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Salman, Obama set for strategic talks

Salman, Obama set for strategic talksCustodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman will hold talks in Riyadh on Tuesday with US President Barack Obama on major regional and international issues, a Royal Court statement said.

Japan seeks Jordans help to free hostages

Japan seeks Jordans help to free hostagesJapan sought help from Jordan and other countries Monday in its race to save a hostage held by the Islamic State (IS) group, with no signs of progress on securing his release.

Zambia opposition won't challenge 'fraudulent' vote results

Zambia opposition wonZambia's main opposition party has decided not to challenge the results of last week's presidential by-election which it dismisses as "fraudulent" and will focus instead on sought-for electoral reforms ahead of 2016 general polls.

Nine Ukrainian soldiers killed in tense eastern conflict

Nine Ukrainian soldiers killed in tense eastern conflictNine Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in fighting Russian-backed separatists in the past 24 hours, the Kiev military said on Tuesday, as rebels fought to encircle a key town straddling transport routes between their two strongholds.

Corruption protest in Kenya's Maasai Mara region turns deadly

Corruption protest in KenyaOne person was killed and several injured on Monday when Kenyan police clashed with Maasais protesting against a local governor they accuse of misappropriating tourism funds from the Maasai Mara game reserve, an official said.

Jewish settlers storm W. Bank flashpoint shrine

Jewish settlers storm W. Bank flashpoint shrineClashes broke out in the early hours of Tuesday between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops after the latter allowed hundreds of Jewish settlers to perform Talmudic rituals at the flashpoint site of Joseph's Tomb in the occupied West Bank.

Obama going to meet new Saudi King

Obama going to meet new Saudi KingPresident Barack Obama will fly a 30-member delegation including top officials and Republican foreign policy veterans to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet new Saudi Arabian King Salman as the crisis in neighboring Yemen continues to boil.

Fatah organizes West Bank rallies against Israel

Fatah organizes West Bank rallies against IsraelThe Palestinian Authority's ruling Fatah movement is set to organize rallies across the West Bank on Monday in protest against "the Israeli occupation's punitive procedures."

Egypt court overturns decision to ban Hamas

Egypt court overturns decision to ban HamasEgypt's Emergency State Security Court on Monday overturned an earlier decision to list Hamas as a terrorist organization, a reporter in Cairo said.

Egypt revolt anniversary death toll rises to 20

Egypt revolt anniversary death toll rises to 20Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Egyptian police of using "excessive force" against protesters after 20 people were killed in clashes on the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising.