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Suicide attack outside Kabul wedding hall, nine dead: officials

Suicide attack outside Kabul wedding hall, nine dead: officials

A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a wedding hall in Kabul killing at least nine people, officials said Thursday, in an apparent attempt to strike a political gathering under way inside.

Iranian political activist shot dead in Netherlands

Iranian political activist shot dead in Netherlands

A political activist who founded an Arab nationalist group seeking an independent state inside Iran was shot dead in the Netherlands, police said on Thursday.

Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif returns to face trial

Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif returns to face trial

Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif returned home on Thursday to face trial in an anti-corruption case he calls political revenge but opposition leaders have termed as accountability for the rich and powerful.

Politics should not affect cultural events: Minister

Politics should not affect cultural events: Minister

Cultural activities should not be linked to political differences, HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali has stressed.

What Austria's election says about Europe's political landscape

What Austria's election says about Europe's political landscape

After a series of setbacks for far-right parties in Europe this year, Austria's anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPO) delivered one of its strongest performances ever in an election on Sunday ...

Spaniards take to streets as Catalonia independence tensions rise

Spaniards take to streets as Catalonia independence tensions rise

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday morning as Catalonia prepared to declare independence, many dressed in white and calling for talks to defuse Spain's worst political crisis ...

Tribal clashes, political void threaten oil installations in Iraq's south

Tribal clashes, political void threaten oil installations in Iraq's south

Worsening clashes among tribes and a political void is threatening security at oil installations in Iraq's main southern oil producing region, officials and security sources said.

NHRC urges Saudi Arabia to avoid using holy sites in political row

NHRC urges Saudi Arabia to avoid using holy sites in political row

Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) called on Saudi authorities to immediately end all the measures and restrictions they have enforced on citizens and residents of the State of Qatar.

Tainted egg scandal sparks political row in Germany

Tainted egg scandal sparks political row in Germany

A German state minister charged Wednesday that over three times more eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil had entered the country than the national government has admitted.

Trump's threat of Venezuela military action could bolster Maduro

Trump's threat of Venezuela military action could bolster Maduro

US President Donald Trump's talk of possible military action in Venezuela could be a political lifeline for the country's unpopular leader, who has long used the threat of US aggression ...

Political solution only way to end Gulf crisis, says FM

Political solution only way to end Gulf crisis, says FM

A political solution is the only way to end the current Gulf crisis, HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has affirmed.

It's 'illegal siege', not 'boycott': Qatar

It's 'illegal siege', not 'boycott': Qatar

The Director of Information Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Qatar's surprise at describing the move by Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to cut off diplomatic and economic relations with Qatar ...