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Uganda Confirms Casualties among Country's Soldiers in Somali Attack

World (FILES) Security forces patrol outside a building which was attacked by suspected Al Shabaab militants in the Somalia's capital Mogadishu, on February 21, 2023. (Photo by Hassan Ali ELMI / AFP)

Uganda Confirms Casualties among Country's Soldiers in Somali Attack

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said late on Sunday there had been casualties during an attack by Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab on a military base…

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World Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council via a video link in Moscow, Russia May 26, 2023. (Sputnik/Kremlin via Reuters)

Putin Orders Stronger Russian Border Security

President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ordered stronger border security to ensure "fast" Russian military and civilian movement into Ukrainian regions now under…

World House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during a news conference after President Joe Biden and McCarthy reached an "agreement in principle" to resolve the looming debt crisis on Saturday, May 27, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

Biden, McCarthy Reach Tentative US Debt Ceiling Deal

US President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy reached a tentative deal to suspend the federal government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling…

World A firefighter works at a site of a tobacco factory damaged during Russian suicide drone strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 28, 2023. (Reuters)

Zelensky Thanks Air Defense after Largest Drone Attack on Kyiv in the Invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday praised his country's air defense forces, after the capital Kyiv saw the largest drone attack since the…

World  An explosion of a drone is seen in the sky over the city during a Russian drone strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 25, 2023. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Russia Thwarts Drone Attack on Krasnodar Oil Refinery

Russia's air defense systems destroyed several drones as they approached the Ilsky oil refinery in the Krasnodar region near the Black Sea, local officials…

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World Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan hold a flag of his portrait outside the AK Party headquarters after polls closed in Türkiye’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Ankara, Türkiye May 15, 2023. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)

Türkiye’s Erdogan Wins 5th Term as President, Extending Rule into 3rd Decade

Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won reelection Sunday, extending his increasingly authoritarian rule into a third decade in a country reeling from…

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World The Taliban and Iran exchanged heavy gunfire Saturday on the Iranian border with Afghanistan, killing and wounding troops while sharply escalating rising tensions between the two countries amid a dispute over water rights. (Reuters)

Iran Exchanges Heavy Gunfire with Taliban on Afghan Border, Escalating Tensions over Water Rights

The Taliban and Iran exchanged heavy gunfire Saturday on the Iranian border with Afghanistan, killing and wounding troops while sharply escalating rising…

World Russia Tells US: Don't Lecture Moscow on Nuclear Deployments

Russia Tells US: Don't Lecture Moscow on Nuclear Deployments

Russia on Saturday dismissed criticism from US President Joe Biden over Moscow's plan to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, saying Washington had for…

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World A drawing showing Kevin Guiavarch (right) inside a courtroom in Paris (AFP)

French Court Hands Jail Terms for Syria-linked ISIS Terrorist, Wife

A Paris appeals court on Friday handed a 14-year jail term to a high-profile French terrorist convicted of terrorist offenses linked to Syria. The court…

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World FILE PHOTO: People throng a street in Tamsui district of New Taipei City, Taiwan August 7, 2022. REUTERS/Jameson Wu/File Photo

Taiwan Reports Chinese Aircraft Carrier Sailed Through Strait

The Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday accompanied by two other ships, Taiwan's defense ministry said, in the…

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World Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi after his release from Belgium (Reuters)

Iran, Belgium Prisoner Exchange Sparks Controversy

The Iranian opposition in Belgium condemned the release of Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi, who was jailed in Brussels, asserting that it would continue its…

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Kyiv: Russia Plans to Simulate Accident at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Ukraine’s defense ministry on Friday said Russia was planning to simulate a major accident at a nuclear power station controlled by pro-Moscow forces to try to…

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World President Joe Biden deplanes Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., late Sunday, May 21, 2023, after returning from the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden Feels 'Negative' about Russian Nuclear Moves in Belarus

US President Joe Biden said on Friday he had an "extremely negative" reaction to reports that Russia has moved ahead with a plan to deploy tactical nuclear…

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Biden Sounds Hopeful on Debt Ceiling, Treasury Warns of June 5 Default

US President Joe Biden and a Republican negotiator said on Friday they were working on a deal to raise the US government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling after…

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Iran Uses Caspian Sea to Send Weapons to Russia

The waters of the Caspian Sea appear deceptively calm. But this sea route – which provides a direct path between Iran and Russia – is increasingly busy…

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FBI Files Uncover Plot to Kill UK's Queen Elizabeth II

