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Russian Black Sea Commander Sokolov Shown on Video Call after Ukraine Said it Killed Him

World Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Vice-Admiral Viktor Sokolov salutes during a send-off ceremony for reservists drafted during partial mobilisation, in Sevastopol, Crimea September 27, 2022. (Reuters)

Russian Black Sea Commander Sokolov Shown on Video Call after Ukraine Said it Killed Him

Admiral Viktor Sokolov, the commander of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, was shown on Russian state television on Tuesday attending a defense leaders' meeting…

World Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 78th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on September 19, 2023. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP)

Türkiye’s Erdogan Says Corridor through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran Must Be Completed

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the so-called Zangezur trade corridor passing through Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran must be completed, broadcasters…

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World Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City, US, September 19, 2023. (Reuters)

Erdogan: Türkiye Will Back Sweden's NATO Bid if US Keeps Promise on F-16 Sale 

Türkiye’s parliament will keep its promise to ratify Sweden's NATO bid if US President Joe Biden's administration paves the way for F-16 jet sales to Ankara,…

World Former President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to his supporters before he speaks at a rally in Summerville, S.C., Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (AP)

Biden, Trump to Woo Union Workers in Michigan as Auto Strikes Grow 

Joe Biden and Donald Trump will speak to striking auto workers in rare back-to-back events in Michigan this week, highlighting how important unions are to the…

World Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows a map of what he called the "New Middle East" during his speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Friday. (EPA)

Israel’s Netanyahu Says US Visit Was ‘Very Successful’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrapped up his six-day US visit and arrived in Israel on Sunday, saying it was a “very successful trip”. In a…

World A warning signal stands on the road during a police check against smuggling of migrants, in Roggosen, Germany, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (dpa via AP)

German Police Raid Locations Across the Country in Connection with Smuggling of Syrian Migrants 

Police in Germany found more than 100 Syrian citizens inside apartments and other buildings that were searched Tuesday in connection with the suspected…

World A general view shows Stepanakert, a city mostly inhabited by ethnic Armenians, as seen from the Azerbaijani-controlled town of Shusha in Nagorno-Karabakh region, September 23, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer

US Calls on Azerbaijan to Safeguard Armenians as Thousands Flee Karabakh

As thousands of Armenians fled their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh saying they feared ethnic cleansing, the United States called on Azerbaijan to protect the…

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World Grossi at the IAEA General Assembly meeting in Vienna. (AFP)

IAEA Urges Iran to Offer Assurances Proving its Nuclear Program Is Peaceful

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi said on Monday that only full cooperation by Iran, and tangible results, will…

World Firefighters work near damaged trucks following a Russian strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, at a location given as Odesa region, Ukraine, in this handout picture released September 26, 2023. (Odesa Regional Military Administration/Handout via Reuters)

Russian Air Strike Damages Ukraine’s Izmail Port, Injures Two 

An overnight Russian air strike on the key Ukrainian grain exporting port of Izmail injured two people and damaged infrastructure, the governor of the Odesa…

World The flags of the United States and China fly from a lamppost in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, US, November 1, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

China Firmly Opposes US Inclusion of Some Chinese Entities on Iran List

China firmly opposes the US inclusion of some Chinese companies and individuals in Iran-related sanctions, Chinese commerce ministry said in a statement on…

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World An Azeri serviceman checks on ethnic Armenians leaving Nagorno-Karabakh through a checkpoint on the entrance of the Lachinsky corridor, which connects the Nagorno-Karabakh region with Armenia, in Lachin, Azerbaijan, 25 September 2023.  EPA/ROMAN ISMAYILOV

Russia, US Trade Diplomatic Blame over Instability in Karabakh Crisis

Moscow and Washington have accused each other of destabilizing the South Caucuses region, as thousands of ethnic Armenians fled their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh…

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World  The skyline of the financial district known as The City, as the sun sets in London, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (AP)

Threat-Hit Iranian TV Channel Resumes London Broadcasts

Private network Iran International TV said Monday that it was broadcasting again from London having shut down its studios earlier this year due to threats it…

World President Joe Biden meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, in Washington. (AP)

US Abrams Battle Tanks Arrive in Ukraine, Zelensky Says

Ukraine has received US Abrams battle tanks, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced Monday, boosting Kyiv's forces as they seek to break through heavily…

World  This satellite photo provided by Planet Labs shows the area surrounding the headquarters building for the Russian Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. The building was struck in a missile attack launched by the Ukrainian military on Friday. (Planet Labs via AP)

Ukraine Claims Attack on Russian Navy Headquarters in Crimea Killed 34, Including Fleet Commander

The missile strike that blasted the Crimean headquarters of Russia's navy last week killed 34 officers, including the fleet commander, Ukraine said Monday,…

World Ethnic Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh arrive in Armenia's Goris, the town in Syunik region, Armenia, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Vasily Krestyaninov)

