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U.S. leads 16 air strikes in Syria, seven in Iraq: military

Former Egyptian antiquities minister faces questions over theft from pyramid

Zahi Hawass denies claim that he helped German hobbyists steal samples from Great Pyramid at Giza<p>The world’s most famous contemporary Egyptologist, Zahi Hawass, has been summoned for questioning over claims that he helped three German hobbyists steal rock samples from inside Egypt’s largest …

India mass sterilisation: ‘my wife died in tremendous pain’

Husband of one victim of botched operations speaks out as protesters take to the streets to demand chief minister’s resignation<p>Thirteen women who died in a mass sterilisation campaign in India spent their last hours in “tremendous pain”, relatives have said.<p>About 80 women attended the free …

Russia's nuclear deal with Iran creates concern in West

Russia signed a nuclear<p>dealwith Iran on Tuesday that prompted anxiety in the West because it appeared to open the way for Tehran to potentially supply domestically produced fuel for its own nuclear reactors.<p>Officials of Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear company, said they had agreed to build two …

Nuclear Energy

Israeli security officer arrested in connection with fatal shooting of Palestinian teens

A member of the Israeli security forces has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager, police said Wednesday.<p>The development comes as Israeli police are on the defensive over the recent fatal shootings of Palestinians who rammed cars into crowds of tramway …

Israel

India mass sterilisation: women were ‘forced’ into camps, say relatives

Brother-in-law of one victim says women were ‘herded like cattle’ after 12 die and scores injured following botched operations<p>Relatives of the 12 women who died after a state-run mass sterilisation campaign in India went horribly wrong have told local media they were forced by health workers to …

Bomb attacks kill 23 people in Iraq

Ukraine's military readies to pull back big guns after fall-off in separatist fire

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s military said on Monday it was pulling back artillery and heavy armor from the front line with separatists, backing President Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan for a conflict that has cost more than 3,000 lives.<p>Taking a noticeably soft line on the Russian-backed separatists …

US Says Russia Tested A Cruise Missile In Violation Of Cold War Treaty

The Cold War treaty, ratified in 1988, was designed to eliminate ground-launched cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 km (310 to 3,400 miles).<p>Senior American officials told The New York Times that Russia tested a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile.<p>"The United States has determined …

Russia

Gaza truce holding as 10,000 Israelis join protests in Tel Aviv

A fragile ceasefire extension between Hamas and Israel enters its second day Friday, as thousands of Israelis call on government and army to end Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza once and for all<p>A fragile ceasefire extension between Hamas and Israel entered its second day Friday as the two sides …

Moldova fights back against Russia's food bans

As Moscow’s embargoes on Moldovan products begin to bite, Chișinău has announced a raft of measures to limit the damage. Is it enough to stop anger against the government – and the EU – from spreading? EurasiaNet reports<p>Apple-picking season is underway in Moldova, but Vasile Nitrean, a farmer in …

Israel's military says Patriot missile shot down drone from Syria

Israel's air force shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle that entered the nation's airspace over the Syrian border Sunday, Israeli military officials said.<p>According to an army statement, the drone crossed the border near Quneitra and was destroyed by a Patriot surface-to-air missile.<p>Defense Minister …

Middle East