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UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850m

he U. N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by...

Pakistan resumes hangings after Taliban school massacre

Pakistan executed two prominent militants on Friday, sources said, in a clear response to this week's massacre of more than 130 children at a school....

Obama pledges proportional response to Sony hack

President Barack Obama says the U. S. will respond "proportionally" to North Korea's punishing hack o

Israeli air planes strike Gaza Strip

Israeli air planes struck targets in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses and the army said early Saturday, hours after a

Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages

Abu Murtada al‑Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but...

US slaps trade ban on Crimea over Russia 'occupation'

US President Barack Obama imposed sweeping sanctions Friday on Russia‑annexed Crimea with an executive order prohibiting American exports of goods or...

US issues worldwide travel alert

The United States issued a worldwide travel alert, warning Americans to be vigilant during the holiday period, especially in the wake of a deadly siege in...

China grandfather defends petition to expel HIV-positive boy

The grandfather of a Chinese HIV‑positive boy has defended his support for a petition to banish him from their village, media reported Saturday, in a...

Seven dead as Pakistan hits militant hideouts

Seven people including a policeman and paramilitary soldier were killed in two separate incidents when Pakistani security forces hit militant hideouts in...