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Syria truce talks open in Kazakh capital Astana

Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov Monday opened talks between the Syrian government and rebels aimed at consolidating a shaky ceasefire.

Palestinians warn Trump against relocating US embassy in Israel

The Islamist Hamas movement warned US President Donald Trump on Monday of the dangers of following through on his promise to move the US embassy to "occupied" Jerusalem.

Trump invites Netanyahu to meeting as new settlement action weighed

US President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet him at the White House next month, the White House said.

Dozens killed in clashes in south-west Yemen

Dozens of people have been killed in clashes in war-torn Yemen's south-west, a source in the Yemeni military told dpa on Sunday.

Syrian rivals arriving in Astana ahead of truce talks

Syrian government and opposition delegations were arriving in the Kazakh capital Astana for talks planned to start Monday, Russia's state news agency TASS and Syria's official SANA news agency...

Taliban to Trump: Do not follow in the footsteps of Obama and Bush

New US President Donald Trump should review US policy towards Afghanistan and not follow in the footsteps of his predecessors, Barack Obama and George Bush, said the Taliban in a statement late...

US to attend Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan as observer

The US will attend Russia-Turkey sponsored peace talks on the conflict in Syria next week, the State Department said Saturday.

Bodies of 89 suspected Islamic State victims found in Iraq mass grave

The bodies of 89 people, thought to be soldiers killed by Islamic State jihadists, were found in a mass grave in north-central Iraq on Saturday, a security official said.

Monitor: 11 killed in bombing at Syrian refugee camp on Jordan border

At least four people were killed in a car bombing at a Syrian refugee camp near the border with Jordan on Saturday, a monitoring group reported.

UN: 550 million dollars in aid needed for Afghanistan

The United Nations on Saturday appealed for 550 million dollars in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan in order to target 5.7 million people in need of assistance in 2017. 

At least 21 killed, dozens wounded in Pakistan bomb blast

A bomb blast in north-western Pakistan killed at least 21 people on Saturday and wounded dozens others, local officials said.

Syria indefinitely extends Russia's use of air and naval bases

Russia and Syria have signed agreements to indefinitely prolong Russia's use of a naval base and an airbase on Syrian territory, according to copies of the contracts published Friday.

Thirty per cent of Aleppo's Old City destroyed, UNESCO says

Thirty per cent of the Old City of Aleppo has been destroyed and 60 per cent significantly damaged amid the ongoing conflict there, UNESCO said Friday.

Poroshenko's chocolate factory in western Russia to end production

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's eponymous Roshen chocolate factory in the Lipetsk region of western Russia announced on Friday that it would end production in the coming months.

Reports: 170 people killed by Nigerian airstrike on refugee camp

As many as 170 people were killed by an accidental military airstrike on a refugee camp in north-east Nigeria, aid organization Doctors without Borders (MSF) said Friday.