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Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of hitting a refugee convoy of buses with rocket fire near the eastern city of Luhansk, killing people trapped in the burning vehicles, but the separatists denied responsibility. Ukrainian military spokesmen said the bus convoy had been in an area of fierce fighting...

Dubai: Dubai Police statistics show that there were 16 traffic-related deaths in July, bringing the death toll from traffic accidents to 106 in the first...

Germany’s foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by US Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton, German magazine Der Spiegel has claimed. The respected news weekly reported that the agency, known by its German acronym BND, tapped a satellite phone conversation Kerry made in 2013 as part of its surveillance of telecommunications...

GAZA: Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo do not meet the aspirations of the people, said Hamas’s head of foreign affairs, Osama Hamdan, raising doubts about the chances of reaching a truce with Israel in the Cairo-brokered talks. Hamdan said on his official Facebook page on Saturday: “Israel must accept the demands of the Palestinian people or face...

BEIRUT: Syrian government warplanes pounded an Islamic State group stronghold as well as other towns controlled by the jihadis Sunday, conducting more...

KATHMANDU: The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 109 on Saturday...

GAZA: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to extend a ceasefire in Gaza for another 72 hours after failing to reach a long term agreement in...

BRAZIL: Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential...

BAGHDAD: France has said it will start supplying arms to the Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State group, calling the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan “catastrophic”. The shipment of French arms, which the government refused to describe, follows the United States’ increased role in fighting Islamic State fighters. France says its arms shipment was coordinated...

CAIRO (AFP) – Indirect negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis for a truce in Gaza resumed on Wednesday, a Palestinian official said, as the...

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