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Syrian troops capture 14 villages from rebels

Syrian troops capture 14 villages from rebels Mon, 08 Jan, 2018

Syrian government forces captured 14 villages on Monday as they advance on the largest rebel-held enclave in the country's north amid a wave of airstrikes.
Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28

Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28 Mon, 08 Jan, 2018

Egypt will hold a presidential election on March 26-28, with the incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi widely expected to seek a second term in office.
Iran president goes all-in on reform push after unrest

Iran president goes all-in on reform push after unrest Mon, 08 Jan, 2018

President Hassan Rouhani went all-in on Monday with a push for greater civil liberties in the wake of the deadly unrest that rocked Iran in recent days.
Trump threatens to cut aid to Pakistan, a 'haven to terrorists'

Trump threatens to cut aid to Pakistan, a 'haven to terrorists' Tue, 02 Jan, 2018

US President Donald Trump lashed out at Pakistan on Monday in his first tweet of 2018, threatening to cut off aid over what he said were its "lies and deceit" in offering "safe haven to terrorists."
Bahrain urges citizens against travel to Iran

Bahrain urges citizens against travel to Iran Tue, 02 Jan, 2018

The Gulf state of Bahrain on Monday called on its citizens not to travel to Iran "under any circumstances" because of street protests there.
North Korea says new U.N. sanctions an act of war

North Korea says new U.N. sanctions an act of war Sun, 24 Dec, 2017

The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against it, North Korea's foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the measure.
Venezuela says Brazilian, Canadian diplomats not welcome

Venezuela says Brazilian, Canadian diplomats not welcome Sun, 24 Dec, 2017

Venezuela on Saturday said two diplomats from Canada and Brazil were no longer welcome, in an escalating showdown over their criticism of President Maduro's socialist government.
Philippines storm leaves 182 dead and tens of thousands displaced

Philippines storm leaves 182 dead and tens of thousands displaced Sat, 23 Dec, 2017

Tens of thousands have been forced from their homes by a tropical storm that battered the southern Philippines leaving at least 182 dead, police and aid agencies said Sunday.
Three missing, thousands flee as storm heads for Philippines

Three missing, thousands flee as storm heads for Philippines Sat, 16 Dec, 2017

Tens of thousands were driven from their homes by floods and three fishermen were missing Saturday as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak barrelled towards the eastern Philippines, officials said.
Nigeria troops arrest 400-plus Boko Haram fighters, families

Nigeria troops arrest 400-plus Boko Haram fighters, families Sat, 16 Dec, 2017

Military authorities say Nigerian soldiers have arrested more than 400 people associated with the Boko Haram extremist group hiding on the islands of Lake Chad, including fighters, wives and children.

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians, wound 160 in protests over Jerusalem

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians, wound 160 in protests over Jerusalem Sat, 16 Dec, 2017

Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week.
Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains

Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains Tue, 12 Dec, 2017

For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world's smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender studies professor Gyda Margret Petursdottir has been asked how the Nordic island nation became such a paradise for women.
Ariane 5 rocket takes off with European GPS satellites

Ariane 5 rocket takes off with European GPS satellites Tue, 12 Dec, 2017

An Ariane 5 rocket took off from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana on Tuesday, taking with it four satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation project, Arianespace said.
Yemen Huthis rally after killing strongman

Yemen Huthis rally after killing strongman Tue, 05 Dec, 2017

Thousands of Huthi supporters rallied in Sanaa on Tuesday as the rebels cemented their grip on the Yemeni capital after killing their former ally ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Rebel area near Damascus hit by heavy shelling despite two-day truce

Rebel area near Damascus hit by heavy shelling despite two-day truce Wed, 29 Nov, 2017

Dozens of mortar bombs landed on the last major rebel stronghold near the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday, a war monitor and a witness said on Wednesday, despite a 48 hour truce proposed by Russia to coincide with the start of peace talks in Geneva.

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Barcelona terror attack

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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