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    Trump Wins Warm Welcome in Saudi Arabia

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    Finding Spiritual Peace in Eastern Europe

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    Afghan Taliban Launch Three-Pronged Assault on Ghazni City

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    Chinese Jets Intercept US Radiation-Sniffing Plane, U.S. Says

    WASHINGTON—Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the U.S. military described as an “unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. aircraft designed to detect radiation while it... Read more

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    STOCKHOLM/LONDON—Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday over a rape allegation, but British police said he would still be arrested... Read more

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    US Strikes Pro-Assad Forces Threatening US-backed Fighters in Syria

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    French National Front Leader Le Pen to Run for Parliamentary Seat

    PARIS—Defeated French National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Thursday she would run for parliament in June’s legislative elections because it was crucial there... Read more

  • Brazil's President Michel Temer reacts as he speaks at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on May 18, 2017. (REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino)

    Brazil’s Temer Refuses to Resign in Face of Investigation

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  • Opposition activists march along Francisco Fajardo highway during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, on May 10, 2017. Clashes between protesters and riot cops have left 36 people dead and hundreds injured since the unrest erupted on April 1, according to authorities. (FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Venezuela Supreme Court Judges Hit with US Sanctions

    WASHINGTON—The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the chief judge and seven other members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court on May 18 as punishment for annulling the opposition-led... Read more

  • A mutinous soldier holds a RPG rocket launcher inside a military camp in the Ivory Coast's central second city Bouake, on May 15, 2017.
Gunshots rang out early on May 15 in the Ivory Coast cities of Abidjan and Bouake amid a four-day-old mutiny by ex-rebel soldiers demanding government bonuses, AFP journalists and witnesses said.
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    Renegade Ivory Coast Soldiers Reject Government Deal to End Mutiny

    BOUAKE—Renegade soldiers in Ivory Coast on Monday rejected a proposed deal to end their mutiny over unpaid bonuses just minutes after the defense minister announced... Read more

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  • A mother feeds her malnourished child at a feeding center run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on Aug. 29, 2016. During its seven-year uprising, Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more than 2.6 million in Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon, Niger, and Chad. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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  • FILE - In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends a photo session at the African Union summit in Johannesburg. South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute over the visit by al-Bashir, who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)

    South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

    JOHANNESBURG—South Africa will soon submit a bill in parliament to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, its justice minister said Friday, making the country the... Read more

  • Abana Muta (L) and Hawa Abana (R), parents of Blessing Abana, one among of the freed twenty-one Chibok schoolgirls smiles during an interview in Nasarawa, Nigeria, on Oct. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gbemiga Olamikan)

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    ABUJA, Nigeria—A group of Nigerian parents are excitedly waiting to be reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2 ½ years ago and freed... Read more

  • Elizabeth Athiel holds her 8-month-old malnourished daughter Anger, at a UNICEF feeding center in Aweil, South Sudan, where she faced the anguished decision of getting urgent medical attention for Anger at a medical clinic a half-day's walk away, or making sure her other five children could eat at the center where she was, on Sept. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)

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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo remains in a state of crisis as President Joseph Kabila delays the country’s scheduled November elections until December 2018, citing... Read more

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  • In this image made from video by North Korean broadcaster KRT, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at the party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, May 7, 2016. North Korea will not use its nuclear weapons first unless its sovereignty is invaded, state media on Sunday, May 8, quoted Kim as saying during a critical ruling party congress. Kim also said he is ready to improve ties with "hostile" nations in a diplomatic overture in the face of international pressure over its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch. He called for more talks with rival South Korea to reduce misunderstanding and distrust between them and urged the United States to stay away from inter-Korean issues, according to the official Korean Central News Agency. (KRT via AP Video) NORTH KOREA OUT

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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched the ground jet test of a Korean-style high-thrust engine newly developed by the Academy of the National Defence Science in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on March 19, 2017. KCNA/via Reuters

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    Brandishing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, North Korea has topped news headlines for the last decade as it has menaced its more prosperous neighbors. Unlike the... Read more