A newly released cache of FBI files has revealed a potential plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during her 1983 visit to California. The possible…

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World FILE PHOTO: The Microsoft sign is shown on top of the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, US October 19,2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Washington Accuses Beijing of Sponsoring Global Hacking

Western intelligence agencies and Microsoft accused on Wednesday China of sponsoring cyber hackers to spy on critical US infrastructure and to “disrupt…

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Republican Negotiator: Work Requirements a Sticking Point in US Debt Ceiling Talks

Work requirements for anti-poverty programs is a sticking point in US debt ceiling negotiations with the White House, Republican negotiator Representative…

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World This photo taken on late May 24, 2023 shows a French police on a French Air and Border Police (PAF) boat towing a light boat used by illegal immigrants intercepted as they were sailing clandestinely at night from Comoros to the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)

3 Die, More Missing after Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Greek Island

Three people drowned and at least 12 were believed to be missing in a migrant shipwreck off the island of Mykonos, the Greek coast guard said on Friday. The…

World The Russian and Belarusian ministers of defense have signed documents that determine procedures regarding weapons relocation and mechanisms of placing them under the Russian forces’ control on the Belarusian territories. (AFP)

Moscow, Minsk Kick Off Relocation of Nuclear Weapons in Belarus

Russia and Belarus have finalized the arrangements for relocating some of Russia's tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus. Russian Defense Minister Sergei…

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World FILE - Japanese Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno speaks during a press conference at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo, Monday, May 30, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

Japan Adopts New Sanctions on Russia, Criticizes its Deal to Deploy Nuclear Weapons in Belarus

Japan on Friday approved additional sanctions against Russia over its war on Ukraine, including freezing the assets of dozens of individuals and groups and…

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World Deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev speaks during a meeting in Moscow earlier this month. | SPUTNIK / VIA AFP-JIJI

Russia's Medvedev Says West Underestimates Risks of Nuclear Escalation

A senior ally of President Vladimir Putin said on Friday the conflict in Ukraine could last for decades and that negotiations with Ukraine were impossible…

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World Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian speaks to Hassan Khomeini, grandson of the first Iranian Supreme Leader (Jamaran News)

Abdollahian: Nuclear Agreement is an International Document to Cancel Sanctions

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian defended on Thursday the preservation of the nuclear negotiations, describing the deal as an “international…

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World A handout picture provided by Iran's Defense Ministry on May 25, 2023, shows the testing of the fourth generation Khorramshahr ballistic missile, named Khaibar, at an undisclosed location. (Photo by IRANIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY / AFP)

Tehran Unveils New Ballistic Missile amid Tension with Israel

Tehran unveiled a ballistic missile with a potential 2,000-km range, two days after the Israeli Chief of Staff hinted at the possibility of a “move” to…

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World Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Moscow, Russia May 25, 2023. (Sputnik/Pool via Reuters)

Armenian and Azerbaijani Leaders Spar in Front of Putin

The leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia argued openly in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday in exchanges that underlined the extent of their…

World Police officers stand near the scene of a stabbing and shooting incident in Nakano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on May 25, 2023. (Kyodo via Reuters)

3 Dead after Attack in Central Japan; Suspect with Rifle and Knife Holed up in Building

Three people including two police officers were killed in Nagano in central Japan on Thursday and a suspect with a rifle and knife was holed up inside a…

World 25 May 2023, Iran, ---: A general view of the testing of the fourth-generation Khorramshahr ballistic missile, at an undisclosed location. (Iranian Defense Ministry/dpa)

France Says Iran Ballistic Test Worrying in Light of Nuclear Escalation

France on Thursday accused Iran of violating a UN Security Council resolution endorsing the 2015 nuclear deal after it carried out a long-range ballistic…

World Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin attend a talks session on Thursday. (EPA)

Chinese President Affirms Firm Support to Moscow’s ‘Core Interests'

China and Russia have reinforced in the past years diplomatic and economic cooperation, and the rapprochement between the two countries has increased since the…

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World A still image taken from video shows a flying object approaching the dome of the Kremlin Senate building during the alleged Ukrainian drone attack in Moscow, Russia, in this image taken from video obtained by Reuters May 3, 2023. Ostorozhno Novosti/Handout via REUTERS

US Thinks Ukraine Was behind Kremlin Drone Attack

United States intelligence agencies believe that a drone attack on the Kremlin this month was likely orchestrated by Ukrainian spies or military intelligence,…

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