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Mosque massacre: Egypt president vows forceful response

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to respond forcefully after attackers killed at least 235 worshippers in a packed mosque in restive North Sinai province, the country's deadliest attack in recent memory.

'We dare not squander the moment': Zimbabwe's new leader

New President Emmerson Mnangagwa also promised that "democratic" elections will be held on schedule in 2018 and that foreign investment will be safe in Zimbabwe.

False terror alert sparks fear in London shopping dist

Police rushed to London's busy Oxford Street shopping district on Friday after reports that shots had been fired, sparking fears of a terror incident and leaving 16 people hurt in the panic.

Attack on mosque in Egypt's Sinai kills at least 235

Attackers killed at least 235 worshippers Friday in a bomb and gun assault on a packed mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province, in the country's deadliest attack in recent memory.

False terror alert sparks fear in London shopping dist

Police rushed to London's Oxford Circus on Friday, sparking fears of a terror attack, but they have now stood down after finding no evidence to support reports of shots fired, the Metropolitan Police said.

Trump condemns' mosque attack in Egypt

"The world cannot tolerate terrorism, we must defeat them militarily and discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of their existence!" he wrote on Twitter. A bomb explosion tore through the Rawda mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province, and then armed attackers raked fleeing ...

Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old known as the Crocodile vowed to uphold the constitution of the former British colony and protect the rights of all Zimbabwe's 16 million citizens. In a speech he said elections would go ahead next year and acknowledged there had been "errors" under Mugabe.

Donald Trump condemns 'horrible and cowardly' mosque attack in Egypt

"The world cannot tolerate terrorism, we must defeat them militarily and discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of their existence!" he wrote on Twitter. A bomb explosion tore through the Rawda mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province, and then armed attackers raked fleeing ...

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old known as the Crocodile vowed to uphold the constitution of the former British colony and protect the rights of all Zimbabwe's 16 million citizens. In a speech he said elections would go ahead next year and acknowledged there had been "errors" under Mugabe.

North Korea replaces guards, fortifies border after defection

The report said around 35 to 40 North Koreans normally stand guard at the Joint Security Area , which is located at the Panmunjom truce village -- the only portion of the border where forces from the two sides stand face-to-face.

Rights groups say outside monitors needed for Rohingya return to Myanmar

Rohingya refugees say they have largely lost access to sources of livelihood such as their farms, fisheries and markets. "The idea that Burma will now welcome them back to their smoldering villages with open arms is laughable," said Bill Frelick, refugee rights director at Human Rights Watch.

Trump hails military and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'

Speaking in a live video teleconference from Palm Beach, Florida, with military personnel serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere, Trump told them they were "very, very special people."

8 thought to be North Korean fishermen wash ashore in Japan

Police said the men were in good health and spoke Korean. They identified themselves as North Koreans who were fishing before the boat broke down and washed ashore.

Saeed walks free, says he will fight for 'Kashmir cause'

Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed on Thursday walked from house arrest as a free man and moments after the release he said he will gather people across Pakistan for the "cause of Kashmir" and help the Kashmiris secure "freedom".

Zimbabwe's next leader prepares to take power

Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing on Thursday for his new role as president after a triumphant return home following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe, ending 37 years of authoritarian rule.

Ousted Catalan leader shelves 'unilateral' independence push

The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont now favours talks with Madrid to achieve independence instead of pushing to break away from Spain unilaterally, its coordinator said Thursday, the latest sign it was softening its position.

Bangladesh, Myanmar to start Rohingya return in two months

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to start repatriating Rohingya refugees in two months, Dhaka said on Thursday, as global pressure mounts over the refugee crisis. After weeks of tussling over the terms of repatriation, the two sides inked a deal in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw on Thursday following ...

Embattled Pak finance minister granted leave for 3 months

Pakistan's embattled finance minister Ishaq Dar, 67, had arrived in London nearly a month ago and has been seeking treatment at a Harley Street hospital.

Cuba, North Korea reject 'unilateral and arbitrary' US demands

Some diplomats said Cuba was also one of the few countries that might be able to convince North Korea to move away from the current showdown with the United States that threatens war.

PNG police enter abandoned Australian-run detention camp

The police operation came as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reaffirmed his government's stance that none of the refugees, who were sent to the camp for trying to reach Australia by boat, would be brought to his country.

US Senate's pass to LeT may've emboldened Pak to release Saeed

In a significant development earlier this month, the US Congress changed a provision in a defence bill that would have required Islamabad to take steps to significantly disrupt'' the activities of both LeT and the Haqqani network.

US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya

The United States on Wednesday toughened its stance on Myanmar, accusing the country's security forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against the Rohingya that amount to "ethnic cleansing" of the Muslim minority.

Zimbabwe's incoming leader returns home to cheers

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa emerged from hiding on Wednesday, departing from neighboring South Africa to return home in preparation to take power after Robert Mugabe's stunning resignation.

