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Palestinian PM pledges Gaza control in first visit since 2015

Palestinian PM pledges Gaza control in first visit since 2015 Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah arrived in Gaza Monday for his first visit in two years, saying the Palestinian Authority would assume control of the strip after a decade of factional strife.
Spain in crisis after Catalan independence vote

Spain in crisis after Catalan independence vote Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

Spain vowed Monday to stop Catalonia from declaring independence after a banned referendum that saw riot police use batons and rubber bullets, as the country grappled with its deepest crisis in decades.
Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections

Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

Nissan is recalling 1.2 million vehicles in Japan that were produced between October 2014 and September this year to re-inspect them because they had not gone through the proper final checks.

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar Sun, 24 Sep, 2017

Myanmar's army said Sunday it had discovered a mass grave containing the bodies of 28 Hindus, including women and children, in violence-wracked Rakhine state, blaming the killings on Muslim Rohingya militants.
Thousands join fresh protests in Togo amid 'crackdown'

Thousands join fresh protests in Togo amid 'crackdown' Thu, 21 Sep, 2017

Thousands of protesters in Togo Thursday joined demonstrations around the country for a second day against the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty.
Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh

Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh Sun, 17 Sep, 2017

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water available for the huge numbers of them fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sunday.
North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea fires missile over Japan Thu, 14 Sep, 2017

North Korea fired an unidentified missile eastwards over Japan and into the Pacific on Friday, Seoul and Tokyo said, its latest provocation amid high tensions over its banned weapons programmes.
More than 250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

More than 250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN Thu, 07 Sep, 2017

More than a quarter of a million mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since fresh violence erupted in Myanmar last October, the United Nations said Thursday, as more bodies washed up a day after boats sank attempting to cross the river that divides the two countries.
Israel hits Syria site reportedly used for chemical weapons

Israel hits Syria site reportedly used for chemical weapons Thu, 07 Sep, 2017

Syria's army accused Israeli warplanes of hitting one of its positions Thursday, killing two people in an attack that a monitor said targeted a site where the regime allegedly produces chemical weapons.
Nearly 400 die as Myanmar army steps up crackdown on Rohingya militants

Nearly 400 die as Myanmar army steps up crackdown on Rohingya militants Fri, 01 Sep, 2017

Nearly 400 people have died in fighting that has rocked Myanmar's northwest for a week, new official data show, making it probably the deadliest bout of violence to engulf the country's Rohingya Muslim minority in decades.

Mozambique opposition eyes peace deal by November

Mozambique opposition eyes peace deal by November Fri, 01 Sep, 2017

Mozambique's opposition chief Afonso Dhlakama said Friday he expected to sign a peace deal with President Filipe Nyusi by November, as the two sides look to end years of unrest.

Lebanon army declares pause in offensive against IS on Syria border

Lebanon army declares pause in offensive against IS on Syria border Sun, 27 Aug, 2017

Lebanon's army on Sunday announced a pause in its offensive against Islamic State group militants along the border with Syria in exchange for information on troops taken hostage in 2014.
UN calls for aid to feed 320,000 refugees in Tanzania

UN calls for aid to feed 320,000 refugees in Tanzania Sun, 27 Aug, 2017

The United Nations World Food Program says it has reduced food rations for 320,000 refugees living in northwest Tanzania as a result of funding shortfalls.
Deadly rocket fire hits near Damascus trade fair

Deadly rocket fire hits near Damascus trade fair Sun, 20 Aug, 2017

Six people were reported dead on Sunday when a rocket hit near an international trade fair in Syria's capital Damascus being held for the first time in five years.

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Barcelona van attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Barcelona van attack Thu, 17 Aug, 2017

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 others.

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Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies on drinking poison

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his ...

Barcelona terror attack

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 ...

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

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 ...

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Revisiting Dictatorship: Democracy is Worst Form of Government, Indeed

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