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Trump tells Middle East: step up in fight over ‘Islamist extremism’

RIYADH U.S. President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their share to fight “Islamist extremism” on Sunday in a speech that put the burden on the region to…

North Korea tests another missile; Seoul says dashes hopes for peace

SEOUL North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week, which South Korea said dashed the hopes of…

Iran hardliners sulk after Rouhani win, say they must be heard

LONDON Iranian hardliners indignant at President Hassan Rouhani’s re-election vowed on Sunday to press their conservative agenda, with some saying his caustic campaign trail attacks on their candidate would bring…

North Korea fires missile into waters off east coast

SEOUL North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, South Korea and Japan said, a week after it tested an intermediate-range missile which experts…

Trump seeks ‘reset’ with Islamic world amid political tumult at home

RIYADH U.S. President Donald Trump, struggling to shake a brewing scandal at home, will attempt a reset on Sunday with the Islamic world after frequently attacking Muslims on the campaign…

Exclusive: North Korea’s Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West

SEOUL North Korea’s main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most daring and successful cyber attacks, according to…

Under siege in Washington, Trump reaps Saudi arms deal, stronger ties

RIYADH Under political fire at home, U.S. President Donald Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to…

Decisively re-elected, Rouhani defies hardliners, pledges to open Iran

DUBAI/BEIRUT President Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, throwing down a defiant challenge to his hardline opponents…

Brazil president lambastes bribe testimony by JBS executives

BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer on Saturday angrily challenged a recorded conversation implicating him in a corruption probe, saying he would continue as president and ask the Supreme Court to…

China killed CIA sources, hobbled U.S. spying from 2010 to 2012: NYT

WASHINGTON China killed or imprisoned 18 to 20 CIA sources from 2010 to 2012, hobbling U.S. spying operations in a massive intelligence breach whose origin has not been identified, the…