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UN wants Libya to agree to shut down migrant camps

UN wants Libya to agree to shut down migrant camps Tue, 28 Nov, 2017

The United Nations wants Libya's internationally-backed government to agree to shut down 30 detention centers holding 15,000 migrants, most of whom will be sent back to their countries, the head of the IOM said Tuesday.

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years Tue, 21 Nov, 2017

Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover.
Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM

Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM Tue, 21 Nov, 2017

Saad al-Hariri landed in Beirut on Tuesday, his media office said, returning home for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon's prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia and plunged his country into political crisis,
Mugabe refuses to stand down in talks with military

Mugabe refuses to stand down in talks with military Thu, 16 Nov, 2017

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state, refused to resign during a crunch meeting Thursday with military generals who have seized control of the country.
Iran, Russia, Turkey leaders to hold Syria summit next week

Iran, Russia, Turkey leaders to hold Syria summit next week Thu, 16 Nov, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin will next week host Turkish and Iranian counterparts Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani for summit talks on Syria, officials from Turkey and Russia said Thursday.
Suicide bomber kills nine near Afghan political meeting

Suicide bomber kills nine near Afghan political meeting Thu, 16 Nov, 2017

A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital near a meeting of supporters of an influential regional leader on Thursday killed at least nine people and wounded many, the interior ministry said.
UN braces for likely Russian veto of Syria gas attacks probe

UN braces for likely Russian veto of Syria gas attacks probe Thu, 16 Nov, 2017

The UN Security Council will vote Thursday on whether to extend an investigation to determine who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria, with Russia expected to cast a veto.
Greece in mourning as several still missing after deadly flood

Greece in mourning as several still missing after deadly flood Thu, 16 Nov, 2017

Greece was in mourning Thursday as rescue crews tried to locate several people missing in a flood that killed 16 people near the capital, with more thunderstorms forecast until the weekend.
Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe under house arrest as military takes control

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe under house arrest as military takes control Wed, 15 Nov, 2017

Zimbabwe's military was in control of the country on Wednesday as President Robert Mugabe said he was under house arrest, although generals denied staging a coup.
EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo

EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo Mon, 13 Nov, 2017

 European Union foreign ministers approved economic sanctions including an arms embargo on Venezuela on Monday, blaming regional elections last month for deepening the South American country's crisis.
Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US Tue, 07 Nov, 2017

Syria told the UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation in the world opting to stay outside the landmark treaty.
Lebanon's Hariri visits UAE as home crisis escalates

Lebanon's Hariri visits UAE as home crisis escalates Tue, 07 Nov, 2017

Lebanon's outgoing prime minister, Saad al-Hariri, made a brief visit to the United Arab Emirates from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday despite a deepening crisis back home and a rise in regional tensions triggered by his surprise resignation.
Assad says Syria war does not end in Deir al-Zor

Assad says Syria war does not end in Deir al-Zor Tue, 07 Nov, 2017

Syria's army and its allies will keep fighting in Syria after the battle ends in Deir al-Zor province, where Islamic State has its last significant stronghold, President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday.
EU pushes for tax blacklist after Paradise Papers leak

EU pushes for tax blacklist after Paradise Papers leak Tue, 07 Nov, 2017

The EU pushed on Tuesday for Europe to draw up a blacklist of tax havens after the "Paradise Papers" revealed loopholes used by Apple and Nike as well as celebrities including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.
Saudi mass arrests jolt markets but many see overdue swoop on corruption

Saudi mass arrests jolt markets but many see overdue swoop on corruption Tue, 07 Nov, 2017

All major Gulf stock markets slid on Tuesday on jitters about Saudi Arabia's sweeping anti-graft purge, a campaign seen by critics as a populist power grab but by ordinary Saudis as an overdue attack on the sleaze of a moneyed ultra-elite.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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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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The European Commission's Strategy for the Western Balkans

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