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JUBA Heavy fighting erupted in South Sudan’s capital on Sunday as former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire two days after gun battles left at...

WASHINGTON/ BEIRUT The Syrian government of Bashar Al Assad targeted and killed US reporter Marie Colvin in February 2012 to stop her from covering government...

TEHERAN Several thousand cinema lovers joined top artists in Teheran on Sunday to bid farewell to renowned Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami following his death...

BAGHDAD More than half a million Iraqi children are estimated to be at work rather than at school as violence and displacement hurt the income...

TEHERAN An Iranian lawmaker and a local official have been wounded and their driver killed in an assassination attempt in a Kurdish-speaking province in the...

ASHKELON (Israel) Philistines were no “philistines”, say archaeologists who unearthed a 3,000-year-old cemetery in which members of the biblical nation were buried along with jewellery...

JUBA At least 115 soldiers from South Sudan’s rival factions were killed in gunbattles in the capital Juba, a military spokesman for the opposition said...

BAGHDAD Iraq’s prime minister fired three officials in charge of Baghdad’s security late on Friday after last weekend’s bombing that killed nearly 300 people and...

RIYADH A suicide bomber detonated a device near the security headquarters of the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, the second-holiest site in Islam, Saudi-owned...

KABUL The new leader of the Taliban called for an end to foreign forces’ “occupation” of Afghanistan as a preliminary step to a settlement based...