Baghdad (AFP) - A mass of Iranian pilgrims heading to Iraq for religious rites broke down fences and injured border guards in a stampede, the interior ministry said on Monday, blaming Tehran.

Beijing (AFP) - China sentenced 14 people, including local officials and employees at a state company, to prison Monday for their role in a 2013 pipeline blast that killed 63 and injured another 156 …

Kabul (AFP) - The United States warned its citizens in Kabul Monday of an "imminent attack" in the city within the next two days, amid renewed official efforts to revive stalled peace talks with the …

The Hague (AFP) - Syria on Monday denied ever using chemical weapons in its four-year-old civil war, telling a global watchdog it was cooperating fully with the destruction of its toxic stockpile.

Cracks are beginning to emerge at the UN climate summit in Paris, with poor countries accusing rich nations of not doing enough to cut emissions.

Le Bourget (France) (AFP) - Filmmaker David Attenborough, whose soothing voice narrated the vicarious journey of millions of TV viewers through the wonders of the natural world, called at a climate …

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pledged $800 million on the first day of major UN talks in Paris to help vulnerable nations battle climate change.

Ankara (AFP) - Russia's economic sanctions against Turkey over its downing of a Russian warplane could hurt the Turkish economy in several areas from fruit to tourism, even if the initial impact is …

Le Bourget (France) (AFP) - US President Barack Obama pushed Monday for a "de-escalation" of a furious war of words over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, a White House official said.

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