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US appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

US appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban Tue, 13 Jun, 2017

A US appeals court has upheld a decision to block President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six Muslim majority nations -- the latest in a string of stinging judicial blows for the Republican billionaire.
Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis

Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

Qatar moved Sunday to avoid an escalation of its feud with Gulf neighbours by telling their citizens they are welcome to stay, while boasting of "business as usual" for vital gas exports.
Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested.

11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack

11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

 Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in DR Congo's restive east, an official said.

Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam freed from prison

Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam freed from prison Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

An armed group in Libya said on Facebook Saturday it has freed Seif al-Islam, the son of dead dictator Muammar Gaddafi who has been in custody since November 2011.
Tens of thousands rally in support of independence vote in Barcelona

Tens of thousands rally in support of independence vote in Barcelona Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

Tens of thousands of demonstrators including Pep Guardiola, the revered former manager of Barcelona's football club, rallied in the city on Sunday to support the Catalonia independence referendum called for October 1.
Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath

Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath Sat, 10 Jun, 2017

US President Donald Trump punched back Friday against James Comey, accusing the ousted FBI director of lying about their private conversations -- and saying he is "100 percent" willing to testify under oath.
13 Philippine marines killed in fighting with militants

13 Philippine marines killed in fighting with militants Sat, 10 Jun, 2017

Thirteen Philippine marines were killed in fierce fighting with Muslim militants who have laid siege to a southern city for nearly a month in the biggest single-day loss for government forces, the military said Saturday.
Germany's Merkel talks trade, human rights in Mexico

Germany's Merkel talks trade, human rights in Mexico Sat, 10 Jun, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she spoke with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about two of the country's touchiest subjects: journalist murders and widespread disappearances.
Protesters and police clash in northern Morocco

Protesters and police clash in northern Morocco Sat, 10 Jun, 2017

Protesters clashed with security forces in Morocco's Al-Hoceima early on Saturday, an AFP correspondent reported, after more than a week of protests in the northern province.

Cabinet meeting provides first post-election test for embattled May

Cabinet meeting provides first post-election test for embattled May Sat, 10 Jun, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to hold her first cabinet meeting on Saturday in an early test of her hopes of forming a stable government after a crushing election setback.
IS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12

IS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12 Wed, 07 Jun, 2017

Gunmen and suicide bombers stormed Iran's parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader on Wednesday, killing 12 people in the first attacks in the country claimed by the Islamic State group.
Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations

Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations Tue, 06 Jun, 2017

Kuwait tried to mediate a resumption of diplomatic and commercial ties between Qatar and several of its Arab neighbors Tuesday, while U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to back those isolating the energy-rich nation over allegations it supports terror groups and Iran.

Nepal's parliament elects familiar new prime minister

Nepal's parliament elects familiar new prime minister Tue, 06 Jun, 2017

Nepal's parliament elected a veteran politician on Tuesday as the country's 10th prime minister in 11 yea
British govt, London mayor clash over UK invite to Trump

British govt, London mayor clash over UK invite to Trump Tue, 06 Jun, 2017

The British government on Tuesday stood by an invitation for US President Donald Trump to make a state visit to the UK as London Mayor Sadiq Khan -- under attack from the White House -- said the offer should be scrapped.

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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

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

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