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Chinese state media reported Tuesday that dozens of people have been killed and many more injured in a "terrorist attack" in the country's the northwestern region of Xinjiang. According to the state-run Xinhua news agency, the violence took place in Shache county early on Monday, The Xinhua report...

Prominent rights group Amnesty International in a report released Tuesday alleged that Burundi's ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and the party's youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year's election. The report titled...

France has extradited a French-Algerian man to Belgium, who is suspected of shooting dead four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May, media reports citing officials said Tuesday. Belgian police has confirmed the arrival of 29-year-old Mehdi Nemmouche in the country. They said he will be questioned...

Italy has agreed to help in extinguishing a huge fire currently raging at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility in capital Tripoli, the North African country's government said Tuesday. Media reports quoted the Libyan government as saying that Italy has offered to send fire-fighting aircraft and a...

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award he received in 2004 from the American Jewish Congress after the group accused him of "dangerous rhetoric" against Israel, it was announced Tuesday. The Profile of Courage award was given to Erdogan for his Middle east peace efforts....

Russia has tested a new ground-launched cruise missile in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, media reports said citing an unnamed Obama administration official. The 1987 INF Treaty was signed by the then US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev...

The three week-long Israeli offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip has so far killed at least 1,156 Palestinians and left more than 6,700 others injured, media reports citing Palestinian officials said Tuesday. In addition to the Palestinian causalities, the lives of 55 Israelis...

Obama1-072914.jpg U.S. President Back Obama on Tuesday announced a new round of sanctions against Russia over Moscow's continued involvement in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, hours after the European Union decided to expand its own sanctions imposed on Russia over the same issue.

Voicing grave concern over the reported access to and seizure of oilfields and pipelines in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Jabhat Al-Nusra, the United Nations Security Council has underscored that there should be no trade in oil with these terrorist groups. In...

China's former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang is under investigation for alleged "serious disciplinary violation," the official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday. A brief statement by Xinhua said the probe against Zhou would be conducted by the Communist Party's corruption watchdog, the Central...

The European Union has agreed to expand the bloc's existing sanctions imposed on Russia over Moscow's continued support for the pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, media reports citing unnamed sources said Tuesday. EU's new punitive measures against Moscow are said to include restrictions...

With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council has requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions. The request...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has spoken over the phone with Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Monday. In a statement, Kirby said Hagel congratulated Heletey on his recent appointment and asked for his assessment of developments...

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed the UN Security Council's "strong support" for his call for a humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Ban welcomed the Security Council's move in a statement issued by his spokesperson after the emergency meeting of the Council held...

Emirates Airlines on Monday announced its decision to stop flying over Iraq in wake of the recent downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine. Emirates, which is in partnership with Australia's national carrier Qantas, said its decision was prompted by concerns about the dangers posed...