  • In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) March 15, 2009 in the Indian Ocean. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Dusty Howell/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

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  • The border between China (L) and Vietnam (R) in the northern Vietnamese city of Lao Cai on May 9, 2014. Recent reports from Vietnam claim kidnapping and murder for organs to supply China’s transplant industry, raising questions about reform in China. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Hazmat crews gather at the main hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Malaysian police order a sweep of Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances following the killing of Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)

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  • A tug pulls a coal barge in Samarinda, Kalimantan, Indonesia, on Aug. 26, 2016. (Ed Wray/Getty Images)

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  • This aerial file photo taken in Aug. 2013,  shows No 4, 3, 2, 1, 5 and 6 reactors, from bottom to top, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Futaba town, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.   (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File)

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  • South Korea's Constitutional Court holds a preparatory meeting to review the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye on corruption charges centered on an influence-peddling scandal involving a confidante in Seoul, South Korea on Dec. 30, The court on Friday said it cannot require Park to testify in her impeachment trial that enters the argument phase next week, dismissing demands by lawmakers who voted to remove her over a corruption scandal. (Yonhap via AP)

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  • A man inspects the wreckage of a ferry that caught fire off the coast of Jakarta, at Muara Angke Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The vessel was carrying more than 230 people from Jakarta's port of Muara Angke to Tidung, a resort island in the Kepulauan Seribu chain, when it caught fire, officials said. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

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  • MP Garnett Genuis on Parliament Hill on April 10, 2017. Genuis is urging the government to support his private member’s bill to combat organ trafficking. (NTD Television)

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire place a wreath in front of a statue of Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, the founder of Montreal, during a ceremony marking the 375th anniversary of the founding of the city on May 17, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

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  • Interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose receives a standing ovation as she addresses the Conservative National Caucus for the final time as Leader of the Official Opposition, in Ottawa on May 17, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

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  • File photo shows dog searches for food along a highway median on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, where a dog-mauling killed a 3-year-old boy. Leaders on the Little Grand Rapids reserve in Manitoba are planning a cull of stray dogs after the recent mauling death of a 24-year-old woman. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing)

    Dog Cull Being Planned on Reserve After Woman Fatally Mauled

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  • Pipes destined for the Keystone XL pipeline, should it ever go ahead, are stacked in Gascoyne, North Dakota, April 22, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Alex Panetta)

    Tribes in Canada and US Sign Declaration Against Keystone XL Pipeline

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  • Arc of Memory, the winning design for the monument to victims of communism to be built in Ottawa. (Courtesy of Paul Raff)

    Winning Design for Victims of Communism Memorial Unveiled

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  • Auditor general Michael Ferguson speaks during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on May 16, 2017. Canada's temporary foreign worker program is rife with oversight problems that appear to have allowed lower-paid international workers to take jobs that out-of-work Canadians could fill, Ferguson’s report found. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Auditor General: Foreign Worker Program Rife With Oversight Problems

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  • Daniel Debow (2nd L) speaks on a panel about Canadian tech featuring Tony Bailetti (C), Janet Bannister (2nd R), Harley Finkelstein (far R), and moderated by Globe & Mail reporter Sean Silcoff (far L) at Shopify's Elgin Street office in Ottawa, Canada on May 15, 2017. (Rahul Vaidyanath/Epoch Times)

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  • Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on Feb. 16, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

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  • Conservative MP Peter Kent, co-chair of Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong, speaks at a celebration on Parliament Hill marking the 25th anniversary of Falun Gong, May 9, 2017. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    MPs Applaud Falun Gong and Adherents’ Peaceful Advocacy Amid Adversity

    OTTAWA—More than a dozen parliamentarians from all parties joined over 600 Falun Gong practitioners on Parliament Hill on May 9 to celebrate the 25th anniversary... Read more

  • MP Peter Kent speaks at a press conference in support of efforts to secure the release of Canadian citizen Qian Sun detained in China for her practice of Falun Gong, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 9, 2017. (Jonathan Ren/NTD Television)

