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Lebanon’s PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

PARIS (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Saturday he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a...

Iraqi forces retake the country’s last IS-held town

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the...

Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children

BEIRUT (AP) — At least five children and two rescue workers were killed Friday in a Damascus suburb during a government bombing campaign amid...

Prosecution in Kim Jong Nam trial could rest in 2nd quarter

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Prosecutors in the Malaysian trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader...

Envoy says US to keep fighting greenhouse gas emissions

BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States is committed to reducing greenhouse gas even though the Trump administration still plans to pull out of...

UN to vote on rival resolutions on chemical weapons in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is calling for a vote Thursday on a resolution to extend the mandate of experts trying to...

Ex-Catalan leader to head campaign for election from Belgium

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The fugitive leader of Catalonia's secessionist movement said Wednesday that he will repeat as his party's leading candidate in upcoming...

Iran to probe state-built homes destroyed by deadly quake

SARPOL-E-ZAHAB, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani launched an investigation Tuesday into why government housing built by his hard-line predecessor collapsed while others...

Lockheed offers glimpse into missile defenses eyed by Saudis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A senior executive at U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin said Tuesday the company is delivering its Patriot anti-missile...

Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy

LONDON (AP) — Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin...

Pomp and pageantry for Trump in Beijing before tough talks

BEIJING (AP) — China rolled out the red carpet for President Donald Trump on Thursday, treating him to an elaborate welcome ceremony on the...

China reports narrower monthly trade surplus with US

HONG KONG (AP) — China is reporting that its trade surplus with the United States narrowed last month, in data released the same day...

Trump warns North Korea: Do not ‘try us’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump delivered a sharp warning to North Korea Wednesday, telling the rogue nation: "Do not underestimate us....

Trump lands in South Korea to pressure the North

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, beginning a two-day visit centered on pressuring the...

Hong Kong court grants activist Wong’s prison appeal bid

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's top court on Tuesday granted a bid by three young democracy activists including Joshua Wong to appeal a...

Belgium hopes to act on warrant for hiding Catalan leader

BRUSSELS (AP) — The ousted leader of Catalonia remained the subject of a European arrest warrant Saturday as questions mounted over how long he...

Lebanese premier resigns, plunging nation into uncertainty

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post in a televised address from the Saudi capital Saturday, accusing Hezbollah of...

Territorial losses suffered by Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — With new losses Friday, the Islamic State group has been driven from more than 96 percent of the large parts of...

Spain issues arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader, aides

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge issued an international arrest warrant on Friday for former members of the Catalan Cabinet who were last seen...

Spain judge jails Catalan ministers, mulls leader’s arrest

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge jailed nine former members of Catalonia's separatist government Thursday and was deliberating a possible international arrest warrant for...

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