Pro-democracy demonstrators take a rest during a protest in Hong Kong on September 30, 2014 
Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday he was "deeply concerned" about escalating protests in Hong Kong and reminded China of its obligations towards the former colony.   Britain handed control of Hong...
President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai emerge from their meeting before signing a strategic partnership agreement at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a deal to allow some US troops to stay in the country next year, signalling that new President Ashraf Ghani intends to mend frayed ties with Washington. Hamid Karzai,...
Turkish policemen and soldiers walk as Syrian Kurds wait behind the border fence to cross into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, 19 September 2014.
US-led strikes hit Islamic State group fighters closing on a key town on Syria's border with Turkey overnight as Ankara prepared Tuesday to request parliamentary authorization to join the coalition. In neighboring...
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk delivers a speech in Kiev, August 8, 2014.
Ukrainian state prosecutors said on Tuesday they had opened a criminal investigation against a Russian law enforcement agency, accusing it of supporting separatist and "terrorist" groups in the east of the...
Afghanistan's new government led by President Ashraf Ghani was on Tuesday due to sign a long-delayed bilateral security agreement with the United States that will allow US troops to stay beyond the end of this year...

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Armed Iraqis stand guard as people from different local tribes gather to protest near the home of Sunni MP Ahmed al-Alwani in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, on 29 December 2013
Islamic State fighters attacked a riverside town north of Baghdad on Monday...
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