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Berlin's Turkey Stance 'Understandable', Says EU Commissioner

Germany's tough stance on fraying relations with Turkey is "understandable," not least given Ankara's detention of human rights activists including German nationals, EU Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn said in an interview published Saturday.

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Russia Says Agrees Safe Zone Mechanism with Syrian Rebels

Russia's defense ministry said Saturday that its officials had signed a deal with moderate Syrian rebels at peace talks in Cairo on how a safe zone near Damascus will function.

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Driver Held for Masturbating in Front of German Woman in India

An Indian chauffeur was arrested Saturday after a German woman accused him of masturbating in front of her in an upscale New Delhi neighborhood, police said.

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China road crash kills 11, injures 9

Eleven people died and nine others were injured after a traffic collision in north China's Hebei province, a report said Saturday. 

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Egypt Kills 30 Extremists in Sinai, Says Military

Egyptian forces have killed 30 extremists during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police, the military said Saturday.

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16 Afghan Police Killed in US Strike

A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. 

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Philippine MPs to Vote on Martial Law Extension Bid

The Philippine Congress opened a special session Saturday to vote on President Rodrigo Duterte's bid for an extension of martial law in the south to defeat Islamist gunmen.

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East Timor Votes for Parliament Amid Huge Challenges

East Timor headed to the polls to elect a new parliament Saturday as Asia's youngest democracy battles economic challenges 15 years after gaining its independence from Indonesia.

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Report: Arsal Battle Achieving Coveted Gains Fast

The results achieved on the first day of an operation launched by Hizbullah against militants on both sides of the country's border with Syria, indicate that the “battle could reach fruition in a time period shorter than anticipated,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

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Hariri Will be Hosted by Trump, White House Statement Says

US President Donald Trump will meet Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Washington next week for talks on issues including refugees and combating terrorism, the White House announced in a statement.

Analysts also anticipate US aid will be high on the agenda of the July 25th talks at the White House.

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