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EU extends Crimea sanctions for another year

EU extends Crimea sanctions for another year

The European Union on Monday rolled over for another year tough sanctions imposed over Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Sri Lanka moves to compensate war victims after years of delay

Sri Lanka moves to compensate war victims after years of delay

Sri Lanka on Wednesday announced the first steps in a long-delayed process to compensate victims of the civil war, nearly a decade after the end of the conflict which claimed 100,000 lives.

Over 920,000 displaced in Syria in 2018, highest level since conflict began: UN

Over 920,000 displaced in Syria in 2018, highest level since conflict began: UN

More than 920,000 people were displaced inside Syria during the first four months of 2018, the highest level in the seven-year conflict, the UN said Monday.

Assad denies Moscow running the show in Syria

Assad denies Moscow running the show in Syria

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad denied Moscow is running the show in his war-torn country, saying in an interview released Sunday his government operates independently of its Russian and Iranian allies.

IS militants lose ground in Syria town after major attack: monitor

IS militants lose ground in Syria town after major attack: monitor

The Islamic State group had lost ground Saturday in a town on the Syrian-Iraqi border after pro-regime forces repelled a major attack the day before, a Britain-based monitor said.

Emergency UN General Assembly meeting on Gaza called for Wednesday

Emergency UN General Assembly meeting on Gaza called for Wednesday

The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting next Wednesday at 3:00 pm (19:00 GMT) to vote on an Arab-backed resolution on Gaza, the body's president Miroslav Lajcak announced Friday.

Nicaragua death toll hits 100 as Ortega vows to remain

Nicaragua death toll hits 100 as Ortega vows to remain

At least 16 people were killed and 88 injured on Wednesday and into the early hours of Thursday as pro- and anti-government supporters clashed in a number of cities.

Air strike kills 4 in Yemen rebel-held capital

Air strike kills 4 in Yemen rebel-held capital

A woman was among four people killed in an air strike that hit a petrol station in Yemen's rebel-held capital late Saturday, medical sources said.

US wasted billions in failed Afghan stabilization efforts: official

US wasted billions in failed Afghan stabilization efforts: official

The United States wasted billions of dollars trying to stabilize fragile parts of Afghanistan from 2001-2017 and some efforts caused more harm than good, a US government watchdog said Thursday.

Missile that downed MH17 plane came from Russian military: investigators

Missile that downed MH17 plane came from Russian military: investigators

Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said Thursday, for the first time, that the missile which brought down the plane over eastern Ukraine came from a Russian military brigade.

More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

A second batch of fighters from the Islamic State militant group left their final Damascus stronghold overnight, a monitor said Monday, bringing the Syrian regime closer to a major milestone.

First IS fighters evacuate south Damascus: monitor

First IS fighters evacuate south Damascus: monitor

A first batch of Islamic State group fighters left their final stronghold in Syria's capital early Sunday under a deal struck after weeks of fierce combat, a monitor said.