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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.
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 332

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 332 Mon, 13 Nov, 2017

At least 332 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area.
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.
Scores more Saudis detained in $100 billion corruption sweep

Scores more Saudis detained in $100 billion corruption sweep Thu, 09 Nov, 2017

Dozens more people have been taken into custody by Saudi authorities, the kingdom said Thursday, bringing to 201 the number detained in a sweep that investigators say has uncovered at least $100 billion in corruption.
East Libyan forces make new push to end Islamist resistance in Benghazi

East Libyan forces make new push to end Islamist resistance in Benghazi Thu, 09 Nov, 2017

Eastern Libyan forces on Thursday expelled Islamist fighters from one of their last strongholds in the country's second-largest city of Benghazi, military officials said.
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

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Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

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