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Turkish President Erdogan lashes out at Sisi over Egypt executions

Turkish President Erdogan lashes out at Sisi over Egypt executions Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to "someone like him".
Moldova holds election, torn between pro-Moscow and pro-EU parties

Moldova holds election, torn between pro-Moscow and pro-EU parties Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

Moldovans began voting Sunday in an election that reflects the tiny ex-Soviet republic's longstanding division between those seeking closer ties with Moscow and those backing moves to join the European Union.
Senegal votes with President Sall confident of first-round win

Senegal votes with President Sall confident of first-round win Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

Senegal went to the polls Sunday in an election that incumbent President Macky Sall is tipped to win after his main challengers were banned from running.

Venezuela's Guaido says 'all options open' after Maduro blocks aid

Venezuela's Guaido says 'all options open' after Maduro blocks aid Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

Troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro violently drove back foreign aid convoys from Venezuela's border on Saturday, killing two protesters and prompting opposition leader Juan Guaido to propose that Washington consider "all options" to oust him.
Vietnam relishes role as peace maker as it seeks to balance ties

Vietnam relishes role as peace maker as it seeks to balance ties Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

While the leaders of North Korea and the United States debate banishing nuclear bombs from the Korean peninsula, the host of their summit this week, Vietnam, long almost synonymous with war, is relishing its role as a promoter of peace.
Mine blast kills more than 20 civilians in Syria

Mine blast kills more than 20 civilians in Syria Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

More than 20 civilians were killed Sunday in central Syria when a landmine left behind by jihadists exploded under a van, the state news agency SANA said.
Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists

Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists Sun, 17 Feb, 2019

Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 11th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government.
Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism Sun, 17 Feb, 2019

A biennial arms fair has opened in the United Arab Emirates as the country faces increasing scrutiny over its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies

US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies Tue, 12 Feb, 2019

 The U.S. military said Tuesday it struck a mosque that had allegedly been used as an Islamic State control center, as American-allied Syrian forces battled the extremists in their last stronghold in eastern Syria amid reports of more civilian casualties.
Venezuela opposition takes to streets over blocked aid

Venezuela opposition takes to streets over blocked aid Tue, 12 Feb, 2019

Thousands of opposition activists headed out into the streets of Venezuela on Tuesday to demand the military allow in desperately-needed aid, with President Nicolas Maduro's supporters due to rally against "imperialist intervention."
South Africa imposes severe power cuts ahead of election

South Africa imposes severe power cuts ahead of election Mon, 11 Feb, 2019

South Africa on Monday introduced its most severe electricity rationing in nearly five years, presenting President Cyril Ramaphosa with a major political challenge just months ahead of a May general election.
Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria

Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria Mon, 11 Feb, 2019

Islamic State group militants cornered in their last foothold in eastern Syria fought back with suicide car bombs, snipers and booby traps Monday, slowing Kurdish fighters advancing under the cover of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish news agencies and a Syrian war monitor said.
Venezuela's Maduro vows to block 'fake' aid 'spectacle'

Venezuela's Maduro vows to block 'fake' aid 'spectacle' Fri, 08 Feb, 2019

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed on Friday not to let in "fake" aid from the United States requested by opposition leader Juan Guaido, which is being stockpiled at the border with Colombia.
Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM

Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM Fri, 08 Feb, 2019

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday moved to block his elder sister's surprise bid to run for prime minister in March, calling her candidacy for a populist opposition party "inappropriate" and unconstitutional.
Israeli gunfire kills Gaza teens during border protests

Israeli gunfire kills Gaza teens during border protests Fri, 08 Feb, 2019

Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teenagers including a 14-year-old boy during Gaza border protests on Friday, Palestinian health officials said.
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