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Amid border wrangles, Eritreans wrestle with staying or going

An unexpected rapprochement last year between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the subsequent opening of the border, seemed to offer hope ...

150,000 flee as Syria buffer zone collapses

Renewed violence in rebel-held northwestern Syria has killed dozens of civilians and forced 150,000 people into flight in one week ...

After Sri Lanka attacks, anti-Muslim backlash points to new divisions

Rights groups are warning of an escalation in inter-communal violence in Sri Lanka as Muslim minorities – and hundreds of ...

UK keeps limits on cash aid in Syria over counter-terror fears

Despite criticism, the UK has only partially reversed a cash aid freeze in northeastern Syria and is still suspending monthly ...

US Acknowledges Death of Migrant Girl

U.S. officials acknowledged Wednesday that a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in U.S. custody last year.The previously unreported case ...

Treasury Drops Plans for Tubman $20 Bill

The U.S. Treasury is giving up plans to introduce a new $20 bill with the picture of escaped slave turned ...

Senator: Trump May Use Iran Threat to Sell Bombs to Saudis

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration plans to use a loophole and rising tensions with Iran to sell bombs ...

IS Militants Target Kurdish Farmers in Disputed Iraqi Territories

VOA's Ahmed Zebari contributed to this report.WASHINGTON - In a bid to extort revenues from local farmers during the harvest ...

Pentagon Mulls Sending More Troops to Gulf, Officials Say

The Pentagon is set to brief the White House on a request for thousands more U.S. troops to be sent ...

Pakistan Says It Told India It's Ready for Peace Talks

ISLAMABAD - The foreign ministers of Pakistan and India met informally Wednesday on the sidelines of a meeting of regional ...

Iran Leader Says His Nuclear Deal Conditions Not Met

Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the conditions he had set for the country's ratification of ...

UN Palestinian Refugee Agency Pleads for Funds

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees warned Wednesday that it would run out of money in ...

Iran Supreme Leader Criticizes Politicians Amid Tension With US

TEHRAN, IRAN - Iran's supreme leader publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister Wednesday, saying he disagreed with ...

Years in the Making, a Rancorous Washington Moment

The memories of the tumultuous 2016 U.S. presidential election, contentious political squabbling between Republican President Donald Trump and top Democratic ...

Qatar World Cup to be played with 32 teams: FIFA

Lausanne - The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played with 32 teams after a proposed expansion of the ...

Pakistan Arrests Three In Murder Of 10-Year-Old Girl

Pakistani authorities say they have arrested three suspects in relation to the kidnapping and murder of a 10-year-old girl.Khalid Awan, ...

Dates Announced For Summit Of NATO Leaders In London

The next summit of NATO's heads of state and government will take place on December 3-4 in London to mark ...

Brexit Crisis: Minister Quits, Piling Pressure on Britain's May

LONDON - Prominent Brexit supporter Andrea Leadsom resigned from Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Wednesday, piling pressure on the ...

Iran Hires Marc Wilmots as New Manager of Team Melli

The Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran has reached a final agreement with Belgian manager Marc Wilmots, and ...

Russian Officials Scrap Yekaterinburg Church Plan After Public Outcry

Officials in Russia's Sverdlovsk region have scrapped plans to build an Orthodox church in a Yekaterinburg park after a rare ...

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As migrant numbers swell on the US-Mexico border, so do unmet needs

A short walk over the bridge that connects the United States to Mexico, a group of 14 Guatemalans, the youngest ...

Amid border wrangles, Eritreans wrestle with staying or going

An unexpected rapprochement last year between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the subsequent opening of the border, seemed to offer hope ...

150,000 flee as Syria buffer zone collapses

Renewed violence in rebel-held northwestern Syria has killed dozens of civilians and forced 150,000 people into flight in one week ...

After Sri Lanka attacks, anti-Muslim backlash points to new divisions

Rights groups are warning of an escalation in inter-communal violence in Sri Lanka as Muslim minorities – and hundreds of ...

UK keeps limits on cash aid in Syria over counter-terror fears

Despite criticism, the UK has only partially reversed a cash aid freeze in northeastern Syria and is still suspending monthly ...

US Acknowledges Death of Migrant Girl

U.S. officials acknowledged Wednesday that a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in U.S. custody last year.The previously unreported case ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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