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- 12 killed, scores wounded in Afghanistan Taliban car bombing
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:16:09 -0400
Twelve people were killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban fighters detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Thursday, police and medical officials and the Taliban said.
- Russia urges Europe to take clearer position on Iran deal
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:14:57 -0400
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged Europe on Thursday to be clearer in its position on the Iran nuclear deal that the United States quit last year.
- Turkish court remands businessman Kavala in jail: lawyer
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:13:03 -0400
A Turkish court on Thursday ruled to remand in jail prominent businessman and rights activist Osman Kavala, who is accused of trying to overthrow the government by organizing protests six years ago, one of his lawyers said.
- U.S. general says will work 'aggressively' to enable free passage in the Gulf
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:12:20 -0400
U.S. Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie said on Thursday it was talking to other countries about freedom of navigation in the Gulf and would work "aggressively" to find a solution to enable free passage.
- Iran's Revolutionary Guards impound foreign ship in the Gulf: state TV
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:11:51 -0400
Iran's Revolutionary Guards has seized a foreign ship smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran's elite force as saying in a statement on Thursday.
- Iran's defensive strategy can turn offensive if enemies err: Guards Chief
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:11:32 -0400
The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards warned on Thursday against any aggression targeting his country, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
- Explainer: What's at stake in Sudan's transition?
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:09:43 -0400
Sudan's ruling military council and an alliance of protest and opposition groups have signed a political accord on a three-year transition toward elections.
- Iran seizes foreign tanker, U.S. vows to protect vital Gulf waterway
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:05:28 -0400
Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work "aggressively" to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway.
- India queries Chinese app TikTok after call for ban by Hindu group
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:03:21 -0400
India's IT ministry has asked Chinese video app TikTok, one of the world's most popular, to explain how it collects user data and creates awareness for safe use of its platform, according to government officials and a document seen by Reuters.
- New Moldovan PM wants to be rid of oligarchs, irreversibly
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:00:03 -0400
Moldova's new government has a window of opportunity to build a functioning state free of the oligarchic systems that have blighted it in the years since independence, in 1991, Prime Minister Maia Sandu told Reuters.
- Pompeo calls China's treatment of Uighurs 'stain of the century'
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:53:59 -0400
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called China's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority the "stain of the century" and accused Beijing of pressuring countries not to attend a U.S.-hosted conference on religious freedom.
- 'Appalling' arson attack on Japanese animation studio kills at least 33
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:48:58 -0400
A man shouted "die" as he doused an animation studio with fuel and set it ablaze in Japan on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, killing at least 33 people in the nation's worst mass murder in nearly two decades.
- Sea-Watch captain says hopes for change in EU migrant rules
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:41:32 -0400
The German captain of a charity rescue ship, under investigation for aiding illegal immigration, said on Thursday she hoped the new EU Commission would work to let boat migrants enter Europe unhindered.
- Argentina brands Hezbollah terrorist organization, freezes assets
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:39:44 -0400
Argentinian authorities designated Hezbollah, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organization on Thursday and ordered the freezing of the Lebanese Islamist group's assets in the country.
- Mexican president vows to bring down violence after 'El Chapo' sentencing
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:30:50 -0400
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he expected violence in Mexico to fall after the U.S. sentencing of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, vowing to create a society less obsessed with making money at any cost.
- Mexico not ready for safe-third-country agreement with U.S.: ambassador
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:25:37 -0400
Mexico is not ready to sign a safe-third-country agreement with the Trump administration regarding asylum seekers at their shared border, the Mexican ambassador to the United States said on Thursday ahead of a Monday deadline.
- Protesters take to streets to declare new Ethiopia region
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:24:57 -0400
A political party representing some of Ethiopia's ethnic Sidama people said on Thursday it would postpone plans to set up a new region in defiance of the federal government and would accept the offer of a referendum in five months' time.
- U.S. removing Turkey from F-35 program after its Russian missile defense purchase
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:21:58 -0400
The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system last week.
- Turkey says defense firms face temporary losses after F-35 removal
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:21:58 -0400
Turkish defense companies may face temporary losses after a U.S. decision to remove Ankara from the F-35 fighter jet program but the industry will emerge stronger as a result, the head of Turkey's Defense Industry Directorate said on Thursday.
- Turkey expresses 'unease' to US over its removal from F-35 program: CNN Turk
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:20:47 -0400
President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman expressed "unease" on Thursday in a telephone call with U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton over Washington's decision to remove Turkey from its F-35 program, broadcaster CNN Turk said.