    MPs Call for Release of Canadian Citizen Detained in China

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  • NAFTA was among the issues discussed when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13, 2017.  The existence of the trade agreement is now in the balance. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    The Pros and Cons of NAFTA

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  • FA-18 Super Hornets sit on the flight deck of the USS George Washington during joint military drills in South Korea's East Sea on July 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lee Jung-hoon)

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  • Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr during question period in the House of Commons on Feb. 9, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

    Bones of Manitoba WWI Soldier Killed in France Identified

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  • B.C. Green party leader Andrew Weaver speaks to supporters at the Delta Ocean Pointe on election night in Victoria, B.C., on May 10, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

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  • The identification card of Chinese-Canadian Falun Gong practitioner Sun Qian. (The Epoch Times)

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  • File photo from Interol showing Mo Yeung (Michael) Ching. (Interpol)

    China Pursues Chinese Financier Who Donated to Trudeau

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  • John McCallum, Canada’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, at a meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development in Ottawa on May 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Ottawa Urged to Press China for Release of Canadian Citizen

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  • Government House Leader Bardish Chagger answers a question in the House of Commons on March 23, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Liberals Going Ahead With Some Parliamentary Reforms Despite Opposition

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  • Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan responds to a question in the House of Commons on May 2, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Sajjan Pulls out of Veterans’ Fundraiser Amid Afghan Battle Controversy

    OTTAWA—Harjit Sajjan has bowed out of an annual fundraising event originally set up for veterans of the war in Afghanistan, an event whose main beneficiaries... Read more

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  • Reporters Without Borders 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The darker the colour, the worse for press freedom (Courtesy RSF)

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  • Many fashionistas will be asking “Who made my clothes?” during Fashion Revolution Week. A hundred global brands feature in Fashion Revolution’s Transparency Index, where brands are ranked according to how open they are about their supply chains. (Bryan Berry)

    Global Fashion Companies Criticised Over Lack of Transparency

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  • Russian servicemen walk towards Manezhnaya Square ahead of a rally against terrorism in central Moscow on April 6, 2017 following April 3 blast in the Saint Petersburg metro. (Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russian Troops Kill Two Islamic State-Trained Militants, Says Anti-Terror Committee

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  • "Illegal Organ Harvesting" by Xiqiang Dong, Oil on Canvas (41 x 41 inches), 2007.  (The Traditional Culture Arts Center)

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    The city of Vienna became the first European capital to echo a European Parliament resolution which censures the Chinese regime for its organ harvesting crimes... Read more

  • A general view shows the site where a truck ploughed through a crowd at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2016.
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    Berlin Christmas Market Attacker Got Order Directly From ISIS: Report

    BERLIN—The Tunisian who killed 12 people by driving a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin received his orders directly from ISIS, a German magazine reported on Saturday... Read more

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    Explosives Used in Dortmund Attack May Have Come From German Military: Newspaper

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  • A police officer holds an order of service as they leave the funeral of PC Keith Palmer at Southwark Cathedral on April 10, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. PC Palmer was killed in a terrorist attack in Westminster whilst on duty on March 22, 2017. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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  • People react at a makeshift memorial near the site where a truck slammed into a crowd yesterday outside a busy department store, in central Stockholm, on April 8, 2017. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

    Uzbek Man Main Suspect in Swedish Truck Attack That Killed Four

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  • German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble attend a Symposium at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Baden-Baden, Germany, on March 17, 2017. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

    G20 Officials: No Free Trade Endorsement Likely

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  • Police at Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris, France, on March 18, 2017. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)

    Man Shot Dead at Paris Airport After Attacking Soldier

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  • Butcher shop Brancaleone da Norcia is one of the few to reopen after the quake devastated local businesses. (Angela Giuffrida)

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    NORCIA, Italy—The Chiesa della Madonna Addolorata, or Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, was a place of sanctuary for the people of Norcia, an ancient... Read more

