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Kislyak Is Now Russia's Former Ambassador to US

The Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, a prominent figure in the controversy over Russia's possible involvement in the 2016 US presidential election, has ended his assignment in Washington. The Russian Embassy in Washington announced on Twitter that Kislyak's tenure ended on Saturday, reports the AP. Kislyak's successor...

On Desolate 'Roof of Africa,' the World's Priciest Diamonds

The world's highest mines, found in an area known as the Roof of Africa in the tiny nation of Lesotho, hold diamonds that are so prized they go for $2,000 a carat—20 times the world average of $100. But the excavation of these extremely precious gems is dangerous...

House, Senate reach deal on Russia sanctions, will vote Tuesday

After stalling in the House, a bipartisan effort has been reached to vote on the Russia, Iran and North Korea Sanctions Act this week

Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk

Insight into the rivalry of the two men who helped end apartheid and shape a new multi-racial democracy in South Africa.

Mosul: A city reduced to rubble

UN says 8,400 housing sites were 'severely damaged or completely destroyed' in the battle to retake the city from ISIL.

Taliban fighters attack police, capturing two districts

Taywara and Kohistan were overrun by the Taliban after days of clashes with security forces.

Five things you need to know about al-Aqsa

Amid growing tensions at al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Al Jazeera explains why the holy site is a flashpoint.

Israel installs security cameras at al-Aqsa compound

Palestinians say they refuse any Israeli security measures after installation of CCTV cameras at al-Aqsa entrance.

Syria truce crumbles as air raids hit Eastern Ghouta

Monitoring group says air strikes hit rebel-held towns just 24 hours after a ceasefire was agreed.

Where is the Gulf crisis heading?

Qatar's emir makes his first televised address on the crisis, denouncing the 'malicious smear campaign' against Doha.

Lebanese mediator killed in fighting near Syrian border

Ahmad al-Fliti, who was mediating between Hezbollah and Syrian opposition fighters, was killed when his car was shelled.

Lost your phone in Japan? You'll probably get it back

How efficient lost property management in Japan reunites lost wallets, phones, keys and umbrellas with their owners.

How will Qatar-Gulf crisis shape the region's economy?

Analysis: Blockade could permanently alter the economic arrangements that have long defined relations within the GCC.

US Congress reaches deal on Russia sanctions, sharply limiting Trump’s ability to suspend them

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on sweeping sanctions legislation to punish Russia for its election meddling and aggression toward its neighbors, they said Saturday, defying the White House’s argument that President Trump needs flexibility to adjust the sanctions to fit his diplomatic initiatives with Moscow. Show More Summary

Theresa May wants British people to feel ‘pride’ in the Balfour Declaration

BY Robert Fisk Theresa May wants British people to feel ‘pride’ in the Balfour Declaration. What exactly is there to be proud of? Balfour initiated a policy of British support for Israel which continues to this very day, to the detriment of the occupied Palestinians of the West Bank and the five million Palestinian refugees […]

Massive drop in Israel support among Jewish college students in U.S., study finds

Support for Israel has dropped by 27 percentage points among Jewish college students in the U.S. since 2010, according to a study released by the Brand Israel Group, a non-profit founded over a decade ago. Fern Oppenheim, the co-founder of the Brand Israel Group, wrote that support for Israel among Jewish college students is now […]

UN chief slams Israel killings of young Palestinians

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he “deeply deplores” the killings of three Palestinians – one of whom was shot by a settler – as anger boiled over increased Israeli restrictions at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa compound. Guterres condemned the killings and called for an investigation early on Saturday, hours after mass protests by Palestinians around the […]

Branden Grace shoots 62 to break golf record

There had been 31 instances of golfers shooting 63 in major championship history, but until Saturday at the 146th British Open Championship, there had never been a 62

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