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58 killed after attacks hit two major cities in Syria

58 killed after attacks hit two major cities in Syria Tue, 29 Apr, 2014

At least 58 people have been killed and scores wounded in a series of attacks in Syria. A car bomb killed 40 people in the central city of Homs, while a series of mortar shells slammed into central Damascus, killing at least 14 more.
North Korea holds live-fire drill on maritime border

North Korea holds live-fire drill on maritime border Tue, 29 Apr, 2014

North Korea held a live-fire drill near its maritime border with South Korea on Tuesday, with Seoul vowing a “strong” response if any shells fall on its side of the disputed boundary.
US, EU impose sanctions on more Russian officials, firms

US, EU impose sanctions on more Russian officials, firms Mon, 28 Apr, 2014

The U.S. and Europe have imposed sanctions on more than 60 Russian and Ukrainian individuals—many of them Russian executives and close Putin associates—along with a bank and a gas company.
Egypt sentences 683 Morsi supporters to death

Egypt sentences 683 Morsi supporters to death Mon, 28 Apr, 2014

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 682 supporters to death, a lawyer and prosecutor said.
US and Philippines sign defence pact

US and Philippines sign defence pact Mon, 28 Apr, 2014

Washington has signed a new defence agreement with the Philippines as US President Barack Obama landed in Manila as part of an Asia tour aiming to reassure allies wary of a rising China while avoiding antagonising Beijing.
Deadly MERS virus still spreading in Saudi Arabia

Deadly MERS virus still spreading in Saudi Arabia Mon, 28 Apr, 2014

Saudi Arabia, where MERS was discovered around two years ago and which remains the country most affected, has now had 339 confirmed cases of MERS, of which 102 have been fatal.
Afghanistan faces presidential election run-off between Abdullah and Ghani

Afghanistan faces presidential election run-off between Abdullah and Ghani Sat, 26 Apr, 2014

Afghanistan's presidential election will go to a second round after no one candidate garnered more than 50% of the vote, the country's election commission said Saturday.
G7 agrees to impose new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis

G7 agrees to impose new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis Sat, 26 Apr, 2014

The Group of Seven rich countries have agreed that they will impose new sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, a statement said Saturday, with a senior US official saying they could come as early as Monday.
Russian jets violate Ukraine airspace raising international tensions

Russian jets violate Ukraine airspace raising international tensions Fri, 25 Apr, 2014

Russian planes have violated Ukrainian airspace several times over the past 24 hours, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.
Ukraine PM says Russia wants 'World War III', as tension mounts

Ukraine PM says Russia wants 'World War III', as tension mounts Fri, 25 Apr, 2014

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk accused Russian on Friday Russia of wanting to start "a third world war" over the current crisis in the country, as he called for international help against "Russian aggression".
Iran petrol prices surge as subsidies cut

Iran petrol prices surge as subsidies cut Fri, 25 Apr, 2014

Iranians see petrol prices surge Iran has cut state subsidies on petrol in a move that saw prices rise at midnight by up to 75%.
Drunk passenger causes hijack alert on Australian flight to Bali

Drunk passenger causes hijack alert on Australian flight to Bali Fri, 25 Apr, 2014

A passenger who caused a hijack scare on a flight from Australia to Indonesia has been arrested at Bali airport, officials say.
Obama warns North Korea on nuclear test

Obama warns North Korea on nuclear test Fri, 25 Apr, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama warned North Korea on Friday against conducting another nuclear test, saying that it would draw a firm international response.
Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians after Fatah-Hamas deal

Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians after Fatah-Hamas deal Thu, 24 Apr, 2014

Israel on Thursday announced it has suspended the US-mediated peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a unity accord reached between the two rival Palestinian groups, the Hamas and the Fatah. 
Deadly clashes in eastern Ukraine city Slovyansk

Deadly clashes in eastern Ukraine city Slovyansk Thu, 24 Apr, 2014

Ukrainian forces killed five militants during operations to take down the pro-Russians' roadblocks in Slovyansk on Thursday, the Ukrainian interior ministry said.
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