At least 19 dead after overnight battle at Kabul hotel (VIDEO)

KABUL, Jan 21 — Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late yesterday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed at least 19 people and wounded 12...

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France urges UN meeting as Syria fighting escalates

PARIS, Jan 21 — France today called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council as fighting escalated in Syria, pressing Turkey to halt its offensive against the Kurdish militia who have...

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Bahrain arrests 47, charges 290 in mass crackdown

DUBAI, Jan 21 — Bahraini police said today they had arrested 47 people on charges linked to terrorism, including plots to assassinate “public figures”, as well as filing charges against...

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British PM May says will stop companies abusing pension schemes

LONDON, Jan 21 — British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would clamp down on bosses who try to “line their own pockets” while not protecting workers’ pensions, after the collapse of...

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Jordan’s King Abdullah tells Pence of concern over Jerusalem

AMMAN, Jan 21 — Jordan’s King Abdullah II today voiced concern over Washington’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as US Vice President Mike Pence visited...

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