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Greece's divided Syriza party agrees to emergency meet

Prime Minister Tsipras requests extraordinary congress in September amid a deepening rift within ruling party.

Palestinian hunger striker recalls being force-fed

Abdulrahim Nubani, who spent 20 years inside Israeli jail, says hunger strike is mode of resistance against occupation.

Leading American writer Abulhawa is denied entry to Palestine

Susan Abulhawa, the renowned Palestinian American novelist and political commentator, was denied entry to Palestine at the Allenby Bridge yesterday. Her wrath is on full display: "Denied entry to my homeland by a bunch of fucking Zionist colonizers who didn't think I was sufficiently deferential. Livid."

Mullah Omar’s longtime deputy Mansour is Taliban’s new leader

The Taliban have chosen late supreme leader Mullah Omar’s longtime deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said on Thursday, as Pakistan announced that peace talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government had been postponed. Pakistan cited reports of Omar’s death as the reason for the delay in negotiations, amid fears they could trigger […]

France finds Iran unwilling to resolve Lebanon presidential crisis

During his one day visit to Tehran French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius urged his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to exert efforts to end Lebanon’s presidential crisis, al-Hayat newspaper reported on Thursday An Iranian sources told al-Hayat that Fabius told Zarif about the importance of contacting Lebanese parties that are allied with Iran to urge […]

Egypt, Saudi Arabia ink pact to boost military ties

Egypt and Saudi Arabia signed a pact in Cairo Thursday aimed at boosting military and economic ties between the two Arab allies. Relations have warmed since the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, with Saudi Arabia offering billions in aid to Egypt and Cairo participating in a Saudi-led bombing campaign against Iran-backed rebels in […]

Cute elephant stops safari in its tracks

Tourists on safari in South Africa got a rare treat when a baby elephant tried to clear their path of birds

Surfer suffers serious injuries in Australia shark attack

Man critically wounded fighting off an shark just days after another swimmer was killed

Investigators say debris is from Boeing 777

Part of the wing that washed ashore on La Reunion Island will be sent to France for further analysis

Juan Zarate testifies before Congress on Iran deal

CBS News national security correspondent Juan Zarate testified before Congress about the impact of the recently negotiated Iran nuclear deal

Nigeria appoints new leader in fight against Boko Haram

The new general will command a four-nation army focused on battling the Islamic extremist group

Investigators: Photos show plane debris is from Boeing 777

Plane debris found on an Indian Ocean island has fueled MH370 speculation; it's the only missing Boeing 777 plane in the world right now

Thousands petition White House to extradite Cecil's killer

More than 140,000 people are asking President Obama to send dentist Walter Palmer to Zimbabwe to face justice for killing a lion

Abortion pill approved in Canada for use across the country

Pill known as RU-486 will be available to women who obtain a prescription from a doctor

Oops! Winning lottery number appears on TV before drawing in Serbia

Head of Serbia's state lottery has resigned over allegations of fraud during live ticket draw

Man stabs several people at annual Jerusalem gay pride parade

Alleged attacker, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man, had recently been released from prison after conviction for stabbing people at 2006 gay pride parade

U.N. strikes back against illegal wildlife trafficking

In the wake of the killing of Cecil, the Zimbabwean lion, the United Nations adopted a resolution to prevent the illicit trade

Iran voices conditions for U.N. nuclear inspections

Remarks from deputy foreign minister come on heels of historical deal aimed at curbing Tehran's disputed nuclear program

Cambodia's coming 'colour revolution'?: Border dispute with Vietnam tests stability

Cambodia-Vietnam relations have long been turbulent. Occupation, conflict and political meddling have been hallmarks of the relationship, and disagreement about the border has long been a bone of contention. Last year a group of 600Show More Summary

This week in Jakarta: Diplomacy, deals and the death penalty

Indonesia's President Jokowi will welcome Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Jakarta today, making it his third meeting with an international leader this week. Jokowi hosted British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday and visited...Show More Summary

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