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North Korea fires missiles into sea

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 - 9:13pm
North Korea fires two short-range missiles ahead of joint US-South Korea military exercises.

Jordan 'cool to Syria rebel training plan'

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 - 8:14pm
US sources say kingdom reluctant to host expanded programme proposed by President Obama for fear of violent retaliation.

Iraq's Sunnis pick parliament speaker

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 - 7:07pm
Salim al-Juburi chosen as candidate for parliament speaker as UN warns of 'chaos' if no political progress is achieved.

Ukraine says separatists bombarded by jets

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 - 3:13pm
Government claims inflicting losses after president vows to make "scores and hundreds" of rebels pay for troop deaths.

Merkel urges US 'not to spy on partners'

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 - 10:51am
German chancellor says latest spying allegations show Berlin and Washington at odds over the role of intelligence.

Pakistan soldiers die in ambush in northwest

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 - 10:26am
Pre-dawn attack in Bajaur district in tribal belt blamed on Pakistani Taliban fighters from across Afghanistan border.

Gaza toll soars as Israeli raids continue

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 - 12:43am
At least 121 Palestinians killed by five days of bombardment as Israel brushes off pressure for ceasefire.

Ghana World Cup fans seek asylum in Brazil

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 - 12:17am
Hundreds of Ghanaians who went to Brazil to watch their team play in the World Cup seek asylum on religious grounds.

Erdogan vows to press for new constitution

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 - 8:10pm
Turkish PM unveils road-map to advancing democracy and ensuring a "normalisation" of politics and society.

Strong quake and minor tsunami hit east Japan

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 - 8:08pm
No immediate reports of damage following the quake and tsunami with authorities lifting all advisories.

Kurdish forces seize disputed oilfield

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 - 6:52pm
Move comes as Kurds declare their politicians will boycott cabinet meetings, Kurdish foreign minister replaced.

Can diplomacy end the conflict in Gaza?

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 - 1:49pm
As the conflict in Gaza intensifies, Washington is attempting to mediate.

Deaths in Ukraine as Russia shuts border

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 - 1:10pm
At least 23 troops killed in pre-dawn missile barrage from rebels at Zelenopole border post near Luhansk, Ukraine says.

Kerry in Kabul over Afghan poll row

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 - 12:57pm
US secretary of state holds talks with two candidates in country's disputed presidential election.

Ebola claims more victims in West Africa

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 - 12:35pm
World Health Organisation records 44 new cases and 21 deaths in region between July 6 and 8, taking total dead to 539.

Aid group sounds South Sudan cholera warning

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 - 12:23pm
Situation "likely to get worse" with coming heavy rains, amid outbreaks in nine of 10 states, Save the Children says.

Toll mounts as Israel steps up Gaza air raids

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 - 12:55am
Eight members of Palestinian family, including five children, among 98 dead so far, with no deaths on Israeli side.

Germany asks CIA station chief to leave

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 - 10:02pm
Move reflects growing impatience at perceived US nonchalance about being caught spying on close ally.

Rafah crossing provides hope to exit Gaza

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 - 8:56pm
Palestinians try to escape Israeli shelling, but exit is limited to the severely wounded and Egyptian passport holders.

Turkey approves framework for PKK peace talks

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 - 3:55pm
Law could be vote winner for Prime Minister Erdogan, who is hoping to become nation's first directly elected president.