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US envoy indicates Britain may join Syria action

Britain may join the United States "shoulder to shoulder" in operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a US general and...

Nigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girls

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Days after Nigeria's military raised hopes with the announcement that Islamic extremists had agreed to a...

Erdogan says US airdrops to Kobane 'wrong'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday criticised as "wrong" the airdrops of ammunition and weapons by US planes to Kurdish fighters...

At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns of new East-West tensions

US Secretary of State John Kerry visited remnants of the Berlin Wall on Wednesday and warned that East‑West tensions again threaten freedom in...

Call me Jokowi, says Indonesia's president

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's new president says he wants to be called by his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a...

East African leaders in South Sudan to push for peace

East African leaders met South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday in the latest push to end over 10 months of a civil war that has devastated the...

China installs buoys in Pacific Ocean, report says

China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in "key marine areas" of the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, a move that could exacerbate...

Japan's Suga: Will send Japanese officials to North Korea next week

Japan will send officials to North Korea to hold meetings Oct. 28-29 for an update on the reclusive...

Bradlee recalled as a genius, great journalist

Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday, was remembered as one of the nation's great journalists and a courageous and...

US hails chance to cooperate with Cuba on Ebola

The United States welcomed Tuesday the chance to cooperate with its old Cold War rival Cuba in the fight against Ebola, a State Department source told AFP.