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MOSCOW: Shelling and other clashes between government forces and pro-Russian separatists have thrown the ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine into deepening peril, two days after it took hold. There was continued shelling throughout Sunday around the port city of Mariupol, after a civilian was killed overnight....

Libya has intercepted a Sudanese military plane loaded with ammunition in its airspace, and declared Sudan’s military attache persona non grata,...

WASHINGTON (INP): President Obama called the two rival presidential candidates in Afghanistan over the weekend, urging both men to swiftly reach a power-sharing deal to bring stability to the country. A White House statement Sunday said Obama told Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani that a national unity government would encourage international support for Afghanistan. The...

GAZA: Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip. Speaking in Cairo ahead of an Arab League foreign ministers’ meeting, the Palestinian president accused Hamas of running a shadow government and said he wanted a single authority and a single system of rule. “We...

KABUL: Afghanistan’s two presidential rivals have failed to come to a power-sharing deal in their long-lasting talks, despite another meeting. Both presidential candidates claim to have won the run-off June 14 election, causing a political stalemate and raising ethnic tensions as US-led NATO combat troops withdraw after 13 years of fighting against Taliban. Abdullah...

BAGHDAD: US warplanes carried out four strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants menacing Iraq’s Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening...

SRINAGAR: The death toll from flooding in India-held Kashmir climbed to 175 on Sunday, with homes, military bases and hospitals inundated in Srinagar. The...

A ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s east appeared to be largely holding despite accusations by both sides of minor violations of the truce. A Ukrainian defence official accused rebels in Donetsk of a “series of provocations” after the truce went into effect at 15:00 GMT. “They fired on our anti-terrorism...

SANAA: At least 50 people have been killed in fighting betwen Yemeni troops and Houthi rebels north of Sanaa, as supporters of the Shia group continue to rally against the government in the capital. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from Sanaa, said the deadly clashes have been ongoing in the province of Jawf over the last few days, in what is seen as a crucial...

NEW DELHI: Conservative leaders Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi sealed a long-awaited nuclear energy deal on Friday, paving the way for Australia to sell...

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