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Britain pledges $1.74 bn in aid for Syria and neighbours - 02/04/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- The British government announced £1.2 billion (1.6 million euros, $1.74 billion) in aid for war-torn Syria and its neighbours on Thursday, ahead of a donors' conference in...

Nobel laureate Pamuk chides EU for ignoring Turkey's rights record - 02/02/2016

ANKARA, TURKEY- Internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has accused the European Union of turning a blind eye to the state of democracy in Turkey because of its cooperation in the...

Gay Syrian refugee's hope of new life tested by Dutch camps - 01/31/2016

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, Nicolas Delaunay- Omar had long dreamt of escaping discrimination in Syria, and drawn by exuberant images of the Gay Pride march in Amsterdam he hoped to find a new life in...

Pope says he's 'a sinner in need of God's mercy' - 01/11/2016

VATICAN CITY, HOLY SEE- Pope Francis describes himself as "a sinner" in need of God's mercy, in an upcoming book where he also urges the Catholic Church to focus on its mission as a grassroots,...

Argentina activist finds stolen granddaughter 39 years on - 12/25/2015

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, Liliana Samuel- The long-lost granddaughter of a founder of an Argentine rights group that fights to find babies stolen by the 1976-1983 military dictatorship has been found,...

Pope hails climate deal, but stresses need to help poor - 12/14/2015

VATICAN CITY, HOLY SEE- Pope Francis on Sunday hailed the UN climate accord reached in Paris but warned the key now lay in its implementation, especially in help for the poor. "The climate conference...

Tunisians receive Nobel Peace Prize amid state of emergency - 12/09/2015

OSLO, NORWAY, Pierre-Henry Deshayes with Mounir Souissi in Tunis- The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded Thursday to four civil society groups who led Tunisia's transition to democracy, though the...

Paris attacks claim Tunisian sisters celebrating a birthday - 11/26/2015

TUNIS, TUNISIA- Two Tunisian sisters living in France were among at least 128 people killed in Paris after travelling there to celebrate a birthday, officials and media said Saturday. The women, aged...

Yazidis burn Muslim homes in Iraq's Sinjar: witnesses - 11/16/2015

ARBIL, IRAQ- Members of Iraq's Yazidi minority, which was brutally attacked by the Islamic State group, looted and burned Muslim homes in Sinjar after its recapture from the jihadists, witnesses said...

Corbynmania: feeling the online love for new Labour leader - 09/13/2015

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- The rise of Jeremy Corbyn from fringe socialist to new leader of Britain's opposition Labour party has unleashed a wave of "Corbynmania" ranging from devoted fandom to...
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