MOSCOW — Russia is seeking to build a high- speed rail link to further bolster ties with China after agreeing on the biggest natural gas supply deal in history.
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VIENNA — High-level talks over Iran’s nuclear program are to be interrupted to allow Western top diplomats to leave for last-minute consultations on a potentially historic deal with their governments, officials in Vienna said Friday.
STOCKHOLM — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lost a second bid to overturn a Swedish arrest warrant in a sexual assault probe amid a fight to leave Ecuador’s embassy in London where he sought asylum more than two years ago.
BAGHDAD — Turkey is ready to share intelligence on Islamic State militants with Iraq, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday amid rapidly warming relations between the two countries.
Security officials have identified two more Europeans among the Islamic State militants who appeared in a video recording their slaughter of Syrian troops last week.
BEIJING — China on Wednesday set a target for coal use through 2020 with an eye on a commitment made with the US last week to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.
The Indonesian police use an invasive test to check for female recruits’ virginity, a Human Rights Watch report claims.
IRBIL, IRAQ — A suicide car bomber in a Toyota sedan exploded outside the gates of the governor’s compound in Irbil on Wednesday, the first major terrorist attack in the Kurdish capital since the Islamic State took over much of neighboring northern Iraq in mid-June.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia has widened a security buffer zone along its northern border with Iraq to ward off potential threats to the world’s largest oil supplier, a Saudi official said Wednesday.
BEIRUT — Islamic State militants have beheaded Peter Kassig, a U.S. aid worker and former Army Ranger who was captured last year in Syria while on a private humanitarian mission, the White House confirmed Sunday.