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Bahrain arrests 116 alleged members of 'Iran-linked cell'

Bahrain said on Saturday that it had arrested 116 people accused of belonging to a "terror" cell allegedly linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards. An official statement on state news agency BNA said that security services had in the process thwarted a number of attacks and seized large quantities of arms and explosives. Show More Summary

Turkish air strikes kill 36 pro-regime fighters in Syria's Afrin: monitor

Turkish air strikes killed at least 36 pro-regime fighters backing Kurdish militia in Syria's northwestern Kurdish enclave of Afrin on Saturday, a monitoring group said. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democractic Forces alliance said the Turkish raids targeted pro-regime positions, but gave no death toll. Show More Summary

Three Australians die from contaminated melon

Three Australians have died after consuming melon contaminated with listeria amid an outbreak that has prompted health authorities to warn those at risk to throw out pre-cut melons. Listeria is a commonly found bacteria and for most people who consume foods that contain it does not cause illness. Show More Summary

Iran says no missile talks unless West gives up its nuclear weapons

Iran's armed forces spokesman said on Saturday that there can be no talks on the country's missile programme without the West's destruction of its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. "What Americans say out of desperation with regards...Show More Summary

Ten injured, 50 held as police storm Kiev protest camp

Ten people were injured and at least 50 arrested in Kiev on Saturday following clashes between police and anti-corruption protesters who have set up camp outside the Ukrainian parliament. Dozens of supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili,Show More Summary

Saudi crown prince sets off on maiden foreign tour

Saudi Arabia's crown prince lands in Egypt Sunday on the first leg of his maiden foreign tour as heir to the throne, a diplomatic charm offensive that follows his stunning rise to power. Prince Mohammed bin Salman's two-day visit toShow More Summary

Trailed by legal woes, Netanyahu to meet 'true friend' Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have a brief respite next week from the deluge of legal woes he faces when he heads to Washington to meet US President Donald Trump. Even as he prepared for his trip, Netanyahu was again...Show More Summary

Guide questioned after avalanche kills 4 skiers in French Alps

Four skiers were killed and another injured in an avalanche in the French Alps on Friday and their guide was held for questioning, authorities said.

At the UN, a diplomatic dance decides the fate of nations

The issues that come before the UN Security Council are the gravest to face any decision-making body -- questions of war and peace, life and death. But when world diplomats are building towards a weighty decision, almost any diplomatic tactic seems fair game, even sleight of hand. Show More Summary

At least 5 dead as storm brings wind, floods and snow to US Northeast

At least five people were killed after a major winter storm pounded the US East Coast on Friday, with strong winds, heavy rain and snow disrupting thousands of flights and forcing the closure of federal government offices in Washington. Show More Summary

Planned Indian military base stirs Seychelles controversy

A plan for India to build a military base on an outlying Seychelles island has won favour among the archipelago nation's politicians, but some hostility from its people. The base on Assumption Island is to be funded by India and shared by the two countries' militaries. Show More Summary

Mali insecurity continues, migrating to country's center: UN

Insecurity in Mali "continues to rage" and is progressing toward the center of the country, according to an interim UN report. Members of Plateforme, an armed pro-government coalition, and the CMA rebel alliance, who were signatories...Show More Summary

In Mosul, hundreds fear arrest for sharing names with jihadists

Since jihadists were pushed out of Mosul, Mohammed has not left his home. Although he never joined the Islamic State (IS) group, he shares a name with one of its fighters and fears arrest. Like hundreds of others, the 24-year-old Iraqi father of two has not dared to approach security forces for fear of being detained because of his name. Show More Summary

Silvio Berlusconi: Italy's eternal comeback king

Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media mogul who has dominated Italian politics for more than two decades, has stepped back into the ring at the age of 81, defying those who dared to believe he had thrown in the towel. Despite sexShow More Summary

US makes symbolic cut to Cambodia aid

The White House on Tuesday said it was cutting $8.3 million worth of aid programs to Cambodia, a largely symbolic move to protest against an anti-democratic crackdown. In a statement, the White House said it was cutting programs designed to support Cambodia's tax department, local government and the military. Show More Summary

Who's who in South Africa's new cabinet

South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa has reshuffled the cabinet to bring reformers to several key ministries while axing graft-tainted allies of ex-leader Jacob Zuma. Here are short profiles of some of the key ministers: - Deputy...Show More Summary

Eni rig sails for Morocco after Turkey blocks Cyprus search

An Italian drillship blocked by the Turkish navy from exploring for gas off Cyprus was on Tuesday headed for Morocco, a website monitoring sea traffic showed. The Saipem 12000 vessel, chartered by Italian giant Eni, anchored off theShow More Summary

EU's Barnier says open-ended Brexit transition 'not possible'

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier warned Britain Tuesday that it could not have an open-ended post-Brexit transition and that a deal on the phase remained out of reach. Barnier added ahead of a key speech by Prime Minister Theresa May on future trade relations that Britain's plans for partial access to the single market were "cherry picking". Show More Summary

Navalny says Russian authorities to keep him behind bars on election day

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who faces up to a month in prison, on Tuesday accused the authorities of wanting to put him behind bars during the upcoming presidential election. Navalny, who is barred from running in the March...Show More Summary

Czech release of Syrian Kurdish leader triggers outrage in Turkey

A Czech court on Tuesday released prominent Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim, wanted by Turkey on terror charges, prompting outrage in Ankara which said the move showed "support for terrorism". Turkey on Monday said it had formally...Show More Summary

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