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Barack Obama pledges greater surveillance transparency

Barack Obama pledges greater surveillance transparency Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

US President Barack Obama has announced plans to limit sweeping US government surveillance programmes saying the United States "can and must be more transparent."
Zimbabwe opposition files poll challenge

Zimbabwe opposition files poll challenge Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has launched legal action against President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party's landslide victory in last week's vote.
Gunmen kidnap Turkish airline pilots in Lebanon

Gunmen kidnap Turkish airline pilots in Lebanon Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Two Turkish Airlines pilots were abducted in Lebanon in the early hours of Friday by armed men who forced them from a bus driving from Beirut airport.
10 killed in gun attack outside Pakistan mosque

10 killed in gun attack outside Pakistan mosque Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Gunmen shot to death ten people and wounded 20 in an attack on a former provincial minister outside a mosque in southwest Pakistan on Friday, police said.
US withdraws diplomats from Lahore due to 'terror threat'

US withdraws diplomats from Lahore due to 'terror threat' Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

The U.S. State Department has ordered the departure of all its non-emergency government personnel from the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, due to "specific threats."
Israel approves new constructions in West Bank

Israel approves new constructions in West Bank Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Israel has given preliminary approval for the construction of more than 800 new homes in Jewish settlements on occupied West Bank land where Palestinians seek statehood, an Israeli official said on Thursday. 
Syria government denies attack on Assad motorcade

Syria government denies attack on Assad motorcade Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Syrian rebels say they have targeted President Bashar al-Assad's motorcade near his home in Damascus, but state television has shown him unharmed and the government denies there was an attack.
Drone kills suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen

Drone kills suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

A drone strike in Yemen killed six Al-Qaeda members Thursday, a tribal source said, a day after Sanaa reported it had foiled a militant plot to storm a Western-run oil terminal.
Bomb at picnic kills 14 women, children in Afghanistan

Bomb at picnic kills 14 women, children in Afghanistan Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

A bomb planted in an Afghan graveyard killed 14 women and children on Thursday, many of them picnicking at the graveside of a family member during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, officials said.
Obama cancels meeting with Putin amid Russia tensions

Obama cancels meeting with Putin amid Russia tensions Wed, 07 Aug, 2013

U.S. President Obama has canceled a planned private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow amid disputes over Edward Snowden and other issues, the administration said Wednesday. The White House said Obama still plans to travel to Russia to attend the Group of 20 economic summit in St. Petersburg. But instead of flying to Moscow afterwards, he intends to head to Sweden.
62 rebels killed in army ambush near Damascus

62 rebels killed in army ambush near Damascus Wed, 07 Aug, 2013

Syrian activists say government forces have killed at least 62 rebel fighters in an ambush near Damascus. The ambush early Wednesday happened in Adra, an area about 35 kilometers from the center of the capital.
Cruise ship Carnival Triumph reaches US coast

Cruise ship Carnival Triumph reaches US coast Fri, 15 Feb, 2013

MOBILE, ALABAMA — A crippled cruise ship with more than 4,000 people aboard has reached land, four days after an engine fire knocked out the vessel's power.
Death toll climbs past 80 in siege in Algeria

Death toll climbs past 80 in siege in Algeria Sun, 13 Jan, 2013

Algerian security forces on Sunday made grisly discoveries of dozens of bodies at a sprawling natural gas facility, a day after a violent showdown put an end to an international hostage crisis.

Taliban attacks show Afghan insurgents' resilience

Taliban attacks show Afghan insurgents' resilience Wed, 23 Jan, 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan—Taliban suicide bombers carried out a brazen attack in the Afghan capital on Monday, the second in less than a week and a sign that insurgents are determined to keep fighting despite recent overtures of peace from the U.S. and Afghan government.

 

German Patriot missile troops arrive in Turkey

German Patriot missile troops arrive in Turkey Wed, 23 Jan, 2013

Germany has sent 240 soldiers to southern Turkey as part of a NATO mission using Patriot missiles to deter cross-border airstrikes from war-torn Syria. Units are also being provided by the Netherlands and the US.

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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 ...

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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