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IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more

IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more Sun, 17 Feb, 2019

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State's last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of "100 percent victory".

Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists

Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists Sun, 17 Feb, 2019

Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 11th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government.
Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism Sun, 17 Feb, 2019

A biennial arms fair has opened in the United Arab Emirates as the country faces increasing scrutiny over its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies

US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies Tue, 12 Feb, 2019

 The U.S. military said Tuesday it struck a mosque that had allegedly been used as an Islamic State control center, as American-allied Syrian forces battled the extremists in their last stronghold in eastern Syria amid reports of more civilian casualties.
Venezuela opposition takes to streets over blocked aid

Venezuela opposition takes to streets over blocked aid Tue, 12 Feb, 2019

Thousands of opposition activists headed out into the streets of Venezuela on Tuesday to demand the military allow in desperately-needed aid, with President Nicolas Maduro's supporters due to rally against "imperialist intervention."
South Africa imposes severe power cuts ahead of election

South Africa imposes severe power cuts ahead of election Mon, 11 Feb, 2019

South Africa on Monday introduced its most severe electricity rationing in nearly five years, presenting President Cyril Ramaphosa with a major political challenge just months ahead of a May general election.
Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria

Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria Mon, 11 Feb, 2019

Islamic State group militants cornered in their last foothold in eastern Syria fought back with suicide car bombs, snipers and booby traps Monday, slowing Kurdish fighters advancing under the cover of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish news agencies and a Syrian war monitor said.
Venezuela's Maduro vows to block 'fake' aid 'spectacle'

Venezuela's Maduro vows to block 'fake' aid 'spectacle' Fri, 08 Feb, 2019

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed on Friday not to let in "fake" aid from the United States requested by opposition leader Juan Guaido, which is being stockpiled at the border with Colombia.
Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM

Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM Fri, 08 Feb, 2019

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday moved to block his elder sister's surprise bid to run for prime minister in March, calling her candidacy for a populist opposition party "inappropriate" and unconstitutional.
Israeli gunfire kills Gaza teens during border protests

Israeli gunfire kills Gaza teens during border protests Fri, 08 Feb, 2019

Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teenagers including a 14-year-old boy during Gaza border protests on Friday, Palestinian health officials said.
EU agrees to work with British PM on Brexit demands

EU agrees to work with British PM on Brexit demands Thu, 07 Feb, 2019

The European Union on Thursday promised to work with Theresa May on "whether a way through can be found" to avoid the disruption of a no-deal Brexit after the British prime minister demanded changes to the divorce deal to get it through parliament.
Central African peace deal still not fully signed: minister

Central African peace deal still not fully signed: minister Thu, 07 Feb, 2019

Several parties to the Central African Republic's peace accord have yet to sign the much-trumpeted deal, a minister said on Thursday.
Chad president says rebel convoy 'destroyed'

Chad president says rebel convoy 'destroyed' Thu, 07 Feb, 2019

Chadian President Idriss Deby on Thursday said a column of rebels which had sought to cross into the country from Libya had been "destroyed" in a series of strikes carried out by French warplanes.
Bashir's hometown split as anti-government protests hit Sudan

Bashir's hometown split as anti-government protests hit Sudan Wed, 30 Jan, 2019

 Fed up by months of bread queues, price hikes and petrol shortages in Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir's hometown of Shendi, office worker Louay Mohamed Kheir, feels there's only one solution: "We need a new president."
US and Taliban agree to a 'draft framework' for peace deal

US and Taliban agree to a 'draft framework' for peace deal Mon, 28 Jan, 2019

The US and the Taliban have drafted the framework of a deal which could pave the way for peace talks with Kabul, special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was quoted as saying Monday, but major sticking points including a ceasefire and a withdrawal of foreign forces remain.
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Venezuela opposition takes to streets over blocked aid

Thousands of opposition activists headed out into the streets of Venezuela on Tuesday to demand the military allow in desperately-needed aid, with President Nicolas Maduro's supporters due to rally against "imperialist intervention." South Africa imposes severe power cuts ahead of election Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria Venezuela's Maduro vows to block 'fake' aid 'spectacle' Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM Israeli gunfire kills Gaza teens during border protests

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