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Syrian militia says large number of IS foreign fighters held

Syrian militia says large number of IS foreign fighters held Mon, 12 Feb, 2018

The Syrian Kurdish militia partnering with the U.S-led coalition to fight Islamic State militants said Monday that it is holding a "huge number" of foreign fighters in Syria and none of their home countries want them back.

Syrian frontline town divides NATO allies Turkey and U.S.

Syrian frontline town divides NATO allies Turkey and U.S. Mon, 12 Feb, 2018

A dispute between Turkey and the United States over control of a north Syrian town has put the NATO allies on opposing sides of the conflict's front line, deepening a diplomatic rift ahead of a visit to Turkey by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
71 feared dead in Russian passenger plane crash

71 feared dead in Russian passenger plane crash Sun, 11 Feb, 2018

A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed outside Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital's Domodedovo airport, officials and local media said.
Death toll soars as Syria regime pounds rebel enclave

Death toll soars as Syria regime pounds rebel enclave Wed, 07 Feb, 2018

Renewed government strikes killed 32 civilians on Wednesday in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus, where overwhelmed medics were still treating survivors of the Syrian conflict's bloodiest day in months.
More than 300 child soldiers released in South Sudan

More than 300 child soldiers released in South Sudan Wed, 07 Feb, 2018

More than 300 child soldiers were released Wednesday by armed groups in South Sudan, the second-largest such release since civil war began five years ago. Over 19,000 children are thought to have been recruited by all sides.
Trump continues to cast some immigrants as criminals

Trump continues to cast some immigrants as criminals Wed, 07 Feb, 2018

Making his case for tighter border security, President Donald Trump has repeatedly linked immigration to criminality, highlighting immigrant gang violence, calling family reunification a national security threat and bemoaning the death of a pro football player involved in a car accident with a man living in the country illegally.
Merkel clinches German coalition govt deal, hurdle remains

Merkel clinches German coalition govt deal, hurdle remains Wed, 07 Feb, 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country's main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gridlock.
Maldives president back in control as court reverses ruling

Maldives president back in control as court reverses ruling Wed, 07 Feb, 2018

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen appeared Wednesday to have gained the upper hand in a bitter power struggle after a diminished Supreme Court reinstated the convictions of high-profile political dissidents including the exiled leader of the opposition.
Top UN court draws new borders for Costa Rica, Nicaragua

Top UN court draws new borders for Costa Rica, Nicaragua Fri, 02 Feb, 2018

The UN's highest court drew new maritime boundaries between Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Friday seeking to end a decades-long frontier dispute, and ordered Managua to pay compensation for environmental damage.
90 migrants feared dead in boat capsize off Libya: UN

90 migrants feared dead in boat capsize off Libya: UN Fri, 02 Feb, 2018

About 90 people are feared drowned after a smugglers' boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya's coast early Friday, the U.N.'s migration agency said.
Disputed memo alleging FBI abuse released on Trump's okay

Disputed memo alleging FBI abuse released on Trump's okay Fri, 02 Feb, 2018

The US Congress released a Republican memo Friday alleging abuse of power in investigations of Donald Trump's election campaign, after the president accused his own Justice Department and FBI of bias against him.
Colombia bomb attack kills at least five police, wounds dozens

Colombia bomb attack kills at least five police, wounds dozens Mon, 29 Jan, 2018

An early morning bomb attack outside a police station in Colombia's coastal city of Barranquilla killed at least five police officers and wounded 42 on Saturday, authorities said.
Russian police detain opposition leader Navalny at protest

Russian police detain opposition leader Navalny at protest Sun, 28 Jan, 2018

Russian police wrestled opposition leader Alexei Navalny into a patrol wagon moments after he appeared at a rally on Sunday to urge voters to boycott what he said would be a rigged presidential election in March.
Deadly mudflows threaten residents near erupting Philippine volcano

Deadly mudflows threaten residents near erupting Philippine volcano Sat, 27 Jan, 2018

Millions of tonnes of ash and rocks from an erupting Philippine volcano could bury nearby communities due to heavy rain, authorities said Saturday, as tens of thousands flee over fears of a deadly explosion.

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Barcelona terror attack

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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

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The European Commission's Strategy for the Western Balkans

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