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Egypt’s foreign reserves reach $44B in April for first time in history

Monitoring desk CAIRO Egypt’s foreign reserves stood at $44.029 billion at the end of April for the first time in history, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced on...

Airstrikes in Syria kill 23, including 10 children

Syria Air strikes killed at least 23 civilians including 10 children in a village held by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory...

Tens of thousands of Armenians shut down capital in show of defiance

Monitoring desk YEREVAN Tens of thousands of Armenians on Wednesday converged on the capital, blocking key transport links and government buildings, as popular anger...

2 rebels, civilian killed during Kashmir fighting

news desk SRINAGAR A young man was killed and at least 14 others wounded Monday when government forces fired at anti-India protesters who were trying to help rebels...

French government under fire after May Day chaos

Monitoring desk PARIS France’s interior minister promised Wednesday to boost security at protests after hooded youths ran amok at May Day demonstrations in Paris,...

Indian officials lament inaction of cities with world’s worst air

Monitoring desk NEW DELHI Only a handful of India’s 100 most polluted cities have drawn up plans to combat air pollution despite being asked to do so three years ago,...

Outrage after bloody day for Afghan journalists

Monitoring desk KABUL Condemnation poured in from across the world Tuesday after 10 journalists were among dozens killed in attacks in Afghanistan, in what the UN...

PM seeks to distance herself from Windrush row after Rudd departure

LONDON Theresa May has attempted to distance herself from the row over the Home Office’s enforced removals targets that has already claimed the scalp of one of her...

Mass protests in Spain over bull-running gang rape acquittal

Spain Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in the Spanish city of Pamplona on Saturday in a third day of protests over the acquittal of five men of gang rape. The...

Many Iranians reportedly killed in missile strike in Syria

BEIRUT A missile attack targeting government outposts in Syria’s northern region killed 26 pro-government fighters, mostly Iranians, a Syria war monitoring group said...