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Egypt on Saturday sought a resumption of talks between Israeli and Palestinian delegations and for a long-term ceasefire, reports said citing Egypt's foreign ministry. The call for an indefinite ceasefire came after Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas held a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel...

Five Palestinians were killed in aerial attacks carried out by Israeli warplanes in Gaza on Saturday, reports said, as the fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants continues. The five Palestinians from the same family were killed in an attack in central Gaza. Reports said citing the Israeli...

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has nominated current Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to replace president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the new party chairman and prime minister. Davutoglu, who was hand-picked by Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, has been the country's...

Indonesian constitutional court on Thursday rejected a challenge of the country's presidential election results. Prabowo Subianto, who lost to Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo in last month's election, challenged the outcome alleging massive fraud. Subianto argued that more than 24 million votes from...

The late Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos' running mate, environmentalist Marina Silva, has been elected as his replacement by the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB). Party chief Roberto Amaral announced on Wednesday that the 56-year-old former environment minister's choice as the new...

Thailand's parliament has elected coup leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha as the new prime minister. The 60-year-old commander-in-chief of the army received overwhelming support from Thailand's National Assembly in Thursday's vote. The election of Gen Prayuth, who was the only candidate, was just a formality...

Tehreek-i-Insaaf, Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan's party, announced Monday that it has decided to resign all its seats in the national assembly, and intensify its ongoing anti-government protests aimed at persuading Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign. Shah Mehmud Qureshi, a senior member...

The U.S. carried out airstrikes on Islamic State targets in northern Iraq to protect Yazidis and retake Mosul dam from Islamic State fighters, according to media reports. The reports stated that the operation to recapture the country's largest dam began early on Saturday with raids by F-18 fighters...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone call on Friday to stop the flow of military equipment, military advisers and armed personnel crossing the border with Ukraine. The two leaders had also expressed concern over the exacerbating humanitarian catastrophe...

At a special event on the occasion of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Saturday urged young people everywhere to get involved and engaged in driving global action at this critical time in history. "It is easy to lose hope but I always feel...

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has stepped aside in favor of his nominated replacement Haider al-Abadi, thereby ending a deadlock that threatened to push the Middle East nation into political uncertainty as it fights a Sunni insurgency. "I announce before you today, to ease the movement of...

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has declared three days of mourning in respect of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, who died in a plane crash Wednesday. Rousseff said she has decided to stop all campaign activities for the presidential elections, which was due on 5 October. A private plane...