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Lebanese women hail first female Arab interior minister

36 min 18 sec ago
Lebanon has appointed the Arab world's first female interior minister in its new government, prising open a wider foothold for women in its overwhelmingly male political scene.

Syrian's Assad: U.S. will sell out those relying on it

46 min 3 sec ago
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Sunday the United States would not protect those depending on it, in reference to Kurdish fighters who control much of the north.

Iran presents new Fateh submarine armed with cruise missile: TV

50 min 44 sec ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated a new domestically-built submarine armed with cruise missiles at a time of rising tensions with its arch-enemy the United States.

Miner Vale evacuates 200 people near Brazilian dam on fears of instability

1 hour 23 min ago
Around 200 residents were evacuated from an area near a tailings dam in Brazil operated by Vale SA late on Saturday, amid fears that it was structurally weak and could burst like a similar barrier failure last month that killed 300 people.

Iran's Zarif accuses Israel, U.S. of seeking war

1 hour 25 min ago
Iran's foreign minister on Sunday accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its actions and those of the United States were increasing the chances of a clash in the region.

UAE announces $1.1 billion of military deals with international companies: IDEX

1 hour 43 min ago
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it had signed military deals worth 3.87 billion UAE dirhams ($1.1 billion) with international companies.

India hunting for mastermind of Kashmir bombing

1 hour 46 min ago
Hundreds of Indian forces were on Sunday hunting for the Kashmir chief of the Pakistan-based militant group believed to have masterminded a car bombing on an Indian security convoy, killing 44 paramilitary police.

Germany sees big rise in hacker attacks on infrastructure: paper

2 hours 4 sec ago
Germany has experienced a big increase in the number of hacker attacks on critical infrastructure such as power grids and water suppliers, the Welt am Sonntag weekly reported on Sunday.

China surveillance firm tracking millions in Xinjiang: researcher

2 hours 9 min ago
A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert.

Netanyahu's main rival in Israeli election voices agreement with him on Iran

2 hours 15 min ago
Former general Benny Gantz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's strongest challenger in an election scheduled for April, voiced support on Sunday for the right-wing leader's tough policy toward Iran.

French court to investigate anti-Semitic insults during protest

2 hours 20 min ago
(Editor's note: paragraph 2 contains language that readers may find offensive)

U.S. envoy on Syria tells allies troop withdrawal won't be abrupt

2 hours 44 min ago
The United States will not make an abrupt and rapid withdrawal of its troops from Syria and will consult closely with its allies on the issue, its special envoy on Syria said on Sunday.

Timeline: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

2 hours 49 min ago
Islamic State faces the total defeat of its self-proclaimed caliphate. This timeline chronicles its lightning rise, cruel reign and stubborn fall.

Saudi, French groups sign preliminary deal for naval joint venture

2 hours 51 min ago
State-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and France’s Naval Group signed a memorandum of understanding on Sunday to form a joint venture to produce and develop naval systems.

Irish backstop can't be changed for Brexit deal: Estonian president

3 hours 15 min ago
There can be no changes to the Irish "backstop", an arrangement to avoid a hard border between European Union member Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland after Brexit, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid told Reuters.

In Iraq visit, U.S. general eyes longer-term Islamic State threat

3 hours 17 min ago
The general overseeing U.S. forces in the Middle East flew into Iraq on Sunday for talks with U.S. and Iraqi officials expected to focus on ensuring that Islamic State cannot stage a resurgence after U.S. troops withdraw from neighboring Syria.

Kashmiri Muslims evicted, threatened after deadly attack on Indian forces

3 hours 31 min ago
India has warned against rising communal tensions across the country as Kashmiris living outside their state faced property evictions, job suspensions and attacks on social media after a suicide bomber killed 44 policemen in the region.

Iran's Zarif says risk of war with Israel is great

3 hours 34 min ago
Iran's foreign minister said on Sunday Israel was looking for war and the way Israel and the United States were acting made the prospect of war great.

Iran government faces angry online backlash over activists' abuse claims

3 hours 41 min ago
In early January, labor activist Esmail Bakhshi posted a letter on Instagram saying he had been tortured in jail, attracting support from tens of thousands of Iranians online.

Kenya recalls its ambassador to Somalia as territorial row escalates

3 hours 51 min ago
Kenya has recalled its ambassador to Somalia after the Mogadishu government's decision to auction oil and gas exploration blocks at the center of a maritime territorial dispute in the Indian Ocean, the foreign ministry said.

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