  • A statue of  German philosopher Carl Marx is seen in the building of the Corvinus University in Budapest on September 4, 2014. The 'Corvinus' was renamed in 1953 as Karl Marx University and it was a base of the countrys Marxist intellectual elite in the socialist era.   AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK        (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • French far-right Front National (FN) party candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen (C) visits the Agriculture Fair in Paris on Feb. 28, 2017. (GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • People light the flashes of their mobile phones in the colors of the European Union flag during an anti-government protest demanding the government's resignation, outside the government headquarters in Bucharest, Romania on Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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  • LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: A Union Jack flag flutters in front of the Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as Big Ben on February 1, 2017 in London, England. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

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  • This is the first time net migration to the UK has been under 300,000 in two years (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

    Net Migration to the UK Down by 49,000

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  • A police man investigate a burned out car in the suburb Rinkeby outside Stockholm, Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017.  Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out Monday night in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. The clashes started late Monday when a police car arrested a suspect and people started throwing stones at them. (Fredrik Sandberg / TT via AP)

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    Riot in Stockholm Suburb After Drug Suspect Is Arrested

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  • Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief and Chairman of the Indian Chiefs of Staff Committee N.A.K. Browne (L) gestures while talking with Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam Peoples Army Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty (R) in New Delhi on September 24, 2013. A high-ranking military delegation, led by Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam Peoples Army Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, arrived on a official visit to India at the invitation of Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, Chairman of the Indian Chiefs of Staff Committee.The five day visit, ending on September 27, aims to further strengthen the friendly relations and cooperation between the two nations people and armies. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH        (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • The logo of the Reserve Bank of India is seen on the gate of it's headquarters in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov.9, 2016. Indians awoke to confusion Wednesday after the government withdrew the highest-denomination currency notes overnight to halt money laundering in a country where many in the poor and middle-class still make day-to-day transactions in cash. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

    Millions Scramble After India Scraps Its Largest Banknotes

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  • India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Thousands of Indians Declare $9.5 Billion in ‘Black Money’

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  • An Indian army soldier guards the army base which was attacked by suspected rebels in the town of Uri, west of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    17 Soldiers Killed in Attack at Indian Army Base in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India—Suspected rebels using guns and grenades sneaked into a crucial army base in Indian-controlled Kashmir early Sunday and killed at least 17 soldiers in... Read more

  • Indian policemen stand guard during a curfew in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Kashmiri Police Face Public Wrath Amid Anti-India Uprising

    SRINAGAR, India—Before the crack of dawn and before the protesters hit the streets to resume demands India leave Kashmir, he dressed like an ordinary man... Read more

  • Dana Manjhi and is 12-year-old daughter are seen as he lifts the body of his wife (YouTube/screenshot)

    Indian Man Carries His Wife’s Body for Miles After He Can’t Get a Car

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  • FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, a boy flies a kite from the roof of a house as other kites seem to flock in the sky above as Indians celebrate Independence Day in New Delhi, India. Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to slice the strings of other kites.The deaths occurred in New Delhi on Monday, which was a holiday on account of India's Independence Day when people fly kites to celebrate. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

    Glass-Coated Kite String Kills 3 People in Indian Capital

    NEW DELHI—Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring... Read more

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, file photo, an Indian Air Force's (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft releases chaff as it flies past the IAF Day Parade in New Delhi, India. A spokesman for India's defense ministry says the Indian air force has lost contact with a transport plane AN-32 with 29 people on board. A massive search by the air force, navy and coast guard has been launched. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, file)

    Indian Air Force Plane With 29 On Board Goes Missing Over Bay of Bengal

    NEW DELHI—The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defense ministry... Read more

  • Kashmiri villagers wave Pakistani flags during the funeral procession of Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Indian Kashmir's largest rebel group Hizbul Mujahideen, in Tral, some 24 miles south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir as tens of thousands of Kashmiris defied a curfew imposed in most parts of the troubled region Saturday and participated in the funeral of the top rebel commander killed by Indian government forces, officials and locals said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    16 Dead in Indian Kashmir Protests After Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—The death toll in Kashmir rose to 16 on Sunday as clashes between Indian troops and protesters continued despite a curfew imposed in the... Read more

  • A masked Kashmiri protester prepares to throws a brick at an Indian policeman during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in most parts of Kashmir on Saturday, a day after government forces killed the top rebel commander in the disputed Himalayan region, officials said, describing it as a major success against rebels fighting Indian rule. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Indian Troops, Kashmir Protesters Clash as Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir on Saturday, killing at least seven as tens of thousands of people defied a curfew and participated... Read more

  • The landscape of Manipur, India, in the background. (Wikimedia/Mongyamba, CC BY-SA) Top right: Satyendra Garg, joint secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, is chairing the meeting between the armed groups and the Manipur state government.

