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Jewish settlers in an unauthorized Israeli outpost in the West Bank. (File photo | AP)
New Israeli settlements 'seriously undermine' peace: European Union

Israel said yesterday that it had approved 2,500 news homes in the occupied West Bank days after it gave the go-ahead for 566 new units in east Jerusalem.

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. | AP
White House doubles down on Trump's voter fraud claim

Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said the president "does believe" of loosing the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton due to illegal ballots.

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Iraq's special forces troops patrol in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops announced on Wednesday they were in 'full control' of eastern Mosul, after routing Islamic State militants from that part of the northern city. (Photo |AP)
Iraqi PM: Eastern Mosul 'fully liberated' from Islamic State

Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city and the IS's last urban stronghold in the country, fell into the hands of the extremists in the summer of 2014.

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Mohammed Alloush, center, head of a Syrian opposition delegation, and other members attend talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. The talks are the latest attempt to forge a political settlement to end a war that has by most estimates killed more than 400,000 people since March 2011 and displaced more than half the country's population.(Photo | AP)
Syria powerbrokers endorse cease-fire deal at talks

They did not specify how that would work, and continued differences among the warring sides as well as rebel infighting back home threatened to quickly scuttle the deal.

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US President Donald Trump.(File |AP)
US President Trump speaks with PM Modi over phone

Modi is the fifth foreign leader Trump have spoken with over phone after being sworn-in as the US President on January 20.

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Who's who in the Syria conflict

Here is a breakdown of the forces involved in the complex civil war in Syria

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Nikki Haley (File Photo:AP)
Two Trump cabinet picks advance, including Haley for UN

A confirmation vote for Haley, 45, could come as early as Tuesday if Democrats do not put up an objection.

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Law enforcement officers, left, drag a person from a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, near the town of St. Anthony in rural Morton County, N.D.. (FIle | AP)
Donald Trump revives controversial oil pipeline projects

Both had been put on hold by president Barack Obama's administration on environmental grounds.

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EU security chief issues wake-up call over cyber threats

Experts in Europe have also warned of the risk of interference in upcoming French and German polls.

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Saudis say 16 'terrorism' suspects arrested

Those arrested included two Pakistanis, a Syrian and a Sudanese citizen.

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People walk through mounds of rubble which used to be high rise apartment buildings in Syria.(Photo | AP)
Former Al-Qaeda affiliate battles rebels in north Syria

Fateh al-Sham, previously known as Al-Nusra Front, is listed internationally as a "terrorist" group, despite formally renouncing its affiliation with Al-Qaeda in 2016.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 22, 2017. (File | REUTERS)
Trump-era jitters to dominate key LatAm summit

Trump has threatened to protect US jobs by revising international trade accords including the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.

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India's new High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu presents his credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena ,July 24,2017.
India’s new envoy to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Sandhu, presents credentials

High Commissioner Sandhu is a career diplomat with nearly thirty years of experience.

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India-UAE set to bolster energy, defence ties

India’s cozying up to the UAE, a close defence ally of Pakistan, is also part of strategic maneuvering to counter Islamabad’s influence in the region.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu |AP
Israel approves 2,500 West Bank settler homes: Defence ministry

Israel has approved the construction of 2,500 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, the defence ministry said Tuesday, making good on promises to expand…

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Pakistan conducts first flight test of surface-to-surface n-missile

The development comes over two weeks after indigenously-developed submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-III was successfully test-fired.

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Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, center, speaks at Britain's Supreme Court in London, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017, on whether the prime minister or Parliament has the right to trigger the process of taking Britain out of the EU. (Photo | AP)
What the UK Supreme Court ruling means for Brexit

The decision is a setback for Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to start the process by the end of March, but government officials say they can still meet the timetable.

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Syrian opposition delegation member Osama Abuzayd speaks to journalists. | AP
Syria talks in Astana close with pledge to safeguard truce

The statement signed by the three sponsors also says the agreement in Astana paves the way for political talks to be held in Geneva on Feb.

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A banner encouraging people to support a local Brexit campaign hangs on the side of a building in Altrincham, Britain May 3, 2016.  | Reuters
UK govt to present draft law 'within days' to begin Brexit: Minister

Brexit minister David Davis said the "straightforward" legislation would allow the government to move ahead "swiftly".

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye (File Photo | AP)
Nude painting of South Korea president sparks violence

The image was part of an exhibition at the National Assembly featuring works by 22 artists lampooning Park and her confidante Choi Soon-Sil.

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Mount Everest. | AFP
Doubt over Everest's true height spurs fresh expedition

The exercise will require a month for observation and roughly another fortnight for the data to be officially declared.

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