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Australian cyclone aftermath hits New Zealand


The remnants of a deadly Australian cyclone caused havoc as it passed over New Zealand Thursday, causing “one-in-500-year” flooding that

IS downs Iraqi helicopter over Mosul, killing two: military


The Islamic State group shot down an Iraqi helicopter that was supporting federal police forces in Mosul, killing two crew

IS suicide bombers kill 31 in Iraq’s Tikrit

Militants opened fire and later blew themselves up in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, killing at least 31 people in an

DR Congo’s Kabila vows to name new PM and hold elections

Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday pledged to appoint a new prime minister within two days to help run the country

ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum sign Cyprus gas deal

US giant ExxonMobil with Qatar Petroleum on Wednesday signed a licence to explore for oil and gas off the coast of

Outrage as Syria ‘chemical attack’ kills dozens in rebel-held town

A suspected chemical attack in rebel-held northwestern Syria killed dozens of civilians including children and left many more sick and gasping

Britain’s May in Saudi Arabia seeking deals

British Prime Minister Theresa May held talks with Saudi officials on Tuesday, hoping to tap the oil-rich kingdom’s “immense potential” as

Pressure mounts on S. Africa’s Zuma to step down

South Africa’s powerful trade union federation Cosatu, a key coalition partner of the ruling ANC, on Tuesday called for embattled President

EU nations, Israel eye longest undersea gas pipeline

Italy, Israel, Greece and Cyprus pledged Monday to move ahead with the world’s longest undersea gas pipeline from the eastern Mediterranean

Britain’s May begins Mideast trip focused on security, trade

British Prime Minister Theresa May landed in Amman on Monday for a three-day trip to Jordan and Saudi Arabia focused on