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85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen

85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen Thu, 22 Nov, 2018

A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country's civil war in 2015.
Deadly Israeli Gaza operation threatens to derail truce efforts

Deadly Israeli Gaza operation threatens to derail truce efforts Mon, 12 Nov, 2018

A clash that erupted during an Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip and killed eight people threatened Monday to derail efforts to restore calm to the Palestinian enclave after months of unrest.

New border crossings open in divided Cyprus, first in 8 years

New border crossings open in divided Cyprus, first in 8 years Mon, 12 Nov, 2018

Cypriot officials opened two new border crossings Monday for the first time in eight years, the latest push for peace by the two sides after UN-backed talks collapsed last year.

Separatist areas elect leaders as Ukraine and Moscow trade barbs

Separatist areas elect leaders as Ukraine and Moscow trade barbs Mon, 12 Nov, 2018

Two separatist-controlled regions of eastern Ukraine announced the winners of leadership elections on Monday that were dismissed by Kiev and its international allies as a sham exercise engineered by Russia to install puppet regimes.
Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh, as Myanmar prepares for first returnees

Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh, as Myanmar prepares for first returnees Mon, 12 Nov, 2018

Dozens of Rohingya Muslim families on a list of refugees set to be repatriated to Myanmar later this week have fled from camps in Bangladesh where they were living, a Rohingya leader said on Monday, even as Myanmar prepares to begin receiving them.
Two Koreas, U.N. forces agree to remove weapons at border

Two Koreas, U.N. forces agree to remove weapons at border Mon, 22 Oct, 2018

North and South Korea and the U.N. Command agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarized zone village of Panmunjom this week, Seoul's defense ministry said, the latest move in a fast-improving relationship.
Anti-India strike shuts Kashmir amid anger over deaths

Anti-India strike shuts Kashmir amid anger over deaths Mon, 22 Oct, 2018

Armed soldiers and police fanned out across much of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday as separatists challenging Indian rule called for a general strike to mourn the deaths of civilians and armed rebels during confrontation with government forces.
Saudi dissidents fear 'long arm' of state after Khashoggi murder

Saudi dissidents fear 'long arm' of state after Khashoggi murder Mon, 22 Oct, 2018

The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has sent a chill through exiled dissidents, with many revealing discreet government attempts to lure them to their embassies as an apparent "trap" to return them to the kingdom.
Former Croatian PM convicted of war profiteering

Former Croatian PM convicted of war profiteering Mon, 22 Oct, 2018

Croatia's former premier Ivo Sanader was convicted on Monday of war profiteering, in a re-trial that found him guilty of taking a bribe from an Austrian bank during the country's 1990s conflict.
Afghanistan braces for militant attacks as voters go to the polls

Afghanistan braces for militant attacks as voters go to the polls Fri, 19 Oct, 2018

Afghans are bracing for more deadly violence on Saturday as voters turn out for the long-delayed legislative election across the war-torn country that the Taliban has vowed to attack.
Saudi Arabia says journalist Khashoggi died after fight in consulate

Saudi Arabia says journalist Khashoggi died after fight in consulate Fri, 19 Oct, 2018

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday preliminary results of investigations showed U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after a fight with people he met there, state media reported.
UN sends Sri Lanka peacekeeping commander home over alleged atrocities

UN sends Sri Lanka peacekeeping commander home over alleged atrocities Fri, 19 Oct, 2018

The United Nations has asked Sri Lanka to immediately repatriate a commander serving in the peacekeeping force in Mali following allegations that he was linked to atrocities committed during Sri Lanka's war with Tamil Tigers.

At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in northern India

At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in northern India Fri, 19 Oct, 2018

A commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks in northern India killing at least 59 people on Friday, state officials said, making it India's worst rail disaster this year.

WikiLeaks' Assange sues in Ecuador for better asylum terms: lawyer

WikiLeaks' Assange sues in Ecuador for better asylum terms: lawyer Fri, 19 Oct, 2018

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed a lawsuit in Ecuador against new terms of asylum in the Andean country's London embassy that require him to pay for medical bills and phone calls and clean up after his pet cat, his lawyer said on Friday.
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