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European powers urge Iran to release British-flagged tanker

European powers urge Iran to release British-flagged tanker Sat, 20 Jul, 2019

European powers urged Iran to release a British-flagged tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz in what Britain called a "dangerous" move, warning its ships to avoid the strategic waterway.
Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler

Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler Sat, 20 Jul, 2019

 Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, paying tribute to the conspirators who were executed for trying to assassinate the Nazi dictator.
Hundreds of militia fighters disarm in Central Africa peace plan

Hundreds of militia fighters disarm in Central Africa peace plan Wed, 17 Jul, 2019

 Hundreds of fighters from several militia groups in conflict-torn Central African Republic have laid down their weapons, the United Nations said, as the impoverished country struggles to end bloodshed among armed groups that control vast swathes of territory.
Sudan's military council, opposition coalition sign political accord

Sudan's military council, opposition coalition sign political accord Wed, 17 Jul, 2019

Sudan's ruling military council and an opposition alliance signed a political accord as part of a power-sharing deal aimed at leading the country to democracy following three decades of autocratic rule.
Trump says US not seeking 'regime change' in Iran

Trump says US not seeking 'regime change' in Iran Wed, 17 Jul, 2019

President Donald Trump said the United States is not pushing to topple Iran's leadership but is determined to stop it acquiring nuclear weapons.
AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN

AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN Wed, 17 Jul, 2019

HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 -- some 33 percent lower than in 2010 -- the United Nations said, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up.
Workers recover hundreds of bodies from Syrian mass grave

Workers recover hundreds of bodies from Syrian mass grave Tue, 16 Jul, 2019

 In an open field on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, workers in black uniforms, surgical masks and red hardhats toil under a scorching sun to dig up bodies from a large mass grave discovered last month.
Macron vows to help restart Serbia-Kosovo dialogue

Macron vows to help restart Serbia-Kosovo dialogue Tue, 16 Jul, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron on vowed to help restart dialogue and reach a long-lasting agreement between Serbia and Kosovo, former war foes who have been locked in a diplomatic spat for months.
Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected, says UN

Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected, says UN Mon, 15 Jul, 2019

 More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported -- the third year in a row that the number has risen.
EU holds Iran nuclear crisis talks as Tehran issues fresh threats

EU holds Iran nuclear crisis talks as Tehran issues fresh threats Mon, 15 Jul, 2019

European foreign ministers held crisis talks on saving the beleaguered Iran nuclear deal as Britain warned the "small window" for success was closing and Tehran issued fresh threats of restarting its atomic programme.
UK says seized Iranian oil tanker could be released

UK says seized Iranian oil tanker could be released Mon, 15 Jul, 2019

 Britain will facilitate the release of a seized Iranian tanker if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria, Britain's top diplomat said, as European nations called for new talks to ease tensions in the Persian Gulf.
Israel threatens 'crushing' response to any Hezbollah strike

Israel threatens 'crushing' response to any Hezbollah strike Sun, 14 Jul, 2019

Israel's prime minister says it will deliver a "crushing" strike against Hezbollah if the Lebanese militant group attempts to attack.

Sudan activists call for 'justice' for killed protesters Sun, 14 Jul, 2019

— Tens of thousands of Sudanese flooded the streets of the capital of Khartoum and other cities to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a protest sit-in, and a protest leader said a planned a meeting with the country's ruling generals to sign a power-sharing deal was postponed until Sunday.
Britain sending destroyer to Gulf amid Iranian threats

Britain sending destroyer to Gulf amid Iranian threats Fri, 12 Jul, 2019

Iran  demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a "dangerous game" and threatening retribution, while London announced it was sending a destroyer to the Persian Gulf.
Egyptian mediators arrive in Gaza to call for calm

Egyptian mediators arrive in Gaza to call for calm Fri, 12 Jul, 2019

Palestinian officials say an Egyptian delegation has arrived in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to call for calm between Palestinian factions and Israel.
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