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Iran mourns 'sheikh of moderation' Rafsanjani

Iran mourns 'sheikh of moderation' Rafsanjani Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

Iran began three days of mourning Monday after the death of ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a pillar of the Islamic revolution who became a leading counterweight to hardliners.
Europe freeze brings deaths, power outages and closures

Europe freeze brings deaths, power outages and closures Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

A cold snap gripping Europe has killed more than 30 people in recent days, left thousands of travellers stranded in snow-covered Turkey and brought fresh misery for migrants and the homeless.
Cuba, United States sign oil spill deal before Trump inauguration

Cuba, United States sign oil spill deal before Trump inauguration Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

Cuba and the United States agreed on Monday to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico, as they rush to conclude deals before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
UN urges probe of DR Congo officers involved in gold trafficking

UN urges probe of DR Congo officers involved in gold trafficking Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

A UN group of experts is urging the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate army officers involved in gold trafficking and a mining firm allegedly owned by Chinese nationals.
Syria refugees test Palestinian solidarity in Lebanon

Syria refugees test Palestinian solidarity in Lebanon Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

When Palestinian Fuad Abu Khaled fled Syria's war in 2013, he sought refuge among his own, looking for solidarity among Palestinian refugees based in Lebanon's Shatila camp.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo has won FIFA's best player award for the fourth time, after Portugal and Real Madrid won both major European titles in 2016.
Netanyahu urges pardon for convicted Israeli soldier

Netanyahu urges pardon for convicted Israeli soldier Wed, 04 Jan, 2017

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he supported pardoning a young Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a Palestinian assailant lying wounded and motionless on the ground in the occupied West Bank.
Six arrested over New Year sex attacks in India

Six arrested over New Year sex attacks in India Wed, 04 Jan, 2017

Police in the southern Indian city of Bangalore detained at least six suspects Wednesday after several women said they were groped and molested during New Year's Eve celebrations in the city that is the country's information technology hub. 
Syria army presses fight near Damascus despite truce

Syria army presses fight near Damascus despite truce Mon, 02 Jan, 2017

Syria's army advanced Monday as it battles to capture a rebel region that is key to the capital's water supply, launching strikes and artillery fire threatening a fragile nationwide truce.
Inmates beheaded in Brazil jail riot, 60 killed

Inmates beheaded in Brazil jail riot, 60 killed Mon, 02 Jan, 2017

Rioting inmates in Brazil decapitated and brutally assaulted their rivals, killing at least 60, when fighting erupted between two gangs at a prison in the Amazon region, officials said Monday.
Islamic State Claims New Year's Massacre at Istanbul Nightclub

Islamic State Claims New Year's Massacre at Istanbul Nightclub Mon, 02 Jan, 2017

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Monday for a mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people, most of them foreign tourists from Muslim countries who were ringing in the new year. It was the first claim of its kind for IS in Turkey.
Central Baghdad market blasts kill at least 27

Central Baghdad market blasts kill at least 27 Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Twin bomb blasts ripped through a busy market area in central Baghdad Saturday, police said, shattering a relative lull in attacks in the capital and marring preparations for New Year celebrations.
Sudan's Bashir announces one-month ceasefire extension

Sudan's Bashir announces one-month ceasefire extension Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has announced a one-month extension of his unilateral ceasefire in fighting with rebels in the country's war zones.
World celebrations ring in New Year 2017

World celebrations ring in New Year 2017 Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Much of the globe celebrated the beginning of 2017 with fireworks, parties and other festivities, though many were somber in reflecting on the politics and popular culture of the past tumultuous year.
More than 20 killed, dozens injured after fire on Indonesian tourist boat

More than 20 killed, dozens injured after fire on Indonesian tourist boat Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Twenty three people were killed and dozens injured on Sunday after a fire ripped through a boat carrying nearly 250 people to islands north of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, the city's search and rescue agency said.

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UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

Barack and Michelle Obama give final Christmas message

On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a joint weekly address where they wished the natio ...

'Supermoon' lights up sky around the world

From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its ...

Anti-Trump protests spread across nation

Demonstrators took to the streets of Miami, New York, Portland and other US cities for a third straight night of nationwide protests to oppose Donald ...

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All breaking beds of our most favoured aggressor.

2017 will be a challenging year for Saudi Arabia, who is losing its leadership in the Middle East and faces looming economic challenges stemming from ...

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