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CAR elects new president as EU promises more peacekeeping troops

CAR elects new president as EU promises more peacekeeping troops Tue, 21 Jan, 2014

The Central African Republic has appointed the mayor of Bangui to be interim president, as the European Union agreed to send 500 soldiers to help stabilise the country.
Iran suspends 20% uranium enrichment as historic deal implemented

Iran suspends 20% uranium enrichment as historic deal implemented Mon, 20 Jan, 2014

Iran has started halting uranium enrichment to 20 percent and has begun down-blending uranium enriched to higher levels, the state-run Fars news agency reports.
UN chief invites Iran to Geneva 2, Syria opposition threatens to withdraw

UN chief invites Iran to Geneva 2, Syria opposition threatens to withdraw Mon, 20 Jan, 2014

The UN chief has invited Iran, one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's main regional allies, to participate in the first phase of the Syria peace conference.
Egypt's Morsi to face trial on new charges

Egypt's Morsi to face trial on new charges Mon, 20 Jan, 2014

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, already on trial for allegedly inciting violence, also will be tried on charges of insulting the judiciary.
Syria's Assad says giving up power not up for discussion

Syria's Assad says giving up power not up for discussion Sun, 19 Jan, 2014

Syria's President Assad is quoted as saying he has no intention of quitting, and the issue is not up for discussion at peace talks in Switzerland.
Thousands protest in Ukraine, defying court ban

Thousands protest in Ukraine, defying court ban Sun, 19 Jan, 2014

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have massed in central Kyiv in defiance of Ukraine's new legislation that significantly limits their right to protest.
98% back new Egypt constitution

98% back new Egypt constitution Sun, 19 Jan, 2014

A proposed new Egyptian constitution has been backed by 98.1% of people who voted in a referendum, officials say.
Obama announces changes to NSA data-gathering programme

Obama announces changes to NSA data-gathering programme Fri, 17 Jan, 2014

President Barack Obama has ordered curbs on the use of bulk data collected by US intelligence agencies, saying civil liberties must be respected.
Syrian regime submits plan for truce, prisoner swap

Syrian regime submits plan for truce, prisoner swap Fri, 17 Jan, 2014

Syria's foreign minister has said he has handed Russia plans for a ceasefire in Aleppo, and was ready to exchange lists with rebel forces on a possible prisoner swap.
Thai anti-government protesters wounded in explosion

Thai anti-government protesters wounded in explosion Fri, 17 Jan, 2014

Thai police say at least 28 people have been wounded by an explosion that went off in Bangkok during a march of anti-government protesters led by opposition leader Suthep Thaugsuban.
US urges Syria rebels to attend peace talks, slams government

US urges Syria rebels to attend peace talks, slams government Fri, 17 Jan, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Syria's opposition to join next week's peace talks.
Ukraine's parliament passes tough anti-protest laws

Ukraine's parliament passes tough anti-protest laws Fri, 17 Jan, 2014

Ukrainian lawmakers approved on Thursday the criminalization of protest activities that defined a recent wave of mass anti-government demonstrations, angering opponents of President Viktor Yanukovych.
Egypt prosecutors question Al-Jazeera journalists

Egypt prosecutors question Al-Jazeera journalists Fri, 17 Jan, 2014

Egyptian prosecutors are accusing three detained Al-Jazeera journalists of belonging to a terrorist group and broadcasting false news to undermine national security.
French actress linked to Hollande sues magazine over affair report

French actress linked to Hollande sues magazine over affair report Fri, 17 Jan, 2014

French actress Julie Gayet has initiated a privacy suit against Closer magazine over its report that she was having an affair with President Francois Hollande.
Egyptians overwhelmingly approve new constitution, says official

Egyptians overwhelmingly approve new constitution, says official Thu, 16 Jan, 2014

Egyptian officials are counting the ballots after two days of voting for a referendum on a new constitution.
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