    India: Government and Armed Groups Begin Political Dialogue After 10 Years

    The central government and the Kuki armed groups—the United Peoples’ Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO)—began their first round of political dialogue at... Read more

  • Apple currently sells its products through resellers in India but easing of restrictions may see the company soon opening stores in the world’s second most populous nation. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Announces Sweeping Foreign Investment Reforms

    India has announced sweeping moves to expand foreign investment in civil aviation, defence, and a string of other sectors as part of attempts to open... Read more

  • Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi before their meeting in New Delhi, India, on June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India Sure of China’s Support for Nuclear Group’s Membership

    NEW DELHI—India said Sunday that it was confident of winning China’s support for U.S.-backed efforts for its membership in a group of 48 nations controlling... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi before their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    India’s Bid to Join Nuclear Supplier Group a Point of Pride

    NEW DELHI—India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held... Read more

  • Indian labourers in a hospital near New Delhi after one of their kidneys was removed. Recently, New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal organ trafficking racket at one of India’s top hospitals.  (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

    New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal racket at one of India’s top hospitals that has shone a spotlight on underground... Read more

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    Monkey Tricks Shopkeeper in India, Leaves With 10,000 Rupees

    A jewelry store owner in India was swindled by a monkey after he offered it a treat outside his shop. CCTV footage shows the monkey... Read more

  • A labourer pushes a handcart on a street in Imphal in the northeastern state of Manipur on Feb. 20, 2012. Promoted in official tourist brochures as the "jewel of India," the tiny state of Manipur often seems closer to an ignored family heirloom than a proudly coveted gem. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/GettyImages)

    India: A Faux Pas in Manipur’s Three Bills

    As tensions surrounding the controversial issue of the three bills passed by the Manipur State Assembly in August last year continue to grip the state,... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi looks over his shoulder to speak with an aide during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Indian PM Burnishes His Standing With Address to Congress

    WASHINGTON—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets to burnish his standing as a trusted U.S. partner Wednesday, addressing a joint meeting of Congress after years of... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the gardens of the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Is the Obama-Modi Friendship Real? In India, Many Doubt It

    NEW DELHI—It’s a friendship between two powerful men that transcends politics, transcends diplomacy. It certainly looked like genuine affection when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi... Read more

  • A man prays inside a temple that survived last years attacks, on the day of Probarona Purnima on October 19, 2013 in Ramu, Bangladesh.  Getty Images)

    Buddhist Monk in Bangladesh Has Throat Slit in Murder

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP)—A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak... Read more

  • The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released on May 15, 2017. (KCNA via REUTERS)

    North Korea Tests Second Missile, Seoul Says Dashes Hopes for Peace

    SEOUL—North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week, which South Korea said... Read more

  • President Donald Trump during the Arabic Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump to Middle East: Drive Out Terrorism

    RIYADH—President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their fair share to “drive out” terrorism from their countries on Sunday in a speech that... Read more

  • Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (L) shows the way to US President Donald Trump (C-R) and First Lady Melania Trump upon arrival at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Wins Warm Welcome in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH—U.S. President Donald Trump won a warm reception in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, securing hundreds of billions in investments. A $110 billion deal in which... Read more

  • The sixth annual Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference at Stara Zagora, Bulgaria on April 2, 2017 (Minghui.org)

    Finding Spiritual Peace in Eastern Europe

    Since 1999, China has experienced the most concerted campaign of propaganda and disinformation that the world has ever seen—one using every communication channel and the... Read more

  • WC-135W Constant Phoenix aircraft collects particulate and gaseous debris from the accessible regions of the atmosphere in support of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963. (U.S. Air Force photo)

