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Ceasefire between government and rebels in Yemen as peace talks begin

Yemen's more-than-year-long conflict has pitted local forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition fighting in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's governme...


India, Japan ink agreements on nuke cooperation, high speed train, defense

Mr. Modi was addressing business leaders of India and  Japan  with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. "MoU on civil nuclear energy co-op isn't just about com...


Massive fire at downtown Dubai's highrise Address hotel

Hours later, dark plumes of smoke billowed from the building as the fire still appeared to be searing several stories. "Internal fire extinguishers are preven...


Key Syria rebel faction pulls out of opposition talks

The group still must pick its representatives for a negotiating team. Allied with the Qaida-affiliated Al-Nusra Front, Ahrar al-Sham said it "rejects the outc...


Palestinian president in Greece for official visit

Abbas was in Greece ahead of Tuesday's parliamentary vote to recognize the state of Palestine , which is a non-binding gesture and will not constitute recogni...


Afghan authorities deny Sangin has fallen to Taliban

The Taliban already holds three Helmand districts as well as large parts of the rest of the province outside the main centres and control key strategic roads, m...