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Cuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over to Diaz-Canel

Cuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over to Diaz-Canel Thu, 19 Apr, 2018

 Cuba marked the end of an era Thursday as Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally elected as the country's new president, becoming the first leader of the Caribbean island in six decades who is not named Castro.
Tens of thousands rally in France against Macron reforms

Tens of thousands rally in France against Macron reforms Thu, 19 Apr, 2018

Tens of thousands of striking rail workers, angry public sector staff and students rallied across France on Thursday against President Emmanuel Macron in what trade unions hoped would underline resistance nationwide to his reform efforts.

More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for IS links

More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for IS links Wed, 18 Apr, 2018

Iraqi courts have sentenced to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State group, judicial sources said Wednesday.
Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92 Wed, 18 Apr, 2018

Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, triggering an outpouring of praise for the matriarch of a Republican family once at the apex of American politics.
Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site

Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site Mon, 16 Apr, 2018

Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame.
Saudi Arabia hosts multi-nation military drills

Saudi Arabia hosts multi-nation military drills Mon, 16 Apr, 2018

Saudi Arabia concluded a month-long military exercise involving more than two dozen nations on Monday, a day after hosting an Arab summit that slammed what it called Iran's growing interference in the region.
EU fails to agree new Iran sanctions as Trump deadline nears

EU fails to agree new Iran sanctions as Trump deadline nears Mon, 16 Apr, 2018

The European Union failed to agree new sanctions against Iran on Monday amid Italy's opposition and fears that punishing Tehran for its missile program and regional role would not stop U.S. President Donald Trump from abandoning a separate nuclear deal.
Blasts shake Damascus as US and allies launch Syria strikes

Blasts shake Damascus as US and allies launch Syria strikes Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of pre-dawn strikes against Syria's regime Saturday in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, lighting up the sky of Damascus as explosions shook the city.
Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one dead

Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one dead Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

A Palestinian was killed and more than 200 others wounded during clashes with Israeli troops as thousands gathered in protest along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, Gaza officials said.
Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

 Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain.
Syria's Assad vows to 'crush terrorism' after Western attack

Syria's Assad vows to 'crush terrorism' after Western attack Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

President Bashar al-Assad told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani that a U.S.-led attack on Saturday would increase Syria's resolve to "fight and crush terrorism in every inch" of the country, the Syrian presidency said.
Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 militants killed in central Sinai

Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 militants killed in central Sinai Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

Eight Egyptian soldiers and 14 militants were killed in a confrontation in central Sinai on Saturday, the army said in a statement.
WHO: 500 Syrian patients show symptoms pointing to toxic weapons exposure

WHO: 500 Syrian patients show symptoms pointing to toxic weapons exposure Wed, 11 Apr, 2018

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday around 500 people had been treated for "signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals" after a suspected poison gas attack in a Syrian rebel enclave just before it fell.
257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria's worst air disaster

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria's worst air disaster Wed, 11 Apr, 2018

Algeria suffered its deadliest ever air catastrophe Wednesday when a military plane crashed after takeoff, killing 257 people on board, mostly army personnel and their family members, officials said.
International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response

International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response Tue, 10 Apr, 2018

International chemical weapons experts will go to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate a suspected poison gas attack, their organization said on Tuesday, as the United States and other Western powers consider military action over the incident.

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Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site

Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to b ... Saudi Arabia hosts multi-nation military drills EU fails to agree new Iran sanctions as Trump deadline nears Blasts shake Damascus as US and allies launch Syria strikes Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one dead Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

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UK PM Theresa May gives a statement on Syria airstrikes to MPs

Theresa May has said it was "legally and morally right" for the UK to join air strikes against the Syrian regime to prevent "further human suffering". ...

British PM Theresa May held a press conference on Syria strikes

The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of pre-dawn strikes against Syria's regime Saturday in response to a suspected chemical weapo ...

Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies on drinking poison

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his ...

Barcelona terror attack

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 ...

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Unified Korea – A stepchild of Asia

One of the unexpected events that happened during the Pyong Chang Olympics was the remarkable diplomatic manoeuvre of the three stars: Moon Jae-in, Ki ...

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