Azerbaijani and Turkish Leaders Hold Talks, Eye Land Corridor via Armenia

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev hosted talks on Monday with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at which he hinted at the prospect of creating a…

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World FILE - French police officers work at the crime scene the day the attacker killed the couple in Magnanville, west of Paris, France, on June 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Trial Opens in France over Killing of Police Couple in Name of ISIS

It wasn’t the deadliest attack in Europe linked to ISIS, but it was among the most disturbing: One evening in 2016, an assailant killed two police officers in…

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World French President Emmanuel Macron (Reuters)

France to Withdraw Ambassador, Troops from Niger

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday announced that the country’s Ambassador to Niger will return to Paris in the next hours, and that French troops will…

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World A Ukrainian drone unit commander nicknamed Giocondo communicates with headquarters during an attack in the outskirts of Kremmina, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

Russian Missile and Drone Attack on Odesa Injures One, Damages Port

One woman was injured and buildings and port infrastructure were severely damaged in Russia's overnight missile and drone attack on the port of Odesa in…

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World Iran Downplays Netanyahu's Threats, Says Tehran Has 'Israel-Hitting' Missiles

Iran Downplays Netanyahu's Threats, Says Tehran Has 'Israel-Hitting' Missiles

Iran possesses "Israel-hitting" missiles that are designed to target the "occupied territory", said Iranian Defense Ministry spokesman Reza Talaei He…

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World (FILES) This handout video grab taken and released by the Italian Carabinieri Press Office on January 16, 2023 shows the transfer of Italy's top wanted mafia boss, Matteo Messina Denaro (C) from the Carabinieri police station of San Lorenzo in Palermo, to an undisclosed location, following his arrest in his native Sicily on January 16, 2023 after 30 years on the run. (Photo by Handout / ITALIAN CARABINIERI PRESS OFFICE / AFP)

Jailed Italian Mafia Boss Dies

Italian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, who was arrested in January after spending 30 years on the run, has died, ANSA news agency reported on Monday. …

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World FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines Airbus A319-100 jet takes off from Washington National Airport in Washington, US, August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Biden Administration Poised to Allow Israelis to Travel to US Without Visa

The Biden administration is poised to admit Israel this week into an exclusive club that will allow its citizens to travel to the United States without a US…

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World Security patrol the streets during fighting between al-Shabab extremists and soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. (AP)

Somalia: Death Toll from a Truck Bomb Rises to 21

The death toll from a bombing attack at a government checkpoint in central Somalia has reached 21, authorities said Sunday. The number of wounded in Saturday…

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World Members of Iran's security forces parade in Tehran on September 22, 2023. (Photo by AFP)

Iran Says it Defused 30 Bombs, Detained 28 ‘Linked to ISIS’

Authorities in Iran have neutralized 30 bombs meant to go off simultaneously in Tehran and detained 28 terrorists linked to ISIS, Iran's Tasnim news agency…

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World US President Joe Biden attends the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, US, September 23, 2023. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

Biden: Republicans Should Live up to Budget Deal

US President Joe Biden on Saturday rebuked what he called "extreme Republicans", saying the party's lawmakers needed to take immediate steps to prevent a…

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World Karabakh Armenians will Leave for Armenia, Says Adviser to Leader

Karabakh Armenians will Leave for Armenia, Says Adviser to Leader

The 120,000 ethnic Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh will leave for Armenia as they do not want to live as part of Azerbaijan and fear ethnic cleansing, the…

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World Migrants from Venezuela get out of the Rio Grande river as they climb the river bank at the US-Mexico border in Eagle Pass, Texas on September 23, 2023. (Photo by AFP)

Migrants Hoping to Reach US Continue North through Mexico amid Historic Migration Levels

As a train roared in the distance, some 5,000 mostly Venezuelan migrants hoping to make it to the US snapped into action. Families with young children…

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World US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a press conference on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (Reuters)

US Secretary of State: Iran is not Interested in Being Responsible

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said there is no "evidence of an Iran that is interested in actually being a responsible actor." "Just this past…

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World This handout satellite image released on September 23, 2023, by Planet Labs PBC shows an aerial view of the city of Sevastopol after a missile attack struck the headquarters of Moscow's Black Sea fleet in annexed Crimea on September 22, 2023, sparking a huge fire and leaving at least one Russian serviceman missing. (Handout / Planet Labs PBC / AFP)

Ukraine Targets Key Crimean City a Day after Striking Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Headquarters

Ukraine on Saturday morning launched another missile attack on Sevastopol on the occupied Crimean Peninsula, a Russian-installed official said, a day after an…

World French President Emmanuel Macron (2ndL) and his wife Brigitte (L) greet Pope Francis upon his arrival at the Palais du Pharo in the southern port city of Marseille on September 23, 2023. (AFP)

No ‘Sea of Death’: Pope Calls for Pan-European Action on Migration

Pope Francis on Saturday condemned "belligerent nationalisms" and called for a pan-European response to migration to stop the Mediterranean, where thousands…