    Chinese Jets Intercept US Radiation-Sniffing Plane, U.S. Says

    WASHINGTON—Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the U.S. military described as an “unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. aircraft designed to detect radiation while it... Read more

  • Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren (C) leaves the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Nov. 14, 2016 where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was being questioned over a rape allegation against him. 
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    STOCKHOLM/LONDON—Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday over a rape allegation, but British police said he would still be arrested... Read more

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    US Strikes Pro-Assad Forces Threatening US-backed Fighters in Syria

    WASHINGTON/AMMAN—The U.S. military carried out an air strike on Thursday against militia supported by the Syrian government that posed a threat to U.S. and U.S.-backed... Read more

  • Former French presidential election candidate for the Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen poses prior to an interview on the evening news broadcast of French TV channel TF1, in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, ahead of the upcoming French legislative election on May 18, 2017. (FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

    French National Front Leader Le Pen to Run for Parliamentary Seat

    PARIS—Defeated French National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Thursday she would run for parliament in June’s legislative elections because it was crucial there... Read more

  • Brazil's President Michel Temer reacts as he speaks at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on May 18, 2017. (REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino)

    Brazil’s Temer Refuses to Resign in Face of Investigation

    BRASILIA—Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Thursday defiantly said he would not resign from office despite a Supreme Court decision authorizing an investigation into allegations he... Read more

  • Robert Lighthizer speaks after he was sworn as U.S. Trade Representative during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on May 15, 2017. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

    Trump Administration Triggers Launch of NAFTA Renegotiations

    WASHINGTON—The Trump administration on Thursday formally launched its effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico to try to win... Read more

  • President Donald Trump returns to the White House,  in Washington on May 17, 2017. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Extends Sanctions Relief Under Iran Nuclear Deal

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Wednesday extended wide sanctions relief for Iran called for under a 2015 international nuclear deal even as he imposed narrow penalties... Read more

  • A police officer chases a protester during a violent clash outside the Turkish ambassador's residence between protesters and Turkish security personnel during Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington on on May 16, 2017. (Courtesy Armenian National Committee of America/Handout via  REUTERS)

    US Decries Violence During Turkish President’s Washington Visit

    WASHINGTON—The United States on Wednesday said it was voicing its “strongest possible” concern to Turkey over violence that erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel... Read more

  • Parents of missing Chibok schoolgirls gather to mark the one-year anniversary of the abduction of 219 schoolgirls by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeastern Nigerian city of Chibok in Borno State on April 14. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Chibok Girl Escapes Boko Haram, Says Nigeria’s Presidency

    ABUJA—Another Nigerian schoolgirl from the kidnapped group known as the “Chibok girls” has escaped from her captivity by radical Islamic insurgency Boko Haram, a presidential... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister following their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi on May 17, 2017. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

    Putin Offers Transcript to Prove Trump Did Not Pass Russia Secrets

    SOCHI/MOSCOW—Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered... Read more

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    Copycat Hackers Planning to Join Global Ransomware Heist

    Additional hacker groups are planning to join the recent wave of global cyberattacks that have so far hit thousands of organizations—including factories, banks, and government... Read more

  • Liverpool fans enjoy some pre-match food in a local cafe prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool, England on April 1, 2017.  (Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

    Young Brits Swap Pints for Lattes

    BIRMINGHAM, England—The British synonym for “pub” tells it all: The “local” was traditionally the community hub, where pints of beer and cider loosened the stiff... Read more

  • A masked demonstrator fires a projectile at riot police during a 24-hour general strike against the latest round of austerity in Athens, Greece on May 17, 2017. (REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis)

    Greeks, in Nationwide Strike, Demand End to Ever More Austerity

    ATHENS—Thousands of Greeks walked off their jobs on Wednesday and marched through central Athens in an angry protest against continued austerity measures being demanded by... Read more

  • Japan's Princess Mako during a meeting with Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes at the government house Mburuvicha Roga in Asuncion on Sept. 8, 2016.
(NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Japan Princess to Wed, Sparking Debate on Shrinking Royal Family

