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  • Want to live in peace with India: Fmr PM

    When it comes to fighting extremism, do countries need boots on the ground as well as air power? Former Pakistan prime minister, Shaukat Aziz weighs in.

  • LAGOS, Nigeria— Militant attacks on oil installations and the threat of a nationwide strike drove Nigeria's petroleum production and its naira currency to new lows Tuesday. Nigeria's oil output dropped to 1.4 million barrels a day, Oil Minister Ibe Kachikwu said Monday, endangering a budget based on production of 2.2 million barrels. Nigeria's National...

  • VIENNA, May 17- Soldiers from Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh were killed early on Tuesday, hours after the Armenian and Azeri presidents agreed on the need for a peaceful settlement to the conflict in the breakaway region where violence flared again last month. Monday's meeting between Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in...

  • VIENNA, May 16- The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet in Vienna on Monday in an attempt by the United States, Russia and France to try to end violence in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region and push for peace talks. It will be the first meeting by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev since a dramatic flare-up in...

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    The U.S. estimates that China's reclamation work had added more than 1,300 hectares of land on disputed islands in the South China Sea.

  • *Delta swamps home to much of Nigeria's oil wealth. YENAGOA/ ABUJA, Nigeria, May 13- They call themselves the Niger Delta Avengers. Little is known about the new radical group that has claimed a series of pipeline bombings in Nigeria's oil-producing region this year and evaded gunboats and soldiers trawling swamps and villages.

  • BOGOTA, May 12- Colombia's government needs to offer more protection to mining companies who are being threatened by leftist rebels and criminal gangs in control of illegal mines, the country's mining association said on Thursday. "Illegal mining has taken advantage of us," Santiago Angel, the president of the Colombian Mining Association, said in a press...

  • Germany, which is playing a supporting role in the fight against Islamic State, has not suffered a major attack by Islamist militants on the scale of those that have hit neighbouring France and Belgium. Over 800 home-grown radicals have left Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq and about 260 have returned. Germany has also been a transit country for...

  • CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 9- A six-member jury was chosen on Monday in Colorado to hear the first civil trial of wrongful death and personal injury claims stemming from a 2012 mass shooting in which 12 people were killed and dozens wounded in a suburban Denver movie theater. Plaintiffs' attorney Marc Bern said Cinemark was especially negligent in failing to notify...

  • CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 9- Jury selection began on Monday in Colorado for the first civil trial of wrongful death and personal injury claims stemming from a 2012 mass shooting in which 12 people were killed and dozens wounded in a suburban Denver movie theater. Plaintiffs' attorney Marc Bern said Cinemark was especially negligent in failing to notify its general...

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- The U.S. administration is seeking to approve a sale of as many as 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria to aid its battle against the extremist group Boko Haram, U.S. officials say, in a vote of confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari's drive to reform the country's corruption-tainted military. The possible sale-- which the...

  • Top ISIS recruiter killed in US airstrike

    Neil Prakash was the mastermind behind attacks against both Australia and the US.

  • Germany calls for European army

    Berlin continued its push for a joint civil-military headquarters and shared assets between willing member states.

  • Syrian men carry a body on a stretcher amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 29, 2016.

    Nearly 30 air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo Saturday, a ninth day of bombardment as fighting all but destroys a February ceasefire.

  • Hundreds of protesters stormed Baghdad’s Green Zone and entered Parliament to demand an end to corruption, The New York Times reports.

  • ISIS turns to selling fish and cars for income

    Islamic State is now earning millions of dollars each month from selling cars and fish to make up for lower oil income.

  • Mark Malloch-Brown, former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, explains that a full recovery from the 26-year war will take decades.

  • ISIS ISIL Iraq

    Islamic State earns millions of dollars a month running car dealerships and fish farms in Iraq, Iraqi judicial authorities said.

  • Kasthari Udayakumaran sits in a vacant home belonging to her family in Tellippalai, Jaffna--an area that used to be a high security zone. Recently, it was released back to the land owners by the Sri Lankan military.

    Seven years after the civil war's end, Sri Lanka's northern province lags behind the rest of the country and the catch-up process is proving tough.

  • Boats captured from Tamil Tiger rebels during Sri Lanka's civil war are displayed at a war museum in the northern district of Mullaittivu in 2014.

    Sri Lankans have returned to the country's war-torn northern province but say they are struggling to make it a home again.