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Malaysia's Mahathir wins shock election victory, toppling 61-yr-old regime

Malaysia's Mahathir wins shock election victory, toppling 61-yr-old regime Wed, 09 May, 2018

Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, won a shock election victory Thursday, in a political earthquake that toppled the country's scandal-plagued premier and ousted a regime that has ruled for over six decades.
Russian opposition leader and activists held before Putin inauguration

Russian opposition leader and activists held before Putin inauguration Sat, 05 May, 2018

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and more than 1,000 anti-Kremlin activists were detained by police on Saturday during street protests against Vladimir Putin ahead of his inauguration for a fourth term as president.
Netanyahu says has new 'proof' of Iran nuclear weapons programme

Netanyahu says has new 'proof' of Iran nuclear weapons programme Mon, 30 Apr, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a televised address Monday he had new "proof" of an Iranian nuclear weapons plan that could be activated at any time, as the US considers whether to pull out of the atomic accord with Tehran.
North, South Korea agree to goal of 'complete denuclearisation' of Korean peninsula

North, South Korea agree to goal of 'complete denuclearisation' of Korean peninsula Fri, 27 Apr, 2018

 The leaders of North and South Korea signed a declaration on Friday agreeing to work for the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”.
Armenia celebrates as veteran leader quits amid protests

Armenia celebrates as veteran leader quits amid protests Mon, 23 Apr, 2018

Armenia's veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election as prime minister with sweeping powers, sparking celebrations across the impoverished country.
Cuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over to Diaz-Canel

Cuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over to Diaz-Canel Thu, 19 Apr, 2018

 Cuba marked the end of an era Thursday as Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally elected as the country's new president, becoming the first leader of the Caribbean island in six decades who is not named Castro.
Tens of thousands rally in France against Macron reforms

Tens of thousands rally in France against Macron reforms Thu, 19 Apr, 2018

Tens of thousands of striking rail workers, angry public sector staff and students rallied across France on Thursday against President Emmanuel Macron in what trade unions hoped would underline resistance nationwide to his reform efforts.

Blasts shake Damascus as US and allies launch Syria strikes

Blasts shake Damascus as US and allies launch Syria strikes Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of pre-dawn strikes against Syria's regime Saturday in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, lighting up the sky of Damascus as explosions shook the city.
Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one dead

Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one dead Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

A Palestinian was killed and more than 200 others wounded during clashes with Israeli troops as thousands gathered in protest along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, Gaza officials said.
Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

 Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain.
Syria's Assad vows to 'crush terrorism' after Western attack

Syria's Assad vows to 'crush terrorism' after Western attack Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

President Bashar al-Assad told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani that a U.S.-led attack on Saturday would increase Syria's resolve to "fight and crush terrorism in every inch" of the country, the Syrian presidency said.
Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 militants killed in central Sinai

Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 militants killed in central Sinai Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

Eight Egyptian soldiers and 14 militants were killed in a confrontation in central Sinai on Saturday, the army said in a statement.
WHO: 500 Syrian patients show symptoms pointing to toxic weapons exposure

WHO: 500 Syrian patients show symptoms pointing to toxic weapons exposure Wed, 11 Apr, 2018

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday around 500 people had been treated for "signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals" after a suspected poison gas attack in a Syrian rebel enclave just before it fell.
International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response

International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response Tue, 10 Apr, 2018

International chemical weapons experts will go to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate a suspected poison gas attack, their organization said on Tuesday, as the United States and other Western powers consider military action over the incident.
Hundreds of flights canceled in Germany as airports hit by strikes

Hundreds of flights canceled in Germany as airports hit by strikes Tue, 10 Apr, 2018

Thousands of passengers were left stranded at German airports on Tuesday as more than 60,000 ground staff and other public sector workers staged walkouts across the country to increase the pressure in a pay dispute.
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