    TOKYO—Japanese Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will wed a former college classmate, Japanese media reported, heating up debate on the ever-shrinking royal... Read more

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 14, 2016. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

    Putin Says Can Prove Trump Did Not Pass Russia Secrets

    SOCHI, Russia—Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not passed on any secrets to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov... Read more

  • A 1 kilogram brick of fentanyl (L) and fentanyl pills (R). (Drug Enforcement Agency Media Library)

    US, Mexico Bolster Efforts to Combat Deadly Tide of Fentanyl

    MEXICO CITY—The United States and Mexico pledged to step up efforts to beat the growing threat of fentanyl, a synthetic opiate up to 50 times... Read more

  • The first International Dwarf Fashion Show in Paris in 2014. (Ellasharon/Wikimedia Commons)

    Dwarves Hit the Runway to Promote Awareness During Arab Fashion Week

    Fashion shows are traditionally put on by tall and thin models. But in one case in Dubai, a group of dwarf women are changing the... Read more

  • Newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gestures after delivering a televised speech in the capital Tehran on May 20, 2017. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

    Decisively Re-elected, Rouhani Defies Hardliners, Pledges to Open Iran

    DUBAI/BEIRUT—President Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, throwing down a defiant challenge... Read more

  • An aerial view of Ghazni during a helicopter flight from Kabul to Ghazni, during a media tour of the area on Sept. 13, 2014. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

    Afghan Taliban Launch Three-Pronged Assault on Ghazni City

    GHAZNI—Taliban fighters launched a three-pronged attack on parts of the central-eastern Afghan city of Ghazni overnight, driving a Humvee packed with explosives into the entrance... Read more

  • Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros walks through the streets on Aug. 3, 2003, in Monrovia, Liberia. Hondros, who was on assignment in Misrata, Libya, was killed on April 20, 2011 by a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG). (Nic Bothma/EPA via Getty Images)

    ‘Hondros’ Documentary Offers a Nuanced Look at a Fearless Photojournalist

    NEW YORK—War photographer Chris Hondros took photos that have cemented the world’s understanding of a great many significant events.  His 2003 image of a Liberian... Read more

  • Wounded Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers lie on beds in the ward of a hospital in Mazar-i-Sharif on April 22, 2017, as they receive treatment following an attack that targeted an army compound in the northern Afghan province of Balkh.
 (Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Death Toll in Afghan Base Attack Rises to 140, Officials Say

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF—As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever... Read more

  • Lebanese army troops take part in a military exercise during the Live Fire Demonstration show at Taybeh military base in the Baalbek region in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley on June 10, 2015.
 (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Lebanese Army Says Islamic State Leader Killed, 10 Arrested Near Border

    BEIRUT—A local Islamic State leader was killed on Saturday during a dawn raid by the Lebanese army in which troops arrested 10 suspected militants who... Read more

  • Members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and  House Committee on Foreign Affairs host a commemoration on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of six years of war in Syria, March 21. At the extreme right is Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), with the Ranking Member second from the left, Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.). Second from the right is House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) with the Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) seated at the extreme left. (Gary Feuerberg/ Epoch Times)

    Visual Proof of Atrocities Featured at Commemoration of the Six-Year-Long Syrian Conflict

    WASHINGTON—The war in Syria is six years running with its heavy toll of death and suffering for the Syrian people. To make the world aware... Read more

  • A Kurdish fighter of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, walks through the village of Sabah al-Khayr on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor as they advance to encircle the ISIS terrorist group's bastion of Raqa on Feb. 21, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russia Strikes Deal With Syrian Kurds to Set up Base: Syrian Kurdish Militia

    BEIRUT—Russia is setting up a military base in northwestern Syria in an agreement with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia that controls the area and will... Read more

  • An Israeli F-15 I fighter jet takes off during an air show at the graduation ceremony of Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim base in the Negev desert, near the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on December 26, 2013. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Syria Fires Missiles at Israeli Warplanes After Airstrikes

    The Syrian army fired missiles at Israeli jets on Friday after several airstrikes inside Syrian territory. Israel said that a missile was fired at its... Read more