US Navy plane crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

The C-2 "Greyhound" transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the Navy said in a statement.

Judgement day for 'Butcher of Bosnia'

UN judges on Wednesday began handing down their verdict in the trial of former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic, accused of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.

Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

Hariri, whose sudden resignation on Nov. 4 pitched Lebanon into crisis, flew into Beirut late on Tuesday. He stood alongside President Michel Aoun and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri at a military parade in central Beirut.

Zimbabwe poised to swear in new president, Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe's recently fired vice president is set to return today to be sworn in as the country's new leader. The transfer of power to Emmerson Mnangagwa comes after Robert Mugabe announced his resignation in the middle of impeachment proceedings again him.

German political limbo threatens European reform push

Following the collapse of German coalition talks, however, the prospects for a meaningful leap forward in European cooperation, driven by newly minted governments in Berlin and Paris, look dimmer than ever.

China expresses concern over political unrest in Pak

Despite hiccups, the JCC approved the Long-Term Plan envisaging broad parameters for future cooperation, but could not conclude agreements on development projects and special economic/industrial zones, the report said.

US military opens new, risky front in Afghan air war

As the US military opens a new front in its air war in Afghanistan, targeting the Taliban's poppy-processing factories and dropping thousands of more bombs, experts are warning of the risk of alienating the local population.

Zimbabwe awaits new leader after Mugabe's shock exit

Zimbabweans wait to discover when their new leader would be appointed after president Robert Mugabe's resignation brought a sudden end to a 37-year reign of authoritarian rule.

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese firms

The sanctions were imposed under a September executive order that opened the way for the US to punish foreign companies dealing with the North. It bars those sanctioned from holding US assets or doing business with Americans.

Putin briefs Trump on Syria after surprise Assad talks

Putin's flurry of diplomacy also included phone talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the leaders of Egypt and Israel, ahead of a trilateral summit with the presidents of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday.

Rex Tillerson accused of flouting law on child soldiers

Keeping the countries off the annual list makes it easier to provide them with US military assistance.

Suicide car bomb kills 21 in town north of Baghdad

A suicide car bomber killed at least 21 people in an attack on a busy market in a town north of Baghdad on Tuesday, a security official said. Dozens more were wounded when the attacker blew up the vehicle in the middle of the fruit and vegetable market in Tuz Khurmatu, the official said.

China sentences rights lawyer to 2 years in prison

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict passed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism that has drawn widespread international criticism.

At least 50 dead in Nigeria mosque bombing: Police

The blast happened during early morning prayers at the Madina mosque in the Unguwar Shuwa area of Mubi, some 200 kilometres by road from the Adamawa state capital, Yola.

Myanmar treatment of Rohingya called apartheid in new report

Myanmar has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to ``dehumanizing apartheid,'' Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that raises questions about what those who have fled a violent military crackdown would face if they returned home.

Putin meets Assad ahead of Syria talks with Turkey and Iran

Putin praised Assad for "fighting terrorism," which he predicted would suffer an "inevitable" defeat in Syria, the Kremlin said. Putin said he would "consult" world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, on his talks with Assad.

Trump asks US SC for full enforcement of travel ban

US ends 'protected' status for Haitian immigrants

Mugabe will be voted out of office in 2 days: Party official

Defiant Zimbabwe Prez Ignores Warnings, Calls Cabinet Meet

'North Korea may ramp up nuke threat against US'

North Korea may conduct additional missile tests this year to polish up its long-range missile technology and ramp up the threat against the United States, South Korea's spy agency said on Monday, adding that it was monitoring developments closely.

Rescuers battle waves, wind in hunt for missing Argentine sub

A multinational armada of aircraft and vessels battled high winds and raging seas Sunday as they intensified their search for a missing Argentine submarine, after apparent attempted distress calls raised hopes the 44 crew members may still be alive.

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died. He was 83. The gory slayings horrified the world and revealed a violent underbelly of a counterculture that preached peace and love.

Truck and minibus collide head-on in Pakistan, killing 17

Pakistani police say that a head-on collision between a mini-bus and a truck has killed at least 17 people and injured six in the country's south. Police officer Rab Nawaz says the loaded truck crashed into the van near the town of Khairpur on Monday morning.

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage on Monday, becoming Britain's first reigning couple to mark a platinum wedding anniversary.

Small tsunamis detected in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after magnitude 7 undersea quake

Will refuse 'illegal' N-launch order from prez: US gen

The top US nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an illegal' launch of nuclear weapons. Hyten said running through scenarios of how to react in the event of an illegal order was standard practice.

No court decision can weaken my bond with people: Sharif

A defiant Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said that no decision of a court could weaken his relationship with the masses as Pakistan's ousted prime minister kicked off the ruling PML-N party's campaign to seek public support in the wake of Panama Papers scandal, a media report said.