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UN issues rare warning over 'alarming' racism in US

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 6:58pm
After Trump's response to Charlottesville, UN says US leadership must 'unequivocally' condemn racist speech and crimes.

Dozens missing as boat sinks in Brazil's Xingu River

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 5:03pm
At least 10 people are dead, 45 missing and 15 rescued after a boat carrying about 70 people sinks in Para state.

Is the US punishing Egypt by cutting aid?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 4:42pm
Washington is withholding millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over concerns of human rights abuses.

Saudi Arabia declares Eid al-Adha on September 1

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 4:22pm
Saudi Arabia officially declares Friday, September 1 the first day of Eid al-Adha 2017.

Deadly clashes grip Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 4:01pm
Five die and dozens suffer injuries as fighting between rival groups continues in Lebanon's largest Palestinian camp.

Javad Zarif: Iran, Saudi to exchange diplomatic visits

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 3:04pm
Foreign minister of Iran says the visits could take place after the Hajj pilgrimage ends in first week of September.

Karamba Diaby sues Facebook users over racist comments

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 2:11pm
Social Democrat MP for Halle says he will not allow racists to intimidate him on social media.

Air raid in Yemen kills at least 35 people

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 1:53pm
Bombs hit close to Houthi-controlled capital, Sanaa, leaving dozens dead and injured, local media reports.

Cambodia shutters radio stations, expels US NGO

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 11:58am
Khmer-language stations, Maha Nokor and Voice of Democracy, ordered closed as more media face legal threats.

Venezuela's dissident ex-prosecutor 'received threats'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 11:43am
Luisa Ortega tells conference in Brazil she has evidence implicating Venezuela's president in corruption.

Social media and the case for Marcellus Williams

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 9:42am
How social media came together to campaign against the execution of Marcellus Williams.

Why Kushner’s Middle East visit is set for failure

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 8:40am
Palestinians should not waste their time by expecting concrete results from Jared Kushner's mediation efforts.

Qatar approves new law to protect domestic staff

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 8:28am
Workers will be able to limit their services to 10 hours a day, work six days a week and be entitled to annual holiday.

Charlie Hebdo draws ire with Barcelona attack cartoon

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 7:52am
Reactions pour in over cover showing a van running over people with the caption: 'Islam: religion of peace...eternal'.

Wildfires around the globe

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 7:39am
Hot, dry weather, particularly across Europe, has left many areas of forest and woodland vulnerable to fires.

Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen 'a strategic failure'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 7:27am
Saudi involvement in Yemen's conflict has further aggravated the humanitarian crisis in the country, analysts say.

Turkey urges Iraqi Kurds to abandon independence vote

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 7:12am
In an official visit to Baghdad and Erbil, Turkey's foreign minister lobbies Kurds to cancel next month's referendum.

Angolans vote for president as dos Santos retires

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 7:00am
Vote will see millions of Angolans elect a new president as longtime leader dos Santos retires after 38 years in power.