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Japan’s defence minister to resign over scandal: media


Japan’s defence minister Tomomi Inada will resign over an alleged coverup involving military documents, local media reported on

Muslims enter Jerusalem holy site for first time in two weeks


Palestinians ended a boycott and entered a sensitive Jerusalem holy site for the first time in two weeks

Qatar says new Saudi bloc blacklist ‘disappointing’

Qatar said on Wednesday that a new blacklist released by Saudi Arabia and its allies came as a “disappointing surprise” in

Facebook profit jumps as user ranks grow

Facebook on Wednesday reported a surge in profits in the past quarter, fueled by strong growth in money-making ads to its more

Iran accuses US of nuclear deal ‘sabotage’

Iran on Friday vented frustration over fresh US sanctions which it says “violate” the terms of a 2015 landmark nuclear deal,

Solar eclipse offers millions a chance at citizen science

Millions of people, from students to rocket scientists, are poised to contribute to a massive scientific effort to study the total

Israel, Palestinians brace for more unrest at holy site


Israel’s army boosted security Thursday and braced for possibile unrest on the eve of the main weekly Muslim

Kenya court overturns ruling on presidential ballot contract


Kenya’s appeals court on Thursday quashed a ruling cancelling a contract to print presidential ballot papers, a victory

Parents of US reporter missing in Syria urge captors to reach out


The parents of Austin Tice, a freelance reporter who went missing in Syria nearly five years ago, urged

World’s first child double hand transplant a ‘success’

The first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant is now able to write, feed and dress himself,