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BRITS have today been told to leave China now over the Coronavirus crisis – and not to travel to the whole country unless it's essential. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said today that airlines...

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Projected revenues in Lebanon’s 2020 budget may be unrealistic because of a contraction in the country’s economy, the chairman of the parliamentary budget committee...

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A push by Lebanon to rein in a thriving parallel market for dollars and halt the slide of its slumping pound hit a snag on Wednesday when currency dealers largely refused to sell...

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine completed a full prisoner swap on Sunday after bussing remaining detainees in the five-year conflict...

Nobel prize-winning astronomer Didier Queloz says humanity should focus on fixing climate change rather than on ‘farfetched’ notions of escaping Earth for unspoiled planets Physics winner...

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – An international investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday released a series of phone intercepts, including one between a top aide to...

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is of considerable importance, experts believe, but the underlying reasons for his jihadist group’s existence remain...

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States wants to bolster a coalition fighting Islamic State in northeastern Syria, a senior State Department official said on Monday, after the leader of the...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State will meet in Washington on Nov. 14 to weigh how to bolster the fight against the jihadist group after the...

MINSK (Reuters) – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday the conflict in eastern Ukraine could not be resolved without U.S. involvement in peace talks. A diplomatic breakthrough...

IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) – With migrants only allowed one backpack each on the smugglers’ boats that carry them from Turkey to Greece, Ahmed, his wife Hanin and her family packed a few possessions...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The U.S. on Friday barred American-registered aircraft from flying over Iranian-administered airspace in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman over the Revolutionary Guard...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed has signed a law on fast-tracked Russian passports for Ukrainians who live in rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin...

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday there was nothing wrong with easing rules for residents of Ukrainian rebel regions to receive Russian passports,...

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germans with a second nationality who fight abroad for groups like Islamic State will lose their citizenship, the cabinet agreed in a draft law on Wednesday intended to deter future...

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq sentenced a Belgian man to death by hanging on Monday for being part of the Islamic State militant group, one of dozens of foreign nationals facing the death penalty in Iraq....