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Israel frees Palestinian prisoners, pushes settlement plan

Israel frees Palestinian prisoners, pushes settlement plan Tue, 31 Dec, 2013

Twenty-six Palestinian prisoners have been released from Israeli jails, as part of a US-brokered deal to restart Middle East negotiations.
First legal commercial Key West–Cuba flight in 50 years lands in Havana

First legal commercial Key West–Cuba flight in 50 years lands in Havana Tue, 31 Dec, 2013

The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years has landed in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though regular air service still appeared a distant prospect.
Syria to miss deadline for moving chemical weapons

Syria to miss deadline for moving chemical weapons Tue, 31 Dec, 2013

Tuesday's deadline to move most of Syria's chemical weapons out of the country likely will go unmet.
Afghan war most unpopular in US history: Poll

Afghan war most unpopular in US history: Poll Tue, 31 Dec, 2013

A new poll shows that the war in Afghanistan is even more unpopular among Americans than the war in Vietnam was more than 40 years ago.

South Sudan's Salva Kiir 'commits' to ceasefire

South Sudan's Salva Kiir 'commits' to ceasefire Sat, 28 Dec, 2013

An African regional bloc says South Sudan's government has agreed to a cease-fire, a move that could help end ethnic fighting that has left more than 1,000 people dead this month.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared 'terrorist group'

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared 'terrorist group' Wed, 25 Dec, 2013

Egypt’s interim government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, a move that gives authorities greater freedom to crack down on the group.
Pope calls for peace in South Sudan, Syria

Pope calls for peace in South Sudan, Syria Wed, 25 Dec, 2013

Pope Francis has called for peace in South Sudan and other troubled nations around the world in his first Christmas Day address. 
UN seeks to increase peacekeeping force in S Sudan

UN seeks to increase peacekeeping force in S Sudan Tue, 24 Dec, 2013

The United States has increased its diplomatic efforts to calm the increasing ethnic violence in South Sudan, while also repositioning troops in the region in case they are needed. 
Fighting spreads in South Sudan as fears grow of civil war

Fighting spreads in South Sudan as fears grow of civil war Mon, 23 Dec, 2013

South Sudan's government said on Sunday rebels had seized the capital of a key oil-producing region and fears grew of all-out ethnic civil war in the world's newest country.
Car bomb explosion at Syrian school kills eight

Car bomb explosion at Syrian school kills eight Sun, 22 Dec, 2013

In eastern Syria, students are reported among the dead from a car bomb explosion near a primary school in the province of Homs.
Obama promises review of NSA spying program, possible reforms

Obama promises review of NSA spying program, possible reforms Sat, 21 Dec, 2013

US President Barack Obama has suggested there may be a review of surveillance by the National Security Agency in the wake of a series of spying revelations.
South Sudan president ready to talk as clashes spread

South Sudan president ready to talk as clashes spread Wed, 18 Dec, 2013

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir says he is willing to hold talks with the former vice president he accuses of leading a coup attempt against him.
Russia approves amnesty covering punk band members, Greenpeace

Russia approves amnesty covering punk band members, Greenpeace Wed, 18 Dec, 2013

Russian lawmakers have approved a Kremlin-backed amnesty bill that could free the two jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot while also ending the prosecution of 30 Greenpeace crew members.
Attacks kill 65 in Iraq, including Shiite pilgrims

Attacks kill 65 in Iraq, including Shiite pilgrims Tue, 17 Dec, 2013

Iraqi officials say car bombs targeted Shi'ite pilgrims near Baghdad as Iraq-wide violence killed at least 65 people Monday.
McCain meets with Ukrainian opposition, backs pro-EU protests

McCain meets with Ukrainian opposition, backs pro-EU protests Sun, 15 Dec, 2013

U.S. Senator John McCain met Saturday in the Ukrainian capital with key government and opposition leaders, ahead of a mass rally aimed at forcing the Kyiv government and its leader, President Viktor Yanukovych, from power.
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