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UNESCO raises $75.5 mn to protect heritage from war, terror

Seven countries and an American donor on Monday pledged $75.5 million (70 million euros) to a UNESCO-backed fund aimed at protecting

NATO chief to visit US for first time since Trump elected

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg headed for Washington on Monday for the first time since US President Donald Trump was elected, holding

UK raps White House over ‘ridiculous’ Trump spy claims

The White House will not repeat claims that British spies snooped on Donald Trump, Britain said on Friday after the UK

In backing Syria’s Assad, Russia looks to outdo Iran

In Aleppo, portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin hang shoulder-to-shoulder with those of his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, signalling Moscow’s rise

World Bank indirectly backs harmful SE Asian projects: report

World Bank investments in commercial financial institutions are indirectly allowing land-grabs, evictions and pollution in Southeast Asia, a watchdog group charged

Africa elects new football chief after three decades


Madagascan Ahmad Ahmad was elected president of the Confederation of African Football Thursday, ousting veteran leader Issa Hayatou after 29

Sierra Leone pastor unearths massive 706-carat diamond


A pastor working in the mines of eastern Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, the government said Thursday, pledging

Adopting IS tactic, Iraqi forces weaponise small drones


Inside an armoured vehicle in Mosul, a colonel scans live footage from a drone flying above the Iraqi city, hunting

Trump adviser meets Israeli settler leaders in unusual move


A top adviser to US President Donald Trump met Israeli settler leaders Thursday in an unusual move likely to raise

Chinese premier warns US against ‘trade war’

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday warned the United States against starting a trade war while expressing optimism that the world’s