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The Ukrainian and European parliaments on Tuesday simultaneously ratified a landmark pact at the heart of the ex-Soviet country's bloodiest crisis since independence. The vote on an accord that decisively steers Ukraine towards the West came...
Health workers reported Wednesday being overwhelmed by new Ebola cases at the epicentre of an outbreak described as an existential threat to hardest-hit Liberia. The World Health Organization (WHO), which raised the death toll to nearly 2,300, has...
Flight MH17 that crashed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine split into pieces during flight after being hit by numerous high-speed objects, said a report released by the Netherlands on Tuesday. "Flight MH17... operated by Malaysia Airlines broke...
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip. His remarks came on the eve of talks in Cairo with Egyptian...
An Afghan judge on Sunday sentenced seven men to death for the gang-rape of four women in a case that has sparked nationwide outrage, with angry protests outside the court and proceedings broadcast live on television. The seven men, who stood in the...
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.   "We won't accept a partnership with (Hamas)...
The United States launched its first air strikes in Iraq's Sunni Arab heartland, bombing jihadists near a key dam on the Euphrates River, the US military said on Sunday. "At the request of the government of Iraq, US military forces attacked...
Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine on Saturday accused Kiev's forces of breaking a ceasefire just hours after it was agreed, and vowed to pursue their independence drive in the east.   A leading member of the parliament established by the self-...
President Barack Obama urged a broad front against the Islamic State as NATO leaders gathered in Wales Thursday with Britain and France weighing joining US air strikes in Iraq. Pressure on Western governments to take firm action against the...
Fighting in Ukraine has forced over half a million people to flee their homes, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, warning that the spiralling crisis could "destabilize the whole region". At least 260,000 have been displaced within Ukraine...