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US secures the release of the soldier who crossed into North Korea 2 months ago

The White House says the American soldier who sprinted into North Korea across the heavily fortified border between the Koreas two months ago has been released into U.S. custody Learn More


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North Korean leader urges greater nuclear weapons production in response to a 'new Cold War'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for an exponential increase in production of nuclear weapons and for his country to play a larger role in a coalition of nations confronting the United States in what he described as a “new Cold War.” More »


Fire rips through Iraqi wedding hall, killing around 100 in shock to Christian community

A fire that raced through a hall hosting a Christian wedding in northern Iraq has killed around 100 people and injured at least 100 others and authorities warn the death toll could rise More »


Azerbaijan arrests the former head of separatist government after recapturing Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan has detained the former head of Nagorno-Karabakh’s separatist government as he tried to cross into Armenia following Azerbaijan’s 24-hour blitz last week to reclaim control of the enclave More »


Russia accuses Ukraine's Western allies of helping attack its Black Sea Fleet headquarters

Russia has accused Ukraine’s Western allies of helping plan and conduct last week’s missile strike on the Black Sea Fleet’s headquarters in Crimea More »


US allows Israeli citizens to travel to US visa-free as Israel joins a select group of countries

The Biden administration has admitted Israel into a select group of countries whose citizens are allowed to travel to the United States without getting a visa in advance More »


A look at other Americans who have entered North Korea over the years

North Korea has expelled a U.S. soldier who crossed into the country in July More »


Iran says it has successfully launched an imaging satellite into orbit amid tensions with the West

Iran is claiming that it has successfully launched an imaging satellite into space More »


A Turkish film festival has been threatened by accusations of censorship

Turkey’s oldest film festival has been thrown into turmoil after jury members resigned and filmmakers withdrew their work over accusations of censorship More »


Lebanese military court sentences an Islamic State group official to 160 years in prison

Judicial officials in Lebanon say a military court has sentenced an official with the extremist Islamic State group to 160 years in prison for carrying out deadly attacks against security forces and planning others targeting government buildings and crowded civilian areas More »


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