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CYPRUS CONDEMNS 'ILLEGAL' TURK...

Cyprus has condemned a Turkish naval exercise off the divided island's coast as "illegal", ahead of a visit by top US diplomat Mike Pompeo to discuss heightened tensions in the Mediterranean.Ankara i...

NATO HAILS AFGHAN TALKS AS 'HI...

NATO hailed the start of peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government on Saturday as an "historic opportunity", while warning that violence in the country remained "unacceptably high." "...

ATTENBOROUGH IN WARNING TO HUM...

Renowned TV naturalist David Attenborough, in a new documentary, gives his starkest warning yet for humanity to safeguard species from mass extinction for the sake of our own survival.His one-hour fi...

NATO CHIEF HAILS AFGHAN TALKS ...

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Saturday hailed the start of peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government as an "historic opportunity.""I welcome the start of Afghan peace tal...

SRI LANKA NAVY PLUGS FUEL LEAK...

Sri Lankan military divers fixed a fuel leak from the engine of a fire-damaged oil tanker off the island's east coast, the navy said Saturday, in a salvage operation after the huge week-long blaze.Wh...

UK TO INVEST £23.8M IN STRATEG...

Britain on Friday announced a £23.8 million ($30.5 million, 25.7 million euros) investment to triple the size of its base in an Omani port close to the sensitive waters of the Gulf. The expansion of ...

RAMAPHOSA QUIZZES USE OF AIRFO...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday asked to know why ruling party officials flew to Zimbabwe in an airforce plane for crisis talks this week.African National Congress mediators flew to...

IRAN SAYS US AIRCRAFT FLEW CLO...

The Iranian navy on Friday said it drove off American aircraft that flew close to an area where military exercises were underway near the Strait of Hormuz.The military said three US aircraft -- a P-8...

NAMIBIA AIRPORT ABUZZ AT FIRST...

Flowers in hand, Namibian fashion designer Ennio Hamutenya on Friday waited impatiently for his girlfriend to disembark the first international flight to land since borders shut in March to tackle co...

US BACKS TALIBAN RELEASE AMID ...

A US negotiator on Friday voiced understanding for Afghanistan's transfer of Taliban prisoners who killed citizens of France and Australia, saying the "big picture" was to end the war.France and Aust...

US BACKS RELEASE OF TALIBAN WH...

A US negotiator on Friday voiced understanding for Afghanistan's release of Taliban prisoners who killed French and Australians, saying the "big picture" was to end the war.France and Australia both ...

RUSSIA TO STAGE HUGE 'CAUCASUS...

Russia said on Friday it would stage massive military drills in the Caucasus in late September with troops from countries including China, Iran and Pakistan invited to participate.More than 12,000 tr...