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Venezuela aid showdown looms as Guaido attends concert on border - 02/23/2019

Bogota - By Sinikka Tarvainen, - Venezuela's opposition and its US and Latin American allies on Friday threw a challenge to embattled President Nicolas Maduro, vowing to bring humanitarian aid into...

Terrorism financing watchdog gives Iran 4 months to avoid sanctions - 02/22/2019

Paris - By Pol O Gradaigh, - An international task force against money-laundering and the funding of terrorism on Friday gave Iran four months to pass new laws or face sanctions. The Financial Action...

Russian court prolongs detention of suspected US spy Whelan - 02/22/2019

Moscow - A Russian court on Friday prolonged the detention of suspected US spy Paul Whelan, who has been held in Moscow since late last year.   Whelan, 48, was detained in Moscow in December on...

Syria regime executes paediatrician for treating Aleppo children - 02/21/2019

Syrian regime forces have executed the Syrian paediatrician Mahmoud Satu after he was indicted for treating and feeding the children of Aleppo when its eastern districts were controlled by the...

Denmark says it won't stop Islamic State fighters from returning home - 02/21/2019

Copenhagen - The Danish government said it cannot prevent its citizens who travelled abroad to fight for the Islamic State terrorist group from returning home. The question of what countries should...

EU, US warn Albanian leaders about violence at opposition protests - 02/21/2019

Belgrade (dpa) - The European Union and United States on Thursday urged Albanian political leaders to avoid violence during a protest in the capital city. "We reaffirm the right of citizens to engage...

Reports: Dozens of tourists briefly taken hostage in Peru - 02/20/2019

Bogota (dpa) – Criminals attacked a tourist lodge in Peru's Amazon region and briefly took about 40 US and Chinese tourists hostage, local media reported on Wednesday.   The attackers, who were...

British Islamic State bride set to lose citizenship, lawyer says - 02/19/2019

London - The family of Shamima Begum, the British teenager who ran away to join Islamic State in Syria but now wants to return, have received a letter from the Home Office saying it intends to...

Yemen warring parties agree on first phase of withdrawal - 02/18/2019

New York (dpa) - Yemen's warring parties have agreed on the first phase of redeployment from key areas around Hodeida, the UN said on Monday.   The UN described the deal between the Yemeni...

Israeli PM appoints acting FM, relinquishing 1 of his 4 portfolios - 02/17/2019

Tel Aviv - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given up the post of foreign minister for the first time since he took office almost four years ago, appointing Transportation Minister Israel...
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