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, people inspect the damage to a parking lot at the site of an attack by twin explosions in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, March 11, 2017. Twin explosions Saturday near religious shrines frequented by Shiite pilgrims in the Syrian capital Damascus killed dozens of people, Arab media and activists report. (SANA via AP)

    Twin Blasts Kill 40 Near Religious Sites in Syria’s Capital

    BEIRUT—Twin blasts Saturday near holy shrines frequented by Shiites in the Syrian capital Damascus killed at least 40 people and wounded over a hundred, most... Read more

  • A truck loaded with goods arrives for Christian families who fled el-Arish at the Evangelical Church in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt on Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

    Egypt’s Christians Flee Terror in North Sinai Security Void

    ISMAILIA, Egypt—After Islamic terrorists barged into his uncle’s house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said... Read more

  • An Iraqi soldier from the 9th Infantry Division holds his machine gun while heading to the frontline in Shyma district in Mosul, Iraq in this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo. Iraqi forces, backed the U.S.-led international coalition, launched a campaign in October to retake Mosul, the country's second largest city and ISIS's last major urban bastion in Iraq. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

    Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive to Drive ISIS From Western Mosul

    HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq—U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a major air-and-ground offensive Sunday to retake western Mosul from Islamic State militants and drive the extremist group from... Read more

  • Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview with Yahoo News in Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 10, 2017. Assad said, there are "definitely" terrorists among the millions of Syrians seeking refuge in the West. He said it doesn't have to be a "significant" number of terrorists because no need for a significant "number to commit atrocities." (SANA via AP)

    Assad: US Troops Welcome in Syria to Fight Terrorism

    BEIRUT—Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview released on Friday that the United States is welcome to join the battle against terrorists in Syria—as... Read more

  • A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), carrying a Hellfire missile lands at a secret air base after flying a mission in the Persian Gulf region on Jan. 7, 2016. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Airstrikes in Syria Killed 11 al-Qaeda Operatives, Including Bin Laden Friend

    The Pentagon says two U.S. airstrikes in Syria killed 11 al-Qaeda operatives, including one with ties to Osama bin Laden and other senior al-Qaeda leaders... Read more

  • A long-range Qadr ballistic missile is launched in the Alborz mountain range in northern Iran on March 9, 2016. (MAHMOOD HOSSEINI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iran Fires Another Missile: US Officials

    In apparent defiance of White House warnings, Iran fired another missile on Wednesday from a launch pad in Tehran—the same place it had conducted another missile... Read more

  • Armed Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, launch rockets as they continue to battle Shiite Huthi rebels in the area of Sirwah, in the west of Marib province, east of the capital, Sanaa, on May 21, 2015. (/AFP/Getty Images)

    Yemeni Rebels Claim They Targeted Saudi Capital With Missile

    Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have “successfully” fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh for the first time, and are vowing more attacks on the Saudi... Read more

  • The USS Cole  (US Navy)

    US Sends Navy Destroyer USS Cole to Yemen’s Coast

    The United States deployed a Navy destroyer to an area off the coast of Yemen to protect other vessels from Houthi militants aligned with Iran, officials... Read more

  • A Qadr H long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, during a maneuver, in an undisclosed location in Iran on March 9, 2016. (Omid Vahabzadeh/Fars News Agency via AP)

    Iran Carries out Ballistic Missile Test, in Defiance of UN Resolution

    Iran carried out a ballistic missile test in what appears to be a violation of a United Nations resolution, officials said on Monday. Sunday’s launch... Read more

  • Debris and smoke rise after a Saudi-led airstrike hit an army base, in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    US Soldier Killed in Raid on al-Qaeda in Yemen

    The U.S. military says a service member has been killed and three others wounded in a raid in Yemen targeting a local al-Qaeda affiliate. U.S... Read more

  • Iraqi Army vehicles advance as civilians flee their villages due to fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq on Jan. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Trump Poised to Seek New Military Options for Defeating ISIS

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is expected to ask the Pentagon for ways to accelerate the fight against the ISIS terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. Officials said... Read more

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