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Bomb kills four soldiers in SW Pakistan

An improvised explosive device hit a Frontier Corps vehicle on Sunday in the restive southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan, killing four soldiers and wounding three others, the military said.

Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: study

Stockholm - 

Russia became the world's third largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a study said on Monday.

French presidential vote: international media react

French presidential vote: international media react
Paris - 

International media pored over the results of France's closely watched first round of its presidential election Sunday, with mainstream newspapers flocking to back centrist Emmanuel Macron against far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

Syrian refugees are New York tourists for the day

Syrian refugees are New York tourists for the day
New York - 

After fleeing war in Syria and arriving in America with her family four months ago, for one day Mona Hafez is not a refugee. She is a tourist seeing the sights of New York.

Morocco says Algeria expelled 55 Syrians across border

Morocco says Algeria expelled 55 Syrians across border
Rabat - 

Morocco has accused Algeria of expelling 55 Syrians across the countries' shared border, criticising it for "inhumane behaviour" in the latest row between the North African rivals.

Canada sets new sanctions against Syria after chemical attack

Canada sets new sanctions against Syria after chemical attack

Ottawa - 

Canada announced new sanctions against Syria on Friday targeting officials and entities linked to the use of chemical weapons.

French consulate in New York evacuated after bomb threat

New York - 

The French consulate in New York, where thousands of expatriates were registered to cast ballots in their presidential election on Saturday, was briefly evacuated following a bomb threat, officials said.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

Mazar-i-Sharif - 

More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly assaults against Afghan military sites.



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